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Adults@Second

Sunday classes. Zooming. 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!

Our Theologian in Residence -- Dr. John Franke -- leads the adults of Second through studies, classes, small group discussion, and more. Click on the images below to learn details.

For information about other programs and activities at Second, please go to SecondChurch.org/Events.

Theology, Thoughts & Coffee
Sundays, 8 AM, Zoom

Book Study: God Saves: Rethinking Christianity's Most Controversial Doctrine—and Why It Matters by Wayne Boulton

Theology, Thoughts & Coffee
Sundays, 8 AM, Zoom


Book Study: God Saves: Rethinking Christianity's Most Controversial Doctrine—and Why It Matters by Wayne Boulton

Living Faith
Sundays, 9 AM, Room 356

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. It is coordinated by theologian in residence, Dr. John Franke and includes sessions led by members of Second’s staff as well as outside speakers.

Living Faith
Sundays, 9 AM, Room 356


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. It is coordinated by theologian in residence, Dr. John Franke and includes sessions led by members of Second’s staff as well as outside speakers.

Connect & Grow
Sundays, 9 AM, Room 230


Let's make new connections and grow together as we discuss the scripture text for the Sunday sermon as well as explore various ways to connect and grow here at Second.

Connect & Grow
Sundays, 9 AM, Room 230

Let's make new connections and grow together as we discuss the scripture text for the Sunday sermon as well as explore various ways to connect and grow here at Second.

Leading Lives Worthy of the Call: A Study of Ephesians
Sundays, 9 AM, Common Room

We meet weekly to encourage one another as we "lead lives worthy of the call" in our workplaces, schools, neighborhoods, and community.

Leading Lives Worthy of the Call: A Study of Ephesians
Sundays, 9 AM, Common Room


We meet weekly to encourage one another as we "lead lives worthy of the call" in our workplaces, schools, neighborhoods, and community.

Following Jesus: Acting Faithfully
Sundays, 9 AM, Room 312

Inspired by Matthew 25, we will study the way of Jesus and how we are called to live that way in our everyday lives—at work, at school, in our communities, in the midst of national and world events.

Following Jesus: Acting Faithfully
Sundays, 9 AM, Room 312


Inspired by Matthew 25, we will study the way of Jesus and how we are called to live that way in our everyday lives—at work, at school, in our communities, in the midst of national and world events.

Men@Second Pregame
Sundays, 9 AM, Room 403

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 403


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

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.

Sonrise on Sunday
Sundays, 9 AM, Room 112

This adult class is for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Sonrise on Sunday
Sundays, 9 AM, Room 112


This adult class is for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Wisdom Seekers
Mondays, 10:30 AM, Room 312 and Zoom

Fall book discussion:
Celebrating Sabbath: Accepting Gods Gift of Rest and Delight

Wisdom Seekers
Mondays, 10:30 AM, Room 312 and Zoom


Fall book discussion:
Celebrating Sabbath: Accepting Gods Gift of Rest and Delight

Wayfinders
Mondays, 1 PM, Room 312

Inspired by the Matthew 25 Initiative, this group addresses social and racial injustice.

Wayfinders
Mondays, 1 PM, Room 312


Inspired by the Matthew 25 Initiative, this group addresses social and racial injustice.

Men's Tuesday Morning Bible Study
7:30 AM, Common Room

Start your day with us!

Men's Tuesday Morning Bible Study
7:30 AM, Common Room


Start your day with us!

Women in the Word
Tuesdays, 2:30 PM, Room 114
September 6 through December 20

Fall study:
1 and 2 Thessalonians

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

September 6 through December 20

Fall study:
1 and 2 Thessalonians

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 Voice of the Heart
Wednesdays, 6:30 PM, Zoom

Beginning September 14
Email Beth Dawson to register.

The Voice of the Heart
Wednesdays, 6:30 PM, Zoom


Beginning September 14
Email Beth Dawson to register.

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)