Adult Faith Formation at First Olympia
Adult Faith Formation at First Olympia
Our mission is making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world through joyful learning. The Discipleship Ministries Team seeks to provide all ages of adults with opportunities to:
  • Grow in Christian faith
  • Learn the Bible through a variety of ways
  • Accept God’s grace in your life
  • Answer God’s call to Christian living and service

There are a variety of ways in which adults in our community engage in discipleship. Please visit the Loving section for fellowship groups and the Serving section for action and social justice groups. New groups and opportunities are offered throughout the year. For adult faith formation we offer:

Sunday Mornings during the summer (10am-11am)


A lively discussion of current event topics and their relation to our faith. Each week stands alone and no advance reading is required. For the topic ot the week and the week following see the church bulletin. This class meets all year long.

Led by Mark Bergeson and Phyllis Lawson



Digging Deeper 

Join the pastors for an engaging conversation around the morning's scripture passage as we work our way through the Gospel of Matthew. Begins July 2nd and continues through the summer. 




Teach Me To...

Each week a different member of our congregation will share her/his passions! 

July 9 – Teach me to…Quilt!

Hosted by the Fostering Hope Quilters. Come and explore the 5 quilting stations that will be set up in the Gathering Place. This is a wonderful opportunity for first time quilters to learn the basics and for experienced quilters to learn some new techniques!




July 16 – Teach me to…Cook Indian Food!

Join Indu Thomas, chair of the Discipleship Ministries Team, and Indian cooking extraordinaire in the Great Hall Kitchen. Indu will teach participants how to prepare some delicious southern Indian cooking.





July 23 – Teach me about…Trans Identity!

Marcy Laviollette, a member of our Reconciling Ministries Task Force, will be sharing her knowledge of transgender identity in a conversational format in the Gathering Place.  This is a great opportunity for anyone who would like to learn how to be a better ally to our trans brothers and sisters.





August 6 – Teach me to…take a photograph!

Pastor Peter, who has a deep love for photography, will be sharing his thoughts and techniques in the Gathering Place. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who wants to take their own photography to the next level.


Spring 2016 Past Offerings

Legislative Academy - listen to audio recordings 

12 More Women of the Bible

Book Study: Trauma Stewardship

Book Study: Faith at Home

Disciple Bible Study

Pastor's Bible Study

Disciple's Way - offered quarterly

Faith and Reason - returns Fall 2017


Fall 2016 Past Offerings

12 Women & the Bible

Power & Legacy: Aging and Dying Well

Seasons of the Church Year

Bible Study: Letter to the Hebrews