education at St. George's

St. George's is committed to the ongoing formation of its members – adults as well as children and youth.. For more information about specific upcoming classes and other educational events, see the Events page.

adult education


    lifelong learning classes

    “Engaging the World” - Sundays, April 8, 15, 22, and 29

    Join senior seminarians Richelle Thompson and Abram Jones on Sundays in April after the 10:30 service, for St. George’s spring 2018 Lifelong Learning Class. We will be taking a look at how we as Christians are called to engage, serve, and protect the world around us. We will be exploring the topic in a religious context, with reverence for God’s creation, and also in the world of conservation, preservation, and protection efforts. The course will be aimed towards families and multi-generational groups and will make use of discussions, music, and crafts. If you have to miss a week, don't worry! Each week will be a stand-alone class, and you’ll be able to participate regardless of how many other sessions you’ve attended. Please join us for this fun and interactive time as we celebrate the world around us and further explore our calling to serve and protect God’s creation. 

    Twice annually, once in the spring, and once in the fall, St. George's offers an adult education series on Sunday mornings, after the 10:30 service. These three- to four-week classes aim to engage participants in discussion of sometimes difficult issues, in order to help us discern ways to live out our faith in our lives. Contact Father Kevin at kevinljschubert@gmail.com with any questions.

    Past topics have included:

    • Parish Vision Process
    • Stories of Comeback, Comedy, and Humanity
    • Our Relationship to God's Creation
    • The Way Forward in Mission
    • Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
    • Common Christian Obligations and Devotion
    • Creating a Master Plan for the St. George's Campus
    • Financial Stewardship


    wednesday weavings

    This adult study group seeks to strengthen our ties as a community and to deepen our own spiritual lives. The group meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month in different locations, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. We share a simple meal, a short time of centering prayer, and discussion on a selected reading for the evening. Contact Frances Rickard or the church office (stgeorgeaustin@gmail.com or 512-454-2523) with any questions.


    lenten series

    Every year, the St. George's community gathers on Wednesday evenings during Lent to share a meal and hear a lecture or participate in a discussion on a particular topic.


    DISCOVERY CLASS

    St. George's periodically offers a Discovery class open all youth and adults who are interested in becoming a member of St. George's, or members who simply wish to learn more about St. George's and the Episcopal Church. Participants learn about in the polity, history, theology and biblical interpretation of the Episcopal Church, with a special emphasis on St. George's. The class serves as preparation for those who seek to be baptized, confirmed, or received into the Episcopal Church. All are welcome to attend, whether a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church or undecided about joining any church at all. Contact Father Kevin at kevinljschubert@gmail.com with any questions.


    Children & youth


    sunday school

    St. George's offers two Sunday school programs during the 10:30 am service on Sundays. All children & youth are invited to follow the banner with their teachers during the opening procession. They proceed to their classes, and then return to the main service about the time of the passing of the peace, and rejoin their families for communion.

    • KidsWord is St. George's weekly Christian education program for children and youth ages four through 5th grade.
    • YouthWord is St. George's weekly Christian education program for middle and high school students and their adult sponsors.

    If you are interested in learning more about KidsWord or YouthWord or would like to volunteer as a teacher, please contact Jan Phillips, the Director of Christian Education, or the church office (stgeorgeaustin@gmail.com or 512-454-2523).
     

    youth

    In addition to participating in YouthWord, young people serve as acolytes and other roles at St. George's. Come join them!

    To find out about things happening with youth ministry in the Diocese of Texas, including Happening and Y.E.S. weekends, please visit the Diocese's Youth Formation page.