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.


Sunday Morning Formation during Epiphany and Lent 2020

During Epiphany and Lent, our Sunday Adult Formation will take the form of a forum series on the building blocks of our faith (the Bible; the Book of Common Prayer; sacraments; worship; liturgy; and discipleship, among others). The series is called "Why Episcopal? Rediscovering Faith and Practice", and it will run from Sunday, January 12 to Sunday, March 22 (not including first Sundays). The class will conclude the Sunday prior to our annual bishop's visitation (March 29), and so will be essential to those seeking to be received or confirmed in The Episcopal Church. But we also anticipate that those who have called the Episcopal tradition home for years will greatly benefit from our time together, as well. All are welcome to any or all of the meetings. A schedule for meetings and topics can be found below. 



Formation Offerings During the Week

Midweek Eucharist with Lectionary Study

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

Lectionary at Lunch has become Midweek Eucharist with Lectionary Study! This hour, Thursdays from 12-1pm, offers midweek communion and an opportunity to reflect on the upcoming Sunday’s scripture passages. All are welcome! No prior attendance or preparation required. 


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 book of Acts.


Diocesan and Area Formation Opportunities

Montgomery & Selma, Alabama Justice Pilgrimage

Wednesday, March 18 to Saturday, March 21, 2020

From police shootings to incarceration statistics, from school accessibility to poverty rates, racism is a present reality that plagues our city and our country. Our faith calls us to confront and confess our failures and fears in order that we may be reconciled one with another. As Desmond Tutu has written, “There is no future without forgiveness.”

The Diocese of North Carolina is living into Becoming Beloved Community and embarking on a radical journey to confront the truths about race, slavery and mass incarceration on this impactful four-day pilgrimage to Montgomery and Selma,  Alabama. Click here for more information and to register.


*For more information on diocesan and area formation opportunities, contact Fr. Drew for details.

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