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Adults@Second

What is "formation"? In a nutshell, formation is any way in which people are formed in faith. Formation is inclusive of but not limited to what is better known as “Sunday school,” as well as weekday Bible studies and small groups for all ages. 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.

Grown-Up Summer Camp
July 25-28, Camp Pyoca, Brownstown, IN
If you long for a fun weekend away, deeper community, and a refreshed faith then register now for Grown-up Summer Camp!



 

Grown-Up Summer Camp
July 25-28, Camp Pyoca, Brownstown, IN

If you long for a fun weekend away, deeper community, and a refreshed faith then register now for Grown-up Summer Camp!

 

"A Blessing, Not a Burden" Book Event
June 5, 6:30 - 8 PM, McFarland Hall
Join authors Dr. Alex Kor and Graham Honaker for a presentation and Q & A session about their new book "A Blessing, Not a Burden."

 

"A Blessing, Not a Burden" Book Event
June 5, 6:30 - 8 PM, McFarland Hall

Join authors Dr. Alex Kor and Graham Honaker for a presentation and Q & A session about their new book "A Blessing, Not a Burden."

 

New groups forming!

New groups forming!

Sundays, 8 AM, via Zoom
This class reads and discusses books that address significant social and theological issues from a variety of perspectives.

Sundays, 8 AM, via Zoom
This class reads and discusses books that address significant social and theological issues from a variety of perspectives.

Sundays, 9 AM, Common Room
This class explores various topics related to Christian faith and life in the world and seeks to bring biblical and theological education together with advocacy and action.

Sundays, 9 AM, Common Room
This class explores various topics related to Christian faith and life in the world and seeks to bring biblical and theological education together with advocacy and action.

Sundays, 9 AM, Room 407
In this class we’ll look carefully at Genesis 1-11 and consider them in light of their Ancient Near Eastern background as well as their influence in the history of the church and the wider culture.

Sundays, 9 AM, Room 407
In this class we’ll look carefully at Genesis 1-11 and consider them in light of their Ancient Near Eastern background as well as their influence in the history of the church and the wider culture.

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.

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.

Sundays, 9 AM, Room 401
This class meets to consider various issues related to Christian faith and life in the world through engagement with the Bible and leading authors.

Sundays, 9 AM, Room 401
This class meets to consider various issues related to Christian faith and life in the world through engagement with the Bible and leading authors.

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. 

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. 

Mondays, 9 AM, Room 230
Share your sewing skills with others and create items for local charities. Materials are provided, but you're welcome to bring your own.

Mondays, 9 AM, Room 230
Share your sewing skills with others and create items for local charities. Materials are provided, but you're welcome to bring your own.

Mondays; 1 PM, Room 312 & Zoom
Allies for Justice (formerly Wayfinders) is a book study group that examines why and how social justice is important in the church and in our faithful action.

Mondays; 1 PM, Room 312 & Zoom
Allies for Justice (formerly Wayfinders) is a book study group that examines why and how social justice is important in the church and in our faithful action.

Tuesdays; 7:30 AM, Youth Suite
Start your day with us! This ministry of Men@Second meets every week on Tuesday morning for Bible study, prayer, and fellowship.

Tuesdays; 7:30 AM, Youth Suite
Start your day with us! This ministry of Men@Second meets every week on Tuesday morning for Bible study, prayer, and fellowship.

Tuesdays, 2:30 PM, Room 114
The class gathers each week for in-depth study of scripture and theology as well as other topics related to the history and practice of Christian faith. Discussion and interaction are welcome and encouraged.

Tuesdays, 2:30 PM, Room 114
The class gathers each week for in-depth study of scripture and theology as well as other topics related to the history and practice of Christian faith. Discussion and interaction are welcome and encouraged.

Wednesdays, 9:15 AM, Room 356
Come and join us as we study the Gospel of Mark using material from the New Testament for Everyone series by N. T. Wright. 

Wednesdays, 9:15 AM, Room 356
Come and join us as we study the Gospel of Mark using material from the New Testament for Everyone series by N. T. Wright. 

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.

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.

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    Dr. John R. Franke
    Director of Adult Faith Formation
    317-252-5513

    Director of Adult Faith Formation

    317-252-5513 | JFranke@SecondChurch.org

    As Director of Adult Faith Formation, 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)

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    Congregational Care Network Team

    Second has partnered with IU Health to be part of the Congregational Care Network (CCN). We have a trained CCN team that, alongside other local Christian, Jewish, and Muslim congregations, seeks to address loneliness and social isolation in our community.

    Prospective CCN volunteers receive training in listening skills, understanding HIPAA laws and community resources, and more. After receiving training, CCN volunteers, called “connectors,” are matched with IU Health patients, called “companions,” who have self-identified as lonely and desiring of additional support after being discharged from the hospital. Through regular conversations with their Companions, Connectors provide a compassionate, listening ear and help patients ease back into their normal, at-home routines, identify sources of support in their existing circles, and connect to new sources of support and community.

    Read more about CCN here, or watch the video testimonial below featuring Second member Deborah Tobias.

    To learn more about serving as a Connector, please contact Lead Connector Brittany Babbitt.