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 a program of theological reflection in response to every baptized person's call to ministry. Through reading and discussions we seek to nuture our Christian service. Although a four-year program no one is obliged to take all four years. Speak with the co-mentors, Marni Eaton and Alice Perry to learn more. Classes are offered in 2019-20 in Hanover and Concord. Classes may resume at St. Andrew's in autumn 2020 if there is sufficient interest. St. Andrew's defrays part of the cost.
A Course during Lent is 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.