St. John's Adult School
The Mission of St. John’s Adult School: to provide challenging, timely, diverse and life-giving Christ-centered Christian Education for the people of St. John’s and beyond.
Our Purpose: To encourage people in community to identify and grow their understanding of God in order that they may more consciously live a life transformed and inspired by the risen Christ.
The Approach: Every person has an understanding of God and God’s role in the history of humanity and creation. This understanding, conscious or unconscious, informs our active relationship with other people and with creation.
Watch this space and the publications section of the website for upcoming class offerings.
Education for Ministry (EFM)
Tuesday, 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, noon to 3:00pm
EFM is a four-year program of theological education sponsored by the University of the South Theology Extension Center. It enables the lay person to learn about the Christian tradition from the earliest period to the present, and helps discern one's call to Christian service. While course materials provide academic content, the focus of the program is on life as ministry and formation of community. Meetings of this group include discussion of scripture and the EFM commentary, regular worship time, presentation of spiritual autobiographies, theological reflections, discussions about beliefs, and planning one's Christian vocation. Participants receive 18 continuing education credits for each year of study. St. John's has two EFM groups that meet weekly for nine months.