Adult Christian Education

Christian education and formation is the lifelong process of growing in our relationship with God, self, others, and all creation. Along with worship, fellowship and prayer, part of the active Christian life includes the regular and thorough study of scripture or other books on faith. Every experience in our lives can provide us with the opportunity to express our faith; the challenge we face is recognizing these opportunities and learning ways to live a sometimes counter-cultural life in a secular world.

Here at St. Francis, we recognize the importance of cultivating our personal relationships with God and each other and nurturing our spiritual growth. To help meet these needs, St. Francis offers a Sunday morning class, Men's Bible Studies, Women's Bible Studies, and groups that meet for mid-week worship and fellowship, and fun.

Sunday Morning Class

Sundays, 10:10 am; year-round
People Place (near the St. Francis School office)
Leader: George Hippard

The Adult Christian Education Class where people come and learn about God as revealed in his Word: the Holy Bible. All are welcome to attend this informal group where there is no homework. Each class is stand-alone as we study the Bible or books about biblical concepts. Lively and enlightening discussions are part of our interaction with the text.

Men’s Bible Studies

Tuesdays, 7 am (year-round)
Meets at La Madeleine-Tanglewood

Contact: Lew Arend

This group studies a variety of books, including the Bible, with the focus of trying to understand how God works in our lives. Our discussions come from a “guy’s” point of view: how faith informs how you act as a man, husband, father, employee, employer, etc.

We are discussing the Gospel of Luke and Ronald Rolheiser's, The Holy Longing. Please join us as we pray and learn together while sharing a man’s perspective on faith and life.

Women’s Bible Studies

Wednesdays, 9 am - 10 am; September through April
Guild Room in Wheatcroft Parish Hall

Tuesdays, Noon - 1 pm; September through April
ZOOM Video Conference

Contact: Nichole Hilgert, 713-419-0517

This year the Walking with Jesus Bible Study will dive into 1 & 2 Corinthians, Colossians, Philemon and 1 & 2 Thessalonians. God used Paul to encourage so many to follow Jesus, and we too will be encouraged by the Word as we study these letters together. We will also learn how to be encouragers to others as we walk with Jesus closer each day.

Monday Evening Women's Bible Study

Mondays, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Guild Room in Wheatcroft Parish Hall
Contact: Allison Devlin, 713-882-0725

The group is a wonderful place to develop strong Christian fellowship as we study God's Word and pray for each other.

We will begin an 8 week study of Paul's letter to the Philippians on Monday, September 10, 2018.

Primary School Mom's Bible Study

Wednesdays, 8:15 am - 9:15 am
Andrews House on South Campus
Contact: Allison Devlin, 713-882-0725

This is a place for moms to come togeher with other women who walk the same stage of life as they study, pray and share experiences with each other.

We will begin an 8 week study of Paul's letter to the Philippians on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.



Allison Devlin

Director of Family Ministry