Adults

Adult Christian Education

Adult Christian Education classes (Sunday School) is offered each Sunday, 10:00 – 10:50 a.m. between the 8:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services from August - May. During this time there are Christian education opportunities for each age level of a household, which allows parents of children or youth to attend either the Parents’ Group Christian Education class or the Rector’s Forum.

  • Rector’s Forum held in the great room of the Parish Hall, 1st floor
    • This forum will host various series of study throughout the year and cultivates a deeper understanding of the Bible and a connection between parishioners.
    • Stay tuned to the weekly eNewsletter and announcements in worship for the latest information on the forum’s upcoming series.
  • Parents Group Christian Education class held in Christian Education Rooms, 1st floor Parish Hall
    • This supportive education hour is open to parents with children in a spectrum of ages as we each have insights to share with each other.

Discipleship Groups

Weekly, various times
Join a small group for Bible study, prayer, and fellowship. No outside reading required! Contact David Loucky (David.Loucky@mtsu.edu) to get connected.

Classes & Studies

  • Pilgrimage
    • Pilgrimage is a year-long introduction to Christian faith and the Anglican tradition. It is formation for adults who are seeking Baptism, Confirmation, or Reception into the Episcopal Church, and also a place to deepen your faith while building Christian friendships. Pilgrimage begins in September and culminates with the spring visitation of the diocesan bishop to administer Confirmation. For more information about Pilgrimage contact Joyce Adkins. To register, click here.
  • M & P (Meat & Potatoes)
    • For a small cohort of motivated participants, “Meat and Potatoes” will be an exploration of the essentials of the Christian Life. In our weekly meetings, we discuss the graduate level materials we have read from leading scholars and writers. We worship by utilizing and digging into the liturgies of the Book of Common Prayer. And we engage in theological reflection, discerning how God is present to us, and how we might follow Jesus more closely, in our every-day lives.
    • Open to adult, Confirmed, communicants in good standing, “Meat and Potatoes” follows a three-year cycle of readings. Participants may join at any point in that cycle, provided they commit to an entire year.
    • Space is limited. Click here for more information. Please contact Fr. Michael Whitnah at whitnah@stpaulsmurfreesboro.org for more information or to register.
  • Bible Studies
    • 9:50 a.m. Prayers
      • Daily "bite-sized" Bible Studies meet from 9:50 - 10:00 a.m. each weekday.  Join us on Zoom or live in the church office.
    • Centering Prayer
      • Meets on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom. Click here to join. Passcode: 772937
    • Lectionary Bible Study
      • Meets weekly on Wednesdays from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. in the Wise Room, 2nd floor Parish Hall. This group studies takes a deeper study of the weekly lectionary passages. If interested in joining contact Jerry Redditt at jerryredditt@yahoo.com.
    • Lectio Divina
      • Lectio Divina meets on Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. for prayer and reflective scripture reading in St. Andrew’s Chapel.
    • Lenten Bible Study
      • During Lent we offer an All-Parish Devotional opportunity. Each Wednesday evening of Lent the parish gathers for a shared soup meal at 5:30 p.m. and then devotional study broken out by adults, youth and children from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
    • Past special series and programs
      • Keep Awake: Advent and The Arts
        • This was a four-week Adult Education series, held Sundays at 10:00 a.m. Each week focused on a different art form, relating to Advent themes.
      • E-100
        • Inspired by a challenge from our youth, the parish engaged in a 20-week study of 100 “Essential” passages of Scripture, 50 from the Old Testament (Fall 2020) and 50 from the New Testament (Spring 2021).