Other Opportunities for Adult Christian Education
The Inquirer’s Class.
This class is taught by the rector each spring and is necessary for adult confirmation in the Episcopal Church. Topics include The Prayer Book, The History of the Church, the Liturgy of the Church, the Bible, the Sacraments, and more.
Cursillo is a Spanish word meaning “short course.” In the Episcopal Church the word is used to describe a weekend retreat led by clergy and laity several times a year at Camp McDowell. The weekend provides a wonderful opportunity to “get away from it all” and experience foundational Christian teaching, warm Christian fellowship and relaxed worship in a very comfortable atmosphere. The event begins with the weekend itself, and emphasis is placed on continuing the spirituality through weekly Reunion Groups and monthly gatherings called Ultreyas.
Education for Ministry.
St. Luke’s School of Theology at the University of the South produced this in-depth, four-year educational program for the laity. This intensive course has been described as a “seminary-quality education for laity.” Well-trained mentors serve as facilitators and guides through areas of Scripture, theology and practice of ministry.