Adult Formation

The Adult Forum
The Adult Forum meets on scheduled Sunday mornings at 9:40am or Thursday mornings at 9:00 am. The clergy and other community leaders, offer classes on a range of topics from the Bible and theology to church history, faithful living, and current events. The Winter and Spring 2017-18 schedule includes a class led by the Rev. Mike Tan Creti on his poem based on the conversion of Paul, a study on A Practical Christianity by Jane Shaw, and a class on the Book of Common Prayer from the perspective of a layperson.

Education for Ministry (EfM)
Education for Ministry is a four-year ministry formation and theological education program for lay people. Participants meet once a week led by trained mentors. Participants form a tight-knit community while they study the Bible, church history, and theology, as they learn to engage together in theological reflection. EfM is an outreach program of the School of Theology, University of the South, located in Sewanee, Tennessee.

In addition, students are guided in discerning and nurturing their ministries, as we are called to do by our baptismal covenant. The process provides each member with knowledge and confidence about themselves, teaching them to work with others as a group while deepening their faith.
For more information contact parishioner Woody Bradford or Deacon Bryan Peterson.

Episcopal 101/Adult Confirmation
Are you new to the Episcopal Church and want to learn more? Maybe you are a longtime member but need a refresher. Are you interested in being confirmed or received when the bishop visits on April 29? Consider attending our upcoming Episcopal 101/Adult Confirmation class. Open to all adults and teens in 10th grade or older, this seven-week course will explore the roots and traditions of the Episcopal Church, as well as how we interact in the world today. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Rev. Marisa. Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings, 6-7:30pm, on March 6, 13, and 20, and April 3, 10, 17, and 24.

Lenten Retreat
All Saints offers an annual Lenten Retreat at the St. Benedict Center in Schuyler, Nebraska. The retreat is led by clergy or other community leaders. The topic changes each year and is generally announced in early Winter. There is ample time for quiet reflection and fellowship to nourish the body as well as the soul. The 2018 retreat is scheduled for March 2-4, and will begin just prior to dinner on Friday, concluding with worship on Sunday morning. For more information, please contact the Rector. Funds are available to assist with the registration costs. For more information, please contact The Rev. Karen Watson.

Pilgrimage Series
To explore or religious traditions and faith, All Saints is starting an adult pilgrimage series. Every two-three years, parishioners and friends will be invited to travel to places around the globe to explore our spirituality and history. Our next pilgrimage is scheduled for Fall of 2018 and will take us to England to discover our roots as Anglicans. Watch this space for more information.