Growing in discipleship never ends. Here at St. Paul’s we rejoice in that fact! Learning is a life-long process and we believe the best learning engages the whole person. Our offerings in Adult Education cover a wide-range of topics and issues and aim to be engaging, relevant and faithful to our responsibility of life-long learning and living before the face of God.
Our recent offerings have included these forums:
- Following C.S. Lewis in Prayer
- Peacemaking as A Way of Life
- The Book of Common Prayer
- Left Behind: Are There Other Ways to Understand the Book of Revelation
- Favorite Psalms
Discovering St. Paul’s
This three-week class, led by the Rector, is offered three times a year and is open to all. If you want a refresher course in the Gospel, learn more about St. Paul’s, or want to belong more fully to our congregation, this class is for you! Room G-2.
Keeping The Word Alive
This conversational, lay-led class is offered every Sunday except when we have an All Parish Coffee Hour or when otherwise pre-empted. We examine the readings of the day, usually focusing on the gospel lesson. Bring your willingness to learn and to listen to conversations that promise to be informative, challenging, thought-provoking and fun. Room G-4.
Education for Ministry
EFM provides non-ordained people a spiritual and theological experience of the breadth and quality usually only found in seminaries. In a small group that meets once a week, participants will learn about the great sweep of the Christian tradition and learn ethics, liturgy, modern theology, the relation of Christ to culture and more. The course follows a four-year program, with each program year lasting 32 weeks. Contact Marcheta Scott in the Church Office for more information.
Two prayer groups meet regularly at St. Paul’s.
Contemplation, Conversation, and Compline meets Wednesday at 7 p.m. for quiet prayer, study and conversation.
Small Group Prayer for Intercession meets on Thursday at 10 a.m. to pray for the church, the world, and especially those in need.
Quiet Days, led by our clergy, takes place several times a year, usually on a Saturday morning during the church seasons of Advent and Lent. In 2009, we have Quiet Days scheduled for October 3rd and December 5th.
Call the Church Office for more details about any of these groups.
Our Newcomer Book for 2012
Love Beyond Reason by John Ortberg
Our Welcome Team chose this book because of its thoughtful and accessible expression of the gospel. It's a fresh expression of life in Christ here at St. Paul's. We are posting comments, beginning with the staff, to encourage readng and reflection.
March 5, 2012 from Mark Pruitt
When presented with this book, what caught my eyes was the title of Chapter 2: “Love Pays Attention.” I launched into the book through that chapter. It was a great stimulus to me to actively slow down and pay attention in very specific ways to opportunities for love. It helped me really believe that each day, each hour, had some great possibility for turning to God and to others with loving attentive care. The stand-out quotation for me in this chapter is this: “If you want to do the work of God, pay attention to people. Notice them.” Of course, more than just noticing is necessary! The author knows that, but does a fine job of making this life of faith fresh, vibrant, and real.