All-Parish Study

Life That is Truly Life:
A Study of St. Paul's Letters to His Disciple Timothy

Book by the Rev. Dr. R. Leigh Spruill
Wednesdays, 6 - 7:30 pm, September 14 –  October 19 in the Hall Life Center
Our Fall life group study meets in the Hall Life Center on Wednesday nights beginning at 6 pm with a pasta dinner followed at 6:30 pm by video teaching and discussion groups. Contact Kim Jameson or Tori Gilliland to find a group if you can't make it on Wednesday nights.

Register for Wednesday Fall Life Groups


On-site Sunday morning education features a variety of opportunities for the whole family. All Sunday morning classes begin at 10:15 am

Adult Sunday School: Clergy Sunday School
June 12 – August 21 in the Hall Life Center

Faculty: Leigh Spruill, Reagan Cocke, Charlie Holt, Louise Samuelson, and Greg Buffone
Live Streamed on YouTube
Join the SJD Clergy for this special summer school session, as our pastors speak on topics that bring a deeper understanding of our mission, our community, and our relationship with God.

Sunday School for Children
Resumes September 11 at 10:15 am
Nursery & Preschool - 1st floor: Nursery hours 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Grades 1 – 5 - Lower level

Register for Children's Sunday School

Youth Sunday School
Resumes September 11 at 10:15 am
Middle & High School Students: Rm 238 (Game Room)

Back to top

Weekday Courses

Men's Life - Laughing at the Devil: Learning about temptation, and holiness with C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters
Tuesdays August 16 – October 4 at 7:15 am in the Parlor
Faculty: The Rev. Neal McGowan
Join us as we spend 8 weeks reading and discussing sections of C.S. Lewis’ famous work of theology and satire.

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 the address.

Self-Study Courses

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.

Back to Top

Coming Soon

New Parish-Wide Study on 1 & 2 Timothy
Begins September 11
Faculty: The Rev. Dr. R. Leigh Spruill

Adult Sunday School - 1 & 2 Timothy
Sundays, 10:15 - 11 am in the Hall Life Center beginning September 11
Faculty: Lay leaders

Sunday School for Youth
Sundays, 10:15 - 11 am in Youth Room 238 beginning September 11

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.

Reagan Cocke Bible Study
Tuesdays, 11:30 am in Room 201 beginning September 13
God intended the Church to have four Gospels and not just one. Having four Gospels gives us a clear picture of Jesus. Yet, we can also enjoy studying the differences between the four, appreciating what we learn from them. Come join The Rev. Reagan Cocke as he looks at what makes Matthew stand out from the other three Gospels.

Hope of Glory: Luke's Life Lessons
Thursdays, 9:30 am in the Hall Life Center beginning September 15
Faculty: Meg Rice
The long-running women's Bible study returns with a study of the Gospel of Luke.

The Book of Daniel
Wednesdays, 6 – 7:30 pm beginning September 7
Faculty: Dr. Ida Glaser
Come join biblical scholar and author Ida Glaser for this 12-week series on the Book of Daniel. Each class will tackle a chapter, bringing alive its ancient history and the message which resonates profoundly through the ages to the modern day.

Family Matters: What Does God Have to Do with the Family?
Sundays, 10:15 am in Room 210 beginning September 11
Faculty: The Rev. Neal McGowan and Dan Gannon
In this eight-week class, we will be looking at Scripture and the theological tradition of the church to help us see God’s purposes for families, and how he calls us to serve beyond our biological family into the body of Christ. We will also spend a few minutes of each class going over a very simple devotional or spiritual practice that you can integrate into your family life.

Rediscovering Kingdom Healing as a Disciple of Jesus
Sundays, 10:15 am in Room 201 beginning September 11
Faculty: The Rev. Reagan Cocke and the Rev. Mike Endicott

Join the Rev. Reagan Cocke for this five-week course as we go through the Rev. Mike Endicott’s book Rediscovering Kingdom Healing, as we deepen and enrich our lives as Jesus’ disciples. The Rev. Mike Endicott will be teaching our last session on October 9.

History of Christianity II: Reformation to the Present
Sundays, 10:15 am in Room 203 beginning September 11
This twelve-week class brings to life the leaders, historic events, and theological debates that shaped the spread of Protestantism, the European Enlightenment, the church in the New World, and the continuing spread and growing vitality of today’s church in the developing world.

Discovery Membership Class
Sundays, 10:15 am in the Parlor beginning September 18
Faculty: The Rev. Dr. R. Leigh Spruill and Kim Jameson

This five-week class led by the Rev. Dr. Leigh Spruill and the clergy will look at a brief history of St. John the Divine and the Episcopal church, introduce you to the ministries at SJD, and provide opportunities to meet lay leaders and members.