Adult Studies

Loving God with our minds

“Teacher, what is the greatest commandment in the Law?"

Jesus replied, "You shall love the Lord your God with all heart and with all your soul

and with all your mind." 

- Matthew 22:36-37

Christian Education is where we seek to love God with our minds, and it is a life-long process. We at OPPC believe that we should never stop being “learners.” Adult Education programs at OPPC offer adults at all stages of life the chance to deepen their knowledge of the Bible and grow in their faith. Opportunities are offered throughout the year in a variety of formats so that all may find ways in which to grow and mature as Christian believers. 

Every Wednesday, we listen for God’s voice as we read, learn, discuss weekly Bible passages. While we wait to gather again in-person, we will be gathering on a weekly Zoom video conferencing call. Following our Zoom Bible studies, Mike will share a summary video for those not able to join us live.

For more information contact Associate Pastor, Rev. Mike Samson.

Bible Studies, Classes, and groups


    suNDAYS @  6:00 P.M.


    Sunday evenings on Sunday, September 22, 29, October 6, October 13 and October 20 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Lounge. 

    These classes will be taught by Rev. Dr. Shelly Wood using the books Shift  by Mark Tidsworth and Canoeing the Mountain by Tod Bolsinger.  Read the study guide and notes for Canoeing the Mountains by clicking below. 


    Read the summary for Shift by clicking SHIFT SUMMARY

  • Thursdays @ 9:45 a.m.  (beginning September 12)
    Women's Bible Study

    Women’s Bible study will begin a new study on September 12 called The Lamb of God:  Seeing Jesus in Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers & Deuteronomy by Nancy Guthrie. 

    “ ‘For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote of Me.’  (John 5:46)  Jesus’ declaration that Moses wrote of Him frames this study of four books of the Pentateuch….as we discover the many ways that Moses spoke about Christ…….You will see the person and work of Christ in the person of Moses as a great deliverer, mediator, and prophet; in the manna, the water from the rock, and the bronze serpent on the pole; and in the priesthood, tabernacle, and sacrificial system.”


    This 10-session study will gather in the Lounge at 9:45, begin at 10:00, and be done promptly at 11:30.  Each week involves a small amount of homework, a discussion, and a 40-minute video.  Please join us by signing up on Main Street, emailing ( or calling (317-844-1083) Leann Pope. Books will be available at the first class.

    Leader: Leann Pope

  • Tuesdays @ 6:15 a.m.
    Men's Bible Study in the Lounge

    Led by members of the group

    This is a relaxed time of fellowship and study! We use various series that provide Bible lessons that are easily completed within a one hour discussion format. Great conversation, prayer time, and coffee!

  • Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

    Bible study in rOOM 115

    Everyone is welcome!  Throughout the fall, Pastor Shelly will be preaching on the theme of discipleship in the Gospel of Luke.  This class will explore further what Luke teaches us today about being Christ’s disciples in a shifting culture.  

    For more information contact Rev. Mike Samson.

  • Wednesday morning men's breakfast

    @ 6:45 a.m.

    Start off your Wednesdays with breakfast, fellowship, Christian support and reflection on God’s Word.  We meet at the Sunrise Café 11711 N. Meridian Street in Carmel.  The leader is Dave Brentlinger.