Adult Formation


Adult Formation

9am Forum

Each Sunday, St. Bart's 9am Forum offers interesting and timely topics, guest speakers and a chance to explore the corners of our faith and the issues of the day. Join us for an always stimulating conversation. ALL WELCOME!

The 9am Forum is normally held in the Parish Hall between the 8 am and 10:15 services. For more information or to suggest a forum topic, contact the Rev. Chris Harris. View past forums on St. Bart's YouTube Channel

Bible Study

Come dive into scripture with a small group and experience the Bible in a new way. Anyone is welcome to join this semester - 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! 

Beginners welcome! Never read the bible? That’s OK! Many Christians haven’t either.  All of our bible studies are for beginners as well as seasoned bible readers. Each group will be led by our clergy and experienced, trained facilitators. Most importantly, we will be learning together.

For more information on any of these offerings, contact the Rev. Chris Harris.

Small Group Bible Studies

8-week session begin throughout the year, September-June. If you're interested in joining on of the small groups, contact the Rev. Chris Harris.

April 26-June 14
$20 materials fee

  • Sundays, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m.
  • Fridays, 8-9:30 a.m. - Men’s Bible Study
  • Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. - Women’s Bible Study*

*Classes follow The Covenant series. Rev. Mary Lynn's class is Rebel Women, an exploration of women in the Bible.

Education for Ministry

Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m.

The “gold standard” of Episcopal bible study! This small group, seminary-level study of scripture and theology is for lay people who are interested in committed, deep reflection on scripture and how it applies to our lives in small group community.

The EfM curriculum is four years in length, with "freshman" joining the group each fall, as everyone else moves up to the next year's coursework. All four years meet together as a group. Contact Bill Doehr at or 619-410-8112 to learn more.