Adult Christian Education

Christian education does not happen quickly. Christian education is not something we do once as children—then when we get older, we’ve simply got it. No, Christian education is a lifelong process of learning, believing, growing, and serving. Christian education is a never-ending process that is enabled in Christian community, as Christians continue to study, worship, fellowship, and serve together.

The lessons of Christian education make it possible for us to practice love and to live as children of God. How well we—children, youth, or adults—learn those lessons day by day will determine what kind of church we are Sunday by Sunday.


Adult Christian Education (ACE) Sunday morning Classes: All are welcome. Come as you are able. Class times 9:30am - 10:30am.  Feel free to try groups without a commitment to all sessions and then attend the group you like, as you are able.  For more information about the Adult Christian Education studies, an information table is located in the Gathering Room, or contact Celeste Kobulnicky or the church office at (630) 554-3269.


 1.  Bible Study with Jon Conover - Sundays at 11:45 in the Gathering Room.

 2.  Bible Between Bites  Meets Wednesdays  at 10 a.m. at Oswego Panera.

 3.  Lent Study will meet On Sunday mornings at 9:30 am, Janet McCarty will lead four sessions in the Meditation Room beginning Sun. Nov 26th.  Pastor Steve will lead the Joseph study on Monday nights at 7 pm on Nov. 20, Dec. 4, 11, and 18. Please sign up in the Gathering Room or by contacting the church office. 

9:30 ACE class ADVENT STUDY:  Home for Christmas – Tales of Hope and Second Chances by Justin Coleman will begin on Sunday, November 25 at 9:30 in the Meditation Room led by Janet McCarty.  Even during hard times, the light of Christmas shines brightly. Home for Christmas shares the real-life stories of formerly incarcerated men and women as they find work and opportunity through Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California. As we hear about their struggles, we recognize the Advent themes of hope, love, and peace in their lives.  Plan on joining us!
BIBLE BETWEEN BITES: BIBLE BETWEEN BITES is beginning a new Advent study, Awaiting the Already. We meet every Wednesday at 10:00 at Panera. 


SAVE THE DATE: This past summer, Church of the Good Shepherd offered the UMC recommended adult education class, Unity of the Church and Human Sexuality. The United Methodist Church is approaching the Special General Conference in February of 2019 - a conference at which decisions related to human sexuality and the church will be the only topic.  With that in mind, and as a continuation of our honest and engaged conversation over the summer, Church of the Good Shepherd will be offering a book study of Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays - vs.- Christians Debate by Justin Lee.  Sundays, January 6th - February 10th at 9:30 with Deacon Debby Ingram.  More information to come.


Office hours:

Monday- Friday 9AM-3PM



5W. Washington St.

POBox 695

Oswego, IL 60543


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Sundays at Good Shepherd

Traditional Service

8:15 to 9:15 am

Education Hour (all ages)

9:30 to 10:30 am

Contemporary Service

10:30 to 11:30 am

Handicap/ Hearing Impaired Accessible