Faith Formation for Adults

We Teach. We Question. We Learn.

We seek to educate and equip the people of Highland Presbyterian Church for living faithfully in God’s world.

9:30 Sunday Morning Classes

Feasting on the Word – Bible study is based upon the lectionary commentary of that name by WJK Press, the PCUSA denominational publisher. Each week, brief commentaries on the bible passage that the preacher will use in their sermon are sent in advance to participants who then meet for discussion. Participants can join at any time and for any session.

A Place at the Table – Multi-week discussions are based on books selected by the class. Past selections have included John Pavlovitz’s A Bigger Table, Barbara Brown Taylor’s Holy Envy, Brene Brown’s Braving the Wilderness, Mary Robinson’s Climate Justice. Each of these discussions last about 10-12 weeks; each week we engage with a different chapter of the book so participants can join at any time and for any session.

Weekday Classes

Horizon’s Bible Study – Meets third Wednesdays at 3:00 pm at Treyton Oak Towers (September to May). Join this group which meets monthly to discuss the Horizon’s Bible Study curriculum. This curriculum comes out of the PC(USA) Presbyterian Women’s group. Bible study authors are pastors, professors, and educators and this group digs deeply into the Bible and Reformed Tradition to deepen their own faith.

Presbyterian Union – A Monthly Discussion Group Sponsored by Second Presbyterian and Highland Presbyterian Churches. On the first Tuesday of each month, people gather downtown (Vincenzo’s, Courtyard Room – 105 South 5th Street OR via Zoom from your own device) for the fellowship of a lunch, followed by a speaker and discussion around a wide variety of topics – church and culture issues, faith questions, the changing face of Louisville, topics of personal interest. Think of it as a quick retreat with some friends from different places to think about the world of work and living from a different direction. All are welcome, so please invite guests.

Other Offerings

The Adult Education Committee presents various author lectures and book discussions, presentations on current topics of interest, summer movie discussions, special classes and outings. See Calendar for upcoming Adult Education offerings.

Empower West – Highland is a member of this coalition of Louisville area pastors and churches seeking to unleash the educational, economic, and spiritual power of West Louisville residents so that they might maximize their God-given potential and capacity. EmpowerWest, in conjunction with HBSC (historically Black college and university) Simmons College of Kentucky, offers frequent lectures and occasional city-wide book reads. See for more information.