» Basics Classes

Basics Classes are offered several times a year. Please watch the bulletin inserts to find out when the next class will take place. For more info, please contact the Rev. Jered Weber-Johnson at 651-228-1172 x11 or jered.weberjohnson@stjohnsstpaul.org.

This eight-week faith formation series takes place Sundays at 12:00 pm in the Fireside Room. The Basics classes give the knowledge and skills that inspire us to live a balanced spiritual life, and they offer a way for individuals to learn and grow in community. They are offered for all parishioners, especially those looking to refresh their knowledge on the basic categories of Christian faith, and required for parishioners marking a significant transition in the church (baptism, confirmation, reception, reaffirmation of baptism, joining St. John’s, marriage).

These classes tell the Christian story, teach how to read the Bible, and teach the basic Christian disciplines. The Basics classes are anything but “basic” and will engage both the heart and the mind so that we might, as a congregation, deepen our faith and draw closer to the One who is its source.

Basic Christianity tells the whole story of our faith from the beginning of time until the end. It aims to give participants the narrative framework we all need for a lifetime of growing in faith.

Part 1 — link to PDF

Part 2 — link to PDF

Basic Anglicanism is like a citizenship class. We learn where we came from, how we make decisions and how we worship. We get to know St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, the particular church community in which we are planted.

Part 1 — link to PDF

Part 2 — link to PDF

Basic Bible teaches the skills for reading the Bible intelligently and prayerfully. It combines contemporary scholarship with the traditional four senses of scripture so that we can make the ancient practice of lectio divina our own.

Part 1 — resources are this video and this video

Part 2 — link to PDF

Basic Discipleship teaches the essential Christian practices of prayer, financial stewardship and of telling our own story. It encourages students to adopt the Rhythm of Life.

link to PDF

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