Religious Education involves the work of the church as we seek to educate ourselves about being Christians, and, as our Presiding Bishop The Most Rev. Michael Curry states, being “the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement.” This involves instruction in scripture studies, church history, and Episcopal beliefs and ways of organizing ourselves.
As with spiritual formation, this is something we do throughout our lives, and while it looks different in different seasons of our lives the goal is the same—to develop as people who are growing in knowledge of the ways of God, especially as expressed via the church in the world. At different times this has looked different at St. George’s, and we have offered the structured and multi-year process of Education for Ministry, weekly bible studies, and newcomer’s classes and confirmation preparation.
However, this also takes place informally when we gather, such as when our Worship Committee studies liturgy to learn about how best to worship throughout the seasons of the church year, or when we hear scripture and consider how it speaks to our lives during the Sunday service.
We are currently meeting with newcomers on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 to study the Episcopal Church. Contact us to join, or see what other offerings we have coming up.