Grow

 

At St. Stephen’s we’re never too old to learn and we can never know too much about God and His Church. Faith Formation at St. Stephen’s is simply lifelong growth in the knowledge, service and love of God as followers of Christ, being informed by Scripture, Tradition and Reason.Through The Episcopal Church, God Invites all people to enter into a prayerful life of worship, continuous learning, intentional outreach, advocacy and service.

  • To hear the Word of God through scripture, to honor church teachings, and continually to embrace the joy of Baptism and Eucharist.
  • To respond to the needs of our constantly changing communities.
  • To hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s people, placing ourselves in the stories of our faith, thereby empowering us to proclaim the Gospel message.

Through The Episcopal Church, God Inspires all people to experience Anglican liturgy, which draws us closer to God, helps us discern God’s will and encourages us to share our faith journeys.

  • To study Scripture, mindful of the context of our societies and cultures, calling us to seek truth anew while remaining fully present in the community of faith.
  • To develop new learning experiences, equipping disciples for life in a world of secular challenges and carefully listening for the words of modern sages who embody the teachings of Christ.

Through The Episcopal Church, God Transforms all people by doing the work Jesus Christ calls us to do, living into the reality that we are all created in the image of God and carrying out God’s work of reconciliation, love, forgiveness, healing, justice and peace.

We strive to provide a wide range of opportunities for learning for all ages – from nursery to Children’s Chapel to Youth Group to Adult Bible Study to Education for Ministry (EFM) to Parish and Diocesan Retreats and Workshops.