Adult Christian Education

The Adult Christian Education program offers classes on Sundays and Wednesdays. The classes run for thirteen-week-long quarters, beginning in September, December, March and June. Typically, there is a choice of two or three classes on Sunday morning (9:00 -10:00 A.M.) and one on Wednesday evening (7:00-8:00 P.M.).

The current offerings are:

That You May Believe, The Gospel of John Part II: The Book of Glory – Pastor Jon Enright (Sunday 9:00 AM Upstairs Multi-Purpose Room)
An Exegetical Study of 1st and 2nd Thessalonians – Pastor Brian Torres and Rev. Nate Myers (Sunday 9:00 AM Upstairs Small Group Room)
Growing God’s People; A Study of the Epistle of James – Pastor Jon and Pastor Brian (Wednesday 7:00 PM)

That You May Believe, The Gospel of John Part II: The Book of Glory (Sunday)

John tells us that he wrote his gospel to bear witness to what he had seen Jesus do and heard him teach while he was his disciple (Jn. 21:24). The purpose for which he gave this testimony was so that those who heard it would “believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing [they] would have life in his name” (Jn. 20:23). John is the most explicit of the gospel writers regarding his purpose, and his gospel also stands out among the others gospels for its stylistic differences as well as its content. It has been beloved by believers through the ages, not only for its value for evangelizing unbelievers, but also as a rich treasury of profound insights into who Jesus is and what he came to do.

The Gospel can be divided into two major parts: The Book of Signs (Ch. 1-12), and The Book of Glory (Ch. 13-21). While the subject of The Book of Signs, which we considered in a previous study, is the things Jesus did and said during his three year ministry, The Book of Glory focuses in on the passion, beginning with the final evening spent teaching his disciples before his arrest; his trial and crucifixion; and his resurrection.

As we explore the richness of the testimony John has left for us, my hope is that our own faith and understanding will be enriched, and that we will be better equipped to share the gospel with our families, friends, and neighbors, so that they too may come to believe that Jesus is the Christ – and have life in his name.

(Audio CDs available upon request.)

An Exegetical Study of 1st and 2nd Thessalonians (Sunday)

Join us as we continue our examination of the Epistles of Paul the Apostle. Our examination of 1 and 2 Thessalonians will cover such topics as holiness, responding rightly to persecution, identifying and responding to false teaching, and living purposefully in light of the return of Christ.

Classes begin at 9 AM in the Upstairs Small Group Room or please use the link below to join the class via Zoom. Participants can join simply by clicking the link and installing Zoom by following the prompts. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Brian by telephone or email him at

If you miss a class, Youtube recordings will be available for viewing at the Troy Christian Chapel Youtube channel.

Growing God’s People; A Study of the Epistle of James (Wednesday)

What is faith? How is the inner life of faith related to the outer life of Christian conduct? What is Christian maturity? These are questions that all who follow Christ have had to wrestle with at one time or another, and likely continue to wrestle with throughout their lives. The book of James wrestles with these questions as well, and his answers have not always been well understood. Martin Luther, for example, thought James was advocating an approach to the Christian life that emphasizes works instead of faith. He thought it would have been better if James had not been included in the scriptures at all! Many other believers through the ages have cherished James as a very helpful and practical guide to the Christian life. James’ concern is that his readers “be mature and complete, not lacking anything” (1:4). He is emphatic that a mature life of faith, which has its source in the inner transformation of our hearts, will also be lived out in very practical ways; in our attitudes, our conduct, our choices and our relationships. As we study this letter, we will find that it is rich with pastoral counsel and practical advice that is exceedingly relevant to our daily lives.

Troy Christian Chapel
400 E. Long Lake Road
Troy, MI 48085

Phone: (248) 689-2046

Sunday School - 9:00 a.m.
Worship Service - 10:30 a.m.

Worship & Bible Study - 7:00 p.m.