Discipleship/Education

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”  – Matthew 28.19-20

Our mission is to live into the great commission by going and making disciples in Christ’s name. We hope to do that by inviting community members to come together in ways that foster growth to both their social and spiritual needs as followers of God.

As we continue to seek new ways to grow in our relationship with God and others, our programs and offerings continue to evolve as well. Currently we offer:

Discipleship for All Ages
9:10 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. Every Sunday morning
This is a time for every person to receive enriching and exciting learning opportunities with Sunday School for our children, youth and adult education for older members.

Adult Education is comprised of programs directed toward the relationship of Christianity, life and issues of the day.Such programs consist of lectures, discussions and social interaction, including the Adult Forum, a discussion that takes place nearly every Sunday between the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Worship services.

ECF Vial Practices
As an additional resource, we invite parishioners to explore the thought provoking articles offered through Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) Vital Practices at http://www.ecfvp.org/

Confirmation
Weekly instruction for youth of confirmation age, culminating in a class-wide service project and confirmation during the Bishop’s annual visit.

Yoga
“Faith with a Twist” is offered weekly on Monday mornings from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday evenings from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m in the Parish Hall. Verse, prayer and meditation. Hillary Raining, Instructor

Bible Study
Offered weekly on Tuesday mornings at 7:00 a.m. at the home of Peg and Dick Schneider, 918 Merion Station Rd. and at 10:00 a.m. at Waverly Heights led by The Rev. Dr. Hillary D. Raining. We welcome interested members to the existing groups or we can help others start their own by furnishing a “template” on how to get started.  In addition, there are occasional special programs that bring in speakers who are authorities in different areas of concern and interest.  Please contact our Rector Hillary Raining with any thoughts or ideas concerning the Church’s Adult Education.

Foyer groups
Dinner groups meeting quarterly for camaraderie and if desired, discussion on issues in the church or the world.  Four or five couples alternate hosting, pot luck format, social and spiritual in nature. We invite those interested in starting one of their own and can furnish a “template” on how to start one. It’s as simple as having a dinner party among St. Christopher’s members and friends.

Youth Group
Confirmed youth have an opportunity to meet with one another on the first Sunday of each month following the 10:00 a.m. service. A series of fun activities is included—from Cradles to Crayons to Chipotle lunches!

Lenten Classes and Evening Classes
Occasional offerings that happen seasonally. Watch the calendar for these great opportunities.