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.
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.
Our facilitator for the 2018 Lenten Series is the Rev. Dr. Stephen Kinney, Director of The Front Porch Project, a mission of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Austin, and our topic for reflection and discussion is What is Truth in a Fake News World? Join us from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on February 21st & 28th and March 7th & 21st. Contact the church office (email@example.com or 512-454-2523) with any questions.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-454-2523) with any questions.
lifelong learning classes
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 email@example.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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Children & youth
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 (email@example.com or 512-454-2523).
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.