The All Saints Essentials Class is designed to be a communal journey through the essentials of faith, spiritual growth, and involvement at All Saints Church. Each Thursday for 6 weeks, the Essentials Class will gather for a meal, fellowship, and discussion.
What are people saying about the Essentials Class?
To be very frank, I attended church out of habit, not for a longing to better understand the Lord and how he wants me to do his work. Sure, I followed the 10 Commandments, think of myself as a good husband, father, citizen but was not trying to really understand my real belief in Christ. This class opened my eyes and mind to what Christ's church is and helped me understand what he wants me to do.
I thought every class/every discussion was so valuable and important. I am sad that it is over. I would love to continue it and continue to grow from all of it.
The discussions about the creeds and the shape of liturgical worship were so valuable. I have "said" those words for so many years, and now to realize (at least scratch the surface) why they were written and their meaning, is so inspirational and valuable. I can't thank all of you enough for everything.
I appreciated the opportunity to eat with others—that helped break the ice. (And the dinners were delicious - thank you, again for them.) The teaching was always good and definitely helped our understanding of Anglicanism and the vision of All Saints.
This class helped me find community and make friends here at All Saints Church.
Who is the Essentials Class for?
Anyone considering membership at All Saints Church.
This class will recount the beginnings of All Saints Church, as well as the story God has been unfolding here. The Essentials Class also presents our mission, our strategies, and some ways that you can get involved in service and ministry at All Saints Church.
Anyone considering baptism, confirmation, or reaffirmation of baptism.
This class is part of the required process of preparing adults for significant spiritual decisions. We will be exploring the Christian creedal essentials, as well as the distinctives of Christian discipleship. If you have recently accepted Christ as your Savior and Lord and are seeking to baptized, or you are desiring to be confirmed in the Anglican Church, or you would like to reaffirm your baptism, this course is for you!
Anyone wanting to know more about Anglicanism.
- This class will explore the uniqueness of Anglican spiritual life, Anglican liturgical and sacramental theology, and the particulars of Anglican worship.
When will we meet?
The Spring 2012 Essentials Classes will be held at the church on the following Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Feb. 2, 9, 14, and 23, and March 1 and 8. The final classes take place during a retreat held on the weekend of March 25–26.
What about the retreat?
We will conclude our journey together with a retreat on March 25–26 (Friday evening and half the day on Saturday).
To register for the Essentials Class, contact Steve Breedlove (firstname.lastname@example.org).