Academy for Faith and Life

The Academy for Faith and Life provides short-term and ongoing adult education for the members and friends of Fourth Presbyterian Church and for the larger community. Its mission, further described in the explanation of the Academy seal (see below), is to draw participants into the many realms of God’s activity, emphasizing the intersection of faith and life. All persons are welcome to participate in Academy courses, and all meeting rooms are wheelchair accessible.

View the Academy for Faith and Life calendar here.

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Asking Big Questions in Good Company:
   A Series for People in their Thirties and Forties
   Second Sunday of the month

Led by local religious scholars, “Asking Big Questions in Good Company” uses a theological ethical lens to bring into focus topics for each monthly conversation with fellow Christians. Together we will be exploring such topics as: What is power, and how should it be properly exercised? How should we think about the ancient concept of wisdom in our contemporary fast-paced world? 

Join us as we wrestle with these and other topics in the light of faith and Christian practice.

More information is available on the ThirtiesForties web page.

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Registration for Academy Classes

Please help us in our planning by preregistering for classes. You can register by

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Academy Newsletter

To receive periodic email updates from the Academy for Faith and Life, send email addresses to

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Staff and Contact Information

Mark Eldred, Worship Coordinator and Interim Director of Adult Education (312.573.3367)

Contact Information
• general questions or requests for information,
• requests for class tapes,
• evaluative comments,
• suggestions for courses and speakers
—please contact the Academy office at (312.640.2570).

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Child Care

On Sunday mornings: Childcare for infants up to age two is available in the Nursery from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Sunday School classes for all other children are offered at both 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. For information about Sunday School and children’s and family programs, contact Matt Helms at 312.573.3362.

On weekdays
: To arrange childcare for weekday courses or events, contact Matt Helms (312.573.3362) at least one week prior to the event.

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