Christian Education

Adult Christian Education

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church seeks to ensure that we are meeting the spiritual and religious education needs of all our members. Please sign up for the following programs or contact our office at 813-221-2035 for other classes available for you.

Sunday mornings at 9:30am

This class, facilitated by the Rector, meets in Room 302 (the Library) on the third floor of the Parish Building.

When Did God Become a Christian?
Knowing God through the Old and New Testaments
The God of the Old Testament and the God of the New Testament is the same God, right? Then why does God seem so different depending upon which part of the Bible you read? Christians have struggled with this question throughout history. This six-week study, led by the Rector and based on a book by David Kalas, helps you explore the unity of the Scripture, biblical history, and the two primary attributes of God: love and holiness. You’ll come away with a better understanding of the nature and integrity of God, leading you to love, worship, and trust God even more. Perfect for Christians in all stages of spiritual maturity.

Here is the line-up:

10/22 Exploring the Rumor Going Around the Church
10/29 Affirming the Unity and Reliability of Scripture
11/5 Getting a Clearer Picture of God
11/12 Seeing God’s Holiness and Love in the Old and New Testament
11/19 Identifying the Continuity of God’s Purpose and Plan
11/26 Different People, Same God

Thursday morning Bible Study at 10:30 a.m.

This class, led by Alice Prucha, meets in the library.

We are studying Galatians using N.T. Wright’s guide which can be purchased in the office for $7.00. “Paul’s project, he often says, is building — not building with bricks and mortar but rather with people. He lays the foundation with the shockingly good news of one true God who raised Jesus from the dead, in order to build a new family with no divisions, all of whom can call God Father. In a world of widespread ethnic rivalry and trenchant divisiveness, Paul’s strong corrective message in Galatians demands to be heard and reheard. In these studies, we hear once again what remains shockingly good news.”