Ongoing Christian Formation Groups

Education For Ministry (EFM)

Looking for something different in the way of Christian education? Want to dig deeper into the Christian faith, studying the New and Old Testaments, church history, theological ideas, and reflect on connecting faith with life experiences? Education for Ministry (EfM) may be calling you. EfM is one of the best programs in the Episcopal Church for adult lay members to learn to think theologically about the surrounding world.

EFM is an in-depth, 9-month program from the University of the South. It is a four-year course of study consisting of weekly seminars over the nine month academic year. Each seminar group is made up of 6 to 12 people and group mentors who facilitate and participate fully in all discussions. Commitment is on a yearly basis.

Year 1: Old Testament
Year 2: New Testament
Year 3: Church History
Year 4: Theology

All groups will start in early September and end late May. Members receive reading assignments that are included in the fee and provided by University of the South. In the seminars members have an opportunity to share their insights and discoveries as well as discuss questions that the study materials raise. (View more detailed information. )

Dates, Times, & Leaders
Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. with Courtney Brown
Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m. with Beth Hudson
Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. with Peter Hahn

Cost: $350 (partial scholarships available. Contact Rebecca Hall.)
Questions about if EfM is right for you? Contact Rebecca Hall.
Register for EFM

Enneagram Study Group

This group of new and experienced students of the Enneagram meet monthly. Each month we will look at a different topic
related to the Enneagram. Anyone interested in how this tool can be used to help on the spiritual journey is welcome.
Location: Library
Dates: 2nd Wednesday of each month, noon – 1:00 pm
Leader: Rebecca Hall

Men’s Bible Study

A small group for men to gather, read scripture and apply it to their lives. People with any level of exposure to scripture are welcome. Contact Mark Wells for more information.

Spiritual Formation for Discipleship Group

What does it mean to follow Jesus in 2017, in your life, in your context? What does it mean to act like Jesus at work?  While parenting?  In the grocery store?  On Mopac?  Theological reflection is the process of examining our lives and our decisions through a biblical and theological lens.  Over time we learn to think, act and be more like Jesus – we learn to be disciples.  This group meets weekly on an ongoing basis.  Participants are encouraged to attend as much as possible, understanding that no one can make it every week.

Leader:  Rebecca Hall
Dates:  Thursdays, noon – 1:00
Book:  The Bible (any translation)
Location:  Seminary of the Southwest Library, Black Room
Email Rebecca Hall if you would like to participate

Wrestling with Holy Scripture

We will be looking at the bible reading for the upcoming Sundays with the intention of engaging our hearts and souls along with our brains.  There is some preparation expected for each week’s time together. This group meets at Resurrection Episcopal Church on Burnet road from 3:30 – 5 on Tuesday afternoons.  Email Katie Wright to register.

Prayer Groups

Thursday Prayer Group

Started in the late 1940s, this prayer group meets in the Bride’s Room each Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. to pray for the church, its members and the world.

Intercessory Prayer Group

The group meets every Thursday, 12 to 1 p.m. This time is for reflection and intercession, where we pray for everyone who has submitted prayer request cards on Sunday. Intercessory Prayer is an extraordinary ministry because it draws us close to our Lord and it changes us from within.

Daughters of the King

Daughters of the King is an order for women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church, churches in communion with it, or churches in the Historic Episcopate. Each daughter takes a lifetime vow to live by the Rule of the Order, which requires a spiritual discipline of daily prayer, service and evangelism. For more information, please contact Frana Keith.