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.

What Makes a Hero? The Death-defying Ministry of Jesus
What Makes a Hero? is a six-week video-based small group study that offers us an image of what it looks like to be victorious over trials and temptations. Looking at pop culture heroes and others through the lens of faith, host Matt Rawle shows how Jesus turned the concept of hero on its head. In keeping with his theme, “Pop in Culture,” the series examines how good vs. evil, right vs. wrong, and overcoming adversity are fundamental to how Christians understand salvation. Heroes help us discern the good, fight for what’s right, define identity, execute justice, spark revolution, and save lives. Rawle enters the Gospel story to tell quite a different victory story-one obtained through humility, obedience to the cross, and an empty tomb. We will see how Jesus redefines what it means to be a hero. Matt Rawle is Lead Pastor at Asbury United Methodist Church in Bossier City, LA. who loves to tell an old story in a new way, especially at the intersection of pop culture and the church.

Here is the line-up:

2/18 – Good, Evil, and God
2/25 – Right, Wrong, and Holy
3/4 – Us, Them, and the Body of Christ
3/11 – Have, Have-Not, and the Kingdom of God
3/18 – Old, New, and Covenant
3/25 – Life, Death, and Resurrection

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

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

Thursday morning Bible Study is studying the book of Exodus using the study guide Exodus: Learning to Trust God by James Reapsome. “Trust God. It sounds so simple. Yet it is often difficult to trust God with the important areas of our lives — our money, our career, our marriage, our health. In the book of Exodus, Israel’s struggles resemble our own. In this story of hardship and hope, we can learn along with Israel that God is worthy of our trust.”  Join us in the library at 10:30am on Thursday mornings!