There is a lively program of educational activities, groups and classes at St John’s. These offer parishioners and other interested people opportunities to learn more about the Christian faith in an inclusive, open environment, and to engage with important issues in contemporary Australian life.
The parish's Adult Education and Formation Committee has issued its program for 2017. You can download it here 2017 Education Program
St John’s offers an ongoing series of courses dealing with various aspects of the Christian faith, including study of the New Testament, the Christian creeds, key theological doctrines and church history. The parish offers the Certificate in Theology and Ministry, a program of Trinity College Theological School designed to equip Christian people to reflect on faith, ministry and discipleship. The program offers six units of study in the parish setting.
Home groups meet in parishioners’ homes within a few kilometres of St John’s Church. All groups meet in the evening from 8.00 pm until about 9.30pm. Led by a lay person, they discuss a passage of scripture, a relevant book, or a social issue. The evening concludes with a light supper and a time of sharing or further informal discussion.
If you would like to join a Home Group at St John’s or would like further information about the educational courses please contact the Parish office – 03 9882 4851 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
St Johns has some useful resource booklets for private study, prayer and reflection.
You may like to download 'Faith-An Exploration', an accessible introduction to the Christian Faith by the Vicar, Fr David Moore
St Johns produces a 'Journal of Scripture and prayer' booklet for each season of the Christian Year. The booklet contains the Gospel reading for each day from the lectionary (set readings) of the Anglican Church of Australia. It also contains a brief introduction to the season, and provides some prayers to use for morning and evening.
You can download the current Journal of Scripture and Prayer here....Journal October-November 2017