school of life & doctrine

SoLD is our Christian Education ministry. True discipleship occurs when doctrine shapes our life and deepens our confession and our practice. As Paul instructed Timothy: "Keep a close watch on your life and doctrine. Persist in this for by so doing you will save yourself and your hearers." - 1 Tim 4.16

We meet on the 2nd and 4th Sunday evening of the month for dinner and classes. Childcare is provided for ages 0-3 and classes for all ages from children on up. Questions? Contact Alex Dean.

Winter/Spring 2020 Adult Classes

  • Worship Training for Worship Trainers (taught by Alex Dean and Colin Peters)

    As covenant parents who present our children for baptism, we promise that we will “endeavor to set before them a godly example, that we will pray with and for them, that we will teach them the doctrines of our holy religion, and that we will strive by all the means of God’s appointment, to bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord” (BCO 56-5). This can seem like a tall order, especially if we are unfamiliar with those means. But the Lord has not been silent. He has taught us—by His Word and Spirit—how to teach and train our children. This spring, we will discuss together (really- this will be a dialogue) some of the means available to us as “worship trainers” who are seeking to train our children to worship their good King and Father. Topics will include: how we worship, connecting Scripture to life, talking to children about baptism and the Lord's Supper, prayer, and more. 

  • Recovering our Christian Memory (taught by Jeff Murray)

    Tradition! Why is it important? Where does it come from? Is it biblical? These are questions we take seriously as we explore the lenses through which we engage God and His Word. Jeff Murray will lead a discussion on the importance and usefulness of Church tradition, especially early Christian Creeds, for life today. This class is not merely an historical survey of theology, but rather an exploration of the Holy Spirit's work throughout history to preserve and promote Gospel truth, and how that truth continues to speak to us in contemporary life. We invite you to come on this journey with us Sunday evenings at SoLD. 

Spring Semester Dates: January 12, January 26, February 9, February 23, March 8, March 22, April 26

Our adult classes typically fall into one of the four categories listed below. Our hope is that these classes will help equip Christians to be a transforming influence in Dallas and beyond. Past classes have included:

  • Bible

    Habakkuk, Ecclesiastes, Parables, Ephesians, Philippians, Thessalonians, Revelation

  • Theology

    Interpreting the Scriptures, The Doctrines of Grace, On Being Presbyterian, Christ in the Covenants, Westminster Confession of Faith, The Church

  • history

    Letters of John Newton, Church History from 2nd Century to Present, Eight Christians You Don't Know But Should, Church Histories and Their Impact on You

  • Practical Ministry and Worldview

    Marriage, Youth Culture, A Quest for More, Gospel in Life, Parenting, Getting the Message