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. 

    • Biblical justice in a broken world

      Oct. 23 - Dec. 11 (except Nov. 20 & 27)


      Wondering why we talk about social justice at St. B's? Feeling like you need to turn to Scripture when thinking about social ills in this world? Wanting a space for conversations about challenging social issues? Join facilitators Don Paul Gross, Caroline Martin, Kristen Stewart, and David West from our Justice Ministries to explore how the Bible, our Baptismal Covenant, and other resources can inform our response to social ills like poverty, unemployment, health disparities, and racism. (Wallace Hall)

    • Anglicanism & the episcopal church

      Oct. 23 - Dec. 11 (except Nov. 20 & 27)


      Join Rev. Serena for an engaging lecture and discussion class on the theological, historical, liturgical, prayer, and sacramental aspects of our Episcopal church and our Anglican identity. Come find out what various pop and rock songs have to do with our shared faith! 


      This class is for all adults interested in learning more about our tradition or wanting to become confirmed members. 

    Theology on Tap

    Theology on Tap is back for another season and first up is our own Chris Hornsby leading a conversation on Jesus, Creation, & Justice! The topic of creation and nature and how do we care for it has been buzzing for a while now. What are we as Christians supposed to think about these things? What does following Jesus mean regarding our view of the outside world? Join us on Thursday, October 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the St. B’s garden for beverages and theological reflection about Jesus, nature, and the environment. Chris will offer meditations on Scripture, lead an educational walk through our grounds, and discuss ways that environmental stewardship ties into justice.


    Chris Hornsby is the Field Operations Supervisor at the Cumberland River Compact and works with programming related to establishing an urban canopy and other green infrastructure installations.


    To learn more, email Matt Chambers-Rhea at rheamr@gmail.com.

    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 (
    gretchen.abernathy@gmail.com) 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.