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 is comprised of programs to allow the adults in our parish to expand their Christian education. We have an on-going Book/Movie Discussion Group which meets monthly. There are also several series of class each year ranging in topic from A History of the Prayer Book to an Inquirer's Class.
Last year we also began a Bible Study on Gospel of Mark.
Joyful Journey in Christ and The God Squad
Our formation program for our young members is divided into two classes: Joyful Journey and The God Squad. Classes meet at 9:30 am and the children join their families in worship at the Peace.
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.