Adult Christian Formation

Adult Christian Formation

At St. Francis, we understand discipleship as a lifelong journey traveled in the context of a loving community. To that end, St. Francis boasts a rich variety of adult education and formation opportunities, both in large- and small-group settings. 

We offer several adult formation opportunities throughout the week, which are detailed below. Between our two Sunday morning services, 9:15am – 10:15am, offerings pertinent to the liturgical season (Advent, Epiphany, Lent, and Easter) are available. If you have any questions about our Adult Formation programs, please contact Fr. Drew.


Regular Weekly Small Groups

Men's Bible Study 

A Special Blend Coffee Shop (3900 W. Market St.)Fridays, 7:00am–8:00am

An informal time of fellowship, prayer, and bible study at the conclusion of your week.  We are currently working our way through the Gospel of Mark.


Lectionary at Lunch 

*Please note: Lectionary at Lunch does not meet during the summer months. We will reconvene in the fall.*

Gold Room. Wednesdays, 12:00pm–1:00pm

A discussion-based reflection on the upcoming Sunday’s appointed scriptures. All are welcome—no preparation or previous attendance required.


Sample Adult Formation Opportunities offered throughout the program year include:


Adult Forum Series

A time for adult parishioners to gather for conversation along with presentations by speakers – both church members and outside guests. Topics address current events and issues of interest to our parishioners, as well as Bible studies.



Explorations is a topical course led by Samuel Moss. Recent topics have included biblical studies, theology, and the arts. Explorations is open to the entire parish and the larger community; visitors are welcome. Sam has BA degrees in Anthropology/Sociology and Psychology, an MDiv degree from Duke University, and over 25 years of teaching experience. Please contact Sam for additional information.


Adult Inquirers' Class

The Adult Inquirers' Class is a mainstay of our Lenten offerings. The class runs five Sundays and introduces newcomers to St. Francis and to Anglican-Episcopal theology and spirituality. This also prepares adults for confirmation or reception in The Episcopal Church. 


Wednesday Evening Lenten Program

Our Wednesday Evening Lenten Program is a time for the community to gather for a meal and reflect on topics and themes pertinent to the penitential season of Lent. We typically begin with a time of fellowship around a pot-luck soup supper. Programming then follows the meal. Past programs have included Evening Prayer and The Great Vigil of Easter. This is a family-friendly event; all are welcome! 

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