adult discipleship

Discipleship is many activities focused on enhancing the ability of adults to live as Christ would have us live. We are called as a church, and as individuals, to love God, to love one another, and to make disciples. 


Discipleship helps us to learn more about God and helps us grow in our ability to love one another and to grow as disciples.  


Everyone is encouraged to routinely participate in fellowship before and after service on Sundays. Weekly and special opportunities to grow include classes, retreats, and small groups.  


For any questions contact Cynthia Younger (Walk To Emmaus) or Eric Stepanek (Discipleship Elder).

Theology Book Club

2nd & 4th Sundays @ 2:30pm

This is an informal group that reads a wide variety of books that are theologically themed. 


Sometimes we complete a book discussion in one meeting,
other times we spend multiple Sundays. 


We agree as a group how long we spend on a book,
and then decide together what we will read next.


Several days prior to each meeting book notes will be sent out.

Please contact Carol Domench if you are interested or join us on Zoom. 


Current book: "The Difficult Words of Jesus" by Amy-Jill Levine


Up next: "The Proof of Heaven, A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife" by Eben Alexander

Spiritual renewal

Take a break from the daily grind for a time of companionship, fun, relaxation, good food and spiritual growth at an off-site location. 

 

Men's and Women's weekend retreats are planned annually. Check back here and stay tuned to our Events page for 2023 date announcements!

The Walk to Emmaus

A Journey with Christ


The Walk to Emmaus is a spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen the local church through the development Christian disciples and leaders.  The program's approach seriously considers the model of Christ's servanthood and encourages Christ's disciples to act in ways appropriate to being "a servant of all."


"While they were talking and discussing, 

Jesus himself came near and walked with them."

- Luke 24:15


The walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God’s grace and love is revealed to you through other believers.


The Walk to Emmaus experience begins with the prayerful discernment and invitation from a sponsor.  After one accepts this invitation they complete an application.  The Emmaus leaders prayerfully consider each applicant and in God’s time, the person is invited to attend a three-day experience of New Testament Christianity as a lifestyle.


The objective of Emmaus is to inspire, challenge, and equip the local church members for Christian action in their homes, churches, communities and places of work.  

Emmaus lifts up a way for our grace-filled lives to be lived and shared with others.



Contact Cynthia Younger if you are interested in this program or you just want to lear a little bit more about future opportunities to take this Walk.

New Members Class

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Interested in learning more about East Woods membership? Pastor Derek leads this interactive and informative two-day class to discuss these questions: 

  • How has God shaped our different journeys of faith to bring us here?
  • What makes Christianity different from other religions?
  • How has the history of the Church shaped Presbyterians?
  • Is East Woods the right fit for you?
  • What are the benefits and expectations of membership in this congregation?

RSVP to the church office by email or calling (360) 944-5841.