Adult Christian Formation

“One who is taught the word must share all good things with the one who teaches.”

~ Galatians 6:6

St. David’s is committed to providing Christian Formation for all ages. Adult Formation is a very important part of life at St. David’s and includes Sunday morning, weekday evening, and early morning opportunities for growth through small groups, lectures, and Bible studies. We also have a Center for Spiritual Growth, offering meditation, spiritual direction, and other activities to center oneself in God, individually or in groups.

Childcare is often provided for adult programs throughout the week. Check with specific programs for more details.

Sunday Offerings

Adult Forum

Sundays
} 10:30am
Chapel & Livestream

Adult Forum offers engaging dialogue and interactive teaching on Sunday mornings. Forum will return in September 2022.

All adults, both experienced Christians and newcomers, are welcome. Offered both live-streamed and in-person in the Chapel. Those watching the worship livestream may stay on the same page to continue into the forum. Questions will be taken using a form on the livestream page and at formationquestions@stdavidschurch.org.

JOIN HERE

Lectionary Bible Study

Sundays
} 11:15am
Conference Room and Zoom

Join for a small group in-depth study and discussion on the passages of the day. No preparation necessary and you do not have to commit for the whole year. Note: We will take a summer break from July 17-August 21, returning August 28.

JOIN HERE

Meeting ID: 947 7780 4874

Previous Adult Forums

You may watch forums over again on our YouTube channel’s Adult Formation playlist, embedded below.

Bible Studies

Come enjoy lively conversation and spiritual growth as we study together. These groups include people familiar with the Bible and those new to Holy Scriptures. All are welcome, including newcomers!

Rector’s Bible Study

Tuesdays
} 6:30am

On Tuesday mornings, beginning at 6:30 am, our Rector, The Rev. Frank Allen, leads a Bible study for faith. We read straight through the books and letters of the Bible with teaching, conversation, answers to questions and applications for growing in our faith and walking the Way of Love with Christ. All are welcome to participate and finish promptly at 7:30 am. Come, join us.
JOIN HERE

Meeting ID: 501 627 107
Password: frank

Bible for Everyone

Tuesdays
} 7:00pm

Interested in studying the Bible but don’t know where to start? Afraid you don’t know enough? Wondering if the Bible applies to your daily life? This practical, application-focused study will be parishioner-led and for those who need an evening study. The study is currently focused on Genesis. For questions or for more information or to let them know of your interest, contact Vincent Dixon or Jane Cannon.
JOIN HERE

Women’s Bible Study

Wednesdays
} 9:30am
Conference Room and Zoom

All women are invited to join this group as we continue the study of the Acts of the Apostles together, grow in our relationship with God and one another, and support one another through prayer and community.
JOIN HERE

Wednesday Bible Study

Wednesdays
} 12:30pm

This group welcomes all who would like to know more about the Bible from a historical critical perspective – those new to scripture study and those who are veteran readers! The study itself begins at 12:30 and runs for an hour.

Space is currently limited. Please contact The Rev. Elizabeth W. Colton for more information.

Men’s Bible Study

Fridays
} 7:00am
Zoom & Harrison Room

The Friday Morning Men’s Fellowship Bible Study provides a small group setting as a catalyst for spiritual growth and fellowship among the men of St. David’s. Our goal is to promote an environment where both lifelong Christians and brand new Christians can ask questions, get answers, make friends and increase in their knowledge and love of Christ.
JOIN HERE

Meeting ID: 970-622-059
Password: proverbs

Lectionary Bible Study

Sundays
} 11:15am
Conference Room and Zoom

Join for a small group in-depth study and discussion on the passages of the day. No preparation necessary and you do not have to commit for the whole year. Note: We will take a summer break from July 17-August 21, returning August 28.

JOIN HERE

Meeting ID: 947 7780 4874

Small Groups

Come enjoy lively conversation and spiritual growth as we study together. All are welcome, including newcomers!

Mindfulness Meditation

Tuesdays
} 9:00am
Zoom
Fridays
} 9:00am
Zoom

Mindfulness Meditation is a path to building awareness of ourselves as well as our communities and the world around us. Our sessions are suitable for all levels of experience with meditation practice, and include a short talk followed by a guided meditation and a period of sharing among those present.

Our sessions include teaching and meditations on such subjects as finding focus through Mindfulness of the Breath and the Body, Mindfulness of Emotions, Gratitude, LovingKindness, Self-Compassion and Compassion for others, and Forgiveness. Our virtual sangha is a safe, supportive, and inclusive community – your presence is welcome as often as you choose to show up. We meet Tuesdays & Fridays at 9am for 30-45 minutes (depending on the time spent in group discussion). Please join us!

Join on Zoom (Tuesdays) Join on Zoom (Fridays)

Friday Password: Metta

C.S. Lewis Book Group

Third Thursdays
} 6:00pm
Zoom

C.S. Lewis is one of most well-known and prolific Christian writers of the 20th century. He considered himself a hardcore atheist and ended up “the most reluctant convert in all England.” His writings have impacted generations of Christians as they ponder how to make faith understandable to themselves and others. This group will read some of Lewis’ famous works, including Mere Christianity and discuss their application in the modern era.

JOIN HERE

Centering Prayer

Mondays
} 7:00pm
Zoom
Wednesdays
} 8:15am
Zoom & Harrison Room

All are invited to explore Centering Prayer at either or both of our weekly gatherings. The facilitator is happy to offer instruction to anyone. We start with a short opening reading, share 20 minutes of the silence of centering prayer and close by saying the Lord’s Prayer together. We meet at 7:00pm on Monday evenings and on Wednesday mornings at 8:15 am. We hope you will join us!

MONDAY, 7:00pm
Meeting ID: 817 2768 9648
Passcode: 015753
WEDNESDAY, 8:15am
Meeting ID: 940 0643 9521
Passcode: 153011

 

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Education for Ministry (EfM)

Mondays
} 6:30pm
Conference Room and Zoom
Wednesdays
} 6:30pm
Conference Room and Zoom

Education for Ministry (EfM) is a unique four-year distance learning certificate program in theological education based upon small-group study and practice. EfM offers an opportunity to discover how to respond to the call to Christian service. We currently have two class options available, which run from September-June with a break in the summer.

We are now accepting sign-ups for EfM sessions beginning September 2022!

Sacred Ground: A Film-Based Dialogue Series on Race & Faith

Contact Information:

Kate Farrow (St. David’s)
Betsy Aikens (St. David’s)
Trudi Graves (St. Peter’s)

Overview of the Series

Sacred Ground is a film- and readings-based dialogue series on race and American history, grounded in faith. The 10-part series is geared towards small groups and includes an online curriculum of documentary films and readings that focus on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories.

Sacred Ground is part of Becoming Beloved Community, The Episcopal Church’s long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice in our personal lives, our ministries, and our society. This series is open to all, and especially designed to help white people talk with other white people. Participants are invited to peel away the layers that have contributed to the challenges and divides of the present day – all while grounded in our call to faith, hope and love.

Our 2021-22 class, held in collaboration with St. Peter’s in the Great Valley, has concluded. Stay tuned for future offerings.

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