Discipleship Hour 2018

Start: Sun, March 4   End: Sun, May 6 | 11:00am - 12:00pm | Naperville Presbyterian Church

ALL CLASSES following the Sunday Worship Service 

Martin Luther once wrote: "This life, therefore, is not righteousness but growth in righteousness, not health but healing, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise; we are not yet what we shall be, but we are growing toward it; the process is not yet finished, but it is going on; this is not the end, but it is the road; all does not yet gleam with glory, but all is being purified.” The conviction that we all need to continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ, no matter where we are on our journey of faith, undergirds our Discipleship Hour at NPC. We have great classes for everyone, from kids to adults, to help us along this road. Please join in!


The Reluctant Missionary: The Message of Jonah Taught by Pastor Chris Hodge

Often we think of the story of Jonah as a story for children. In fact, it is a story of God’s love for the world and His determination to get that message out. During this class, we will be looking at how the Old Testament develops the theme of God’s missional strategy and how Jonah illustrates and develops that theme. This study will help us better understand our own place in the history of mission and encourage us to step more confidently into that glorious enterprise.


Spiritual Formation in the Family Taught by Dave Veerman and team

We want our kids to be healthy, so we make sure they have doctors. We want them to be intellectually advanced, so we choose homes in good school districts and communicate continually with administrators and teachers. We want our children to have every opportunity develop, so we enroll them in special programs and clubs for sports, music, dance, and more. Certainly, we have great kids—talented, witty, athletic, charming, handsome/beautiful, intelligent (well above average)—but where are they spiritually? Even more important, where are they going in their relationship with God? And who is responsible for our children’s worldview and their connection with God?

As Christians, we want our children to follow our faith footsteps. That’s a worthy goal. But what are we doing to help them reach it? Many parents assign that task to the Sunday school teacher or youth worker. And while those ministries offer excellent spiritual growth opportunites, they do not remove the responsibility from us. So, the question again: What are we doing to help our children/kids/teens grow spiritually?

That’s what we’ll be covering in our adult Sunday school class, Spiritual Formation in the Family. It’s about motivating and equipping parents (and grandparents) to help their children (and grandchildren) mature in the Faith.





High School
Meets in the HSM room 032 (in the lower level of the west wing)


Middle School
Meets in 081-083 (in the lower level rooms in the east wing)



Infants in Room D

Walkers/2's in Room D

3's/PreK in Room A

K/1st Grade in Room G

2nd/3rd Grade in Room H (upstairs CM wing)

4th/5th in Room I (upstairs CM wing) 



* If your children are checked in with Children’s Ministries for Worship, and you’re staying for the Discipleship Hour, you do not need to pick them up until the end of the Discipleship Hour. Our CM team will transition them to the appropriate Discipleship Hour classroom. If you are picking up children after the Worship Service, please do so promptly from the rooms listed above, in order for discipleship classes to begin promptly at 11am without interruption.