adult classes

Summer 2018 CORE Classes

At Christ Presbyterian Central, we offer classes in the template of Christian Living, Orthodoxy, Reach and Exposition (CORE). We do this through a rotating scope and sequence of standard semester-long modules of teaching on Sunday morning and Wednesday evenings. Registration is not required unless noted. 

Class Descriptions:

C – Christian Living

Lessons in Honesty and the Person of Jesus
This Inspirations Class is for adults with special needs and seeks to develop community through fellowship, learning, and parties. Participants desire to have friendships and to serve within the Christ Presbyterian body. The class is led by Carl Sanders and his daughter, Mimi Sanders, as they teach interactive lessons on Honesty and the Person of Jesus.

Sunday mornings, 10-10:50 a.m., Location: E113
Teachers: Carl and Mimi Sanders


Location 3 Launch Team
Christ Presbyterian’s third location, led by Pastor Russ Ramsey, will focus on the I-65 corridor south of Concord Road. Are you interested in being a part of the launch team? Would you like to use your gifts to help get this location off the ground? Are you wondering why Christ Presbyterian Church is one church with several locations in the greater Nashville area? Come be part of this gathering with an eye toward beginning Sunday morning worship services at a location yet to be determined sometime after Labor Day.

Sunday mornings, 10-10:50 a.m., Location: Upper School Atrium
Teacher: Pastor Russ Ramsey
Begins July 22


O – Orthodoxy

Overview of the Bible in Light of the Cross (New Testament)
From the opening pages of Genesis to the final words of Revelation the entirety of Scripture tells one story—it’s the story of Jesus Christ and his remarkable act of redemption. 

Sunday mornings, 10-10:50 a.m., Location: Gathering Room
Teacher: Lee Eric Fesko


Prince of Preachers: The Life and Ministry of Charles Spurgeon
Quoted often here at Christ Presbyterian, the story of this great London Baptist Prince of Preachers will greatly encourage your Christian journey. From his struggles with depression to his cheeky humor to his resting in the strong grip of Jesus, there is something to glean from his theology and ministry to speak to our needs.

Sunday mornings, 10-10:50 a.m., Location: Event Center
Teacher: Pastor David Filson, Ph.D.
June 3–July 15


What is God?
The first question and answer of the Westminster Shorter Catechism encourages us to glorify God and enjoy him forever. What kind of God would desire this heart response from us? Well, the fourth question and answer of the Westminster Shorter Catechism tells us. This class will explore the biblical attributes of God as found in the answer to that question: his nature and existence, infinity, eternality, unchangeableness, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness and truth. 

Sunday mornings, 10-10:50 a.m., Location: Event Center
Teachers: Pastor David Filson, Ph.D. and Elder John Arndt
July 22–August 26

R – Reach

The ABC’s of Faith and Reason in Conversation
Does reason corrupt faith? Or does faith complete reason? Are they compatible with each other, or are they contradictory? This historical/theological survey of the relationship between faith and reason will help all of us to have faith, love and follow the Triune God with greater passion, based on the revelation of Scripture, which cannot be understood apart from the right use of reason, redeemed and reformed.

Sunday mornings, 10-10:50 a.m., Location: M214.
Teacher: Paul Lim, Ph.D.
June 10-July 1


E – Exposition

Jesus in the Psalms
The Pilgrims in Progress class will visit those Psalms which are quoted in the New Testament by Jesus in the Gospels or about Jesus by the New Testament writers.

Sunday mornings, 10-10:50 a.m., Location: Meeting Room.
Teachers: Pastor Todd Teller, Buz Graham and Jimmy Hodges.
June 3-August 26


John: The Beloved Disciple
It’s been said that the Gospel of John is simple enough for a child to read and complex enough to tax the mental powers of the greatest minds. We’ll take a close look at the fourth evangelist’s account of the life and ministry of Christ. Through the lens of John, the Beloved Disciple, we’ll study Christ’s miracles, his relationships with others, his obedience to the Father, the “Farewell Discourse,” and Christ’s sacrifice on a Roman cross. Christ took John on a lifelong journey that revealed the depths of his love and he’ll do the same for us through the study of his Scriptures.

Sunday mornings, 10-10:50 a.m., Location: Window Room.
Teacher: Susan Hill.



John Arndt
Wilson Benton
Lee Eric Fesko
David Filson
Jimmy Hodges
Charles McGowan
Anderson Spickard
Todd Teller