Christian Education for Adults is important because we should never stop learning about our faith. As Episcopalians, we believe that we should be knowledgeable about our faith. Attending an adult education class gives you a greater understanding of your faith, as well as providing a time of fellowship with others. There are two opportunities for adults to participate in Christian Education at St. James’. Read below to learn about these great opportunities!
Wednesday Nights @ 7pm
Introducing a NEW Adult Bible Study series for Wednesday night!
DISCIPLE is a program of disciplined Bible study aimed at developing strong Christian leaders. The study gives the Old and New Testaments equal time, emphasizing the wholeness of the Bible as a revelation of God.
DISCIPLE draws upon the work of scholars, the personal Bible reading and study of the participant, and dynamic group discussion to aid understanding of the Bible. The first study in the program is DISCIPLE: BECOMING DISCIPLES THROUGH BIBLE STUDY, a thirty-four week overview of the entire Bible.
Commitment and Time Involved
Three and one-half to four hours of independent study each week (40 minutes daily for leaders and 30 minutes daily for group members) in preparation for weekly group meetings. Attendance at weekly 2.5 hour meetings.
Each member of the group needs a study manual and a Bible. The Bible is the text for the study and the study manual will guide group members in their study and preparation for the weekly group session. The study manual also includes suggestions for individual and study-related activities. Space is provided for taking notes while reading Scripture, for recording thoughts and questions arising out of daily study, and for notes during the weekly group session. The cost for the study manual is $20.00 The titles of the sessions along with theme words and theme verses, and major persons, events, and topics will set the sequence of the biblical story in the minds of the participants. The principal Scripture for each session follows the chronological movement of the biblical story. We recommend the New Interpreters Study Bible NRSV edition.
We will begin our time together at 7:00 pm every Wednesday in the Church.
Christ and Coffee
Thursday Mornings @ 11am
During this time of fellowship, the upcoming Old Testament, Psalm, and New Testament lessons are studied. As each study is self-contained, you are welcome to come and go as your schedule allows. The format is relatively informal and no preparation is needed to attend. The time is spent in fellowship and learning. You are guaranteed to leave with a smile on your face and the love of God in your heart!