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 Night Program
All Wednesday Night Programs are scheduled from 6:30—8:00pm
Wednesday Night Program—Session 1
Disciple Bible Study: Gospel of John through the Book of Revelation
Instructor: Rev. Deacon Lou Steffenhagen
September 11th - December 11th (13 sessions)
Disciple is a program of disciplined Bible study aimed at developing strong Christian leaders. The class finished its study of the Old Testament last program year and began exploring the New Testament. We will begin this year with the Gospel of John. New members to the class will receive photocopies of the worksheets from the Disciple workbook and do not need to purchase a copy of the workbook. Bring any NRSV bible or one will be provided!
Wednesday Night Program—Session 2
The Way of Love: Practices for a Jesus - Centered Life
Instructor: Lauren Exley
December 18th - February 12th (7 sessions)
In his introduction to The Way of Love, Bishop Curry asks the question “How can we together grow more deeply with Jesus Christ at the center of our lives, so we can bear witness to his way of love in and for the world?” The Way of Love is an intentional commitment to a set of practices designed to help you answer that very question. Together, we will explore the spiritual practices of Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, and Rest. Class will consist of discussion, personal reflection, prayer, and worship.
Wednesday Night Program—Session 3
Instructor: Rev. Dr. Mike Sowards
April 15th - May 13th (5 sessions)
Ever wish you could just sit around and have a great theological discussion with Fr. Mike and the fellow members of your congregation? Well, here is your chance! Join us for “Rector’s Forum”. Fr. Mike will lead informal discussions on the following topics:
- “How Are We Saved?”
- “Baptism and Its Importance Today
- “The Relationship Between Science and Theology”
- “The Theology of Creation”
- “The Role of Christian Ethics in Law and Order”
No prior knowledge is necessary and you can attend forum topics as your schedule allows. Join us for wonderful conversations of faith to learn and fellowship together.
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!