Adult Formation

Welcome to Adult Formation! Register below for our Adult Formation events, or scroll down for more information about each of the events. We hope you will join us!

Upcoming Bible Studies:

Panorama of the New Testament (via Zoom), October 2021 (Registration open thru 10/1)
Infancy Narratives (via Zoom), October, 2021 (Registration opens 9/13)
Acts of the Apostles (in person), January 2022 (Registration opens mid-December)

Panorama of the Old Testament
Fall Virtual Bible Study

One spot left!!

Panorama of the Old Testament explores the sweeping saga of God’s people and their sacred journey. The study surveys the variety of books found in the Old Testament as it uncovers interwoven themes, the background of familiar characters and God’s overall plan of salvation. This study is open to the first 20 participants who register. The Zoom link and material distribution information will be sent at a later date.

Facilitators: Barbara Efird and Cindy Cardello
Meeting dates: Wednesday mornings, September 22 – October 20th (5 sessions) via Zoom 10:00am – 11:30 am
Cost: $20 per person. Commentary, study and reflection questions, prayer, and access to recorded lectures are included in the registration cost


Registration Information:

Registration is required and will be done through Realm. Scroll down to see detailed instructions, including a video tutorial.
Step 1: Login to Realm (https://onrealm.org/StFrancisRaleigh)
Step 2:
Click on the Events tab on the left side of your screen and then “All Events” 
Step 3:
Find the event “Panorama of the Old Testament”.
Step 4:
Click on the “Register by August 23” button and follow the instructions

Registration closes on Wednesday, 9/1 or when all spots are filled. 

NEW! Panorama of the New Testament
Virtual Bible Study

Registration is open 

This is a virtual study which has the possibility of changing to an in-person study (at a later date). If the study does change to in-person by the facilitator, registrants/participants will be notified and the study will take place in a Siena classroom. Masks would be required at all times. 

Beginning with the Gospels and Acts and continuing through the letters and final book of the Bible, Panorama of the New Testament invites us into familiar scenes but with a wide-angle lens to capture the big picture. For newcomers to Bible study, this is a wonderful place to begin to put the pieces together; for seasoned Bible students, this study identifies major themes that emerge throughout the New Testament books. This study has 5 sessions. Commentary, study and reflection questions, prayer, and access to recorded lectures are included in the registration cost.

Facilitator: Rich Zemonek, longtime St. Francis bible study facilitator and Master Catechist.

Meeting dates: Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30pm – October 6, 13, 20, 27 and November 3 (5 sessions)

Cost: $20 per person. Commentary, study and reflection questions, prayer, and access to recorded lectures are included in the registration cost. Information about picking up materials will be provided to registrants late-September.

Registration is through Realm, scroll below for information and instructions on registering

 Registration is required and closes on Friday, 10/1 or when all spots are filled. The maximum number of participants is 18.

Registration Information:

Registration is required and will be done through Realm. Scroll down to see detailed instructions, including a video tutorial.
Step 1: Login to Realm (https://onrealm.org/StFrancisRaleigh)
Step 2:
Click on the Events tab on the left side of your screen and then “All Events” 
Step 3:
Find the event “Panorama of the New Testament”.
Step 4:
Click on the “Register by September 19” button and follow the instructions

COMING SOON! The Infancy Narratives of Jesus
Fall Virtual Bible Study

Registration Opens on 9/13/21

The Infancy Narratives of Jesus explores the stories of the conception and birth of Jesus in the gospels of Matthew and Luke. With clear and insightful commentary, author, Stephen Binz helps readers understand the Old Testament background of these texts, the distinct themes and events of the two gospel accounts, and the continuing relevance of these stories for us today. Deepen your longing for the Messiah’s coming as you encounter Jesus as Emmanuel, “God with us.” Commentary, study and reflection questions, prayers, and access to online lectures are included. This study is open to the first 20 participants who register. The Zoom link and material distribution information will be sent at a later date.

Facilitators: Barbara Efird and Cindy Cardello
Meeting dates: Wednesday mornings, October 27th – November 17th (4 sessions) via Zoom 10:00am – 11:30 am
Cost: $20 per person. Commentary, study and reflection questions, prayer, and access to recorded lectures are included in the registration cost

Registration is required and will be done through Realm. Scroll down to see detailed instructions below, including a video tutorial.

Registration closes on Monday, 10/4 and is limited to the first 20 participants. 

Registration Information:

Registration is required and will be done through Realm. Scroll down to see detailed instructions, including a video tutorial.
Step 1: Login to Realm (https://onrealm.org/StFrancisRaleigh)
Step 2:
Click on the Events tab on the left side of your screen and then “All Events” 
Step 3:
Find the event “Infancy Narratives”.
Step 4:
Click on the “Register by October 4” button and follow the instructions

COMING SOON! Acts of the Apostles – Parts I & II
In-Person Bible Study*

Registration Opens on 12/12/21

This is an in-person study and will take place in a Siena classroom and masks will be required. Based on task force guidelines, If needed, the study will be transitioned to Zoom.

Acts tells the story of the spread of the Gospel and the growth of the early church from its beginnings at Pentecost, following the ascension of Jesus. The Holy Spirit empowers the preaching of Peter, Paul, and the other disciples to take the faith from Jerusalem, to Judea, throughout Samaria and ultimately to the ends of the earth. It records the conversion of Paul and the momentous decision of the early church to welcome Gentiles as well as Jews into the church. Acts is the second volume of the literary work begun in the Gospel According to Luke. Commentary, study and reflection questions, prayers, and access to online lectures are included. This study is open to the first 20 participants who register. Materials will be distributed to registrants prior to the start of the study.

Facilitators: Barbara Efird and Cindy Cardello
Meeting dates: Wednesday mornings, Janury 26th – March 30th (10 sessions) via Zoom 10:00am – 11:30 am
Cost: $30 per person. Commentary, study and reflection questions, prayer, and access to recorded lectures are included in the registration cost

Registration is required and will be done through Realm. Scroll down to see instructions below, including a video tutorial.

Registration closes on Monday, 1/3 and is limited to the first 20 participants. 

Registration Information:

Registration is required and will be done through Realm. Scroll down to see detailed instructions, including a video tutorial.
Step 1: Login to Realm (https://onrealm.org/StFrancisRaleigh)
Step 2:
Click on the Events tab on the left side of your screen and then “All Events” 
Step 3:
Find the event “Acts of the Apostles”.
Step 4:
Click on the “Register by January 3” button and follow the instructions

Getting Registered for Upcoming Bible Studies

Watch our Video Tutorial!

View this brief video tutorial on how to register for K-12 Formation on the Realm web version. Registration is similar for Bible Studies. Click the video below to get started. 

Getting registered for Bible Studies requires logging into Realm

 

Follow the steps below to begin registration using Realm

Step 1: Log in to Realm on either the web version or the Realm Connect app (You must first log in to Realm in order to register for a K-12 Formation).

Step 2: Click on the Events tab (left side of your screen) or the Events Icon in the Realm Connect app.

Step 3: Click on “All Events”, locate the name of the Bible Study you’d like to register for (ie. Panorama of the Old Testament)

Step 4: Click on the event to get started

If you need additional help, please view the video tutorial.

 Growing in faith is a lifelong adventure. All parishioners are invited to continue their lifelong faith journey by joining Msgr. Michael Clay as he walks participants through “Christianity 101” – the most essential elements of our Christian faith.  To learn more about the To Know, To Believe, To Live video series (KBL), visit: https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/know-believe-live/.

 

  • To Know: A lifelong journey of growth in our knowledge of the Christian faith
  • To Believe: A lifelong journey of growth in our assent and acceptance of what we teach at the level of faith
  • To Live: A lifelong journey of understanding how we make this a part of our life
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