At PHPC we believe that the purpose of adult learning is to help people make spiritual sense out of their lives and the world. Learning is not an end in itself. Instead, we learn with the purpose of growing in faith and being sent out into our everyday lives and the world as disciples of Jesus Christ.
These classes meet weekly on Sunday mornings (9:30 a.m.) for study and fellowship. There are classes for young parents, couples, and those of all ages and stages of life.
FAITH BIBLE DISCOVERY
This class is for couples and singles of all ages who desire to grow in faith through peer-led bible and theological study covering a wide variety of topics. The class meets year round on Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. in the North building of the church N220, as well as for fellowship at off-site parties at least twice a year, and for class-chosen service projects. Questions are welcome, experiences are honored, and all positions are heard and respected.
This class is for parents with children from infants to sixth graders who are looking to form friendships and grow in your faith, your marriage, and your parenting. We also enjoy Sunday lunch socials and community service opportunities for the whole family. The class meets on Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the church parlor (across from the chapel).
friends IN FAITH
This class is for parents of tweens, teenagers and college kids who enjoy faith-based conversations related to Bible and theology studies, adventures in parenting and marriage, and many other topics. We also have a strong bond outside of the church thanks to fun monthly social events, holiday parties, and community outreach programs with the church. The class meets on Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Jubilee Hall E-F.
This class is for singles and couples of all ages and stages of life who are interested in informal Bible study and discussions on topics such as Christian history, current events, and ethics. The class meets weekly on Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Jubilee Hall C-D.
Epiphany invites youth and adults (16+) with unique abilities to participate in our enrichment programs. Together we share needs, discover gifts, enrich lives, and provide respite for families. Our Sunday School curriculum is designed with special needs in minds.
Contact: Brian Spann at
PHPC’s small group ministry, these groups meet weekly for eight weeks for Bible study, food, and fellowship. Groups are launched once in the fall and once in the spring.
Short Term Studies
Studies that meet throughout the year and last anywhere from one to six weeks. Topics range anywhere from deep-dive Bible study, to book studies, to issues of current social concern.
Spring Book Study: Rev. Mark Brainerd
Becoming Wise an Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living by Krista Tippett
Six weeks, beginning March 19- April 23rd
7-8 p.m. in PHPC Parlor.
Join Rev. Mark Brainerd for an engaging study of Krista Tippett’s book Becoming Wise. This book is for people who want to take up the great questions of our time with imagination and courage, to nurture new realities in the spaces we inhabit, and to do so expectantly and with joy.
Theology on thursdays
Thursdays in the Parlor
Book Study and Theological Discussion
Join us every Thursday for theological discussion on a particular book.
Contact: Sue McCoy,
Race (Still) Matters
At Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, we believe that God is calling us to do the messy and holy work of racial reconciliation and dismantling the crippling weight of white supremacy. We know we will not always get it right or have all the answers. But we know we have to risk and stumble forward together. We believe that any authentic witness of the gospel depends on it.
Weekday Bible Studies
There are several bible studies that meet on various days and times throughout the week. Classes run for twelve weeks in the fall and twelve weeks in the spring. No prior knowledge or experience necessary. All are welcome!
Pastors Bible Study
Join the PHPC Pastors for an hour-long Bible study on Mondays at 12:15 p.m.! Lunchtime participants are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch or purchase a box lunch from the church for $7. During a given month, a pastor will teach on a particular text or subject from the Bible and how it relates to our lives today. There will be time for discussion as well. To make a lunch reservation in advance of that month’s class, contact:
Wednesday morning Bible Study
Wednesdays at 6:45 a.m. in the downstairs conference room of the church. This class meets weekly for Bible September through May for study on a particular book of the Bible chosen at the beginning of the year. Participants are asked to read the scripture in advance. Some occasional light reading may apply. No previous Bible knowledge necessary. Open to adults of all ages and stages of life.
WEDNESDAY WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP
Wednesdays from 11:30-1:30 p.m. in Jubilee Hall at the church. Open to women of all ages and stages of life this group meets weekly September through May (and occasionally in the summer) for lunch, fellowship, and study on a variety of faith-related topics. The group chooses several books to study throughout the year.
THURSDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
This lecture-style class meets weekly from September through May for Bible study from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. in Jubilee Hall, with a deep-dive verse by verse exploration of a book of the Bible. No Bible knowledge is necessary and adults of all ages and stages are welcome to attend.
This year, the group will be studying Acts.
DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY
Thursdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Church conference room for fellowship and Bible study. Disciple is a long-standing study at PHPC. The group generally studies curriculum that recommend (but not require) a little light reading outside of class, but newcomers who have not done the reading will not be left behind.
Open to all women of all ages and stages of life, Presbyterian Women meets once a month for Bible study, service, and fellowship. We begin class with a lesson as a large group and then we break into Circles for in-depth discussion. A ministry of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PW seeks to build an inclusive, caring community of women that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and witnesses to the promise of God’s kingdom.
Contact: Pat Coggan
The Austin Lectures 2019
“Much Ado About Sharia”
Dr. Whitney Bodman, Associate Professor of Comparative Religion
January 13, 12:15pm Jubilee Hall
*Join us for lunch and conversation. Lunch $10
Mid-Winter Lectures at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Rev. Sarah Johnson preaching
February 4-6, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
For more information and to register: https://www.austinseminary.edu/page.cfm?p=3657
“In the Sound: Music and Theological Imagination”
Dr. Eric Wall, Assistant Professor of Sacred Music, Dean of the Chapel
March 10, 12:15pm, Jubilee Hall
*Join us for lunch and conversation, Lunch $10
PHPC Speaker Series: Speaking of Faith
Rev. Dr. Rodger Nishioka
April 2, 7pm PHPC Sanctuary
PHPC’s bi-annual speaker series returns with internationally acclaimed preacher and speaker Rev. Dr. Rodger Nishioka as he talks about faith in the twenty-first century, what’s next when it comes to the presence of younger generations, and where the Church goes from here.
Rodger serves as Senior Associate Pastor at Village Presbyterian Church in Kansas City and Pastor of Adult Educational Ministries. Prior to his time at Village, Rodger taught at Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta for 15 years. In that ministry, he taught pastors to be teachers and leaders in the church’s educational ministry, specializing in particular on youth and young adult ministry.