Adult Formation

Adults at Grace are offered a variety of opportunities - classes, retreats, symposiums, and more - that facilitate education and formation. 

Sunday Morning Classes

Visit the Christian Education Classes page for information about current classes being offered on Sunday mornings. Download the Course Catalog for information about available classes.

Retreats and More

Adults are also offered unique retreat, lecture series, women's studies, and symposium formation opportunities. Visit the Retreats and More page for information about current offerings.

Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is a contemplative method of prayer that facilitates opening the mind and heart to God. A Centering Prayer group at Grace was formed years ago and meets weekly to practice this type of prayer. A time of silent prayer is followed by reflection and sharing; instruction is available for those unfamiliar with Centering Prayer. The group meets in the St. Francis Parlor on Mondays from 5:00 - 6:00 PM. All are welcome.

Education for Ministry

Education for Ministry, called EfM for short, is a wonderful program for adults and older teens developed by the School of Theology of the University of the South. The program provides an overview of Christian faith and life through a small group experience. Participants are asked to make a commitment for one academic year, September to May, and during that time meet weekly for several hours. The entire program lasts four years and topics for each year are Old Testament, New Testament, Church history, and theology.