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Adult Formation

Lifelong Christian Formation in The Episcopal Church is Lifelong growth in the knowledge, service, and love of God as followers of Christ and is informed by Scripture, Reason, and Tradition.” The Episcopal Church

 

Adult formation is a vital part of our community. Sign up for the newsletter to stay current on formation opportunities at St. Thomas.

Weekly Formation

Agape Small Group

Agape Small Group meets weekly. For more information or to join a small group, ​email formation@stthomasbcs.org. All are welcome! Below are the details for the topics. 

 

Sunday Formation

Lectionary Bible Study through Sunday, November 20. 

Beginning November 27, join Father Korey for a weekly Advent study. Details forthcoming.

Education for Ministry

Education for Ministry (EfM) is a unique four-year distance learning certificate program in theological education based upon small-group study and practice. Registration has closed for 2022/2023. A new cohort will begin in the fall of 2023/204.

Tuesday Morning Group

Tuesdays begin at 7:00 am with Morning Prayer followed by breakfast and study. 

Holy Eucharist is offered in the chapel on the first Tuesday of the month.

Parent Small Group

Parent Small Group meeting Sunday mornings from October 2 through November 20 at 9:30 am. The group will be using the curriculum by The Episcopal Church titled "Centered: A Christian Discipleship Experience".  The small group meets upstairs in the Library.

Wednesday
Dinner & Formation

Dinner is served from 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm. The cost is $5 per person/$20 max per family. 

The formation (program) is from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The topics vary. Below are details for each night.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Neuroscience, and Christian Worship

Wednesday, November 2, 9, 16 with Lisa Wright, MSW, MAT, LCSW

Why is behavioral change so hard? Why is it such a challenge to alter bad habits in our lives, even when we can see that they harm us? Perhaps you’ve had a moment (or a few) where you identify with the words of Paul in Romans 7: “ I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.”

Please join us for this 3 part series beginning in November. Learn about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and some therapeutic tools to use in your own life, how Neuroscience informs our understanding of making changes in our lives, and how all of this is intimately and intricately connected with our Christian worship.

 

Annual Retreats for Men and Women

We offer an annual retreat during the spring, usually in Lent. Contact the church to sign up for the newsletter for information.