Christian Formation

We have several Sunday worship services from which to choose, each with a different feel and tempo. For spiritual growth, we offer a coordinated Christian Formation program for all ages. In addition to Sunday programs, the Church of the Good Shepherd also offers several weekday services and classes, to meet a variety of schedules and interests. There are many ways for people to share in the mission and ministries of the Church of the Good Shepherd.

The Church of the Good Shepherd offers several opportunities to learn about our spiritual heritage, hear and appropriate God’s word, and discuss and ponder the things of God among friends.

Adult Sunday School - 2021

WALKING IN LIGHT
Led by Rev. Milton Black & Rev. Philip May
9:30 a.m. in Munds Hall Auditorium
The Rev. Milton Black and the Rev. Philip May lead an adult Sunday School class together our Easter theme of Walking in Light.  This new study by the Rev. Charlie Holt’s wife, Brooke Holt, will take us through 1 John.  John, whose life was transformed from a “son of thunder” to “the apostle of love” through his relationship with Jesus, has much to say to us about the true life found by following Christ. Books will be available in Sunday School.

WALKING IN LIGHT for Parents
Led by Rev. William Campbell at 9:30 a.m.
in Dobbins Hall Classroom
Rev. William Campbell will guide parents through Walking in Light. The book of 1 John will help us to be more like John. John had a deep love for God and God’s people. The book of 1 John was intended to strengthen its readers in faith and truth. Fr. William will help parents explore this not only for themselves, but to help their children walk in light, as well.

ADULT INQUIRERS CLASS
Episcopal 101
Led by Rev. Frank Fuller at 9:30 a.m.
in Munds Hall Library
This class is specially designed for those who want basic Christian education on the foundations of the Episcopal Church and adults who would like to be either confirmed or received in the Church.

Wednesday Evening Classes

WOMEN IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
Led by Rev. Philip May
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Online and In-Person in the Parlor
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pmay@cotgs.org
Women in the New Testament shows how the stories of women are an integral part of the Gospel and its meaning for us. It also relays how we can respond to the challenge these women represent, whether we are men trying to understand or women trying to find our voices within the tradition of faith found in the New Testament. The book Women in the New Testament by Mary Ann Getty-Sullivan can be found on Amazon.

WHEN GOD SURPRISES: Faith in Confusing Times
Led by Rev. Frank Fuller
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
in Dobbins Hall Adult Classroom
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We almost never quite anticipate what the future brings, or what God has in store for us just right around the corner.  Faith is a challenge, but facing life without it is almost impossible.  This study will look at surprising moments in the history of the Church when God's amazing grace brought us unexpected answers to the most vexing questions of the age.  Topics will include the early church and growth of the New Testament, the end of persecutions in the Roman empire, the conquest of the barbarians, the Crusades, and the splitting of the church, east from west and north from south.