THE ACADEMY OF SPIRITUAL FORMATION
The Academy of Spiritual Formation is how we think about adult spiritual formation. We understand that seekers and learners come from a variety of backgrounds, ask different questions, and respond to a multitude of learning environments.
Within the Academy framework, we don’t do "one thing." We offer a plethora of formation opportunities presented by clergy, our community, or from our vast network of local and national teachers.
Here are some of the ways we do that.
As in life, some journeys are meant to be taken together.
Travel down the well-worn path of spiritual exploration, reflection, and contemplation. Over a 2-year period, join a small group and mentors as they explore the mystical traditions of Christianity and other world religions.
Interested? Applications for the 2022-2023 Deep Shift group starting Jan 11, 2022 are now being accepted. December 11 is the deadline to apply. For more information contact this year’s facilitators at email@example.com.
To download the Deep Shift application, click here.
CHRIST-CENTERED PRAYER CLASS
"I will not leave you comfortless" (John 14:18). All Saints' presents, "Christ Centered Prayer (CCP)," a meditation practice of simplicity and silence. Instruction is given, no experience necessary.
Mondays from 6-7 PM via Zoom. Please contact Mary Carpenter via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WISDOM CLASS: LOVE IS THE WAY
Starting September 14th and 16th, Wisdom Class will begin their discussion of Love is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times by Bishop Michael Curry.
In it, Bishop Curry expands upon his message of hope in an inspirational road map for living the way of love, illuminated with moving lessons from his own life.
Interested in Wisdom Class?
Join us! Wisdom Class meets Tuesdays or Thursdays and kicks off September 14th and 16th. Both classes meet weekly from 10:00-11:30 AM. Please email Jan Hilton at Janannehilton@gmail.com for more information and access to the Zoom Link.
THE GARDEN: AN EVENING OF CREATIVE EXPRESSION
Bring a poem to share, a song to sing, or some art to show. The work can be your own original creation, or you can share a favorite poem, song, or art piece created by someone else.
All are welcome--to listen, to share, and to connect to each other through our creative expressions.
As a security measure, registration for this event is required. Please email Alice Berecka at email@example.com
EfM (Education for Ministry)
Education for Ministry (EfM) is a program of personal renewal and spiritual transformation based upon individual study and practice.
Deeply rooted in the Christian tradition — yet, open to all — EfM invites us to engage in study, worship, and theological reflection. Guided by trained mentors, participants meet each week in a small group setting for a period of 2-3 hours. Over the course of 9 months, group members are invited to connect more deeply with God and our role in bringing God’s healing love to our hurt and broken world.
New groups begin in September and run through mid-May. All course materials are provided by the School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN.
In compliance with current guidelines given by Bishop Reed restricting in-person gatherings, we will begin the 2020-21 program year by meeting virtually via Zoom. Meetings are scheduled from 4-6:30 pm on Thursday afternoons. If personal gatherings become possible at some point, any and all participants may continue to participate remotely if they choose. We are comfortable with a hybrid community experience and committed to making the new landscape as comfortable as possible for all of our members.