Adult Formation

We all have an innate sense of the sacred and a natural hunger to experience the sacred, but we need a community and guidance to truly grow spiritually. Christian Formation is a lifelong process that begins with the simple decision to turn towards God in love. At St. Dunstan’s Church, we seek to connect with the sacred by following Jesus. Jesus shows us how we can know the divine as loving Father, present for us in our need and wondrous beyond our understanding. Every time we come together to work, pray or worship, we are being formed as followers of Jesus, but we also benefit from classes and workshops to learn and grow.

Previous Program: Lent 2017 Adult Education series: Growing a Rule of Life

This year for the five Sundays in Lent and on Palm Sunday we looked at ways to grow our own individual spiritual lives developed by the Society of St. John the Evangelist.

The series focused on God as the Chief Gardener of our souls and uses a tool from monastic spirituality called a ‘Rule of Life’ to explore and cultivate our relationships with God, Self, Others, and Creation. Just as stakes and lattices nurture the growth of young plants, so too can spiritual disciplines support the flourishing of our whole being.

Join us to dig deep and dream big about ways to live into a more abundant life with Christ.

Wednesday Bible Study

Each Wednesday, after the 10:00am service of Holy Eucharist or Morning Prayer, this group meets to read, explore the Bible and to pray together. Our meetings start by asking the question who or what can we raise up in prayer today? After sharing our concerns and thanksgivings, we pray together. This is a special time for all of us. I love that we start with prayers and then read the scriptures.

Our Bible Study is set in the context of our lives, our concerns, our joys and our struggles. Each week the scriptures we read give us a context for the issues we have held up in prayer, and our prayers give us a focus for our questions of the readings.

Anyone can participate in this group. You don’t need to know “how” to read the Bible. All you need to know is how to read. Period. I am grateful for all that we have learned from one another in this group. I am grateful for the welcoming spirit and the generosity each new person encounters joining this group.