OF SPIRITUAL FORMATION
The Academy of Spiritual Formation is our home for 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, teachers within our community,
or from our network of local and national teachers.
Here are some of the ways we do that.
Jan Hilton leads three ongoing groups with lively discussion and reflection on readings from a variety of topics and focuses. Each group is reading the same book. So pick the best time for you to join one of her Wisdom Class:
Tuesdays 10 - 11:30 am In-person in the Oratory
Wednesdays 3-4:30 pm In-person in the Oratory
Thursdays 10 - 11:30 am via Zoom
To sign up or for more information, email Jan.
Discussion on the next book begins April 11-13. The new book is THE SUM OF US: WHAT RACISM COSTS ALL OF US AND HOW WE CAN PROSPER TOGETHER by Heather McGhee. Jan has copies of the book available for $15. (The book and the Kindle book cost the same amount.)
SUNDAY ADULT FORMATION CLASS
Each Sunday morning from 9:30 - 10:15 am, the St. Hildegard Room is the place to gather for listening, sharing, asking, and learning. Our priests, Fr. Jonathan and Fr. Keith, are frequent leaders in a series of topics that open doors to wonderings, discoveries, and spiritual formation. It is a beautiful and safe space for creating community and deepening connections. Classes are also led by visiting teachers and amazing people within our own community.
DEEP SHIFT - Coming this Fall 2023
We are planning for our next Deep Shift small group beginning this fall. It will be a group of about 8 participants with one or two mentors. It is designed as a 2-year course (with breaks) of reading, watching, and listening to learn from wisdom teachers of all ages. Our group time is for sharing our own reflections and listening to others. We extend an open invitation to anyone interested in a spiritual adventure with mystics, contemplatives, and teachers from throughout our rich Christian tradition and from other religions.
This is a wonderful space for those who have deep questions, concerns, and/or longings about God and religion, as well as for those who are ready to go beyond what they have already experienced and learned.
The richness of the Deep Shift experience is as much the group-sharing experience that forms over time as it is the wisdom and different voices of truth that inspire us, challenge us, or move us in the way we live and grow in the world.
Please reach out to Debbie Dunham, Gayle Gottlich, Jan Hilton, or Fr. Jonathan of your interest to learn more - or email us.
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 2.5-3 hours.
Over the course of nine months, group members are invited to connect more deeply with God and our role in bringing God’s healing love to a hurt and broken world. New groups begin in September and run through mid-May.
Please visit http://efm.sewanee.edu/ to learn more about the EfM program.
To learn more
about EfM at All Saints’, please visit with Jennifer Wickham (email@example.com).