The next series of Basics Classes will begin Sunday, February 28. “The Basics” is an eight-week faith formation series on Sundays at 12 noon in the Fireside Room. The 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 also will help participants get to know the staff and ministries of St. John’s a little better. 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. For more info, please contact the Rev. Jered Weber-Johnson at 651-228-1172 x11 or [email protected].
Spring 2016 Basics Schedule
February 28, 2016 Basic Christianity 1 (Christology & Jesus)
March 6, 2016 Basic Christianity 2 (The Creeds)
March 13, 2016 Basic Anglicanism 1 (Anglican History)
March 20, 2016 Basic Anglicanism 2 (The Book of Common Prayer)
March 27, 2016 NO CLASS (Easter Sunday)
April 3, 2016 Basic Bible 1 (Old Testament)
April 10, 2016 Basic Bible 2 (New Testament)
April 17, 2016 Basic Discipleship (Christian Ethics)
April 24, 2016 Basic Discipleship (Life in Community at St. John’s)
Each class is taught by theologians and clergy from the St. John’s community with unique expertise in the relevant category.