An integral part of The Burkhart Center, Adult Learning provides adult classes, small groups, and programs that develop wholeness of body, mind, and spirit. Our informative programs provide insight, spiritual enrichment, and inspiration and create a shared bond of community. We encourage questions and foster discussion so that each participant may discover an individualized path to spiritual wellness. Our educational offerings promote a life and lifestyle that strengthens our soul, spirit, and work in the world.

Weekly Programs

Sunday Morning Seminar
South: 8:30 – 9:45 am
Explores topics on religion and spirituality, and the implications for our life and world. Plans developing for a similar Sunday Morning Seminar at North.

Christianity: Insights and Perspectives
Sunday: North 4 – 5:30 pm
Fosters in-depth studies in Christian thought and history.

Tuesday at Ten
Tuesday: South 10 – 11:30 am
Challenging inquiries into broad fields of study from the theological to the philosophical to the literary.

Women Living the Questions
Wednesdays: South 9:30 – 11:30 am
Discussions oriented around the deeper realms of spirituality and personal transformation.

Wednesday Morning Fellowship
South: 7 – 8 am
Traditional fellowship time for men and women with weekly relevant and stimulating presentations.


other opportunities

Tai Chi for Balance
Tuesday: South 9 – 9:45 am
Gentle movement with trained teachers to assist new and established students.

Film Discussion Group
2nd Friday of the Month
South: 6 pm
Pizza gathering, great films, and stimulating discussion.


Evening 'Salons' and series

Often faculty or clergy-led presentations, recent ones have included Archeology and the Bible, and Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction to Women of the Torah and My Israeli Story with Merav Livneh-Dill, the Israeli Emissary to Columbus. Book signing event with Bishop John Shelby Spong


clergy-led bible study

Short or longer-term studies on various topics from the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures. Senior Minister Bible Studies are led by Rev. Glen Miles each Fall and Spring. Rev. Jim Long leads a weekly study during the program year with various themes. Periodic short-term or one-evening studies led by other clergy as well.


Contact Us

Rev. David HettSpiritual Director,
The Burkhart Center

(614) 488-0681, ext. 118
FCchurch.com/adult-learning
www.theburkhartcenter.org