Adult Education

We take seriously our Baptismal Covenant to “continue in the Apostles’ Teaching” (BCP, 304). Growing in our Faith is a principle component in Discipleship. At All Saints, we offer many adult education opportunities to grow deeply in our understanding of the Apostolic and Catholic Faith. Bible Studies, Theological Classes, and Spirituality Courses are some of several ways in which we can grow in love for Christ and His Church.

Adult Study
Wednesdays at 9:30am

This dynamic small group Bible Study tackles various studies ranging from the The Book of Exodus, the Gospel of John, and N.T. Wright’s work “Surprised by Hope.” This intimate group is great way to not only build fellowship but to strengthen your faith!

Adult Studay
Thursday Evenings at 7:30pm, following 7:00pm Eucharist

Each Thursday evening immediately following Eucharist, we embark on a theological “tour de force” in our adult education room. This intimate group is a great way to learn more about your faith and ask those questions you always wanted to ask.

Be warned: You will learn your Bible and Book of Common Prayer!

Current and Past “Theology 101” Topics

The Book of Common Prayer 
We are currently working through the Book of Common Prayer, each and every page. As Episcopalians, we believe what we pray. It is known as “Lex credendi, Lex orandi” or the “Law of Belief is the Law of Prayer.” You will see the beauty of our Faith woven in the prayers, rites and worship found in the Book of Common Prayer. Come learn our Faith!

The Case for the Resurrection 
The Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ from the Dead is the most provable facet of our Christian Faith. Come explore the evidence of the empty tomb, the witness of the Roman soldiers, the testimony of the women, and proofs of our Lord’s Resurrected Body! Celebrate Easter in a dynamic way this year! Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

Book Study of “Letter and Spirit: From Written Text to Living Word in the Liturgy” 
For both Christians and Jews, the texts of the Bible are not simply records of historical events. They are intended, through public recitations in churches and synagogues, to bring listeners and readers into the sweeping story of redemption as it unfolds in the Bible. Focusing on the Eucharist, Dr. Hahn describes how God’s Word is meant to open our eyes to the life-giving power of the sacraments, and how the liturgy brings about the “actualization” of the saving truths of Scripture.

The Royal Wedding : The Theology of Advent as coming of the Bridegroom 
Christ is coming to wed His Bride, the Church. Advent unfolds for us doing these four weeks a great mystery of a Royal Wedding. From the heralding of His Coming, to the arrival of the “Best Man” St. John the Baptist, to the beautiful Rorate Eucharist, and His arrival at Midnight, Advent is a captivating encounter for our royal wedding to Jesus Christ. Come celebrate Advent anew!

Book Study of “Being Christian” by former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams 
“Who better than Rowan Williams to be our teacher about the essentials of Christianity! In this clear, accessible exposition, we get Williams at his best – worldly wise, pastorally gentle, grounded deeply in tradition, acutely alert to the real world of violence where God indwells. Williams ushers us more deeply into our best discernment of the Christian life.” – Water Brueggemann

Bible Study on the Acts of the Apostles 
There is no better way to celebrate Easter than to proclaim the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the Dead as did the Early Church, clearly depicted in the Book of the Acts of the Apostles by St. Luke the Evangelist. We will walk chapter by chapter through this great book of the Bible and explore its history, theology, and liturgy contained there in. Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

The Liturgies and Rituals of Holy Week and the Paschal Triduum 
Holy Week and the Sacred Three Days (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil/Easter Sunday) are the high points of our liturgical life as Christians. During Lent, we will walk through this beautiful and meaningful liturgies, discussing its theology, prayers, customs and beauty meant to bring you into a deep and meaningful encounter with Christ, our Crucified and Risen Lord!