Education

On Sundays

 

9:00 am "African Bible Study" in Craig Lounge and on Zoom

Meeting ID: 778 9800 5402
Passcode: Bi0Dgu

We study the Bible in a non-threatening way, and also get to know others in the process. It is a quest for spiritual insight by inviting the Holy Spirit to be present in our Bible study and creating relationships with each other. No preparation or study is required. “African Bible Study” is a method first introduced by the African Delegation to Lambeth Conference in 1998 (Lambeth Conference is a gathering every 10 years of all bishops of the Anglican Communion.) It is rooted in the ancient method of praying the scriptures, known as Lectio Divina, or “Holy Reading.” 

 

9:00 am "Good Shepherd 101" in the Library and by Zoom 
Meeting ID: 728 2258 1242
Passcode: Wc0ZHT
This class welcomes everyone (whether new to Good Shepherd or a long-time member) into the Episcopal Church to help equip us to carry out the work of Christ in the world. We will explore Episcopal liturgy and history, our own spiritual gifts, the sacraments, and much more. Please explore the Episcopal Church with us as we also discern our own spiritual journey. Each session is a “stand-alone” class so that you can attend one, all, or something in between. Led by Fr. Brent Owens.  

 

9:50 am-10:30 am Children's Sunday School 

We have an exciting new curriculum! For the first 6 weeks this fall our kids will be learning about the church, our worship, and who we are together as Episcopalians. Then we will begin a Bible-based curriculum called “Connect.” Life-long Good Shepherd member Vicki Moulder (daughter of Skip and Susan Brown) will be coordinating Children’s Sunday School and curriculum with our current teachers. Before the church service begins, bring your children (age 5 through middle school) to the ECS classroom next to the nursery for Sunday School. The children will be brought back into the church to join their parents at the “peace.”

 

 

 

During the Week

 

12:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study in Craig Lounge

Our current study uses Sermon on the Mount: A Beginner’s Guide to the Kingdom of Heaven by Dr. Amy-Jill Levine and addresses: What might Jesus’ teachings have meant to those who first heard them? How do they enhance our reading of the rest of the Gospel of Matthew, and how do they speak across the centuries to listeners today?

Paul Arrington leads the final study on the Sermon on the Mount on October 27. A new study of Genesis begins on November 3. Julie Davis will lead the study, and we will use Peter Enns’ Invitation to Genesis.

 

 

7:00 pm Wednesday Evening Book Study by Zoom Only (Final Class on October 27)

We will explore a window into the millennial generation’s detachment from religious institutions and also how some find their way back into the church with Rachel Held Evans’ book Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church. 

Zoom Meeting ID: 711 7700 7115
Passcode: Zc4PB2
 
 

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  • Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
  • 1100 Stockton Street
  • Jacksonville, FL 32204
  • United States
  • Phone: (904) 387-5691
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