Congregation at Duke Chapel


class session

Adult Forum

On Sunday mornings during the academic year, adults meet for the Adult Forum from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m in the lowest level of the Divinity School. With a variety of guest speakers, the Adult Forum offers presentations and discussions on a wide range of topics. The thought-provoking topics include Biblical studies, current social issues and the work of mission agencies.

October 7, 2018 Elizabeth Boehne, Presbyterian Campus Minister Being Presbyterian and the Future of the Church
October 14, 2018 Chaplain Joshua Salaam, Center for Muslim Life, Duke University The Muslim Perception of Jesus Christ
October 21, 2018 Tony Willms, Congregation member Hell, Salvation, & Hans Urs von Balthasar - What are we to do with the biblical language of Hell?
October 28, 2018 Rev. Gary Simpson, Pastor at Concord Baptist Church of Christ in Brooklyn, NY and guest preacher in Duke University Chapel Revisiting the Creation of Humanity and the Likeness of God
November 4, 2018 Josh Stanley, Pastor for Education and Discipleship Gratitude as the Root of a Common Religious Language
November 11, 2018 Regina Ford, Congregation member "Are you envious because I AM Generous", a summary of David Green's book Giving It All Away ... and Getting It All Back Again: The Way of Living Generously
November 18, 2018 Dr. Philip Cave, Associate Conductor of Chapel Music Getting a Handel on Mozart and Bach to the Future
November 25, 2018 Lynn Holmes, Divinity School Intern with the Congregation Changing Trends in Global Christianity

We have been quite fortunate to have many inspiring messages and challenging words brought to our class by our peer leaders and by internationally recognized experts and theologians. Might you wish to scan our growing list of those who have previously led our class to remember a topic upon which you hunger to hear more?

Adult Bible Study

Adults gather to study the scriptures on Sunday mornings from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. in a classroom in the lowest level of the Divinity School. Ten-week studies on a book of the Bible are held each fall and spring. Typically, in the fall the focus is on a book from the Old Testament and in the spring the focus is on a New Testament book. In addition, a Sunday morning Bible study is held in the summer. Details on these classes are available in the eNews.

Lectionary Bible Study

For many years members have gathered to discuss the Sunday lectionary texts. The lectionary study meets on the first Friday of the month at 10:00 am in the library at The Forest at Duke, 2701 Pickett, Durham. Participants explore the history, context, and meaning of the text.  This study is open to all who wish to come, regardless of residency at The Forest at Duke.

Disciple Classes

The Congregation has a history of offering an in-depth Bible study called Disciple: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study. Disciples is a program of disciplined Bible study which draws on the work of Biblical scholars and includes weekly group discussion as well as individual study. Classes are organized according to participants' interest.

Book Groups

During Lent, as well as other times of the year, the Congregation organizes book groups. The groups meet weekly for four to six weeks to stimulate thoughtful discussion as well as sustained fellowship.

New Member Class

A four-week membership class, offered each spring and fall, is an opportunity to learn more about the Congregation and consider the possibility of membership. The class meets on Sunday mornings from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. in the lowest level of the Divinity School.