Adult Faith Formation

Adult Faith Formation

We learn, grow, and walk in the way of Christ.

Adult Faith Formation is offered in a myriad of ways and days, times, and seasons. We invite and support questioning, exploration, and wrestling with faith. Through a rich variety of programs for all stages of Christian development, we nurture and practice our core beliefs and are encouraged to live into our Baptismal promises. Programs include weekly Bible Study, Episcopal 101 (introduction to the Episcopal church), social justice programs like Sacred Ground, and Open Circles neighborhood groups that meet regularly for book study.

Formation Discernment Team:

Meets monthly to pray together and plan upcoming Adult Formation offerings such as the Sunday Adult Forum, retreats, quiet mornings, and small group offerings.

EfM – Education for Ministry:

An excellent study program from the University of the South that takes participants on a four-year journey of theological study, Bible interpretation, and reflection. Trained mentors facilitate small-group discussions and guide participants to examine life through an increasingly informed and inspired theological lens. More than Bible study, EfM participants read and discuss the Old Testament (year 1), the New Testament (year 2), Church history (year 3), and theology (year 4). You do not have to commit to all four program years nor complete in four years. Holy Comforter offers two sessions of EfM:

(1) Virtual two-hour meetings every Friday

(2) Hybrid (virtual and in-person) meetings three Sundays each month

Both sessions are seeking new participants. If interested in the Friday session, please contact Sharon McGroder or Dianne Stoddard. For the Sunday session, please contact Julie Nutter.

Episcopal 101:

Preparation for baptism, confirmation, and reaffirmation for adults.

Book and Movie Movie Club:

Sponsored by the Becoming Beloved Community ministry, we will meet monthly, alternating between discussing books and movies, featuring titles that will deepen our understanding of racial justice. We include fiction and nonfiction, drama and documentaries. Learn more.

Small Groups:

Members meet together to study scripture, pray, and have a time of fellowship.

Sunday Adult Forum:

Each week this fall, the Ministry Center will be the venue for a program related to wellness and spirituality. Topics range from Addiction and Recovery, to Spiritual Discernment, to Environmental Wellness, to Navigating the Holidays. Come explore subjects that particularly interest you as well as topics you know nothing about.

Note: We have resumed public, in-person worship services and church-sponsored gatherings. If you have questions about Adult Faith Formation and/or any of our current offerings, please contact the Rev. Ann Gillespie.

Adult Faith Formation Events


Nursery, 4 Years Old–6th Grade, Holy Comforter Episcopal Preschool and Kindergarten, VBS

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Middle School, High School, Confirmation

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Adult Faith Formation

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