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Adult Formation

Adults and older teens are invited to join any of our education programs.  Due to COVID-19 concerns, we are offering zoom and in-person classes at this time.

 

Episcopal Church 101 – Wednesdays, 6-7 via Zoom (Coming Soon)

Who are Episcopalians and what do we believe?  Why are people crossing themselves?  Why is the Eucharist/Communion important in our lives?  Why do people call God “he” or “she." These questions and more are considered in this fun 6-week class. Contact Mother Cynthia if you would like to join.

 

Rector’s Bible Study

This group meets weekly to study and discuss the Bible.  We look at a variety of sources to inform how we read and are shaped by the holy scriptures.

Education For Ministry 

"Education for Ministry (EfM)" is a program of personal renewal and spiritual transformation based upon individual study and practice.

 

Deeply rooted in the Christian tradition, yet open to all, EfM invites us to engage in study, worship, and theological reflection. Guided by trained mentors, participants meet each week in a small group setting for a period of 2.5-3 hours.

 

Over the course of nine months, group members are invited to connect more deeply with God and our role in bringing God’s healing love to a hurt and broken world.

 

New groups begin in September and run through mid-May. 

Education for Ministry (EfM) is a unique four-year distance learning certificate program in theological education based upon small-group study and practice.. EfM helps the individual encounter the breadth and depth of the Christian tradition and bring it into conversation with their experiences of the world as they study, worship, and engage in theological reflection together. 

 

Through study, prayer, and reflection, EfM groups move toward a new understanding of the fullness of God’s kingdom.

 

Participants are given weekly assignments to study with the help of the EfM Reading and Reflection Guide. They spend between two and four hours in study and preparation each week. In the seminar participants are invited to share their insights and discoveries as well as to discuss questions the study materials raise for them. Through discussion and guided reflection, the seminars furnish an opportunity to deepen understanding of the reading materials.

 

The goal is to learn to think theologically. By examining their own beliefs and their relationship to our culture and the tradition of our Christian faith, participants can learn what it means to be effective ministers in the world. In coming to terms with the notion that everything we do has potential for manifesting the love of Christ, we discover that our ministry is at hand wherever we turn.  

 

Trinity’s group meets on Tuesdays during the academic year. St George’s has an EFM group on Mondays.

 

Please visit http://efm.sewanee.edu/ to learn more about the EfM program.

 

Interested in participating? Contact Mother Cynthia via email at cynthia@trinity-fredericksburg.org.

 

 

Previous classes:  Making Prayer Beads, Painted Prayers. Instructed Eucharist

 

Children:  Sunday School and Beyond

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