Through Adult Education at St. Stephen’s, we strive to provide our congregation with diverse biblical, theological, and spiritual learning opportunities. As Episcopalians, we enjoy thinking deeply and critically about our faith together, and we savor the laughter and fellowship that comes with it! Therefore, we offer several different ways to become involved. Check out the follow education opportunities:
Sunday School: Different classes (usually 4 to 6 weeks in duration) are held during the year at 9:15 AM Sunday mornings in the Parish Hall classroom. If you are interested in participating, click on the button below for a description of our upcoming class. If you are interested in teaching, please contact the church office and speak with Father Perdue (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Frank: a young adult bible study is a group designed to provide young adults at St. Stephen's with the opportunity to fellowship with other young adults and to engage in theological dialogue. The group meets every other Thursday at 6:00PM in the Parish Hall during the fall and spring. A light meal is served, and childcare is provided. Come expecting to have a Frank discussion about your faith. For more information about Frank, contact Shely Adamson (email@example.com) or Ryan Adamson (firstname.lastname@example.org). Also, join our Facebook page.
An Annual Inquirer's Class usually takes place every fall at St. Stephen's before the annual Bishop's visit in October or November. Everyone is welcome to attend this class, but new visitors and those wishing to join St. Stephen's are especially encouraged to attend. The Inquirer's Class is mandatory for those who are seeking confirmation at St. Stephen's. If you are interested in joining St. Stephen's, contact the church office to set up an appointment with Father Perdue.
Education for Ministry (EfM) is a four-year program of study through the University of the South (Sewanee) designed to train people in lay ministry. The class includes study in Old Testament, New Testament, Church History, and Christian Theology. Sign up for the program begins each year (usually by July 15), and the class starts in September. There is a fee associated with this class. Contact Father Perdue (email@example.com) for more information.
The Rector's Lenten Study begin at 5:30PM the Wednesday following Ash Wednesday and lasts throughout the season of Lent. The class is held in the Parish Hall at 5:30PM each Wednesday. A light dinner will be served. Don't miss out on this study which always promises to be the high point of Christian Education at St. Stephen's.
The Men of St. Stephen's (MoSS) is not technically an educational forum, but the Men fellowship and work together, forming a community of mission, support, and camaraderie. Click the link below for more information.
Saints and Sinners is also not technically an education forum, but these groups are a place of camaraderie and fellowship that offer support, encouragement, and love on a small group level. Click the link below for more information.