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

    April 16 - May 21

    • literature & Faith

      Sundays at 10 a.m. - Starting Apr. 16, in Wallace Hall

      Join parishioners Russ Heldman, Margy Roark, and Morgan Wills to look at how specific works of literature shed light on our theology of God and the human condition. This class will examine theological imagination, mercy, redemption, imperfection, moral agency, and temptation through C.S. Lewis's A Boy and his Horse (April 16), Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice (April 23), King Lear (April 30), sonnets (May 7), Macbeth (May 14), Hamlet (May 21), through video clips, discussion, and prayer. 

    • How now shall we live?

      Sundays at 10 a.m. - Starting Apr. 16, in Gym Classroom

      Join the Justice Ministries and our guest speaker Anthony Hendricks, former pastor, and co-founder of The Public, Franklin, on Sunday at 10 a.m. in the gym during Eastertide to begin the process of moving from reflection to action in a way that honors and blesses our neighbors. Since the summer 2020 St. B's has facilitated conversations about racial justice and reconciliation. Discerning what we are called to do in response requires a commitment to move forward in an intentional and authentic way, recognizing challenges and opportunities that arise in the holy work of reconciliation.

    Women's Bible Study

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

    The Thursday morning women’s Bible study is a multi-generational gathering for fellowship, prayer, studying God’s Word, and walking through life together. It is open to all women of any walk of life and at any point of the faith journey and meets Thursdays from 9:30-11:30 in Wallace Hall.


    This year we’ll be returning to the Old Testament with Sandra Richter’s The Epic of Eden (the video study guide). We started this study in 2019 but didn’t finish due to Covid. We’ll dive into the time period, geography, and culture of Old Testament stories to trace their part of a larger pattern. 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 for childcare. 

    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.