FORMATION FOR ALL AGES
Christian formation is learning how to become and practicing being disciples of Jesus Christ. As members of the Body of Christ we do this in many ways: through worship, prayer, study/learning, serving one another in love, engaging in forgiveness and reconciliation, proclaiming the good news, and bearing witness to suffering and injustice of the world, while advocating for those who need our help the most.
As Episcopalians, we affirm all of these aspects in our Baptismal Covenant, found on pp. 304-305 of the Book of Common Prayer (found here). Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has taken this covenant and has helped us to see our discipleship through 7 aspects: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Go, Bless, Rest, which he has coined The Way of Love.
At Grace, we hope to empower all parishioners from little children, to youth, adults and seniors, to grow more fully into the stature of Christ through various paths, where everyone can engage in these 7 aspects of our discipleship. We offer opportunities to engage with Christian formation not only on Sunday Mornings, but at other times during the week, including evenings and weekends.
Intergenerational and Age-Specific Hybrid Learning for Children, Youth and Adults
At Grace, we believe that learning is a life-long pursuit, and is supported both through age-specific curricula, as well as when people of all ages come together to listen to and learn from one another.