Introductory Classes

Learning to Pray: Covering the basics in our ongoing conversation with God. Instructor: Pastor Jeff Hosmer

Five Simple Ways to Share Your Faith: Simple ways to share the Good News of Jesus with others. Instructor: Pastor Jeff Hosmer

Introduction to Reading the Bible: Reading the Bible like you are “making friends” in Scripture. Instructor: Pastor Jeff Hosmer

Writing and Authority of Scripture: How we got the Bible and how we understand its authority in our lives. Instructor: Pastor Jeff Hosmer

Basic Christian Beliefs: The central, defining convictions of our Christian faith. Instructor: Pastor Jeff Hosmer

What’s a Presbyterian: An overview of our Presbyterian history, government, and mission. Instructor: Pastor Jeff Hosmer

Our NLPC Mission Portfolio: Our mission partnership and how you can get involved. Instructor: Elder Ken Knipe.

Adult Classes

Bethel New Testament: Learn more about Jesus, about His life and teachings during this 16-week course offered once per year. Instructor: Rev. Bob Collins. 

Help for Hurting Parents and Grandparents: Ongoing support group mentoring to parents hurting over the destructive choices of their teen to adult children. Facilitators: Tony & Betti Cuomo, 201-841-8559 or 201-874-9595.

Pathfinders (Adult Sunday School)

Joyful Encouragers (Adult Sunday School)

Men’s Discussion Groups

Men’s Gathering: Facilitator: Ralph Corso 516-429-2001 or rjcorso

Men’s Breakfast Fellowship: Facilitator: Elmer Wagner 352-753-0449.

Men’s Saturday Bible Study: 7:45–9:00 a.m. in Joy Room. Facilitator: Elmer Wagner 352-753-0449.

Father’s Bible Study: A time for fathers to get grounded in the Word of God. Held on the first and third Thursdays of the month, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.  at Student Director Brad Harter’s home. 

Couples and Singles Discussion Groups

Sunday Sermon Discussion Group: Group study of sermon after the 9:30 a.m. service. Held on the first and third Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to Noon at the picnic tables at Sumter Landing. Facilitator: Pastor Jerry Lion, or Darlene Meyer, (In the event of bad weather, meet at the Panera at Sumter)

Travelers Discussion Group: Book or video with discussion. 6:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at Elan Senior Living, 5867 CR466. Facilitator: Charlotte Hornback. You do not have to be an Elan resident to attend. Facilitator: Charlotte at 352-816-2615 or email

Book of Joshua Study Facilitators: Charles & Gloria deAndrade. Second and fourth Fridays, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at SE 174th Place Road, Summerfield (Spruce Creek South). Book of Genesis: Mondays, 9:30–11:30 a.m. Contact 772-584-1578 or Facilitator: Doris Carnahan, 352-259-0644.

Women’s Discussion Groups

Yada Yada Prayer Group: The study, discussion, and activity are decided on by the group and varies depending on where members feel called to grow in the knowledge of the Lord. Time commitment varies on the study or activity. Facilitator: Sue Bodenner 616-434-5400 for location. Second Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m.

Bible Study with Video: Topic decided by group. Meets Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. at 1489 Blease Loop, Village of Bridgeport. Facilitator: Dottie Wise 610-420-4066 or

Sister Chix Study Series: Facilitator Nancy Bodenner, 989-450-2355.

DISCIPLESHIP BROCHURE: NLPC’s Adult Curriculum Booklet