So what is adult formation anyway? | St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church

So what is adult formation anyway?

What is spiritual formation and why is it important in my life? Why should we care? Why should we come?

Spiritual formation is the patterning and structuring of our character into the image and likeness of God. That doesn’t require us to become strange, holy people who pray constantly; rather, it is living into holy habits or spiritual disciplines that allow us to be and become that person God hoped for us at our creation. It is the art and practice of knowing ourselves as God knows us, of being and becoming that full, whole, complete, and healthy person God longs for us to be. This is the Good News!

The offerings this program year provide some tools through which to realign our relationship to God. Some of the courses are theological, others informational, and still others more practical in nature. All seek to build community, for in the kingdom of God, relationships are primary and all else is derivative.

My hope is that we begin to consider Sunday mornings at St. John’s as both a chance to praise God and a chance to study God in that place where our curiosities and desires meet. Our Adults’ Forums run from 9:15–10:00 a.m. every Sunday morning. We will always have childcare for infants, toddlers, and children (PreK–5th grade) in the Nursery. Please take the time to review these offerings and consider how they might enhance your spiritual journey.

Blessings,

Kate +

Reflections along The Path

Upcoming Classes

27
SEP
The Path: Follow Me
The Path: Follow Me
Date: 
Sunday, September 27, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
04
OCT
The Path: Proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom
The Path: Proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom
Date: 
Sunday, October 4, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
11
OCT
The Path: Crucify Him!
The Path: Crucify Him!
Date: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
11
OCT
Sacred Ground Introduction
Sacred Ground Introduction
Date: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 2:00 PM
Katie Bucy
18
OCT
The Path: We Have Seen the Lord
The Path: We Have Seen the Lord
Date: 
Sunday, October 18, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
25
OCT
The Path: Filled with the Holy Spirit
The Path: Filled with the Holy Spirit
Date: 
Sunday, October 25, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
25
OCT
Sacred Ground Session 1: Stepping onto Sacred Ground
Sacred Ground Session 1: Stepping onto Sacred Ground
Date: 
Sunday, October 25, 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
01
NOV
The Path: Grace May Abound
The Path: Grace May Abound
Date: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
08
NOV
The Path: Be Doers of the Word
The Path: Be Doers of the Word
Date: 
Sunday, November 8, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
15
NOV
The Path: The Alpha and the Omega
The Path: The Alpha and the Omega
Date: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
22
NOV
Talk Show - New Testament
Talk Show - New Testament
Date: 
Sunday, November 22, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
29
NOV
Israeli-Palestinian Issues with Doug Thorpe Part I
Israeli-Palestinian Issues with Doug Thorpe Part I
Date: 
Sunday, November 29, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
06
DEC
Israeli-Palestinian Issues with Doug Thorpe Part II
Israeli-Palestinian Issues with Doug Thorpe Part II
Date: 
Sunday, December 6, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
13
DEC
Climate Change with Judy Mayotte
Climate Change with Judy Mayotte
Date: 
Sunday, December 13, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
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