Sunday Classes: Jan. 19 - Feb. 23

Adult formation classes rotate every six to eight weeks on a Sunday morning at 10 a.m. The following classes begin on January 19 and conclude on February 23.


For more information on upcoming classes, email Fr. Travis at thines@stbs.net. 

  • Intro to Anglicanism

    With Fr. Sammy & Fr. Charlie in the Church


    Ever wondered where the Prayer Book comes from? Or how is Anglicanism different from other denominations? What actually happens during the Eucharist? And how does Queen Elizabeth figure in all this? What do the symbols around the nave mean? What is a nave, for that matter? If you're curious, then Intro to Anglicanism is for you!

    Join Frs. Sammy and Charlie as they explore these questions and many more and survey Anglicanism's rich history and beliefs that make us who we are as Episcopalians. This class serves as preparation for the Rite of Confirmation and membership at St. Bartholomew's, as well as an enjoyable refresher course for life-long Episcopalians.

  • Faith & Work 101

    With Rose Wynne Brooks & Fr. Travis downstairs in Rm. 109


    People spend 165 Hours outside of Church each week. Do you wonder “How does my work matter to God?" If you are looking to relate your faith to your occupation, join us as we provide a glimpse of how to connect your work to God’s work.  Understanding and embracing that all good work - not just ministerial, missionary, medical, or non-profit work - matters to God and is fundamental to joining Him in His redemptive plan for this world. We leverage scripture, Every Good Endeavor, by Timothy Keller with Katherine Alsdorf and material from Nashville Institute for Faith and Work.  Feel free to buy a copy of Every Good Endeavor, but it isn’t necessary to join in the learning and discussion.

  • How To Be a Human: Living Fully in a Tragic World

    With Stephen James in Wallace Hall


    You are a needy, emotional, and spiritual being, hungry for relationship--and that's how God designed you.  With a little teaching and a lot of questions, Stephen James invites us to learn how to live more fully in a tragic world.  Informed by the Spiritual Root System™-- “a guide to help people live fully, love deeply, and lead well”--Stephen will provide insight and facilitate conversation to help discover how God's love pierces through our layers of shame and pain to meet our needs.




  • Centering prayer

    with Rick Wood downstairs in Rm. 99


    Craving some peace and quiet? This historic, contemplative prayer style has been at the heart of Christian Formation for centuries. The class is open to everyone including newcomers and experienced contemplatives alike. Centering Prayer lasts for about 30 minutes. Contact Rick Wood for more info at rwood@ssr-inc.com.

Life Groups

Life Groups are small groups of 6-12 people cultivating the values of hospitality, trust, connection, and worship. Life Groups meet weekly for 8-10 weeks, using a simple format that creates space for food, prayer, conversation, and worship.  Two new groups are starting mid-October in Bellevue and Forest Hills, and three continuing groups are welcoming new members in West Meade, Forest Hills and Spring Hill.  To learn more, click here.


Email Fr. Travis at thines@stbs.net if you would like to join one of these groups, or if you are interested in seeing a Life Group start in your area.


Women's Bible Study

Thursdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

The Thursday morning women’s Bible study picks back up on August 29! This multigenerational group gathers most Thursdays during the school year from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. for fellowship, prayer, studying scripture, and walking through life together. It is open to all women of any walk of life and at any point of the faith journey. Childcare is available for kids not yet in kindergarten. 

 

This year we’ll be studying an overview of the Old Testament with Sandra Richter’s The Epic of Eden. It’s a meaty study to help us grasp the good, the bad, and the ugly of the Old Testament and how it relates to God’s activity in the present. Contact Gretchen Abernathy for more information, and if you would like a book.