Christian Education: Adults

Rector’s Forum

Sundays at 9:15 a.m. in Huckabay Hall

The Rector’s Perspective: 9/16 – 9/30

St. Paul’s Episcopal parish: Our mission statement says we are called to worship, proclaim the Gospel, care for one another in the parish and love others in the community. We hope to do this by being mindful of what it means to do these things as Episcopalians in an urban setting. Brad will spend three weeks inviting us to explore what this mission means in the hearts of our members and how our ministries and programs reflect who we are as followers of Christ in Chattanooga. We’ll look at our new Parish Council structure, talk about vision budgeting, stewardship and ministries supporting our journey to being disciples. We will also spend a little time talking about the important aspects of worship such as preaching, congregational participation in the prayers and new offerings being discussed. Come and enjoy conversation with the Rector and fellow parishioners as we explore important aspects in the life of St. Paul’s.

St. Paul’s 101

New to the Episcopal Church or to St. Paul’s? Interested in knowing more about our history, our liturgy, and our mission? Join us for St. Paul’s 101, a class for inquirers, newcomers, and all those interested in learning more about the basics of our life in faith together. Meets through 10/14 on the Stage.

Faith & Families

Sundays at 9:15 a.m. in the Ava Wright Room

September – June. St. Paul’s Faith & Families class is for parents of children of all ages. We have guest speakers, group discussions, and book studies throughout the program year. Ava Wright Room.

Education for Ministry (EfM)

Small Groups meet selected times at St. Paul’s

Every baptized person is called to ministry. The Education for Ministry (EfM) program provides people with the education to carry out that ministry. Lay persons face the difficult and often subtle task of interpreting the richness of the church’s faith in a complex and confusing world. They need a theological education which supports their faith and also teaches them to express that faith in day-to-day events. As the emphasis on lay ministry has grown, EfM has come to play an important role by providing a program that develops an informed and knowledgeable laity. Email the Rev. Joe Woodfin at for more information.