BPC CLASSES

Bidwell Presbyterian Church offers five terms of adult classes each year. Classes are taught by people from our staff, congregation, and community. Class subjects change each term. Most classes are offered at no cost to the participants, although some may require or recommend books you will need to purchase on your own or purchased from the teacher at the first class.

CHILDCARE REGISTRATION

Childcare for birth through 5th grade is offered during Wednesday night classes for free (with at least 1 adult attending a class). Check your children on the first floor of the main church building. Our childcare workers are CPR and First Aid trained. All childcare staff and volunteers have undergone thorough background checks and training. Registration is required.

MIDWEEK DINNERS

During class terms, we offer a family-friendly meal in our fellowship hall at 5:45PM. It’s a great way to meet other people and enjoy a meal together before going to class. Wednesday dinners have resumed.

Midweek Dinners: March 11
Canceled (See all church email)

COST: Adult $6.00, Family $15.00, Student (10 yrs or older) $3.00, Child (9yrs or younger) $2.00

BOOKS

You are responsible for acquiring your books for your classes unless otherwise noted. Check the class description for details. You may shop locally or online from retailers such as Amazon.com or check at your local library.

SUNDAY STUDY

A weekly study and discussion group open to all ages and stages. We look at various books and themes from the Bible as a means of informing and enriching the participant’s Christian walk. This is a drop-in style class that meets every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in room 012.

SPRING REGISTRATION 2020 IS CLOSED 

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NOTE: There will be no classes on February 26 and 27 in honor of Ash Wednesday.

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS: CASKET EMPTY - NEW TESTAMENT

START DATE: January 15, 2020
END DATE: April 1, 2020

TIME: 6:30PM – 7:45PM (Every Week)
LOCATION: BPC Room 206
CHILDCARE: Yes
LEADER: Shannon Coon

CLASS DETAILS: 

The title of this Bible study – CASKET EMPTY – is an acronym for the entire Bible, with each letter representing a key period in the redemptive story. This class will focus on the New Testament portion of the study. It is a grand sweep of the major themes of the New Testament, with reading assignments each week.

CONTACT: Shannon Coon
PHONE: 530-343-1484
EMAIL: scoon@bidwellpres.org

BIO: Shannon is the pastor of Discipleship and Care at BPC. She has been as pastor here for 8 years. She is especially passionate about helping people to experience and embody the gospel in their lives. She will be starting her doctorate in Spiritual Direction this fall through Fuller Seminary. She is married to Chris Coon, a pastor in Oakland, and she has a son, Rylan, who is a junior in high school.

REGISTRATION DETAILS:
Registration Open January 5 – January 12, 2020

REGISTER HERE

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS: THE GOOD AND BEAUTIFUL GOD

START DATE: January 15, 2020
END DATE: April 1, 2020

TIME: 6:30PM – 7:45PM (Every Week)
LOCATION: BPC Room 110
CHILDCARE: Yes
LEADER: Henry Hansen

CLASS DETAILS: 

We all have ideas that we tell ourselves about God and how He works in our lives. Some or true and but many are false. James Bryan Smith declares, the most important thing about a person is what they think about God. The path to spiritual transformation begins here. When you’ve discovered the truth about God in Scripture, Smith’s book and course discussions will lead you through a process of spiritual formation that includes specific activities aimed at making these new narratives real in your body and soul as well as your mind.

CONTACT: Patty Davidson
PHONE: 530-343-1484
EMAIL:
 pdavidson@bidwellpres.org

BIO: In 2016, Henry and his family moved to Chico from the Bay Area, where Henry served as a pastor for nine years. Although Henry grew up in Petaluma, CA, his education pulled him eastward across the country, first to Arizona for his bachelor’s degree and then to New Jersey for his Master of Divinity at Princeton Seminary. Henry finally returned to California to earn his doctorate at Fuller. One of Henry’s joys in ministry is seeing how people make connections between their faith, gifting, and their service to God. He likes to witness how we receive the fullness of life when we serve in the manner in which Christ made us.

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REGISTRATION DETAILS:
Registration Open January 5 – January 12, 2020

REGISTER HERE

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS: THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF A MIGHTY KING - 2 SAMUEL

START DATE: January 15, 2020
END DATE: April 1, 2020

TIME: 6:30PM – 7:45PM (Every week)
LOCATION: BPC Room 210
CHILDCARE: Yes
LEADERS: Dr. Allen McCallum & Tammie Veach

CLASS DETAILS:

Explore the life and reign of King David, a man deeply flawed and sinful, yet called a man after God’s own heart. Discover how the life of David and the history of Israel still have relevance to us today through this interactive course.

CONTACT: Patty Davidson
PHONE: 530-343-1484
EMAIL: pdavidson@bidwellpres.org

BIO: Allen is a retired Presbyterian minister who has been serving as a Teaching Pastor here at Bidwell for the last 14 years. His Doctor of Ministry program helped him discover his greatest joy in ministry — helping people renew their faith through Adult Biblical Studies. Since the Paradise Camp Fire, Allen has been living with his son-in-law and daughter here in Chico.

REGISTRATION DETAILS:
Registration Opens January 5 -January 12, 2020.

 

THURSDAY MORNINGS: THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF A MIGHTY KING - 2 SAMUEL

START DATE: January 16, 2020
END DATE: April 2, 2020

TIME: 9:30AM – 11:00AM (Every week)
LOCATION: BPC Room 210
CHILDCARE: YES
LEADERS: Allen McCallum & Tammie Veach

CLASS DETAILS:

Explore the life and reign of King David, a man deeply flawed and sinful, yet called a man after God’s own heart. Discover how the life of David and the history of Israel still have relevance to us today through this interactive course.

CONTACT: Patty Davidson
PHONE: 530-343-1484
EMAIL: pdavidson@bidwellpres.org

BIO: Allen is a retired Presbyterian minister who has been serving as a Teaching Pastor here at Bidwell for the last 14 years. His Doctor of Ministry program helped him discover his greatest joy in ministry — helping people renew their faith through Adult Biblical Studies. Since the Paradise Camp Fire, Allen has been living with his son-in-law and daughter here in Chico.

REGISTRATION DETAILS:
Registration Opens January 5 – January 12, 2020

Get In Touch

BIDWELL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

OFFICE HOURS:
M – TH | 9am -5pm
F | 9am – 12pm
PHONE: (530) 343 1484

info@Bidwellpres.org

MAILING ADDRESS:
208 W. 1st Street Chico, CA 95926

SERVICE TIMES:
8:15AM 9:30AM – 208 w. 1st Street
10:45AM – 131 W. 1st Street