Adult education classes use diversified formats and generally offer 2 to 3 options each Sunday, September through May. Special study courses include: Bible study groups, inquirers' class, Education for Ministry (a 4 – year course meeting once a week from September through May, exploring Old and New Testament scriptures, church history, and theology), book studies, movie discussions, and Lenten Wednesday evening dinner and programs for children and adults. The adult education offerings include presentations by our clergy, parishioners (some of whom are professors at local colleges), and guest speakers. Our Nursery is available for infants through the age of 3.
Outside of Sunday School, there are several opportunities for adults to participate in small groups and times of fellowship. Some great groups for new attendees to consider. Click through some of the options to see what might be a good fit for you.
Education for Ministry
Are you seeking to deepen and grow you faith?
It is time to consider taking EfM or Education for Ministry offered by The University of the South, Sewanee, through trained mentors at St. James. A new night class is forming now to begin in September. A new day class will form in January. The program helps participants develop the skills and insights to understand their lives through a theological lens that can shape their actions and ministry. If you are interested in the new class, please contact any of the following:
Education for Ministry (EFM) is a 4-year formation class that equips and prepares people for ministry in the church and their own personal lives. The classes cover all of the Bible (Old and New Testaments), Church History, and Personal Ministry, Reflection, and Discernment.
EFM has two separate classes at St. James
Tuesday Morning: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, meets January to May and then September to December
Monday Evening: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, meets September to May