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.

Creed: What Christians Believe and Why – Exploring the Apostles’ Creed
We’re used to answers popping up on a screen right in front of us. But when the questions examine the truths that give meaning and purpose to life, finding the answers takes more than simply typing a few words and pushing a button. Pastor Adam Hamilton believes that powerful answers to many of our complicated questions are contained in the Apostles’ Creed, an early statement of foundational Christian beliefs. In Creed, he explores not only what Christians believe, but also why they believe, and why it matters, which in turn leads readers to confront and examine their own core beliefs and go beyond reciting the Creed’s familiar words.  Each week we will watch a video segment of 12-15 minutes, featuring Adam Hamilton in an informal setting with a group of seekers and believers. We will then discuss it among ourselves.

Sessions include:
May 21 – The Forgiveness of Sins
May 28 – The Resurrection of the Body

Thursday evenings at 7:00pm

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

Adult Inquirers’ Class
New to St. Andrew’s and the Episcopal Church? Or just trying to brush up on the faith?  Then join us for this seven week series exploring the Episcopal Church. We will use Looking at the Episcopal Church, a book by The Rev. William Sydnor. We will comprehensively cover the church’s symbols, customs, practices, history, creeds, sacraments, and mission. If you plan to attend, please contact the Rector so he can order the correct number of books. The cost is $15. This class is required if you wish to be confirmed or received into the church during Bishop Smith’s visitation on Sunday, June 4th at the 10:30 service. It is highly recommended that you also attend the 9:30am Sunday morning class, Exploring the Apostles’ Creed, which meets April 23 through May 28.

Here is the line-up:
May 18 – The Church Year and Sacraments
May 25 – The Ordained Ministry and the Mission of the Church
June 1 – Ministry of the Laity

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

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

An examination of Genesis. No need to have been in the class during the fall (to study The Fall!), just feel free to jump right in! Join us for this exciting study!