Adult Formation

Adult Education

We see all of our adult ministries as opportunities for growth and learning what it is to be a Christian man or woman. Sometimes we learn by mopping a floor or setting up tables for our annual Fall Festival.   We learn through worship as we sing, pray and serve the church in the Altar Guild, or as an usher, acolyte or lay reader.  We learn as we pray the daily office and on Sunday mornings and as we pray our way through the church year.  We also provide regular opportunities for learning through study, including:

Adult Forum

Each Sunday morning at 9:10 a.m. our Adult Forum focuses on topics of interest that have included studies of particular books of the Bible, church history, religion in America, music in the church, studies of the world’s faiths and an examination of issues within the Episcopal church.

Via Media

Via Media is a program designed for those new to the Episcopal Church or the Anglican tradition. We use Via Media as an opportunity for those new to St. Alban’s to get to know our clergy, and other parishioners while seeking to address the many questions they may have such as “how is this church different from a Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist or Presbyterian churches?” Via Media is a seven-course series of conversations. Some sessions are held on Sunday mornings during the Sunday School hour, while others are held in the evening.

Education for Ministry (EFM)

Education for Ministry is a four year lay ministry development program provided and administer by the University of the South Divinity School. The coursework includes the Old Testament, the New Testament, early history of the church, and recent history of the church. It is a serious commitment to a faith journey that is life changing. Graduates receive a certificate from the University of the South. We do not have an active EFM program at this time, but it is under consideration.