Adult Education & Small Group Fellowship

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Christian Education Classes


Sunday Morning Classes

NEW CLASS STARTING MARCH 6, 2022

A Lifetime Road to God: A Study in Christian Growth and Maturity
Sundays at 10 a.m. in Cranmer Hall, 3rd Floor (Beginning March 6.)

NOTE: A few copies of this class book will be available for purchase for $12 in the church office. If you are interested, please notify the Church office at 912-232-1251.

You are invited to journey with me on the “Lifetime Road” to God. Using the book written by my Ascetical Theology professor at Nashotah House, The Rt. Rev. Donald J. Parsons, we will seek to learn what it means to be a Christian in the ever-changing landscape we know as life. We will examine the practical and reasonable methods of realizing Christian maturity as they were handed down from generation to generation in the Church’s life of Christian growth.

Why is this important you might ask? For several reasons but four specifically stand out. The first, the best way to avoid sin is through spiritual growth. It brings life to the soul. The second is to bring glory to God. The primary role for the Christian is to glorify God by the way they live. Third, spiritual growth is demanded of the Christian, all Christians. Finally, we grow spiritually for the sake of others. It’s not about just me, it’s about my community of faith and my responsibility to them to be as faithful and mature a Christian possible.

Please join me, won’t you? Your passport for this journey will be the book “A Lifetime Road to God”, by The Rt. Rev. Donald J. Parsons (The Parish Press, $12), your Bible, and of course a heart willing to seek God where He wills to be found.

The Rt. Rev. Paul E. Lambert

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Adult Sunday School Class

Adult Catechism 2022: The Anglican (Episcopal) Tradition of Christianity
Sundays at 10 a.m. in the chapel (Feb. 13 to April 10, 2022)
Confirmation: 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 (Easter Eve)

Students meet in the chapel each Sunday with Fr. Dunbar. This class is designed for adults seeking baptism, confirmation, reception into membership, an introduction for newcomers, and a refresher for old-timers!

To register: Please provide your name, phone number, email address to the church office by calling 912-232-1251 or emailing info@stjohnssav.org. For non-members please add your mailing address.

Please also indicate your interest:

  • I am possibly interested in Baptism/Confirmation/Reception into Membership; –
  • I am an Inquirer
  • I am here for a Refresher.

 

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Faith & Fellowship Class

The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism
Sundays at 10 a.m. in Cranmer Hall (Ongoing)

This fellowship discussion provides an opportunity for adults with school-age children to connect, share, and encourage one another on a variety of faith-based topics.

As part of the curriculum, the group participates in an ongoing chapter by chapter reading of The Reason for God by best-selling author, Timothy Keller. This incremental reading provides wonderful content and discussion ideas.

As the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, Timothy Keller has compiled a list of the most frequently voiced “doubts” skeptics bring to his church as well as the most important reasons for faith. In “The Reason for God”, he addresses each doubt and explains each reason.

Keller uses literature, philosophy, real-life conversations, and reasoning to explain how faith in a Christian God is a soundly rational belief, held by thoughtful people of intellectual integrity with deep compassion for those who truly want to know the truth.

The only required material for this class is a copy of the book, The Reason for God by Timothy Keller, which is available for purchase at all major book retail websites.

If you have any questions about joining this class, please contact Rob Sparks at rob.sparks@firstcitizens.com.

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We also offer Sunday School classes for children and teens.

Children’s Ministry (K to 5th grades)

  • Sarah Ross provides a Sunday weekly lesson for children (K to 5th grades) on the 2nd floor of Cranmer Hall. For more details, visit our Children’s Ministry page.

 

Youth Classes (6-12th grades)

  • Middle school and high school students meet at 10 a.m. Sundays with our Minister with Youth, Steven Vanderlip. For more details, visit the Youth Ministry page.

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