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.


Coming this Fall!



Formation Offerings During the Week

Jewish & Christian Explorations: The Raphael Tapestries 

Tuesdays in the Parish Hall from 7:00pm–8:30pmLed by Samuel Moss.

Often described as “the Parthenon sculptures of modern art,” these 16th century tapestries—only displayed on the lower register within the Sistine Chapel—are rarely available for viewing by the general public.  Immerse yourself in this six-week Explorations series and enjoy the art, history, and intrigue surrounding the ten amazing tapestries of Raphael.

*Contact Samuel Moss to RSVP by August 24 or with any questions. Explorations begins Tuesday, September 10 and will conclude Tuesday, October, 15.*


Lectionary at Lunch 

Thursdays in the Gold Room from 12:00pm–1:00pmLed by Fr. Drew.

Our Lectionary at Lunch study will reconvene this Fall, though on Thursdays rather than Wednesdays. The group begins with noonday prayer and continues with bible study, conversation, and fellowship. All are welcome! No prior attendance or preparation required. Lectionary at Lunch begins Thursday, September 12.


Men's Bible Study 

Fridays at A Special Blend Coffee Shop (3900 W. Market St.) from 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.


Coming Later This Fall


Jewish & Christian Explorations: The Da Vinci Code

Tuesdays in the Parish Hall from 7:00pm–8:30pmLed by Samuel Moss.

Jesus, Mary Magdalene, the Holy Grail, the ‘sacred feminine’, and the ‘Last Supper’. These and other topics of religion are touched upon in Dan Brown’s phenomenal best-seller (2003). But how can one distinguish between what is ‘fact’ and what is ‘fiction’?  What did Dan Brown get ‘right’?  And what did he get ‘wrong’? In this six-week installment of Explorations, each participant has the opportunity to examine the available evidence directly!  As a special bonus, we will enjoy our own theater experience for an Explorations ‘movie premier’ evening. 

*Contact Samuel Moss to RSVP or with any questions. This course will begin in November 2019—stay tuned for updates!*

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