THE LIFELONG PROCESS OF GROWING IN OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD, SELF, OTHERS, AND ALL OF CREATION
According to the Episcopal Church, "Christian formation is the lifelong process of growing in our relationship with God, self, others, and all of creation.” In other words, it’s an all encompassing idea. In all things and at all times, we’re being formed, changed. The notion of Christian formation then, is simply making an active choice to form ourselves, individually and as a community, around God’s self-revelation in Christ.
This choice is strongly reflected in the desire to learn about God. We must be intentional in educating ourselves about the nature of God. God is revealed in Scripture, as well as in the traditions of the Christian Church through the centuries.
At Redeemer, we make available to all a variety of educational and experiential formation opportunities. Bible Study groups are an essential part of such formation. As such, we offer Bible studies at several times, and in several different formats.
A Women’s Bible Study group meets every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. via zoom, studying given books of the Bible in their entirety. Men’s Bible Study group meets every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. downstairs in the Vestry Room. Like the women’s group, biblical books are studied in their entirety. A lectionary based bible study group meets every Sunday morning from 9:15 until 10 a.m.. The topic of study is the set of biblical readings assigned for that Sunday of the Church year. A fourth format for Christian formation is our Wednesday evening group. There we consider our formation in God’s image by topic as leaders from both within the parish and beyond, lead us in presentations and discussions.