Adult Formation

Being formed into the image and likeness of Christ, is not something that stops with graduation from high school. It is a life-long journey. During our program year from September through May, we offer a range of opportunities for adults at 10am on Sunday mornings and during the week. 

    Sundays at 10

    Sunday Formation at 10 a.m. continues after Easter on April 24 with the following classes. 

    • Praying together

      Sundays at 10, April 24 - May 22

      Coordinated by Shannon Truss and led by parish Spiritual Directors

      Practice resurrection this Eastertide, by listening and looking for the risen Christ through traditional contemplative exercises. Prayer doesn’t have to be hard work. In this class, we will learn about and practice a different prayer practice for each week of Eastertide, including Fixed Hour Prayer, Lectio Divina, Breath Prayer, and Praying with Icons. The class will include teaching, time to practice together, and prayer to take home. Bring a journal if you’d like and come ready to pray together.

    • becoming beloved community: The Call to Justice

      Sundays at 10 a.m., April 24 - May 22 in Wallace Hall

      What does it mean in today’s world to “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God”?  Among the many justice issues facing our community, which are most important to us as individuals, and as a church?  Join us Sundays at 10 to hear community leaders and advocates share stories about the work they do, and how they discerned a call to stand up for those experiencing systemic injustice.  Speakers include guests Anthony Hendricks (The Public), Michelle Johnson (Tennessee Justice Center), and Mike Hodge (Nashville Organized for Action and Hope), as well as parishioners Rodger Dinwiddie (STARS) and Beth Cruz (Nashville Defenders Education Rights Project). 

    Theology on Tap

    Theology on Tap is back on Thursday, May 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. B's with our own Ginny Lamothe presenting a Theology of Hip HopJoin us on May 19 when St. B’s own Ginny Lamothe will present a Theology of Hip Hop.

    Hip Hop aficionados value authenticity above all aspects of Hip Hop music and culture. This authenticity has been heard for decades through deeply personal and painful autobiographical songs. This discussion will speak to both the historical and theological commonalities of Hip Hop to Confessions of the Church's "OG," St. Augustine of Hippo.

    Ginny is an Assistant Professor of Musicology at Belmont University, specializing in seventeenth-century music, historical dance, online teaching pedagogy, vaudeville, musical theater, and sound studies. 

    We gather at 7 p.m. for drinks on the patio. The presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. Created for younger adults but open to anyone, Theology on Tap creates space for connection, conversation, and theology in a casual atmosphere. Together we think about the intersection of culture, faith, and our daily lives. Prior topics have included Augustine, politics, the Joker, beauty, singleness, Ignatian Examen, prison ministry and the movie The Mission. 

    To learn more, email Matt Chambers-Rhea at

    Life Groups

    Life groups are committed, intentional micro-communities exploring God in our lives. We believe that life groups allow us to be more deeply connected to God and each other.

    We seek to create inter-generational groups, with a good mix of ages and experiences with church and matters of faith.  Groups meet for 1.5 hours each week for 8 weeks, with an option to continue, and you need to be able to make at least 6 of the 8 sessions. New groups are on pause during our rector transition.

    Contact Rev. Serena for more information.