Christian Formation

 Here are St. Dunstan's, we offer many ways for people of all ages to learn about Christ and the church.

Here are St. Dunstan's, we offer many ways for people of all ages to learn about Christ and the church.

 
 

Classes :

 Sunday School: Takes place at 9:50 a.m. For children from about 3 years of age to highschool, these Sunday mornings explore the lessons of the day's liturgy, beloved Bible stories, and how to use one's faith in day to day living with age-appropriate activities and conversation.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd:  A Montessori education-based faith formation program for children ages 3-6 years old. This beautiful program has been thoughtfully designed through decades of work to help children grow in their relationship with God through deep engagement in scripture and liturgy. The children gather in our 'atrium', a thoughtfully created space where they will come to know Jesus, the Good Shepherd. They will also learn about what happens at Holy Communion, the parables, the life of Jesus and our liturgical traditions. Please contact our catechist Heather Sleightholm for more information at audreyeclectic (at) gmail.com.

Adult Formation: Takes place at 9:50 a.m. For any and all adults who'd like to take part in thoughtful discussion on a variety of topics through the year. We invite speakers to share their stories and causes, read faith building books and delve into our Anglican spirituality. Come any time and see what we're up to!

Children's Chapel: Ages 3-8 We feel it is important for our children to spend as much time as possible with us in church, but sometimes they need special attention and opportunities to explore big Biblical topics at their own level and pace. Children are invited to attend Children's Chapel for the first part of our service where they will converse, sing and do quick art projects to explore their own budding faith. They will then join their parents for Holy Communion as a family. Taking part in Children's Chapel is completely voluntary, and your children are welcome to remain with you in the church if they prefer.

 

Available Seasonally:

Inquirer's Class: Learn more about our unique faith in this class, offered seasonally. In it we will explore the Episcopal Church's Catholic roots and Protestant scholarship, the sacraments, and how to be a person of faith in the modern world. If you are interested in being confirmed in the Episcopal Church, this is an excellent class to take before confirmation. Call the office for more details. (918) 492-7140

EFM (Education For Ministry): Education for Ministry (EfM) is a unique four-year distance learning certificate program in theological education based upon small-group study and practice. Since its founding in 1975, this international program has assisted more than 80,000 participants in discovering and nurturing their call to Christian service. EfM helps the faithful encounter the breadth and depth of the Christian tradition and bring it into conversation with their experiences of the world as they study, worship, and engage in theological reflection together.

   We are so fortunate to have long time EFM educators, trainers and text book writers Fr. Rick Brewer and Angela Hock Brewer as our teachers at St. Dunstan's. This class takes place around the traditional school year calendar and begins each September. Call the office for more details. (918) 492-7140