One of the last things that Jesus says before he ascended to heaven in the Gospel according to Matthew is "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." Disciple is a Greek word which means "students." Throughout his ministry, Jesus taught about God’s love, God’s justice and God’s Kingdom. We see this great emphasis placed on teaching and learning by Jesus’ final words. Learning is a part of what it means to be and live as baptized Christian. This is a commandment that we value at St. Francis. We also focus our program around the title of "formation" instead of "education," as we see discipleship as a life-long journey as opposed to a degree-earning model of educational osmosis. We encourage you all to take advantage of these programs as a way to continue on the path of discipleship.
Please check the Upcoming Events tab to the right to get the most up to date schedules and information about our Christian Education offerings. Typically, we do not have Adult education offerings on the first Sunday of the month (October-May) when we hold the Parish Hall Eucharist.
9:15am - 10:15am
Sunday Mornings (check upcoming events to ensure that the class is currently running)
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.
Jewish and Christian Explorations
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Monday Evenings (check church calendar to ensure that the class is currently running)
Samuel Moss is the lecturer and facilitator for a continuing series of explorations in biblical studies, theology, religion and spirituality, which are open to the entire parish and the greater community. Visitors are always welcome. Sam has BA degrees in Anthropology/Sociology and Psychology, an MDiv degree from Duke University and over 25 years of teaching experience. Please feel free to join us, or contact Sam for additional information.
Adult Inquirer’s Class
A newcomer or inquirer’s class is offered once or twice a year to introduce visitors or newcomers to St. Francis and to the Episcopal Church. This also prepares adults for confirmation. Please contact the Church Office at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about this classes schedule.
Wednesdays in Lent
During the season of Lent, we will focus our discipleship through the good and holy work of worship. Each Wednesday we will hold an Evening Prayer service that will last 30-45 minutes