Christian Formation

A t St John's we believe that we all grow in faith through our life times

Adult Formation Opportunities include:

  • Sunday worship
  • Adult Education Classes - before church
  • Wednesday nights as interest arises

January Adult Formation
We are going to try something new for January! We are going to do our Bible Study via a conference call. Yes, you can stay home or even take a late lunch at work and join us on Tuesdays from 2-3 pm.  We will be starting a year-long study of the book We Make the Road by Walking, A Year Long Quest for Spiritual Formation & Activation by Brian D. McLaren. This book invites us into the story of the Bible through a lectionary type study, to get in sync with the church year we will start with Chapter 19 - Jesus Coming of Age on January 8.  Each week I invite you to read a variety of  scriptures and the chapter from the book (about 5 pages) before we meet, but we will read the material as part of our time as well.

January's Chapters & Scriptures
January 8    Chapter 19 - Jesus Coming of Age
(I Kings 3:1-28, Luke 2:39-3:14; 3;21-22, I Timothy 4:6-16)

January 15  Chapter 20 - Join the Adventure
(Isaiah 61:1-4, Luke 4:1-30; 5:1-11, Timothy 2:1-9)

January 22   Chapter 21 - Significant and Wonderful
(2 Samuel 11:26-12:15, John 2:1-12, Mark 1:21-28)

January 29 Chapter 22 -  Jesus the Teacher
(Proverbs 3;1-26, Jeremiah 31:31-34, Mark 4;1-34)

To join our Bible Study, please call (605) 468-8828 then enter the access code: 237512.  If you tell me you plan to join in, I will send you an invitation, so it is even easier to access. This is of course open to everyone, so feel free to invite friends to join in.

Children's Formation Opportunities

The children begin worship in the sanctuary with the congregation following God's time of Grace for Children they are invited to go to church school. Our one room school house church school program uses the Deep Blue curriculum.  

For babies and toddlers there is nursery care available through the worship service, but children are also welcome in the sanctuary. We believe families know what works best for them and their children.

Our children's program staff includes one paid staff. Hannah is a student at VCU and teaches our children's program and runs our nursery.

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