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Adults@Second

Sunday School at 9 a.m. Zoom classes. Weekday Bible studies. This community of faith remains connected, whether we are meeting in person or on screen. Find ways below to engage in spiritual formation with Second!

Click on the images to learn details. For information about other programs and activities at Second, please go to SecondChurch.org/Events.

The Church in the Mission of God:
Speaking the Truth in Love to Heal a Broken World
Wednesday Nights with Second

February 1 - 15, 6:30 - 8 PM
McFarland Hall

Learn more and register for childcare.

The Church in the Mission of God:
Speaking the Truth in Love to Heal a Broken World

Wednesday Nights with Second

February 1 - 15, 6:30 - 8 PM
McFarland Hall

Learn more and register for childcare.

Living Faith: Why We Do What We Do
Sundays, 9 AM, Room 356

Our Christian journey calls us to become more Christlike and grow in spiritual maturity. Various leaders will guide our conversations:

January - Dr. David Chaddock
February - Bill Graves
March & April - Rev. Ben Davison
April & May - Rev. Tyler Brinks

Living Faith: Why We Do What We Do
Sundays, 9 AM, Room 356


Our Christian journey calls us to become more Christlike and grow in spiritual maturity. Various leaders will guide our conversations:

January - Dr. David Chaddock
February - Bill Graves
March & April - Rev. Ben Davison
April & May - Rev. Tyler Brinks

Gospel of Mark
Sundays, 9 AM, Room 403

This class, led by Rev. Gracie Payne and Dr. John Franke, examines the story of Jesus through the Gospel of Mark.

Gospel of Mark
Sundays, 9 AM, Room 403


This class, led by Rev. Gracie Payne and Dr. John Franke, examines the story of Jesus through the Gospel of Mark.

Christian Parenting
Sundays, 9 AM, Room 312

Anyone parenting children in infancy through 5th grade is welcome to join this class led by Associate Pastor for Children and Family Ministries Sara Dorrien-Christians.

Christian Parenting
Sundays, 9 AM, Room 312


Anyone parenting children in infancy through 5th grade is welcome to join this class led by Associate Pastor for Children and Family Ministries Sara Dorrien-Christians.

Koinonia
Sundays, 9 AM, Room 401

This group meets to consider various issues related to Christian faith and life in the world through engagement with the Bible and leading authors.

Koinonia
Sundays, 9 AM, Room 401


This group meets to consider various issues related to Christian faith and life in the world through engagement with the Bible and leading authors.

Men@Second Pregame
Sundays, 9 AM, Room 402

This class offers a space for men to experience fellowship and connection as we discuss scripture, life, and the world around us.

Men@Second Pregame
Sundays, 9 AM, Room 402


This class offers a space for men to experience fellowship and connection as we discuss scripture, life, and the world around us.

Sonrise on Sunday
Sundays, 9 AM, Room 112

This adult class is for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We discuss scripture as it relates to the sermon for the week in a class tailored to diverse learning styles and abilities. 

Sonrise on Sunday
Sundays, 9 AM, Room 112


This adult class is for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We discuss scripture as it relates to the sermon for the week in a class tailored to diverse learning styles and abilities. 

Theology, Thoughts & Coffee
Sundays, 8 AM, Zoom

Book Study: Encountering Mystery: Religious Experience in a Secular Age by Dale Allison

Theology, Thoughts & Coffee
Sundays, 8 AM, Zoom


Book Study: Encountering Mystery: Religious Experience in a Secular Age by Dale Allison

Wisdom Seekers
Mondays, 10 AM, Room 312 and Zoom

Resumes Monday, January 23, 2023

Winter book discussion:
Come to the Waters 

Wisdom Seekers
Mondays, 10 AM, Room 312 and Zoom


Resumes Monday, January 23, 2023

Winter book discussion:
Come to the Waters 

Wayfinders
Mondays, 1 PM, Room 312

Inspired by the Matthew 25 Initiative, this group addresses social and racial injustice. Our current book study is Reparations: A Christian Call for Repentance and Repair by Duke L. Kwon. Join us!

Wayfinders
Mondays, 1 PM, Room 312


Inspired by the Matthew 25 Initiative, this group addresses social and racial injustice. Our current book study is Reparations: A Christian Call for Repentance and Repair by Duke L. Kwon. Join us!

Men's Fellowship Breakfast
7:30 AM, Common Room

Start your day with us!

Men's Fellowship Breakfast
7:30 AM, Common Room


Start your day with us!

Women in the Word
Tuesdays, 2:30 PM, Room 114
March 7 through May 16, 2023

The Story of Two ELIs: Elijah and Elisha

Women in the Word
Tuesdays, 2:30 PM, Room 114

March 7 through May 16, 2023

The Story of Two ELIs: Elijah and Elisha

Tuesday Evening Book Study
Tuesdays, 6:30-8 PM, Zoom

Current book: Keep It Shut by Karen Ehman

Email Beth Dawson for Zoom info.

Tuesday Evening Book Study
Tuesdays, 6:30-8 PM, Zoom


Current book: Keep It Shut by Karen Ehman

Email Beth Dawson for Zoom info.

Women@Second Bible Study
Wednesdays, 9:15 AM, Room 356

Fall Study:
1&2 Samuel

Women@Second Bible Study
Wednesdays, 9:15 AM, Room 356


Fall Study:
1&2 Samuel

The Huddle
Thursday, 6 PM, Room 112

Weekly forum for men to share their faith journeys and become the people God intends.

The Huddle
Thursday, 6 PM, Room 112


Weekly forum for men to share their faith journeys and become the people God intends.

Women@Second Sermon Discussion Group
Thursdays, 6:30-8 PM, Zoom

Join us as we revisit the sermon from the prior Sunday and discuss its relevance in our lives today.

Women@Second Sermon Discussion Group
Thursdays, 6:30-8 PM, Zoom


Join us as we revisit the sermon from the prior Sunday and discuss its relevance in our lives today.

Saturday Nights with Second: Equipped for Every Good Work
Led by the Pastoral Leadership Team of Second

Revisit these sessions from February 2022!

Saturday Nights with Second: Equipped for Every Good Work
Led by the Pastoral Leadership Team of Second

Revisit these sessions from February 2022!

Faith in Action
Pray. Read. Learn. Study. Act.

Faith in Action
Pray. Read. Learn. Study. Act.

Presbyterian 101
Four classes to understand where we've come from...and where we're going

Presbyterian 101
Four classes to understand where we've come from...and where we're going

Lectio Divina
Guided Scripture Readings

Lectio Divina
Guided Scripture Readings

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    Dr. John R. Franke
    Theologian in Residence
    (317) 253-6461

    Theologian in Residence

    (317) 253-6461  | jfranke@secondchurch.org

    As Theologian in Residence, John provides the congregation at Second with exceptional biblical and theological teaching as well as guiding the adult education and spiritual formation programs of the church. An acknowledged thought leader, he and has spoken on the relationships between the gospel, church, and culture throughout the country and around the world. He is the author of multiple books and numerous articles, essays, reviews, and book chapters, as well as the general editor of two academic book series.

    John is a graduate of Oxford University (D.Phil. in Theology) and previously served as a seminary professor and administrator, chief executive officer of a new school start up, and as theologian in residence for a Presbyterian Church (USA) congregation in Pennsylvania. He joined the staff of Second Presbyterian Church in September 2015 and also serves as affiliate professor of theology at Christian Theological Seminary, general coordinator of the Gospel and Our Culture Network in North America, and adjunct professor at Princeton Theological Seminary.

    John is an avid sports fan and a Cincinnati Reds season ticket holder. In addition to the Reds, his favorite teams are the Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Blackhawks, Golden State Warriors, Ohio State Buckeyes (football), and the Indiana Hoosiers (basketball). He loves to read, listen to the music of the 70’s, and hike in remote places. He recently completed his first Spartan run and looks forward to bettering his time in the future.

    Book recommendations: Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates), The Woman’s Hour (Elaine Weiss), Baseball as a Road to God (John Sexton), The Day the Revolution Began (N. T. Wright)