Adult Formation


Adult Formation

Small Group Bible Study

Come dive into scripture with a small group and experience the Bible in a new way. All are welcome regardless of Bible knowledge or past experience! Why study the Bible? Reading and reflecting on scripture in community is a way to grow closer to God and one another. We hear inspiration, gain insight and are consoled as we discover our story weaved within the pages of God’s story. In short, studying the bible is life-giving! To find out what days and times Bible study groups meet, contact the parish administrator, 858-487-2159.

Lenten University

During the season of Lent, we gather on Wednesday evenings for a shared soup supper before participating in the season's program. Lenten University offers a mid-week pause to our hectic daily lives and allows us to focus on faith and fellowship for an evening. Children's programming is also available during Lenten University. Program details are announced by February each year. Registration is encouraged so we can plan for the meal. All are welcome! 

Spiritual Autobiography

Spiritual Autobiography is a five-week series where we explore how God has been at work in our lives in the small ways, the big ways and the undiscovered ways. Each night begins with a shared meal before breaking into small groups to share our own spiritual stories. The series is open to all and is ideal for newcomers and long-time members alike and anyone looking to deepen their faith or meet new friends. No special knowledge or training needed just a desire to get to know one another, and God, a little better. Spiritual Autobiography is offered once a year. Watch the weekly news for the next class.

What is an Episcopalian?

These evening sessions are designed for anyone new to St. Bart's or the Episcopal Church as well as long time members who are interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church and have an opportunity to ask questions (including questions about faith itself). We will cover topics such as history, spirituality and liturgy, music in worship, and mission. This program is perfect for those interested in Confirmation or Reception into the Episcopal Church, or to reaffirm their baptismal vows when the Bishop visits St. Bartholomew's. Each class begins with a light supper. Watch the weekly news for the next class.