One of the key strengths of the Episcopal Church is the invitation to wrestle genuinely with our faith. We value honest exploration and debate, and believe that delving deeper into the tradition and into our questions is vital to living out our faith. We do not presume to all think alike. In fact, we embrace learning in a diverse community as a wonderful and gracious gift. All are welcome to join in.


Sunday Bible Study

For Episcopalians, the Bible, the Book of Common Prayer, church tradition, and reason have all formed our conversation about God and shaped our theology. This class, led by J.B. Cross, examines how Episcopalians talk about life and God and how God speaks to us through the lens of each Sunday’s lectionary texts. Dr. Floyd Martin, Professor of Art History at UALR, examines each week’s lectionary through works of painting, sculpture, and architecture, both traditional and modern, as a part of each Sunday’s study. For additional information, contact J.B. Cross or Floyd Martin. This class meets at 9:15 a.m. in the Bishop’s Room.

Christian Foundations

This is a six-week course in which we explore the Anglican expression of Christianity through scripture, history, sacraments, etc. We offer the course in the fall and in the spring. The course fulfills the requirement for Confirmation, Reception, or Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows in the spring, though everyone is welcome to join in the discussions. We meet in Parke Hall in the Parish House at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday mornings. There is no fee, but registration is required. Contact The Rev. Kate Alexander for more information.

Education For Ministry (EfM)

This intensive weekly program is a chance to make significant growth theologically as you reflect on the Bible, church history, and the church’s various theological statements through the centuries. The University of the South has developed materials for the course. A mentor leads discussion of the materials and reflection on how each participant sees God active in his or her daily life. Tuition is $340 per year (there are partial scholarships available), and the class is limited to 12 people. This group meets from September through May. If you want to find out more about the course, visit with Sandra Scoggin or visit EfM at Sewanee.

The Parlor Class

Join in regular book studies, topical discussions, and presentations every Sunday at 9:15 a.m. in the Parlor. All are welcome. For more information contact The Rev. Scott Walters.

Online Lessons

Below you will find a series of Christian education course material designed by J.B. Cross for you to read over the internet when it fits your schedule and in the comfort of your home. Check back from time to time as more topics will be added.