The first offering of the School for Christian Practice will be a four-week book study to reflect on Diana Butler Bass’s work Christianity After Religion. Our shared conversations and explorations of the book will help us gain a deeper understanding of the challenges facing congregational ministry today. Over the four weeks, participants can choose either Monday or Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m., depending on their schedules. The class will begin the week of January 18 and will be hosted on Zoom for easy access. Click here to access the link each week.
The School for Christian Practice is an intentional framework hosted at Grace Episcopal Church in Gainesville that seeks to engage the challenges and opportunities of congregational ministry by exploring practices of prayer, stages of faith, scriptural proficiency, and sacramental ethics. It is our hope that, by nurturing an awareness of the Spirit’s presence, we can foster a transformation of our hearts and live more compassionately. There is no set fee for these sessions, but if you are so moved, you can contribute to Grace or to your local parish community to continue the much-needed work around spiritual formation.
To learn more or to sign up to receive monthly news, simply email the Rev. Dr. Stuart Higginbotham at stuart@gracechurchgainesville.