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

    Beginning September 12, adult formation resumes at 10 a.m.  

    Click the tabs below to learn about the first round of classes. We are excited that further into the fall, Charlie and Mickie Newman follow the St. B's 101 class in October with four weeks on spiritual gifts. In November, Rev. Serena will lead a study on Evangelism through the book of Acts, and Heather Wills will lead a class on processing grief. 

    Download our fall brochure will a complete list of classes and calendar >>>here

    The Rector's Forum: Grounded in the Gospel with Fr. Sammy

    September 12 - October 21 in the Nave

    St. B’s is a “gospel community,” but what does that really mean? Is Christianity “good news” -- and if it is, then why are people leaving the church? Fr. Sammy leads us in a study of the scope of the Biblical Gospel asking what it is and how it affects all of life. Oct. 17 and 24th, he will focus on the Gospel as it pertains to environmental issues and creation care. 

    You can find an audio and video recording of each session here . 

    Theology on Tap

    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. Join us this fall on Oct 4 & Nov. 29. Prior topics have included Augustine, politics, the Joker, beauty, singleness, and the movie The Mission. 

    We gather at 7 p.m, with the presentation beginning at 7:30 p.m. To learn more, email Matt Chambers-Rhea at 

    Where is God in All the Things

    with Katie Haseltine

    October 4, 7 - 9 p.m. 

    It’s hard to deny that everything around us feels crazy these days. It sure seem like it’s one thing after another after another. As Christians, how do we navigate the hard and crazy? Is God really in all things? 

    Join us for Theology on Tap, October 4 from 7 - 9 p.m. in person at St. B’s as we consider this with the help of Katie Haseltine, spiritual director, coach, and author of the book, All the Things: A 30 Day Guide to Experiencing God’s Presence in the Prayer of Examen.  

    Katie’s talk will draw upon the wisdom of Ignatius of Loyola’s prayer of examen, brain science, and personal practice as she looks to guide us in finding God in all the things.

    Weather permitting, T.O.T. will be held outside in the garden. We’ll have drinks for all and fire pits lit if it’s cold. 

    About Katie: Katie is a trained spiritual director, and certified enneagram and self-care coach. She lives with her family and attends Church of the City in Franklin.

    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 will start in the Fall 2021 program year.

    Contact Rev. Serena for more information.