Adult Christian Education

With regular learning, our faith becomes much more than a collection of information; it becomes a lens through which we see our lives. And when we see with the eyes of faith, we are more likely to act as God would have us act, for our sakes and the sake of others.


September 8 is the start of our 2019-2020 Program Year - Adult Education Classes are at 10:10am in St. Barbara.


Exploring the Bible with Father Reed

 

Don’t know the Bible stories well? Not sure how we understand the Bible as Episcopalians? Confused about how to develop a regular practice of reading the Bible?

 

Studies have shown that regular reading of the Bible is one of the strongest indicators for spiritual vitality, and yet Episcopalians tend    to read the Bible less frequently than most other Christians.

 

Over six interactive classes, we will:

+ Read through and discuss some of the major stories of the Bible

 Learn how Episcopalians interpret the Bible

+ Learn how to read, pray with, and use the Bible for spiritual growth

 

Book for the class: “The Path: A Journey Through the Bible” by Forward Movement. Participants are encouraged to order the book (on your own) and read four chapters per week. “The Path” describes itself as being “a clear and easy-to-read introduction to the grand story of the Bible….an amazing 360-degree overview of the vast, sweeping epic of God’s extraordinary love for ordinary people.”

 

September 8: Exploring the Bible

September 15: Exploring the Bible


September 22: All Parish Breakfast Potluck


September 29: Exploring the Bible

October 6: No Christian education (Blessing of the Animals at 9am)

October 13: Exploring the Bible

 

October 20: Special Guest: The Rev. Scott Gunn, Executive Director of Forward Movement

 

October 27: Pledge Commitment Sunday Brunch


November 3: Exploring the Bible

November 10: Exploring the Bible

     

To see the other Adult Education classes we’ve had recently, click here.

Confirmation

“In the course of their Christian development, those baptized at an early age are expected, when they are ready and have been duly prepared, to make a mature public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism and to receive the laying on of hands by the bishop. Those baptized as adults, unless baptized with laying on of hands by a bishop, are also expected to make a public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism in the presence of a bishop and to receive the laying on of hands.” 

                                                                                  From the Book of Common Prayer, Page 412


All Saints’ offers Adult Confirmation/Inquirer’s Classes for those who are considering becoming a Christian; those who are considering joining the Episcopal Church; and for those who would like to deepen their faith and learn more about their Episcopal heritage. 


Church Youth Confirmation Classes for Grades 7-8

Classes began January 2020. 

Questions, contact The Rev. Emilie Finn at efinn@allsaintsoncentral.org


The Path of Discipleship (Adult Confirmation Class)  

This is not your usual “class,” but a group committing to support one another as we walk together the path of faith, following Jesus. We will get to know each other, pray, and study the Christian faith in the Episcopal tradition. Father Poulson Reed and parishioner Michael King will be the mentors, with visits from special guests from time to time. This group is for adults who wish to be baptized, confirmed, received into The Episcopal Church (for those already confirmed in other denominations), and those Episcopalians who wish to reaffirm their commitment of faith. In other words, anyone may join the group, if you are willing to commit to our time together. We will  meet Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm March 10 through April 28, 2020. Email Fr. Poulson Reed at preed@allsaintsoncentral.org to sign up. 

 

Other Education Offerings

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  • Book Discussion Group

    The first Wednesday of the month from 7:30 – 9:00pm in the Urbano Library (September through April)
    The Book Discussion Group welcomes anyone who enjoys challenging reading and spirited discussion.  The group reads mainly nonfiction books, and the occasional novel, that is selected to help develop spirituality and a greater understanding of our faith and the faith of others.  Click here for the Book Discussion Group 2019-2020 Reading List.