Sunday Christian Formation

The aim of Adult Christian Education at Ascension is about learning through relationships. This year we kick off our adult education curriculum, beginning August 20, 2017, at 10:10 am (following the 9:00 am service) with three exciting parishioner-led learning opportunities.

Although each group is divided by age, all are welcome to participate in any of the forums, regardless of life station.

For more information on these Sunday Adult Education groups, or to pass along comments, please contact The Rev. Christopher Hogin, or call the church office at 865-588-0589.

The Forum Class
Sundays, 10:10 am, Parish Hall-Old Transept

Hosting conversations about the Bible, its interpretation, and the abuse of scripture in the history of American Christianity, the Forum Class explores the many ways Scripture can speak living truths into modern life. To begin the year, the Forum Class will use The Good Book: Reading the Bible with Mind and Heart by Peter Gomes. 

The Seekers
Sundays, 10:10 am, Room 102

The theme for The Seekers Sunday School class this semester will be “What is the purpose of Church from a Biblical perspective?” We will cover various topics including, the purpose of church, what makes a church healthy or unhealthy, the history of the Church universal, the Episcopal Church, and the Church of the Ascension, systems theory and more. Mark Keck is teaching this Sunday January 21, Rev Christopher Hogin is teaching January 28 on the history of the Church and February 4  the history of the Episcopal church. There is no homework or preparation for the class.

The Sojourners
Sundays, 10:10 am, New Transept-Parish Hall

Continuing with a study of Being Christian by Rowan Williams. Make sure to pick up a copy from your favorite retailer and join the discussion. However, everyone is welcome regardless of whether you’ve read the book or not; it will be presented in such a manner that everyone will be able to participate.

Centering Prayer
Sundays, 10:10 am, Library

For a slightly different approach to Sunday School, Centering Prayer will be offered in the Library during the Sunday School hour, beginning at 10:10 am. The class will be reading Tears of an Innocent God by Elias Marechal beginning in late August.