Lent Formation Classes

In-person classes are suspended indefinitely. Online formation opportunities will be posted here. 

  • REctor's forum

    In this season of social distancing and COVID-19, Fr. Sammy is bringing his Rector's Forum back. Join him on zoom via phone or computer on Sundays at 1 p.m. 

  • The crucifixion

    with Zac Settle on zoom at 11 a.m. on Sundays


    History says that there was, in fact, a Jewish man named Jesus in the first century who was executed (via crucifixion) by the Roman State. Christian theology recognizes that event as (at least partially) salvific; the status of our souls and selves before God is bound up with Jesus’ execution. The theological and metaphysical impact of that historic event, though, is highly contested. Different folks think different (metaphysical) things happened on that Friday. What exactly happened on the cross of Christ is of crucial importance for our own understandings of salvation, suffering, God, and history. This Lent, we will read, discuss, and think together about Fleming Rutledge’s The Crucifixion to see what one prominent Episcopal preacher says actually happened and why it matters to us today. 


    Week Three's Handout

    Week Three's Lecture

  • Centering prayer

    Suspended until in-person worship resumes


    One of the invitations of Lent is a renewed intention to pray. Centering Prayer is an historic, contemplative prayer style that provides the opportunity to offer our attention and energy in response to God’s grace in our lives. 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.


  • The shape of lent study group

    Suspended until in-person worship resumes


    The Shape of Lent is a guide offered annually to the St. B’s family that encourages the communal practices of Prayer, Worship, and Service. Join Fr. Travis each Sunday for a time of encouragement and insight as we discuss the readings, share the challenges and gifts of the weekly fasts, and pray together.


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.  Currently we have 10 groups that meet across the city.  To learn more, click here.


Email Fr. Travis at thines@stbs.net 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.