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: Wed. May 1, 6:30pm - Dinner & Discussion at SPC with Matt and our youth director, Halecia Wimpy. Contact Matt for more info

- 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.

NEXT DADS' EVENT: Sat. May 11, 2pm - Father/Child UNM Lobo Baseball game! Tickets only $5. Contact SPC dad, David Steele, by May 3 to reserve ticket(s).

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.

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.


The Lord's Supper in a Post-Christian World

This class will investigate the Lord’s Supper as it evolved, its implications for the Roman Empire, and its call for justice in the first century. Additionally, we will look at the Supper’s relevance and call for justice in a Post-Christian world. Our text will be Subversive Meals: An Analysis of the Lord’s Supper under Roman Domination during the First Century by Alan Streett.

Taught by Rev. Frank Shope in Room 219 at 9:30 and repeated at 10:45 on Sundays from April 28 – May 26.


The Sunday School class CrossCurrents is reading and discussing Exodus to continue to understand how God uses flawed people to bring about his plan.

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


The Sunday School class Monday Morning Mission is discussing the wisdom in Proverbs and how that wisdom can be utilized in all the challenges and opportunities God brings to grow us.

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

Parenting: Today’s Issues

Co-leaders Matt Pooley ( ) and Karina Bell ( ) are offering this class on Sunday mornings at 10:45, Apr. 28 - Jun. 2 in Room 214. Contact them for more info. Friends outside of SPC are welcome too – invite anyone! Whether you’re a parent or grandparent of tweens/teens, or your kids are 4 going on 14, discuss practical, biblical strategies for a strong relationship with your kids in the face of issues like bullying, depression, cutting, sexting, pornography, and drugs.

Mark: Follow Jesus from Galilee to Jerusalem


The Gospel of Mark chronicles Jesus’ journey from Galilee to Jerusalem. Along the way, the Messiah gathers a ragged band of disciples. As crowds grow and dwindle on the road to Jerusalem, only a few stick by the Suffering Savior on the road of discipleship. In this 11-part series on the Gospel of Mark, author and speaker Francis Chan invites us to walk with him along the ancient ways of the Master. On location in Israel, Francis explores the major themes of the Gospel of Mark, and asks: Are we willing to take this journey to embrace discipleship?

Taught by Rev. Jeff Pearson in Room 214 at 9:30 and repeated at 10:45 on Sundays from June 2 – August 11.

Foundational Truths for Christians

This Disciple class is studying truths that are foundational for our lives as followers of Jesus Christ. In this class, we will cover Why We Trust the Bible for 6 weeks, Who Is the Holy Spirit for 12 weeks, and the Parables of Jesus for 12 weeks. Each class consists of a 25-minute video and discussion questions.

This 30-week class taught by Bill Schotanus meets on Mondays from 9:00-11:30 AM in Room 220 from September 10 through May 20.




Mary Reith
Pastoral Assistant

office: (505)856-5040 x123