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.


1 Thessalonians

In the open to Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians, he wrote “You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for in spite of persecution you received the word with joy inspired by the Holy Spirit, so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia.” What does it mean to become an imitator of the Lord and how do we do it? How do we receive the word with joy in the midst of hardship? How do we do this in a way to become examples to those around us? We will explore these themes and more in an 8-week exploration of the book of I Thessalonians. This class is intended to focus discussion regarding on how we can apply Paul’s encouragement to his congregation in our current circumstances.

Taught by Travis Bauer at 10:30–11:30 AM on Sundays, September 27–November 15, on Zoom.

Ruth Bible Study On Demand

The book of Ruth is a profound and beautiful story about people we can identify with. Ruth describes how God is involved in ordinary life and how God works through the everyday faithfulness of people. Whether you've studied Ruth before or are new to this book, join us as we explore how timely and relevant Ruth is to living as God's people during COVID-19.

This is an "on demand" Bible study that can be done whenever works for your schedule. This Bible study will utilize a closed Facebook group to deliver content and discuss what we're learning. On Monday mornings Pastor Jeff will post a brief video sharing his insights on the week's passage along with reflection questions and notes to guide your personal study. This Bible study will begin on Monday, October 5. To sign-up, go to and request to join this Facebook group.

Deuteronomy – CrossCurrents

CrossCurrents is currently canceled until further notice.

The Sunday School class CrossCurrents is reading and discussing Deuteronomy 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.

Fruits of the Spirit – Monday Morning Missions

Monday Morning Missions is currently canceled until further notice.

The Monday Morning Missions Sunday School class is discussing the "Fruits of the Spirit." We use a short video by Jon Jorgenson to start the discussion. We are very excited about this subject, as it supports our overall goal of striving to share and live our faith Monday through Saturday at work, home, and at play.

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

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 class meets on Mondays from 9–11 AM . Contact Lyle Petersen at  for more information.



Mary Reith
Pastoral Assistant

office: (505) 856-5040 x123