The mission of Adult Spiritual Formation Commission is to foster spiritual and personal growth through Christian study and fellowship. We believe that Small Groups are a wonderful way to do this! Our offerings cover a variety of topics and formats. We welcome and encourage your participation. Please take a look at our Bible study group offerings below.
Women’s Monday Night Bible Study
The life and teachings of Jesus will be the focus of these gatherings, using the text arranged by Dr. Henry Sharman with Matthew, Mark and Luke in parallel format. Conversation will be guided by questions suggested in Mary Morrison’s book Approaching the Gospels Together. This is an opportunity to explore what the gospels can tell us about Jesus, about the Kingdom of God, about faith, healing and forgiveness. All are welcome and welcome to come as often as time permits. Sessions will be held off-campus. Contact Ginger Goodrich for more information about schedule and location.
Women’s Thursday Morning Bible Study
Starting September 28. The focus will be on the Acts of the Apostles, offering an opportunity to read the text, and to explore and discover together what happens after the end of Luke’s Gospel. All are welcome and no prior experience is necessary. The discussion will be facilitated by Ginger Goodrich. Come and see!
Friday Morning Bible Study
“Women of the Word” – Join us as we read together the Gospel of John. Time-honored questions and a unique group process called Approaching the Gospels Together guide us into a fresh way of encountering Jesus in the Gospel text. Whether you have never read the Gospel of John or have read it many times, this approach allows the Gospel to meet you where you are on your spiritual journey. We will read the Gospel of John in order from beginning to end, but each session is stand-alone. No prior preparation is required, so you are welcome to come when you can. For more information, contact Sarah Elliott at email@example.com.
Divinity at Dusk – Men’s Bible Study
Continuing the popular “Divinity at Dusk” men’s Bible study series, this year’s class will be exploring the Gospel of John. This Gospel account — whose authorship is traditionally ascribed to the “Disciple whom Jesus loved” — differs significantly from the synoptic Gospel accounts in the books of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. How so? Come find out! Join the Men of St. Thomas’ on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in Haas Hall for light fare, beverages, and spiritual conversation. Led by the Rev. Marek Zabriskie and parishioner David Thayer, this class will be meeting on the evenings of January 25, February 1, February 8, and February 15. And fear not: if you can’t make every session, they will be sure that you won’t miss a beat. Simply contact Anita Burke at: firstname.lastname@example.org