Adult Formation Classes

In-person classes are suspended indefinitely. Online formation opportunities will be posted here. Links for zoom meetings will be emailed out on Fridays. If you did not receive an email with the links, please contact either Fr. Sammy at swood@stbs.net or Sally Chambers-Rhea at schambers@stbs.net

  • The REctor's forum

    Sundays Oct 18, Oct 25, and Nov 1 at 11 a.m. on Zoom


    How can Christians love our neighbors through political engagement? Join us for three upcoming Rector's Forums that will look at what it means to be citizens and followers of Jesus Christ in a political context. Nancy Cason will join Fr. Sammy in addressing “The Politics of Neighborly Love” with a short video clip and a follow-up discussion of topics especially relevant during this election season, including Faith and the Public Square, Politics and the Common Good, and Finding Common Ground through Conversations that Matter.

  • Lifebuilders

    Sundays through November at 11 a.m. on Zoom


    We are excited this fall to welcome back LifeBuilders, our longest, running adult formation class! Building on the class's tradition of discussion-based Bible study, Lifebuilders returns with a twist. Rather than focusing on a specific book of the Bible, we will explore one author's thoughts on what the Bible is and how it is meant to be read. Using Inspired by Rachel Held Evans as our guide, as a community, we will engage in a shared conversation as we encounter the Bible as “a living, breathing, captivating, and confounding book that is able to equip us to join God’s loving and redemptive work in the world.” 


    The class will be held on Zoom and led by Jule West, David West, Jr, and Manuel Cruz. Books are available from the Gallery

Theology on Tap

Originally created for younger adults, Theology on Tap invites people of all ages to connection, conversation, drinks, and theology in a casual atmosphere around the city. Drinks and conversation at 7 p.m. The presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. During COVIDtide, Theology on Tap has moved to Zoom. 


Theology on Tap, Monday, November 30, 7 p.m. 

Thriving in Christian Singleness


TOT welcomes Pieter Valk on Monday, November 30 at 7 p.m. for a conversation on singleness in the church applicable to both those who are single and those who are married. Together we will deepen our understanding of God's design for and the kingdom beauty of vocational singleness. Why does God call some people to this lifetime singleness for the sake of the kingdom? How can churches (and in particular those who are married) better support those who are single?

Pieter is a member of Church of the Redeemer Anglican in Nashville, TN and seeking ordination to the diaconate. He studied at Vanderbilt University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Lipscomb University. Pieter is a co-founder of the Nashville Family of Brothers (familyofbrothers.org), the Director of EQUIP, and a Licensed Professional Counselor.

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.


Email Janie Ward at janiewardhemmings@gmail.com if you are interested in being part of a Life Group.



Women's Bible Study

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

The Thursday women’s Bible study has revamped for Covidtide. For the time being, here’s what’s different and what’s the same:

  • We are meeting through Zoom on Thursday evenings from 8 - 9 p.m. (traditionally we’re in-person on Thursday mornings).
  • We are following an intentionally informal structure of reflection, conversation, and prayer (traditionally we dive into a meaty study of an Old or New Testament book/topic).
  • We are following a drop-in-as-able, no-prep-needed, one-hour format (traditionally we meet for two hours and come prepared after readings and reflection questions).
  • We are still a multigenerational gathering for fellowship, prayer, studying God’s Word, and walking through life together. 
  • We are still open to all women of any walk of life and at any point of the faith journey. 

 






We all long to be together again with the young kids in childcare and the older kids in school while women with compromised health situations are safe to mingle, young and old alike, and all of us having the energy and headspace to prepare for a rigorous weekly study… but until then, we’ll be the body of Christ for each other from a distance, in a lower-expectations kind of way.

 


Contact Gretchen Abernathy for the link and more information.