Trinity Church provides many varied opportunities for adult learning.
Sunday Adult Forums At certain times during the year, we offer large gatherings in the Fortune Room at 11:15 am when adults in the congregation are invited to gather and share information about our common life.
Education For Ministry (EFM) is a program for lay leadership formation offered at Trinity Church and through many congregations in our diocese. The program was developed by the School of Theology at Sewanee as a way to bring seminary education to congregations. EFM classes meet once a week, September to May. Education for Ministry(EFM) This four-year course offers intense training and formation for leaders in the congregation. We continue to offer two groups, one on Sundays after services, and one on Tuesdays at noon. In 2014, we celebrated the graduations of eight members of EFM, four from other congregations, and four from our Trinity family: Ed Stephenson, Jane Stephenson, Cheryl Eiszner and Laura Cruise-Gibson.
Tuesday Study Group meets in the Crist Room each Tuesday at 10 am. This group studies books of the Bible, discuses books by contemporary authors, and gathers for short series on topical subjects. Newcomers are encouraged to join at any point in time and become part of the group.
Wednesdays at Trinity is a way to come together for spiritual and learning renewal.
5:30 PM – Short Eucharist
6:15 PM – Community Supper ($7/ Individual $15/Family)
7:00-8:00 PM – Adult Learning current programming
Join us in any way that fits your schedule. Drop in for community supper, or stay for the whole evening. Need child-care?
Want to lead a group? Let us know: [email protected]
Discipleship Groups at Trinity
In October 2017, Father Ben introduced the idea of Discipleship Groups to Trinity Adult Learners.
Patterned after the Discipleship Group model created by the Restoration Project (www.therestorationproject.net), Trinity Discipleship Groups started forming in January 2018 and are grounded in intentional practices of liturgy, prayer, and fellowship. Since then, multiple small groups have evolved and continue to meet. The frequency and structure of each group is defined by the individuals within each group. Examples include groups that meet in homes for a shared meal; hybrid Discipleship Group and Book Group; and a group discerning if it will divide into two new groups to accommodate a better small group experience.
The learning so far: Discipleship Groups are life-giving intentional groups that generate a loving community of parishioners caring for the spiritual and personal growth of each member.
Interested in being part of a Discipleship Group?
Contact Father Ben: [email protected]