Christian Education

Our Mission

The mission of our Christian Education program is to support spiritual growth by providing relevant educational experiences that open our hearts and minds to the joy of life in Christ.

Education programs are offered during the regular season on Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM in a hybrid format. Classes are offered in-person and on Zoom for adults, children and youth. Links to Zoom classes are sent in weekly e-mail announcements, or can be requested by contacting Connor Ferreri,

Adult Education – The goals of adult education are to foster spiritual growth and increase fellowship, in small group settings, where a variety of opportunities are provided to explore scripture, history, theological diversity and contemporary issues while respecting and nurturing faith and reaching out to the community to gain connectedness. Recent classes have included The Book of Signs, Bible Passages We Ignore, The Cross and the Lynching Tree, and Women in the Bible.

Adult Church School is in full swing. We hope you will wake up early, bring your coffee and join us! We have just finished our study of Richard Hughes’ Myths America Lives By, led by Harold Houghton.

Beginning February 26, 2023, join us on Sunday mornings in Lent as we journey together through the Gospel of John. This class will be led by Connor Ferreri, our director of Children and Youth. Guided by new studies of John by Robert Kysar and Frances Taylor Gench, Connor will invite us, challenge us, and help us to explore the fourth gospel in a new light. No book is required.

Sunday Morning Parents Group – On Sunday mornings at 9:30am, we invite parents for a time to take a breath and join us in a relaxed fellowship and study. We meet as a parents group at the same time as our children’s Sunday school (9:30am to 10:30am) in the church parlor. We invite you to grab a cup of coffee and some food from the Garden Room, and then come across the hall to the parlor (between the childcare room and the sanctuary), for a time of study, prayer, and deeper connection. This year we have gone through studies of Faithful Families by Traci Smith and Let Your Life Speak by Parker Palmer. For questions, please reach out to Pastor Alex at

Children and Youth – Our Christian Education classes are designed to help children and youth discover their faith, develop a personal relationship with Jesus, and demonstrate God’s love to the world.

Children and youth Sunday School classes for all ages are held in the education wing.

Middle and High School Youth are meeting with a neighboring congregation on Sunday evenings from 6-7:30 PM.

Questions?  Contact Connor Ferreri at

Youth Fellowship – PYC (Presbyterian Youth Connection) In addition to the Sunday School opportunity, the youth at BAPC can participate in a youth program that includes social activities, service projects, seasonal retreats and camp (Camp Hanover, Montreat, and Massanetta).

Confirmation Class-  As numbers and age warrant, Bon Air offers young people an opportunity to become full members of the church family by completing a nineteen week confirmation class which teaches them about the responsibilities and meaning of church membership.