Adult Christian Education and Formation offers classes and groups for adults to further their growth as followers of Jesus Christ. We believe that adults grow as disciples through learning, applying, and following the truth of Jesus Christ in the context of community. In our classes and groups, you will have opportunities for discussion, reflection, and the formation of mutually encouraging relationships.

Young Professionals

Are you in your 20’s or 30’s, single, or married without children? Looking for meaningful friendships, often hard to come by in ABQ? Longing for some deeper spiritual connection, or encouragement on the journey of following Jesus? Connect with other young professionals who are pursuing Jesus in the company of friends:

- Monthly social events: some of our young professional leaders host a social event about once a month. NEXT ONE: TBD

- Wed. evening small group: another young couple hosts a small group in their home, every Wednesday 7pm for Bible study and discussion.

To connect with either of these or if you're just looking for someone to listen in this stage of life, contact Pastor Matt Pooley


Mom's Connection

Mom's Connection is a group for moms encouraging spiritual growth and Christ-focused parenting through Bible studies and fellowship. Every Wednesday Morning 9:15a-11:15a, child care provided.

Dads' Ministry

A team of SPC dads coordinates events to get a whole new generation of fathers at SPC fully invested in the work and future of disciple-making: father/child events; in-home gatherings for dads to connect.

Parenting &/or Marriage Classes

What parent doesn't need help, encouragement, and guidance? Visit our Classes tab below or our Wednesday Fellowship page for the most recent and upcoming opportunities for parenting and/or marriage.

Family Dinners

SPC families occasionally open their home to newly visiting SPC families who are looking to connect and build friendships in our church.

Are you new to Sandia Pres anytime in the last year, and do you have children school-age or younger? This summer, an SPC family will be hosting a few “family dinners” for new visiting families to get to know other families in our church. You’re invited! Dinners are Sat. 6/22, 7/20, and 8/10 at 5pm. If you’d like to attend one of them or want more info, contact Pastor Matt Pooley. 

Tools for Discipleship at Home

Trying to figure out how to talk about Jesus in a meaningful way with kids of any age in your home? Try the Parent Cue app, which many SPC parents use to do something each week to help move their child toward a deeper faith and a better future.

Contact Pastor Matt Pooley for more info or to connect with any of these groups or opportunities!


Senior Luncheons: On the third Wednesday of each month, Rev. Dewey Johnson hosts a Senior Luncheon in Fellowship Hall. Box lunches are available to order from Panera, you may bring your lunch, or even opt not to eat. Each luncheon features a different interesting speaker. The talks are on topics of particular interest to senior citizens: financial and legal issues, health and wellness, concerns about crime and scams, New Mexico and Albuquerque history, and more. Signups are in Fellowship Hall on the three Sundays prior to the event. Join us to meet other Sandians and enjoy a great presentation!

Contact Rev. Dewey Johnson for more info.

Small Groups

Looking for a group where you can consistently study God's word, pray for one another, share honestly in life's struggles together, and grow as a disciple? SPC offers a variety of groups to do that - men's, women's, co-ed, in-home, at church, etc. For more info on an existing group or starting a new group, contact Pastor Matt Pooley.


Parenting: Today's Issues

Pastor Matt Pooley and SPC member and teen counselor Karina Bell (LMHC, MA) are hosting discussions of biblical, practical strategies for loving your tween/teen in the face of social media, gaming, eating disorders/body image issues, dating/hookup culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, and violence in schools. Whether you have tweens/teens or your kids are 4 going on 14, come find hope and support in the community of other parents, guardians, and grandparents. Sundays in Room 214 at 9:30 AM from September 8 - October 20. (Is also being offered at Wednesday Fellowship, August 28 - October 16, 6:30 PM.)

7 New Topics! No topics are repeated from last spring.

1 Peter: A Holy People in Exile

The church living a CounterCulture life during times of chaos and suffering. This class will explore 1 Peter and the significance of being a Holy people in our world. Peter reminds us of who we are and the hope we have. Come and explore with us and “hear again for the first time” who we are in the eyes of God.

Taught by Rev. Frank Shope in Room 219 at 9:30 AM and repeated at 10:45 AM on Sundays, October 6-20.

Joshua - CrossCurrents

The Sunday School class CrossCurrents is reading and discussing Joshua to deepen our understanding of God’s faithfulness and righteousness and what it means for us to live in faith and obedience.

Led by Greg Chalmers and Margi Zoucha on Sundays in Room 218 at 10:45 AM.

Monday Morning Mission

The Sunday School class Monday Morning Mission resumes Sunday, October 13.

Led by Gary Oppedahl on Sundays in Room 221/The Study at 8:15 AM.

Faith & Science: The Two Books of God


Sir Francis Bacon wrote that because of “an unwholesome mixture of things human and divine, there arises not only an irrational science but also an heretical religion.” This class will present a straightforward way of keeping faith and science in their proper places.

Taught by Rev. Dewey Johnson in Room 214 at 9:30 AM and repeated at 10:45 AM on Sundays, November 3-24.

Foundational Truths for Christians
This Disciple class is studying the truths that are foundational for our lives as followers of Jesus Christ. In this class, we will cover the relationship between the law and the gospel, the life and ministry of Jonathan Edwards, and Jesus' farewell discourse in John 13-17. Each class consists of a video by a distinguished scholar followed by discussion. This 30-week class meets on Mondays from 9-11:30 AM in Room 220. It starts on September 9 and ends on April 13. Contact Bill Schotanus at  for more information.


Wednesday, October 16, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM



Mary Reith
Pastoral Assistant

office: (505)856-5040 x123