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adult formation

Adult formation takes place in a variety of venues. For more information regarding any of our Adult Formation opportunities, please contact the Parish Administrator @ (714) 962-7512 or email terry@stwilfridschurch.org

Adult Baptismal Preparation Classes on the Baptismal Covenant:

The clergy of the parish are available to help any adult who has not yet been baptized to prepare for this Sacrament of the Church. Baptism is initiation into the Church and a commitment to follow Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

Adult Confirmation Class:

Confirmation is the response of an adult, at least 12 years old, to the promises made at baptism for him or her. It is a time of assuming the responsibilities of the Baptismal Covenant. Instruction is offered in preparation for this Sacrament. The rite is celebrated by a bishop representing the larger church. Because Confirmation involves the laying on of the bishop’s hands, it is sometimes thought of as the ordination to lay ministry—as the ordination services of deacon, priest and bishop also involves the laying on of hands.

Adult Sunday Forum:

Taking place on Sunday mornings over the course of the year, Sunday Adult Forums cover a wide variety of subjects and topics, and include both lay leaders and clergy as presenters and facilitators.

Adult Vacation Bible School:

Vacation Bible School isn’t only for children! Each summer VBS includes a class of interest to adults. Recent topics have included “Spiritual Practices that Work”, and a class on Salvation History.

Cursillo:

The Cursillo movement is intended to prepare and empower participants in growing in an understanding of the Christian faith and bring about gifts of Christian service and leadership within the community of faith.

Education for Ministry (EFM):

EFM meets weekly, September thru June. We study historical context, the impact and the significance to our own theological perspective regarding the New Testament scripture, the church development and the contributions of theological trends and thinkers.

Foundations Class:

Classes are offered periodically, especially for newcomers, to give an orientation to the life of St. Wilfrid’s parish and the Episcopal Church. Watch the Sunday Times for the next series of classes or call the parish office.

Rector’s Bible Study:

The Rector’s Bible study meets every week on Wednesdays at 10:45 AM in Room 11. The class usually looks at the readings for the following Sunday, and includes a lively mixture of reflection, discussion, sharing, as well as deepening knowledge of the readings themselves.

Small Group Ministries :

St. Wilfrid’s continues to provide excellent opportunities for Bible study and spiritual formation through Small Groups. The Small Group ministry returns us to the roots of the beginning of the Church where people met in small numbers in one of their homes to share God’s word and give support to one another. Currently, there are twelve dedicated small group leaders, and more than 80 people gather to share, study, and pray at homes throughout the greater Huntington Beach area on a weekly or biweekly basis. The Small Groups are as diverse as our congregation with different groups focused on men, women, old, young, couple, singles/single mothers and much more. There is a group for you waiting for your call; there is always an open chair.

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