The Sunday School offerings below meet from 10:05 to 11:00am on Sunday mornings, or as otherwise indicated. If you have questions about any of our class offerings, please call the church office at 615-385-2150.
Sundays, December 2 and 9 | Johnson Hall
Led by the Rev. Canon Andrew Petiprin
Canon Andrew Petiprin will lead this two-part class at 10:05am in Johnson Hall. Why is Advent important? How can we deepen our faith by understanding this season better? Canon Petiprin will share his insights into why the Church values Advent as a time of holy preparation.
St. George’s 101
Grace, Discipleship, and Mission
November 11 - December 9 | Library
Led by the Rev. Michael Blaess and our other clergy
St. George's 101 is a five-week gathering for anyone who would like to be introduced to, or dig deeper into, the vision of our life together at St. George’s. It’s a great place to learn about our commitment to being disciples of Jesus Christ and to take the next steps of becoming a deeper part of our community. Those new to St. George’s are especially invited to attend!
Questions? Contact the Rev. Michael Blaess | 615-385-2150 x 212 or email@example.com
Sitting with God
Weekly | 9:00am - 10:00am in the Bride/Family Room
Sitting with God is God’s invitation to get away from the noise and other distractions of your busy week. Printed “Conversation Starters” are available in the Chapel or you can bring your own Bible or other spiritual book. This offering meets in the Chapel.
The Rector’s Forum
The Holy Spirit and the Power of God
Led by the Rev. R. Leigh Spruill
This fall’s class will focus on a simple but vital question: by what means does God continue to act in our world to bring about the Kingdom? Put another way, what are we praying when we say, “thy Kingdom come, on earth as it is in heaven?” This course will explore the biblical and historical basis for trust that God’s life is much more than spiritual enlightenment or moral righteousness. By the power of the Spirit, God’s life is a dynamic and potent force working through the church to bring about wholeness, healing, justice, miracles, signs, and genuine transformation in people. What factors limit us from being more expectant and open to the power of God? We will have alternating Sundays of Bible teachings and guest speakers offering testimony on the power of God in their lives. -RLS+
Questions? Contact Claudia Taylor at 615-385-2150 x 218 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Raising Kids for True Greatness
Led by the Revs. Kristine and Michael Blaess
Rooms 210-211 (upstairs)
We want to be the best parents we can be. We want what’s best for our kids. We want to raise our kids to be successful adults. The Revs. Kristine and Michael Blaess will help us explore a Christian approach to parenting that will help us do just this. A panel of parents who have been there ahead of us will also share stories from the trenches and talk honestly about being with our kids as they navigate the challenges of sex, drugs/alcohol, divorce, grief, death, and all that life throws at us.
Questions? Contact the Rev. Dr. Kristine Blaess | 615-385-2150 x 214 or email@example.com
Confirmation Class 2019
Come Find Where You Belong
January 6 – May 2019 | Hampton Hall
Adult Confirmation Class is for everyone. Together we will experience a deeper sense of belonging – to God, to the Christian community around the world, to one another, and to the life that is here at St. George’s. Led by clergy, Joe King, and a dedicated group of lay leaders, each Sunday will be a good mix of meaningful group conversation, social time, Q&A, and class presentations. As we explore various aspects of the life of faith and life in the church, each class will help us understand how we belong to something bigger than ourselves. And we’re going to have fun doing it.
Contact the Rev. Michael Blaess | 615-385-2150 x 212 or firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Read the Bible
Led by the Rev. Clint Wilson
January 6 - April 7 in the Chapel
(Detailed schedule attached)
The Bible seems inaccessible to many, but it is meant to be read and comprehended by everyone from armchair readers and church members to seminary students and theologians. While the beauty and truths of Scripture are inexhaustible, a few essential insights into the Bible can clear up a lot of misconceptions and help you grasp deep mysteries of Scripture and its application to your 21st-century life. To learn more about “How To Read the Bible,” join us on Sunday mornings at 10am in the Chapel, and bring your Bible!
Creating Your Way of Life
January 6 – April 28 | Youth Outer Office (Upstairs)
Led by David Weeks
In order to “grow into our full stature in Christ,” we each must deepen our immersion in “the Way” of Christ. The development of a Rule of Life is the surest means of maximizing our connections with God as it moves us from an occasional presence with God to being intertwined with God in all aspects of our daily lives. You will be introduced to the traditional components of the twelve Christian disciplines including study, fasting, solitude, and private prayer. Class size is limited; please contact David Weeks to sign up.
Contact David Weeks | 615-202-2427 or email@example.com
ETC: Ethics, Theology, and Conversation
Beginning September 2 | Conference Room
Facilitated by Shirley Hercules
ETC is a round table, open discussion of theological, spiritual, and ethical issues. The format varies from reading a book and discussing it in class, to viewing short video lectures on a given topic followed by discussion, to discussions on member suggested topics. Recent examples of topics have included the Protestant Reformation, a study of the creeds and councils of the Church from the beginning to present, intercessory prayer, and moral implications of genetic engineering. Questions and sharing of ideas constitute the main vehicle for learning.
Contact Shirley Hercules | 615-289-4890 or firstname.lastname@example.org