ADULT FORMATION

Almighty and eternal God, so draw our hearts to you, so guide our minds, so fill our imaginations, so control our wills, that we may be wholly yours, utterly dedicated unto you; and then use us, we pray you, as you will, and always to your glory and the welfare of your people; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

Adults are offered various enrichment, study, and growth opportunities through both short- and long-term classes.  Adults are able to engage in meaningful exploration of their faith and to more fully participate in the life of our parish and our community.  Adult Christian education activities include:

  • Adult Sunday school - classes explore various selected topics through facilitated discussion

  • Episcopal 101 classes

  • Wednesday evening forums and focused explorations - include Wednesday night supper and informal programs for enrichment

  • Thursday morning Bible study - formed not only to study the Bible, but also to provide fellowship, encouragement, and learning in a supportive community

  • Opportunities for adults to serve as acolytes for the 11:00 worship service

 

Diocesan and Community Activities

St. Margaret’s parishioners participate in several Diocesan activities including book studies at the Cathedral, Dismantling Racism training, Diocesan Council, and service on various Diocesan Commissions. Several parishioners have also served as adult leaders for Diocesan youth activities including Happening, New Beginnings, and Steps to Lead (a youth leadership development program initiated by the Bishop in 2017).

 

Looking Ahead
  • Education for Ministry (EfM) -  a unique certificate program of experiential theological education for laity under the direction of The School of Theology of The University of the South. Through the years, many parishioners have completed the four-year program

  • Men’s Bible study

  • Update website to create links for online Bible study and other resources for spiritual growth

  • Newcomers' Social

  • Newcomers mentorship program