Second-Ponce de Leon University (SPdLU)

You are invited to develop a richer understanding of God and His word with SPdL University (SPdLU), an in-depth study experience. Offerings include traditional lecture-based learning from SPdL staff and guest speakers, small group studies and experiences, and one-time workshops on topics of interest. Past guest speakers have included seminary professors from the McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University and representatives from our partner organizations. Small group activities have included in-depth study of books of the Bible, experiencing prayer in new ways, and book studies. Watch the At Second-Ponce newsletter for additional information or contact Dr. David Hull at

Current and Upcoming SPdLU Topics

Note: There are no Wednesday PM activities on December 26 or January 2.

Beginning January 9 at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall: “The List”

Join us for a Bible study of selected passages from “The List of 100 Essential Scriptures” and will be taught by several different teachers. Dr. David Hull, associate pastor, introduces the inspiration for this SPdLU focus and offers suggestions for how to make the most of it. His offering is below. Click here for the complete list of 100 essential passages.

For more than sixty years my Dad preached and taught the Scriptures in churches, seminaries and colleges. He was a frequent guest preacher at Second-Ponce. His work as a biblical scholar, pastoral preacher and Christian leader gave him a unique perspective to offer a list of 100 Essential Scripture Passages. Knowing that he was faced with a terminal illness, I asked him for a list of the essential passages from the perspective of his long ministry. You will find his suggestions in this brochure. I believe that your faith journey will be enriched by giving thoughtful and prayerful study to these passages from the Bible.

Here is a suggestion for our spiritual growth in the New Year. Begin on January 12 and read one passage per day. Let these words of Scripture lead you into a time of prayer. Discuss what you are reading each day with family and friends. The 100 passages will take you from January 12 until Easter. If we all set out on such a journey, this will make an enriching time of spiritual renewal as the New Year begins.

In addition, I invite you to come each Wednesday night in January and February to explore the eight passages that the congregation has chosen for learning and discussion. Notice the teaching schedule to the right and join us at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall each Wednesday.