Adult Education

We encourage all adults to find a way to plugged in at Saint Luke's and Adult Education is a great start! Through our Sunday and midweek gatherings, every person has an opportunity to learn, grow and build relationships that can last a lifetime. Christian education is an important part of our life and ministry. Below, please find ways to join us in a lifelong adventure of learning and growing in Christ.

Sunday Mornings and Afternoons

 Sunday Morning at 9:15am

Jericho Road: The Gospel of Mark: Using music, video, and images, join us as we begin an in-depth study of the shortest and yet most provocative Story of Jesus. Led by the Rev. Rich Webster (Meets in Graham Hall)

Wisdom’s Way: Please join the Rev. Mary Bea Sullivan for a series examining the doctrine, worship, and life of Christians from the Eastern Orthodox Church.  This class will be interactive and draw from the wisdom of the group. We will consider God as Mystery, Trinity, Creator, Man, Spirit, and Prayer from the Eastern Orthodox perspective.  We will use The Orthodox Way by Bishop Kallistos Ware as a primary source.  Purchasing the book is not required but encouraged.  Contact The Rev. Mary Bea Sullivan:  802-6203 mbsullivan@saint-lukes.com (Meets in Founders Room)

Family Life Sunday School- A three month series focusing on important spiritual family issues. January- Faith and Finance- Learning how as Christians we can be better stewards of the money we have been given (led by The Owens).  February- Marriage- In Andy Stanley’s series I-marriage, we focus on how the big “I” can hurt and impede our relationship with our spouse and Christ. (John Scott will facilitate discussion from a video).  March- Parenting- Learning how to equip our children spiritually as parents in Christ during the season of Lent (Linda Nichols will lead).  Contact John Scott:  441-3935 or jscott@saint-lukes.com (Meets in Room 212)

Sunday Afternoons 

4:00pm - Difficult People are a Path to Spiritual Growth - Begins 1/14 - Allow scripture to guide us in our relationships with others! Led by Rebecca DeBow: 802-6202 or rdebow@saint-lukes.com (Meets in Room 234)

MidWeek Offerings

Monday

  • Pondering Scripture - A Study of Peter: 9:30am (Small Dining Room) We gather to gain a deeper understanding of scripture, with teaching, discussion, and prayer. We will be studying the letter of 1 Peter. Led by Sandy Porter: 802-6207 or sporter@saint-lukes.com.
  • Jesus Speaks on Faith, at 5:30pm (Large Conference Room, 234), beginning 1/22 - An in-depth study of statements spoken by Jesus on the topic of faith.  Led by Rebecca DeBow: 802-6202 or rdebow@saint-lukes.com

Tuesday

  • Men’s Bible Study - 6:30am - Founder’s Room - Currently reading the Book of Acts, sharing the teaching role using John Stott’s commentary, The Message of Acts, and drinking coffee. We welcome new members at any time. For more information, contact Rick Finch.
  • Jesus Speaks on Faith at 11:00 am - (Large Conference Room) beginning 1/23 and ending 2/27 (not meeting 1/22) - An in-depth study of statements spoken by Jesus on the topic of faith. Led by Rebecca DeBow: 802-6202 or rdebow@saint-lukes.com
  • Centering Prayer at Noon - (Tilson Room) The Rev. Mary Bea Sullivan and the Reverend Deacon Katy Smith will co-facilitate a weekly centering prayer gathering. The pattern of the time to¬gether will be a brief period of instruction, praying this contemplative prayer, and sharing our experiences. Drop-ins are welcome. 
  • Tuesday Evening Women’s Bible Study at 5:00 pm - (Tilson Room) -  This group studies the Lectionary, the scripture that we read in church on Sunday. No preparation is necessary and all women are welcome at any time. Led by Diana Plosser.
  • Yoga Class - 6:15pm - Please note new time! Christian Yoga with Teresa Callahan. Beginners welcome. Begins January 9th.
  • Young Professionals: Being Disciples at 7 pm - (Tilson Room) Grow your faith as we study Rowan Williams’ Being Disciples, Essentials of the Christian life.  Study will last six sessions, beginning 1/9/18.

Wednesday

  • Men’s Bible Study & Breakfast - Exodus: The Story Continues - 7:00am, Graham Hall. This Bible study will take a fresh look at the second book of the Bible, with an eye toward relevance for today. Led by the Rev. Richmond Webster.
  • Healing Stories in the Bible - 11:00am, Chapel. We will examine 26 healing stories and discover God’s desire for humanity’s health and well-being. Led by The Rev. Rebecca DeBow
  • Seasons II Women’s Book Study at Noon - (Dining Room)  This group is facilitated by Livy Abele and welcomes women in their 30s, 40s, and 50s. We are reading Barbara Brown Taylor’s An Altar in the World. Contact Livy Abele at livyabele@gmail.com
     
  • Pondering Scripture - A Study of Peter - (Small Dining Room) We gather to gain a deeper understanding of scripture, with teaching, discussion, and prayer. We will be studying the letter of 1 Peter. Open to all ages, and newcomers are invited to join us at any time. Led by Sandy Porter: 802-6207. 
  • Aging Faithfully - (Founders Room) Beginning January 10 The Reverends Mary Bea Sullivan and Malcolm Marler will once again facilitate a discussion and explore practices that promote wellness for those who are in the second half of life. This series will use Barbara Crafton’s book The Also Life as a primary resource. We will consider where science, theology, mysticism, and the afterlife intersect. As one reviewer notes, “…these pages unfold the heart of Christian faith through experiencing God here, with us. Its tenderdom, and beauty embody the good news of the love it proclaims—a humane and holy book.”  Purchasing the book is not required, but will enhance the class experience. Mary Bea is on staff at Saint Luke’s, and Malcolm is the Director of Pastoral Care at UAB Hospital.  Participants will be able to take a Wednesday meal home or eat in Graham Hall after the class.
  • Women’s Bible Study: The Gospel According to Job, at 6:15 pm - (Founder’s Room) Meets on Wednesday nights when supper is served. Beginning in January, we will be reading Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist.  All women welcome.  Facilitated by Mary Halsey Maddox and Rebecca Eubanks.
  • Men’s Bible Study: The Book of Acts - at 6:15pm - (Tilson Room) Throughout history, God has shaped events to bring about His plans of renewal and redemption. God wanted to restore his world, his creation and his creatures so that they would fulfill his original intentions for them. God thru Jesus Christ is the force, mind and will behind the mission, but he has chosen humans to work alongside him. The stories of the book of Acts show us how God is moving his mission forward. Where does that take us in our busy, daily lives? Are we prepared for what Jesus has in storefor us? Led by John Scott:  441-3935 or jscott@saint-lukes.com

Thursday

Rich’s Women’s Bible Study - Exodus: The Story Continues - 10:30am, Founders Room. This Bible study will take a fresh look at the second book of the Bible, with an eye toward relevance for today. Led by the Rev. Richmond Webster.

 

Blessed Lord, who caused all holy scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen. ~BCP

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Adult Education question: Contact The Rev. Rebecca DeBow 205.871.3583
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