Grades: PK - K | 36 students
San Diego School of Christian Studies offers seminary-level theological education to laity. The School is designed for life-long learners who wish to deepen their faith as they broaden their knowledge. The School offers four to five classes per semester. They typically range from one-day seminars to classes that run one evening a week for two to five sessions. Classes are in Old and New Testament, church history, theology, Christian ethics, and world religion. The purpose of the San Diego School of Christian Studies is to offer opportunities designed to challenge participants to grow in their understanding of the Christian faith in order to worship God in spirit and in truth and to serve the church and the world in the spirit of Christ. The San Diego School of Christian Studies offers a challenging curriculum for the serious student. Courses are provided in a wide range of general and specialized religious topics. A ministry of the First United Methodist Church of San Diego, the school is open to — and encourages enrollment by — persons of all religious faiths. SDSCS offers courses in biblical studies, theology, church history, and religion and society. General studies and a variety of specialized courses are offered. No papers are required and no tests are given in the courses offered; however, students are encouraged to read assigned materials and to participate in class discussions. First Church invests in the future of children and families by nurturing their spiritual growth through education, service, worship and fellowship opportunities. We affirm the family as a primary vehicle for sharing faith in God, and strive to provide families with resources that enable them to develop and practice their faith.