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.

Moses: It doesn’t get much more dramatic: rescued baby, life in the courts of Pharaoh, parting the Red Sea, leading his people out of Egypt…Moses’ life was one challenge after the next, but although he resisted God’s calling, by the end of his life he successfully fulfilled the role he was given. Join award-winning author Adam Hamilton as he travels and explores the sites of Moses’ life. As Hamilton shares historical information, archaeological data, and biblical text, you’ll gain a better understanding of Moses’ significance in your life today, and you’ll discover how you, too, can turn your own reluctance into boldness.

This six-session DVD study was filmed on location in Egypt, Mt. Sinai, the Nile, the Red Sea, and the wilderness areas where Moses lived and traveled.  Each week we will watch a 10-12 minute video, then have our own discussion.  Here is the line-up:

9/10 –   The Birth of Moses
9/17 –   Two Moments That Defined the Man
9/24 –   The Exodus
10/1 –   The Ten Commandments
10/8 –   Lessons from the Wilderness
10/15 – Don’t Forget…Pass It On

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.”