Christian formation is the lifelong process of growing in our relationship with God, self, others, and all creation. It is an ongoing apprenticeship in Christian life, a lifelong venture that broadens and deepens our faith and knowledge. We call it formation, rather than education because our goal is not just to obtain information, but to be transformed into the image of Christ based on the truth we learn and experience.
At St. James, we seek to offer meaningful programs for every stage of life. Students of all ages learn Bible Stories, apply related Bible truths, and engage in age-appropriate discussion.
Below you'll find a list of all our current Faith Formation Opportunities for Adults and Youth.
Christian Formation for children endeavors to support and supplement the family's efforts to raise children as followers of Christ. Children's Formation includes Sunday classes as well as seasonal festivals and intergenerational events. Preschool ages 3 to 5 years, and grades K through 5 use a Biblically-sound curriculum enhanced with art and music.
Weekly Sunday School classes t…Read More »
The mission of St. James Parish Youth Ministries is to create a safe environment where we respond to the spiritual, emotional, psychological, social and physical needs of 6th through 12th graders by providing programs, activities, worship and mission experiences where Jesus Christ will be known and served. Middle school classes include confirmation preparation and current event i…Read More »
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 discuss…Read More »
The St. James Speaker Series brings a variety of guest speakers to the area to discuss important matters of faith, family, and community. Attending any of the St. James Parish Speaker Series events, is free to the public. Here you may find replays of our previous speakers and get a first look at upcoming opportunities.
St. James has a group dedicated to Spiritual Growth. A close cousin of Faith Formation, the Spiritual Growth Commission focuses on how to best support the community's spiritual wellbeing and growth during the different seasons of the church. The Spiritual Growth Commission is responsible for offerings like, the Quarterly Forward Day-By-Day, the Lenten and Advent Calendars, the Sp…Read More »
NURSERY SERVICES ARE CURRENTLY ON HOLD DUE TO COVID-19
Our goal is to provide a secure and happy environment for children while they and their parents/guardians worship and participate in Christian Formation and other activities at St. James.
The nursery is located in Perry Hall closest to Bacon House. See our map of Classroom Locations.
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