Christian Formation Classes

For more information about any Christian Formation program, contact Sub-Dean Manoj Zacharia.

Dearly Beloved: What do we mean by Christian marriage

Dean Gail Greenwell, Member, Episcopal Church Taskforce on Marriage
Sundays, March 1 & 8, 11:30 a.m.
How can the church continue to speak to people about relationships, faithfulness and life in Christ? Join the Dean as she hosts this two-part series that looks at the values that the church holds as indispensable to marriage in our rapidly changing culture.

Women of the Bible: Ancient Words, Contemporary Wisdom

Saturday workshop, March 21, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
The Rev. Lindsay Hardin Freeman, author, Bible Women: All Their Words and Why They Matter (released by Forward Movement in September of last year), will explore groundbreaking new research on biblical women. Hear from women in the Bible that you never knew existed "scoundrels and saints, renegades and realists” and find out why their lives and actions matter more than ever. Discover what issues they faced ”hunger, discrimination, sorrow, sex trafficking, poverty, war” and what they might teach us about faith, identity, and life in community. Copies of Bible Women: All Their Words and Why They Matter will be available for purchase before and after the workshop.

Women of the Bible: Recapturing Our Spiritual DNA

Sunday seminar, March 22, 11:30 a.m.  
The Rev. Lindsay Hardin Freeman will discuss her new book, author, Bible Women: All Their Words and Why They Matter (released by Forward Movement in September of last year). Copies of the book will be available for purchase. 

The Struggle for the Beloved Community:
Race and the Underside of the American Dream

Our Sunday morning forum led by Dr. Adam Clark, Associate Professor of Theology and Africana Studies, Xavier University, and Dr. Prince Brown, Professor Emeritus, Sociology and African American Studies, Northern Kentucky University, on Sunday, February 1, was well attended and well received. Plans call for additional conversations on race to be scheduled. The goal of these conversations is to gain a better understanding of our own personal attitudes and of the ways in which we develop these understandings so that we may be agents of healing rather than division. See the schedule below. If you are interested in learning more about race in America, you may want to read one or more of the books on this list compiled by Prince Brown. For further reading, check out "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack."

Liberation Theology and Race in America
Canons Manoj Zacharia and Rob Rhodes
Sunday, April 12, 11:30 a.m.

Telling Stories: Experiences of Race in America
Drs. Prince Brown and Merelyn Bates-Mims
Sunday, April 26, 11:30 a.m.

A Faith That Promotes Justice
Dr. Adam Clark
Sunday, May 3, 11:30 a.m.

Bible Study

Today's Bible Readings
Sundays, 9 a.m.

Men's Bible Study
Thursdays, 8 a.m., Library

Women's Bible Study
Thursdays, noon, Library

SoulCollage Workshops

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

About Christian Formation

What is traditionally called religious education, or even Sunday School, is known as Christian Formation at the cathedral. This is not just some branding effort to be different or unique. Instead, it reflects an approach to how we believe we may best grow as Christians.

Being a Christian is not only an intellectual pursuit, but also -- and deeply - a matter of the heart and spirit. When we open ourselves up to the concept of formation, a formation directed by the hand of God, we move into our true callings as human persons. The act of formation becomes transformation. And in that, we learn what it truly means to be Christian. Our classes reflect this understanding.

The Christian Formation committee is chaired by Susan West.

For information on our Christian Formation program for youth, click here. For information on our children's program, click here.

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