Welcome to Adventures in Learning!


These could be the best years of your life: a time to learn new things; to experience new places; to meet new people.  Our program is designed especially for YOU, an adult 55 or older, to meet YOUR mental, physical, spiritual and social needs. Each of us is as unique as the branches on a tree, so we provide a variety of programs to appeal to a variety of interests. 

Shepherd's Center of Topeka (SCT), a/k/a "Adventures in Learning," a nonprofit community ministry, is sponsored by 26 congregations and 20 community partners.  Each sponsor is committed to our mission -- many donate time, space, money, or food -- and all promote us in the community.  We are considered an extension of each sponsoring church's "fellowship ministry" and an extension of "services provided for seniors" by our sponsoring community partners. Together we're able to provide fantastic programs for YOU!

SCT is hosted at 3033 SW MacVicar Avenue, Topeka, Kansas, 66611. Additional information available by using the site navigation in the left-hand menu bar. Still have questions? Contact the Executive Director, Debra Stufflebean, at 785-249-3258 or by email: shepherdstopeka@yahoo.com.



·     First, you must be over the age of 55 to participate in SCT activities. 


·     Second, you make a $30 tax deductible donation per year OR you enroll in at least oneAdventures in Learning! per year (which costs $30 per quarterly session). Only donations above the registration fee for Adventures in Learning! sessions are considered tax deductible. 

·     As a community ministry we do not REQUIRE membership to participate in small group activities, with the exception of SCT Travelers (fieldtrips and annual vacation). 

Our hope is that you will feel that the programs we offer to seniors in our community is worth supporting with annual membership.


Adventure's in Learning - Summer Session will be August 7, 14, 21, 28.    

Computer Problems? SCT recommends Spencer Smith, 633-8321, who volunteers as the head AV-Tech for Shepherd's Center.