Adult Formation at Saint James’
Adult formation is learning about the faith and being formed by the triune God through:
1) study of religious sources [Bible, Prayer Book, books, etc.]
2) contemplative prayer [lectio divina, contemplation, centering prayer, examen, etc.]
3) meaningful conversation [honest, open, focused, non-judgmental, helpful, respectful, etc.]
4) and participation in the life of a faith community. [learning groups, Saint James’, The Episcopal Church]
The Path: A Journey through the Bible
Course Book: The Path: A Journey through the Bible ($10 paperback/334 pages; $10 Kindle)
Continue reading “Syllabus for The Path: A Journey through the Bible”
The Final Sessions of “Learning More about Today’s Episcopal Church
Sunday, June 18, 9:15 and 11:45 and Tuesday, June 20, 10:30
The Episcopal Way
- Chapter 12, “Falling in Love with God Again”
- Conclusion, “Walking the Episcopal Way”
People of the Way
- Chapter 7, “Living as Disciples”
- Chapter 8, “Organized for Mission”
All are welcome, whether you have read the assignments or not! Seriously!!
Continue reading “Adult Formation Update: Summer Plans”
“Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.” – Book of Common Prayer, Proper 28
The adult formation ministry team is challenging all parishioners to read the Bible in 91 days! Can you do it? Will you do it?
Here’s the plan:
The summer program to read the Bible begins on Trinity Sunday (June 11) and ends on the Sunday after Labor Day (September 10). That’s 91 days.
— The book we will be using is The Path: A Journey Through the Bible. It includes all the primary passages of the Bible, using the New Revised Standard Version, which is the same translation you hear in church. In addition to actual Bible passages, there is connecting text to covers the sense of the omitted portions in order for readers to experience the complete Bible story.
Continue reading “Read the Bible in 91 Days!”
Every other week (on the week we don’t have youth group), we’ll be meeting in the parish hall to discuss the readings for that Sunday.
As adults, and specifically as parents, we would love to see more of a mixture and fusion of scripture into the daily lives of our young people. That’s why we are hosting these middle-school roundtables during Café on the Sundays that we don’t have our evening meetings.
All middle school kids are invited to join me starting at 9:50am for (free!) breakfast and a chat about the lessons from that day, especially the Gospel and how to apply it to our daily lives.
We will join the adults for the service right before the sermon starts – this way, students will have a weekly formation time and hopefully get more out of church as a whole.
I look forward to getting to know your children better through this great new ministry!
P.S. Make sure to encourage your kids to follow us on Instagram!