Sundays at St. John the Divine

Sunday Morning Adult Education
10:00 am in the Hall Life Center, followed by small groups
Faculty: Lay Teachers
Meet for 20 minutes of lay teaching followed by small group breakout discussion. We continue our study of the Gospel of Matthew this spring. Contact Chaille Hutcheson, to be added to a small group.

The Core: Apologetics & Ethics
10:00 am in Room 203, Jan 12 — Apr 5
Faculty: The Rev. Charlie Holt & Nancy Sauer
If you regularly find yourself defending your faith, this class will help you develop a coherent worldview by which to minister authentically. You will learn to engage people who struggle with honest questions about the truth or tenets of the Christian faith.

Generous Justice - Walking Humbly with God
10:00 am in Room 201, Feb 2 — Mar 15
Faculty: The Rev. Greg Buffone
The Rev. Greg Buffone leads a 6-week book study of Tim Keller’s Generous Justice. Explore the Church’s call to care for the poor and powerless in a direct and substantive way as a part of its ongoing ministry in the name of Christ. Books available for purchase in The Bookstore or online. Email to register.

The Crucified Life
10:00 am in Room 210, Feb. 9 – March 22
Faculty: Marisol Espinosa
This unique study centers on a DVD teaching exploring the seven last words spoken by Christ on the cross. There are seven teaching sessions, one for each word spoken by Christ. The class will be led by a different facilitator each week.

The Art of Marriage — Marriage Preparation Course
11:10 am — 12:40 pm in Room , Mar 1 — Apr 5
Faculty: Lay Leaders and Clergy
This class is for all couples preparing for marriage. Marriage is colored by personalities and passions and experiences. Making marriage work is a divinely inspired art form. Get ready to make a masterpiece of your marriage through The Art of Marriage.

After Prison - Challenges of Recovery
10:00 am April 26 - May 17
Faculty: The Rev. Greg Buffone
How do we as the body of Christ welcome people home?With 10,000 people coming home from Texas state prisons to Houston every year, we will look at the challenges to those returning to society from incarceration, and some of the faith-based programs and ministries that are working to make certain that they do notreturn to prison.

Wednesday Night at SJD

Wendnesday Night Dinners - beginning February 26
Feb. 26 (Ash Wednesday) - 7:00 pm
Mar 4 — Apr 15 - 6:00 pm
Hall Life Center  — $10/person

The Core: Core Doctrine and Theology
6:30 pm Jan 15 — Feb 19 in Room 208
Faculty: The Rev. Reagan Cocke
This six-week class will explore these topics: Biblical Theology, The Old & New Testaments, The Incarnation & Trinity, The Doctrine of the Church, Augustine’s Responses to Heresies, and The 39 Articles of Religion in the Book of Common Prayer.

Encountering Truth: Meeting Jesus in John's Gospel
7:00 pm Mar 4; 6:30 Mar 11 — Apr 15
Encounter Jesus in community by joining our Lenten Life Group Study. Throughout the season of Lent we will study the book of John together, gaining a better understanding of who Jesus is and the truth he shares. Meets for video teaching and Life Group discussion on Wednesday nights at SJD and during the week at various locations. Sign up for a Life Group - contact Missy Reed,

A Living Hope — A Study of First Peter
6:45 pm Apr 22 — May 27 in the Hall Life Center
Faculty: The Rev. Charlie Holt
The apostle Peter’s first letter is one of great encouragement to Christians learning how to live in a challenging, divided, and even troubled world, while maintaining joy and the spirit of hope. In this six-week devotional and small group study, we will grow up in our salvation through the living and abiding word of God.

Weekday Groups and Studies

Holy Yoga
Mon, Wed, Sat at 9:00 am
Faculty: Brooke Holt

Holy Yoga is a form of experiential worship created to deepen people's connection to Christ through the modality of yoga.

Men's Life: The Gospel of Luke
Tues at 6:45 am in the Hall Life Center
Faculty: The Rev. Reagan Cocke
Join us for breakfast and 20 minutes of teaching followed by small group application to our own lives. Contact Reagan Cocke,

Tuesday Evening Bible Study: The Gospel of John
Tues at 5:30 pm in the Parlor
Contact David Eckman,

Young Professionals Tuesday Nights
Tues at 7:00 pm at the home of Chaillie Hutcheson, beginning Jan 7
SJD's Young Professionals will dive deep into faith, life and meaning with the second part of our study of Acts. Contact Austin Jorn,

The Hope of Glory Women's Bible Study
Wed 6:30 pm in the Chapel, beginning Jan 8
Thur 9:30 am in the Hall Life Center, beginning Jan 9
Faculty: Meg Rice

Our new study is Acts: The Journey That Never Ends. Acts, like no other book, is a "how to" guide for Christians. Contact Candy Knudson, 713.527.8263,

Thursday Lunchtime Bible Study
Thur 11:45 am in Room 201
Faculty: The Rev. Reagan Cocke
Bring your lunch and join with us in a study of 'The Unxepected Apostle: The Life of Paul in Acts & His Letters.