Christian Education is a very important part of the ministry we provide here at St. James for both our young people and our Adults. For our young people we have the Godly Play Children's Ministry every sunday during the 10:00am worship. Our Godly Play is run by very capable leaders, two of our leaders have received training in the Godly Play method, and workshops have been provided for our other leaders. We also run a two-year confirmation program using the youth Alpha, and the Diocesan Program 'Grow in The Spirit.
For our Adults we have an adult biblestudy group beginning in the fall and run through to the spring. This study follows the lectionary readings for the upcoming weeks. Usually our biblestudy group averages around 20-25 people. Throughout the year on special occasion and during the seasons of Advent and Lent there are retreat and quiet days offered for our adults.
Also under Christian Education we offer Baptism and Marriage Preparation for those who are coming to have a child baptized, or preparing for Marriage. Baptism Preparation help the families and sponsors gain a greater understanding of baptism and help them make a more informed decision about having their child baptized. Marriage Preparation is to provide the couples planning for marriage in the church a christian understanding of marriage, and help them learn skills to guide them in making right decisions throughout their marriage, with better communication and conflict management skills, and more.
If you have any questions about any of these programs or any interest in Christian Education please contact the Rector.