Adults

Our knowledge of God and the deepening of our faith is a life-long process; our spiritual growth is never complete! St. Stephen’s offers a variety of programs to support our members in their ongoing formation. Whether you are looking for a short-term series, ongoing opportunities, Bible studies, special workshops, or something that is a bit different, we have something that will fit your needs.

This page is updated with current offerings, so be sure to check back to see what is new! If you have a question about one of the programs below, or have an idea for a new formation opportunity, please contact our Rector, Adam Yates.


Special Classes

Throughout the year we schedule special classes on a variety of subjects that explore our faith and spirituality from many different angles. Whether they are short, 4-6 week series, a one-off workshops, or movie screenings, there is something for everyone.

The Path: A Journey through the Bible

Whether you wish you knew more about scripture, or already feel very comfortable with the Biblical texts, this is the perfect course for you.

On Wednesday evenings in Lent and Easter at 8:00pm, starting March 4, we will gather for a new Bible study, offered via Zoom video conference so you can participate from the comfort of your home. This is a great opportunity to grow in your understanding of sacred scripture as we explore the overarching narratives in the Bible.

We will be following the book, “The Path: A Journey Through the Bible.” To participate in the course, you will need to either purchase a copy of the book or have a Bible at home (or both).

Zoom Instructions

Zoom is an easy-to-use video conference that works on your smart phone, tablet, or computer. Use the button below to launch Zoom and join the conference call on Wednesday’s at 8pm. The first time you use zoom, you will be prompted to download and run a small program on your device. If you are trying to join the meeting from inside the Zoom app, then use meeting ID#: 469-660-8835.

Please note that your Zoom experience will be best if you use a device with a video camera.

Click below if you need help setting up Zoom

Need a Bible? We have a few study Bibles we recommend that will serve you for years to come.

The Big Questions

What is the meaning of life? What is the character of God? Who is Jesus? If you have ever found yourself wondering or struggling with the big questions of life, then this is the perfect opportunity for you. We will not shy away from difficult topics, but engage, question, and probe them together!

Each week this Lent, we will tackle a new question and have time to discuss together our own understandings and what our faith tradition offers us in the way of deeper insights.

We will gather from 6-7:15pm on Thursdays in the parish hall. A simple supper of soup and bread will be provided for all.

  • February 27: What is the character of God?
  • March 5: Why do we suffer?
  • March 12: What is good and evil?
  • March 19: What does death and dying mean to us?
  • March 26: Who is Jesus?
  • April 2: What is the meaning of life?


Ongoing Opportunities

We have a few regularly scheduled groups that meet to explore and deepen our faith or simply to build community together.

Lectionary Study Group

Dive into scripture with us as we explore together the upcoming readings for Sunday worship every Thursday from 12:30-1:30pm. The Lectionary Study Group is open to anyone, whether you can join us for just one session or attend every week. Using multimedia resources, we learn about the historical and scriptural context of our readings while also listening together for the good news that the Holy Spirit is speaking to us through the texts.

Book Club

Share the love of reading with the St. Stephen’s Book Club. Meeting once a month on the Third Friday, this group dives into books of all different genres and subjects. Whether you were able to read the whole book, only got through a part of it, or want to offer a suggestion for a future book, come on by and join us. We meet at 1pm in the church chapel.

Check our upcoming events below for details about the book for the next Book Club gathering.