The Church of the Good Shepherd offers a variety of Christian education programs at 9:30 on Sunday mornings, between the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masses.
Melanie McGehee uses games, arts and crafts, music and Biblical story telling to teach our preschool class.
Charles and Jennie Band and Betty Prudence creatively and expertly instruct elementary school students about figures and events from the Old and New Testaments.
Christopher Martin examines and discusses the meaning and implications of the Gospel with his class of middle and high school students.
Layne Waters leads a captivating lectionary course for adults.
The children and youth classes are offered September through May; the adult lectionary class meets year-round.
And if you’re looking for something to do while the children are in Sunday school but don’t want to sit in on the lectionary class, we’d love for you to join us in praying the Rosary in the parish library. Those desiring a sacramental prayer experience will find the chapel open for Eucharistic Adoration.
In addition our weekly classes, Yvonne Danford coordinates a book discussion for the women of the church on the first Sunday of every month. The group is currently reading Last Light, by Terri Blackstock.
The Daughters of the King also offer a six-week Sunday morning class for prospective members that focuses on the development of one's spiritual rule of life.
Robert Clawson and Father Lyon periodically teach five-week confirmation classes on Anglican history (9:30 a.m.) and the polity, the sacraments and liturgy (after 10:30 Mass). The classes welcome those preparing for confirmation, reaffirmation or reception as well as those who just want to brush up on our history and our practices.
In addition, Father Lyon periodically instructs a Children’s Communion Class.
Parishioners also participate in annual study challenges, which involves simply signing up to read that year’s selected book. This year, about 50 people are reading SOLO, a year-long daily devotional that focuses on major biblical themes. We have previously spent a year reading A Year with C.S. Lewis, and Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament and completing the Bible Challenge.
Students of all ages benefit from a variety of perspectives, so we’re always looking for additional teachers who have a love of learning and teaching. Safe Church training is required and is offered several times a year.
Coordinator: Christopher Martin
Anyone interested in our Christian education programs may also contact Betty Prudence at the parish office at (803) 779-2960