Christian Formation Class

Who among us has not taken up his cross, as Jesus Christ commands his followers, and felt the weight of the rough, splintered wood? Who doesn’t yearn for redemption, Resurrection, and the promises of the kingdom of God, in this life as well as in the life to come?

The Episcopal Church believes that Christian formation lasts a lifetime. Each faithful adult is a theologian, making her way through the joys, complexities, and sorrows of life while discerning how she is called to glorify God, serve God, and find peace in our God in Christ.

From September through June each year, we explore these and other topics and issues in all our Christian formation and Spiritual Path offerings, including lectio divina (a meditation ministry) most Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., Bible Fellowship Tuesdays at 7 p.m. (we’re currently studying the Book of Isaiah), and our 9 a.m. Christian formation hour on Sundays where childcare is also available.

Please check the web site for our current 9 a.m. Sunday class. It may be a conversation about a spiritual book or a novel, an “Episcopal 101” series, or an edition of our ongoing “Sunday News” series, examining current events in the light of the gospel.

Education for Ministry

Dig deeper into the Christian faith, studying the Bible, Church history and theological ideas and reflect on connecting faith with life experiences. http://www.sewanee.edu/EFM/index.htm Contact the church office to participate in St. John’s active EFM group.

St. John’s Bible Fellowship

St. John’s Bible Fellowship: Every Tuesday night at 7 pm, gather with friends to read and discuss. No previous attendance required, everyone welcome! The subject matter of the classes includes Biblical topics, social issues, church history, adult confirmation preparation, and other diverse themes. In the past we have considered such subjects as The Beatitudes, the works of C.S. Lewis, End-of-Life Issues, Desert Spirituality, the Sacraments of the Church, and Anglican/Episcopal history.

Questions? Contact Fr. John Taylor