Academy

Retrain through our Gospel Academy

Our Metro Adult Christian Education (MACE) curriculum is designed to shape your maturity in the Gospel, with the goal of equipping you to be leaders in the church, our city, your workplace, family, and beyond.

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MACE 101

Gospel Foundations

Also entitled "Centrality of the Gospel", this class provides a foundational understanding of how the Gospel shapes everything in the Christian life.

Tuesdays at 7 PM.
There will be 6 sessions beginning on Tuesday, September 26th, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, through Tuesday, November 14th, with breaks on October 31 and November 7.
$15 per registrant.
This one-time cost will help cover the volunteer teachers of this course.
Limited registrations.
These courses will be limited to the first 30 registrants.
Registrations Closed

MACE 203

Overview of Systematic Theology

The purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of the biblical doctrines that comprise the foundations of our faith. What does it mean to be Reformed? What does the Bible say about itself, God, man, sin, Jesus, the church, the work of the Holy Spirit, and the end times?

Sundays at 1:15 PM.
There will be 7 sessions beginning on Sunday, September 24, 1:15PM - 2:45PM, through November 19, with breaks on October 8 and 29, and will be held either in-person at Metro East Falls or virtually.
$15 per registrant.
This one-time cost will help cover the volunteer teachers of this course.
Limited registrations.
These courses will be limited to the first 30 registrants.
Reserved for those new to Systematic Theology.
If you have previously taken Systematic Theology at a Reformed seminary, please do not register out of consideration for others who desire to participate.
Registrations Closed

MACE 301

Leading Community Groups

The purpose of this course is to equip potential and future leaders (whether or not you are on the team) with the core tenets and skills involved in leading and shepherding Metro's Community Groups.

Tuesdays at 7 PM.
There will be 6 sessions beginning on Tuesday, September 26th, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM, through Tuesday, November 14th, with breaks on October 10, 24, and 31.
In-Person and Virtual Classes.
These courses will be held either in-person at Metro East Falls or virtually.
Registrations Closed

FAQs

Answers to Common Questions

Are there prerequisites for taking the classes?
No, these classes are designed for any adult at Metro desiring to understand the foundational pillars of our church.
Can you take classes simultaneously?
Absolutely, feel free to take as many classes that fit into your personal schedule.
Why do some classes require a registration fee?
We request a small fee per person to cover administrative and preparatory costs, materials for the facilitator(s), and small honorariums for our "faculty" who lead each session; paying a fee also further challenges the registrant to remain engaged throughout the course.
Where will the classes take place?
We will offer them either in-person at our East Falls church location, or virtually through interactive livestream.
I desire to take a class, but may not be able to to attend all of the scheduled sessions. May I still participate?
Yes, you can attend the classes you are able to attend, and receive guidance toward makeup sessions or reviews for any classes or material you may have missed.
How will I be notified of the virtual sessions?
After you register, the facilitator(s) will reach out to you via email with confirmed times and links for the interactive virtual sessions.
What if I cannot pay for a given class?
Please do not let finances prevent you from participating; email registration@metrophilly.org, and we will provide a way for you to audit the course.
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