The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Education

Sundays and During the Week

By virtue of our baptism, all of us are called to ministry, whether ordained or not. Our adult education offerings help us live into that call, through teaching about our Scriptures, traditions, practices; cultivating skills for ministry; engaging together in theological reflection and crucial conversations; and building communities of spiritual support. Contact Canon Cathy Zappa, 404-365-1043, if you have questions about Adult Education.

 

 

Sundays:

Living Life as Offering

Many Sundays we hear the offertory sentence, “Walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself for us, an offering and sacrifice to God.” In this two-week series taught by Cathedral seminarian Nicole Lambelet, we will consider what “sacrifice” and “offering” meant in the ritual life of the Hebrew people and in the New Testament, and how the Christian tradition has adopted these ancient terms to talk about our own sacred meal. Join us Sundays, July 14 and 21 at 10:10 a.m. in Child Hall to offer your own insights and life experience to what promises to be a lively discussion!

Old Fashioned Sunday School (Child Hall)

Old Fashioned Sunday School meets to discuss topics of general interest to the Cathedral community. All are welcome. You will find a light heart, warm welcome, and good coffee! This year the topics for discussion will include several short series of classes led by Canon George Maxwell that will focus on what Paul, the apostle, was actually doing and why; several classes led by Dean Sam Candler offering new ways to understand some old theological ideas; and several classes led by Canon Cathy Zappa, Canon Lauren Holder, and special invited guests on a variety of other topics. For more information, contact Canon Maxwell at gmaxwell@cathedralATL.org.

 

Living Faith / Confirmation Class

Adult Confirmation classes will be held during the 10:10 a.m. Sunday School hour beginning on February 24. These classes are open to all, regardless of plans to be confirmed. In the fall, our Living Faith class studied “Falling in Love with the Bible Again.” This will be a continuation of that conversation, but moving to “Falling in Love with the Church Again.” Those wishing to participate in this class in order to be confirmed, re-affirmed, or received should contact Canon Lauren Holder, lholder@cathedralATL.org, and mark your calendars for our April 28 confirmation service.

February 24: The Anglican Way of Christianity
March 3: The Sacraments and Sacramental Rites
March 10: Marking Time
March 17: Basic Beliefs
March 24: The Church
March 31: A Trinitarian Life
April 7: What’s next?
April 28: Confirmation

 

Small Group Bible Study (Room 122)

Jim Bingham and Gordon Mathis lead an ongoing small group Bible Study focusing on a particular book of the Bible for several months at a time. This year, we will read the book of Exodus. For more information, please contact Jim Bingham, 404-373-3273.

 

Our True Selves (Room 240)

The Rev. Dr. Thee Smith leads this series of co-listening classes that aim to enhance our ability to be fully ourselves—our true, worthy, and estimable selves. Topics can include everyday experiences and range through tough political issues as well as lifestyle choices and faith matters. Contact the Rev. Dr. Smith, tsmith@cathedralATL.org or 404-365-1093, for class dates.

 

Biblical Greek (Room 356)

Continuing Biblical Greek classes are offered on Sundays from 1:15–2:45 p.m. for anyone who wants to learn the basics of translation using grammar aids, lexicons, and commentaries. For more information, contact the Rev. Dr. Thee Smith at tsmith@cathedralATL.org.

 

 

 

 


Bible Studies

Tuesdays

The Dean's Men's Bible Study (7–8 a.m., Room 319)

This group meets every Tuesday morning to read and study scripture, to share faith stories, and to support each other in prayer. Sam Candler, the Dean of the Cathedral, usually leads the group; all men are invited, whether Cathedral members or not.

Early Morning Women's Bible Study (7–8 a.m., Walthour Library)

All women are welcome to this group led by Canon Lauren Holder; drop in when you can.

Wednesdays

The Dean's Women's Bible Study (10:45–11:45 a.m., Room 319)

This group meets Wednesday mornings to read and study scripture, to share faith stories, and to support each other in prayer. Dean Candler usually leads the group and coffee is available. All women are invited, whether Cathedral members or not.

Eat Your Word Bible Study (noon–1 p.m., Room 380)

Please bring your lunch and be ready for a lively conversation!

 

 

Education for Ministry

Education for Ministry is a four-year program of theological study and reflection. Groups meet to discuss scripture, church history, and theology and the intersection of these areas in their personal experience. The program is coordinated through the University of the South and is based throughout the United States and abroad. Click here for more information. 

EfM costs approximately $375 each year in the Diocese of Atlanta, but scholarship assistance is sometimes available. (Contact the group mentor.) It starts each year in September and concludes in May. 

There are currently two EfM groups meeting at the Cathedral:
Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

This group is mostly comprised of All Saints parishioners, but several Cathedral members belong to this group. Ethel Ware is the mentor.

Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

This multi-parish group is co-mentored by Rick Tyler, 404-375-6470, and Deirdre Glover, 770-865-2141.

  


 

Book Groups and Monthly Groups

Bill's Book Club (BBC)

First Sunday of each month
Every first Sunday, a merry band of readers gathers in Walthour Library to explore books together and plumb their depths for spiritual growth. The group is facilitated by the Rev. Dr. Bill Harkins. For more information, contact Ruth Marley.

Sons of Thunder: Men's Breakfast and Bible Study

Sons of Thunder meet monthly for breakfast, discussion, and fellowship. All men are welcome! Each session stands on its own, so come when your schedule permits. For more information, contact Canon George Maxwell.