Christian Education


Joyful Journey begins September 16

Adult formation begins September 23

 


 

Christian Education at St. John's is overseen by the Christian Growth and Development Committee and includes Adult Education, Church School, and Youth Programs.

Adult Education

Adult Education is comprised of programs to allow the adults in our parish to expand their Christian education.There are also several series of class each year ranging in topic from A History of the Prayer Book to an Inquirer's Class.

Beginning September 23 we will explore spiritual types. The Rev. Richard Gressle will lead this seminar. Click for more information.

Joyful Journey

Formation  for our young members Pre-K through 5th grade begins its program year on September 16. The class meets at 9:30 am and the children join their families in worship at the Peace. 

Youth Programs

Saint John's has implemented a nationally used and praised youth program entitled Journey to Adulthood. This program takes seriously the need to deal with what is real for young people and to honor their questions and provide them with authentic experiences with a spiritual and liturgical framework. Journey to Adulthood has the following guiding principle: Manhood and womanhood are free gifts from God. Adulthood must be earned. This program is divided into 3 segments:  Rite 13, J2A (Journey to Adulthood), YAC (Young Adults in the Church). Each of the three segments is embedded in the Episcopal Faith and each has four components:  Self, Society, Sexuality, Spirituality. Each segment has its own curriculum which comes to us as a complete package ready to implement. For more information on individual programs, visit the Youth Programs webpage.

Journey to Adulthood Authorization and Release Form