A core value of the St. Stephen's community is learning. To be a "disciple" means to be both a follower and a student. As a community, we're followers and students of Jesus Christ.
Our Sunday School offerings generally occur during the 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. hour each Sunday, but there are often other Sunday School classes that meet at other times.
During the week, small groups and formal classes form most of our learning opportunities. We have two types of classes: topical classes that meet to cover a specific topic and then disband, and study groups that meet regularly and study a variety of topics or areas of the Bible. In addition, St. Stephen's is developing online courses for those who find it difficult to meet during class offerings.
Most study groups involve food or fellowship. Some groups share prayer requests and hold each other accountable to daily Christian practice. Many of our members belong to more than one class or study group.
Occasionally, a small group will want to learn more about a specific topic or book of the Bible. When this happens, our Director of Christian Formation, Lisa Day, coordinates with the pastoral staff to find appropriate curriculum and teachers to explore the topic. many of the topical class offerings currently underway are the result of requests by members of the community.
We hope you'll explore the many opportunities at St. Stephen's for growing in your faith walk!
- Talk with our pastors and with our Director of Christian Formation, Lisa Day
- Participate in Sunday School Classes
- Explore the many Bible Studies and other opportunities