Christian formation is the lifelong process of growing with and toward God. Every experience in our lives can provide us with the opportunity to express our faith; the challenge we face is recognizing these opportunities and learning ways to live a sometimes counter-cultural life in a secular world.
Regular opportunities for Christian education include the following:
Education for Ministry (EfM) is the Episcopal Church's program of theological reflection in response to every baptized person's call to ministry. Through reading and discussions participants seek to nurture their Christian service. Although a four-year program no one is obliged to take all four years. Classes are expected to resume at St. Andrew's in autumn 2020. Registration materials will be available soon. Speak with the co-mentors, Marni Eaton and Alice Perry, to learn more. Usually classes are also offered in Hanover and Concord.
A Course during Lent is usually offered each year. Recent ones:
2018: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John, a program from Society of Saint John the Evangelist.
2017: The Origins of Repentance and Forgiveness: Genesis and the Story of Joseph
2016: Luke: five talks by local clergy.
2014: Henri Nouwen’s The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming.
Novel Theology discussions take place on the second Wednesday of the month. The group meets 7:00 - 8:30 pm. See Learn\Novel Theology for more information.
Faith and Issues discussions take place Saturday mornings starting at 9:00 am. See Learn\Current Programs for more information.