Faith Formation for Adults
Faith formation is a lifelong journey for each Christian. Opportunities for building our faith and becoming more intentional disciples of Jesus Christ arise at many different points along our journey, some shared, and some on our own. At St. Peter's, we offer opportunities for adult faith formation throughout the year, through weekly service, in small groups, and by using some of the resources below.
The St. Peter's Community is participating in Thy Kingdom Come, a global prayer movement from Ascension (May 10, 2018) to Pentecost (May 20, 2018).
Throughout Lent and into Easter, we will be participating in two different Bible Challenges, each consisting of a 50-day reading plan created by Forward Movement and the Center for Biblical Studies. In Lent, we will study the Gospel of Luke, and in Easter we will read the Acts of the Apostles. On each day, participants will ready a selected Bible passage and a reflection written by one of a variety of spiritual leaders and writers from around the world.
This fall, we began a new adult formation series, Exploring the Psalms! In a smaller group home setting, we explored the language and lyrics of the different Psalms, using music by U2 and others, and the modern-day translation The Message in addition to our treasured Book of Common Prayer version. We focused on how the different Psalms empower us to a more multi-dimensional relationship with God. Although the sessions are completed, there are many resources available for individual study:
On Your Own
There are many resources available digitally to encourage your personal faith journey. Here are a few:
- inward/outward, a site for reflection on the daily lectionary
- d365, a website and phone app that brings a brief daily devotional to you each day!
- Brother, Give Us a Word from SSJE, offering a brief daily reflection
- Pray As You Go is a daily prayer session designed in MP3 format
- Redeem the Commute is a website and app for busy, commuting people
We offer several opportunities to explore your faith with others:
- Seasonal Bible Study in Advent & Lent, plus monthly LIFE 2.0 events
- Daughters of the King, an order for women focused on prayer, service and evangelism
- Brotherhood of St. Andrew--a men's Bible study group
- Service opportunities such as the Community Suppers and Thrift Store
- Worship ministry opportunities such as lectoring, Altar Guild, and ushering.