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.

Sunday Mornings

The Forum with Dr. Duane Garrett

March 10, 17, 24 at 10:15 a.m. in Graves Hall

Dr. Garrett will review the lectionary readings as a Lenten exercise. He will cover all four readings each Sunday and will focus on essential meaning of each one and dealing with the core interpretation of each text.  We hope you will join us.


The Door to Spiritual Renewal: Spiritual Growth Through the Mind of St. Paul

with The Rev. Robert T. Jennings

March 10, 17, 24 at 10:15 a.m. in Rooms 201/202

The mind is not the brain. The brain, is biological, physical, and vital to making a human into a living functional being. The brain will die. This is not a class about eating more spinach, exercising regularly, or getting enough sleep. By only trying to care for and extend the life of our brain, we miss the point—we risk losing our minds—that is, we risk the loss of our spiritual life.

     The mind is at the core of our spiritual being and it literally reminds us, not of our mortality, but of our eternal     destiny with God and his kingdom. The mind is a renewable resource. Such renewal begins with conversion. Through the witness of St. Paul, we will listen for the knock that opens our minds to a life of spiritual growth and renewal for today. 


Adult Exploration Class
with The Rt. Rev. Russell E Jacobus

March 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7, 14 at 10:15 a.m. in Room 114

If you have not been Confirmed or Received into the Episcopal Church by a Bishop and would like to formalize your membership at St. Francis in the Fields, then these classes are for you.  If you have been Confirmed but would like to renew your understanding of Christianity as we live in out through our Episcopal traditions, these classes are for you.

     Over 6 weeks we will review who we are as Episcopalians and how we differ from other Christian denominations; we will look at “An Outline of the Faith” which is commonly called the Catechism; we will consider the importance of Scripture, Tradition, and Reason as they apply to our faith and beliefs; and answer any questions that you have had for years but were afraid to ask.

     Classes will be held from 10:15am to 11:00am on Sundays during the 6 weeks of Lent in Room 101 and 102 at the back of Graves Hall.  The dates for the classes are March 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7 and 14.

     For those who wish to be Confirmed, Received into the Episcopal Church, or simply want to Reaffirm their Faith when Bishop White comes on May 19th at 10:00am, these classes are a must. 

Wednesday Nights @ St. Francis

The Alpha Marriage Course
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. beginning March 13, 2019

The Marriage course is for any married couple wanting to invest in their relationship. Some couples already have a strong relationship; others are in need of help. Either way, the course offers a lifetime of practical ideas and tools to invest in the future of your relationship. Six Date Nights begin March 13th and include dinner, dessert and wine each night as well as childcare and sessions and discussion on marriage.  Sign up today HERE


Crossroads for Children

Every Wednesday night we learn about the animals of the bible. We have fun praising God, praying, learning, making crafts and playing fun games. We will offer Crossroads and Childcare on Wednesday nights for all families who attend the Alpha Marriage Course. A light dinner will be served for the children at 6:00 p.m.


Youth Solid Rock

Youth, 6-12th grades, are invited to join us on Wednesday nights.  Solid Rock begins at 7:00 p.m. (optional dinner at 6:00).  During Solid Rock in Lent, we will discuss the benefits and dangers of dating. The Bible certainly gives us some guidance on the matter Some of the topics will include: What is Dating, How to Date, Who to Date, The Benefits of Dating, The Dangers of Dating and Finding the Right One. We will have an interactive class where we will learn in a variety of fun ways that will keep us engaged and thoughtful. There will be time where the guys and the girls are in different rooms for the discussion before coming back to share their finds.  If  you would like to join us for  dinner, we’ll meet at the Vicarage at 6:00 and go to a restaurant of choice and will return to the Vicarage at 7:00 p.m. for Solid Rock.  Please bring money for your meal.

Tuesday Bible Study

The Winter session of TBS will be with the Rev. Bob Coon on the book of Hebrews and the Supremacy of Christ.


Join us Tuesday mornings beginning January 8th for the lecture at 9:30a.  If you choose to be a part of a small group, breakout sessions for discussion and prayer will begin at 10:30a.  The cost is $10/person to cover the cost of materials.


Register Here


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