ADULT EDUCATION

Welcome to St. Francis in the Fields! Attending a new church can be intimidating and confusing. We want to make your transition as smooth as possible. Following is some information we think you’ll find helpful. If you have any questions about any of our programs, please feel free to contact the parish office at 502-228-1176.


Grow!

As you worship with us and come to know others in the church, you’ll want to grow further in your faith. Along with worship, we provide tools and encouragement for Christian formation.

Tuesday Bible Study


Beginning September 11, 9:30-11:30 a.m. with

The Rev. Bob Coon.


We will be studying:

The Life of King David: A Man after God’s Own Heart

Highlights from I & II Samuel


One of the greatest characters in the Old Testament is David, the son of Jesse. He began his life as a shepherd when he was in his teens. Then David was chosen by God to be the king of Israel. David's remarkable life, insights, and achievements inspire us today. His story is compelling, exciting—with "chance" encounters, narrow escapes, beautiful women, and a warrior who carves out an empire. 


David is a singer-songwriter, whose body of work is revered by millions of people 3,000 years after his death. His character encourages us, his weaknesses speak to us, his faith moves us. He is the king of Israel's Golden Age and points us to his great descendant, the Son of David, Jesus Christ the Lord.


Beginning September 11th Bob Coon will lead a 13-week study of David's life from the Old Testament books of 1&2 Samuel. We will look with a special emphasis on what we can learn as Jesus' disciples today. How can we be people with a heart for God like David? He was a man who brought the twelve of Israel together as a nation for the first time. He also made some terrible mistakes. Come join this study to see how we can learn from the good and the bad of David. Your understanding of his life and faith will help you to live out God’s plan for you.  

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS @ ST. FRANCIS

On Wednesdays, our parish comes together for a midweek opportunity to hear about and celebrate the Good News of God in Jesus. We hope you will join us!


We’ll come together for an optional shared meal at 5:45 p.m. and brief worship before we break up into classes at 6:30: the choir rehearses, the youth group goes to the Vicarage, the children go downstairs, and the adults choose an adult education class. The cost of this optional dinner is $8 for adults and youth, $5 for children (toddlers thru 6th grade).

For information about the children's program, Crossroads, click HERE. For information about the youth program, Solid Rock, click HERE.


Adult Education Classes to choose from...


Stories and Lessons from Numbers and Deuteronomy

Led by Duane Garrett, professor of Old Testament interpretation at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The pillars of cloud and of fire! Israel refuses to enter Canaan and wanders for 40 years! Moses strikes the rock to get water from it, but in so doing angers God! Balaam and his talking donkey! What Deuteronomy says about human life! And not least, the Shema (Deut 6:4), Israel’s most sacred teaching about God! We will study these and other passages from Numbers and Deuteronomy this fall.


Creating Community…An eight Week experience in starting a small group.

Led by The Rev. Bob Coon

Why is community so important to your spiritual life? Matthew 18:20 tells us “for where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I with them.” You cannot grow spiritually unless you are connected relationally. God designed us that way. He wants to use other people to grow you and at the same time He wants to use you to grow other people. During this eight-week study (which is designed for new small groups) you will explore how building deep relationships with the people in your group and serving the larger community around you will grow your faith. You will learn why your unique story matters to God and to those people you do life with. Community provides a great opportunity for you to grow in your relationship with God, because life is better when we are connected.


Parenting Kids in a Social Media World facilitated by Bishop Russ in the Williamson Room

Led by Bishop Russ, please join us as we look at “Connect—Real help for parenting kids in a Social Medial World”. In a social media-center world, the smart phone has become a cultural rite of passage for kids. But is that rite all wrong? How can this generation of parents blaze a new trail to equip their kids to thrive in an ever-changing digital environment while steering clear of the dangers that lurk nearby? Join us for a 3 week series looking at a video by Kirk Cameron.


To pay for dinner online (week by week or in advance), click HERE and select "Wednesday Night Dinner" from the drop-down menu. Dinners are $8 per adult and $5 per child.

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Text SFITF Dinner $8.00 to 73256 to give to the Wednesday Night Dinner fund using your text messaging. Standard text messaging rates may apply.