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 at Saint Andrew’s include the following:
Education for Ministry (EfM) is a four-year course in theological education based on small-group study and practice. Participants discover and nurture their call to Christian service by studying the Christian tradition and bringing it into conversation with their experience. Classes are offered at St. Andrew's and in Hanover and Concord. The current EfM session at St. Andrew's meets Tuesdays at noon. Contact Alice Perry or Marni Eaton for information. 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,
led by the Rev'd Dr. Kathleen Rusnak.
2016: Luke: five talks by local clergy.
2015: Mark: A New Translation with Mark Kutolowski.
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.