Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Discover Classes correspond with our M.A.D.E. in Christ spiritual development process and are designed to help you discover the Biblical purposes of Christ’s church and God’s plan for your life. Classes are offered quarterly, with dates announced in the weekly news sheet, flyers available at the Information Desk in the Gathering Area and on this web site.
Class 101: Discover Membership
An introduction to the benefits of belonging to St. Andrew’s, our purpose and mission, our beliefs, and what is expected of you as a member. This class is designed to introduce you to the benefits and expectations of membership at St. Andrew’s, and show you how our M.A.D.E. in Christ spiritual development process will help you grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ and live out God’s purposes for your life.
If you are interested in joining St. Andrew’s, or just want to know more about our parish or the Anglican Church, this class is for you. Class 101: Discover Membership is also our formal method of incorporation into the parish, and although you will be invited to join St. Andrew’s at the close of the class, you are under no obligation to do so. Your continued presence with us in worship and other activities is welcome, regardless of whether you choose to join the parish following the class. Once you complete the class, you may join the parish at any time simply by signing and returning the Membership Covenant that is in the Participant’s Manual that you will receive.
Class 201: Discover Spiritual Maturity
Class 201 is an introduction to the essential habits for spiritual growth: Worship, Bible Study, Prayer, Fellowship with other Christians and Christian giving. This class will equip you with the skills you need to begin these habits and will give you some resources to help you continue them.
Pre-requisite: Class 101: Discover Membership.
Your Shape For Ministry is the third in our series of classes designed
to help you discover God’s will for your life and deepen your
relationship with Jesus Christ. In Discover your SHAPE for Ministry
we’ll help you identify your unique SHAPE for ministry, and discover:
Class 301: Discover your SHAPE for Ministry
In this class, you’ll learn how God shaped your for ministry, and how you can use the Spiritual gifts he gave you, your Heart or passion, your Abilities, Personality and Experiences to serve him in the church and in the world.
You’ll complete a Personal Ministry Profile, which is a detailed Discovery tool that helps reveal how God wants to use someone with your SHAPE to serve his Church and others in need. And after the class, you’ll schedule a one-on-one meeting with a SHAPE Discovery Guide who will discuss your Personal Ministry Profile with you and help you decide where God might be calling you to serve and how he can use you to make a lasting impact.
Pre-requisite: Class 201: Discover Spiritual Maturity.
When you complete Class 301, you take part in a SHAPE Discovery Session. In your SHAPE Discovery Session, we sit down with you and help you figure out not only what you’re good at in the body of Christ, but also what you’re good at in life. (SHAPE is an acronym for Spiritual Gifts, Heart, Ability, Personality and Experiences.) We’ll also help you get plugged into ministries for which God has uniquely shaped you.
In Class 401, you’ll earn how to apply the six Biblical purposes God has for his Church and your life in your work, your personal relationships and your church, and how fulfilling God’s plan for your life will lead to a life of joy, contentment and fulfillment.
Pre-requisite: Class 301: Discover your Shape for Ministry.
Assimilation Bible Study Groups
Assimilation Bible Study Groups are a place where adults can gather in Christian fellowship to encounter the living presence of Christ — God’s Word — in their life. Christians need the nurture that comes from the Eucharist, from the Word of God, and from the fellowship of people who have been bound together in the Spirit.
Through Assimilation Bible Study Groups, we seek to:
the Scriptures with fellow Christians, and praying with them, allows
us to get into the Word of God and find out what he wants for us
so that he can be the Lord of our life.
Small Group Bible Study nourishes us with the Word of God, and gives us courage to go out in the world and proclaim with confidence that Jesus Christ is Lord.
Several of our Assimilation Small Groups bring together people with common interests, while others are of general interest.
Life Groups are groups of people who covenant with one another to meet on a regular basis to study the Scriptures, to pray with one another, and to hold one another accountable to the spiritual goals they’ve developed for their life.
E-mail us for information about any of these adult assimilation or discipleship opportunities.