On-site Sunday morning education features a variety of opportunities for the whole family. All Sunday morning classes begin at 10:15 am
Community Engagement - An Evolving Vision for Ministry in Houston
Sundays, January 16 & 23 at 10:15 am in the Hall Life Center
Faculty: The Rev. Dr. Leigh Spruill, The Rev. Greg Buffone, James Loftis, Chris Hairel, Lori Gobillot, Jeff McParland, and Tony Mayer
Live Streamed on YouTube
Learn more about the Community Engagement Project (CEP) in this 2-week class. The Rev. Leigh Spruill and other parish leaders will present the background, rationale, and vision for this missional engagement with our local community.
Adult Sunday School with Small Groups: The Gospel of Mark
February 6 – May 22 in the Hall Life Center
Faculty: Adult Sunday School Faculty
Live Streamed on YouTube
Please join us for our Fall 2021/Spring 2022 Sunday Morning Adult Education Program. We will be studying the Gospel of Mark.
An Accessible Introduction to Theology
February 6 - April 10 in Room 201 and through the SJD Teaching Center
Faculty: Stephanie Cocke and the Rev. Dr. Michael Lloyd
Whether we’ve been on the Christian journey our whole life, we’re just starting out, or we haven’t even bought a ticket, Michael Lloyd's distinctive book, Café Theology, is applicable to our ordinary lives, longings, and in Michael’s words, our "feeble and frustrated fumblings after an understanding of who we are and what we are for". This class will include special in-person visits by Dr. Lloyd.
February 6 – 27 in Room 208 and through the SJD Teaching Center
Faculty: Carolyn Furlong
Join us in a dive into the fascinating world of Christian iconography. We'll cover the historical and cultural context that gave rise to the use of icons, the manner in which icons were used in worship, and wrestle with the second commandment's warning against the use of graven images.
History of Christianity I
February 6 – May 22 in Room 203 and through the SJD Teaching Center
Faculty: Melissa Grobmyer, Lim Loftis, David Lasater
How did it all begin? This is the class that answers that fundamental question, fills in the blanks, buffs away the rusty spots, and gives us all a deeper, enriched understanding of the church community.
Bible for Dummies (a class for people who want to know more about the Bible than their kids do)
February 6 – March 13 in Room 210 and through the SJD Teaching Center
Faculty: Dan Gannon
Many people at SJD really seem to know A LOT about the Bible. But there are those of us who maybe didn’t pay that much attention in Sunday school. We'd like to make a dent in our Biblical illiteracy, but we don’t know where to start. This is the place. We will provide an opportunity for you to deepen your understanding of the books of the Bible, the genre of literature found in those books, and how they actually fit together. And we'll have lots of fun doing it.
Questions Jesus Still Asks
February 6 – March 12 in the Parlor
Faculty: The Rev. Dr. R. Leigh Spruill
Leigh Spruill leads this six-session Bible study that addresses the simple but profound questions Jesus asks of those he lovingly encounters in the gospel. Each session will explore the gospel stories and characters prompting these life-defining questions from Jesus and teach habits to help us hear and answer again the call to follow Christ.
Sunday School for Children
Nursery & Preschool - 1st floor: Nursery hours 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Grades 1 – 5 - Lower level
Sunday School for Youth
Youth Room 238
All middle and high schooler students are invited to gather together for Sunday school on Sunday mornings at 10:15 am in the Youth Room! We will spend our time playing socially distanced games and enjoying fellowship and Bible study. Email Emma Kastens for more information.
Men's Life: Democracy, Capitalism, and the End of Times
Tuesdays 7:15 – 8:30 am, January 11 – April 5
Available by Zoom, the SJD Teaching Center, and in the Parlor
Faculty: Charlie Holt
Men's Life will be tackling political theology by wrestling with many of the principles that make the United States such a great place to pursue happiness and build a life. We will examine the connection of these founding principles considering Biblical teaching, and we will wrestle with their application in our day.
Hope of Glory: Romans - The Key to Renewing Our Minds
Thursdays Spring 2022 beginning January 13 in the Hall LIfe Center and through the SJD Teaching Center
On-site lecture Thursdays, 9:30 am in the Hall Life Center
In-person small groups will be at 10:30 am Thursday mornings including a group for young mothers (childcare available on Thursday mornings), 6:30 pm Tuesdays in the Parlor, and 7:00 pm Wednesdays for young women. We will also offer Zoom small groups for our women who are unable to attend in person.
Wednesdays, January 26 – February 23 at 6:30 pm in Room 203 and through the SJD Teaching Center
Faculty: Reagan Cocke
In The Daring Way curriculum created by Brené Brown, Reagan Cocke will lead you through her research, looking at the issues of shame and vulnerability in our culture and how they impact our lives. Class is limited to 30 participants.
The Legacy Journey
Wednesdays, February 9 – 23 at 6:30 pm in Room 201 and through the SJD Teaching Center
Faculty: Beth Bunk, Sharon Callender Snowden
In The Legacy Journey, we will take a dive into God’s word, revealing his perspective on wealth, your personal and family legacy, and how He wants to use you to further his kingdom work.
Reagan Cocke's Lunchtime Bible Study
David, the Unexpected King: 1 & 2 Samuel and the Psalms of David
Tuesdays at 11:30 am in Room 201
Faculty: Reagan Cocke
A long-time favorite study, Reagan's Lunchtime Bible Study returns on Tuesdays this fall. Reagan will be teaching on the life of David (1 & 2 Samuel and the Psalms of David). Bring your lunch - all parishioners are welcome!
Young Adults Study
Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Join the Young Professionals and Young Adults for weekly dinner, bible study, and group discussion. Make friends, deepen your relationship with God, and learn more about the bible. Email Tori Gilliland for address.
The Art of Marriage
Available for self-study through the SJD Teaching Center
God can turn any marriage into a masterpiece. Every marriage is unique, expressed by the colorful personalities of each spouse and textured by the circumstances at play in their lives. Blending these to make marriage work is a divinely inspired art form — challenging to master but definitely worth the effort.