Adult Christian Formation


Education for Ministry (EfM) Adult Lenten Study Group
Facebook Discussion Group Thursday Morning Book Discussion
Via Media


“EfM” is an in-depth course of study in a small group format. It is a four-year program, committed to one year at a time and the annual cost is approximately $340. (Scholarships may be available.)

The program has three components:

  • Study of scripture, church history and theology/theologies
  • Theological reflection – learning to look at all things theologically
  • Discerning one’s own ministry: what is God calling you to do?

For more information visit the National website at The University of the South at Sewanee.

Facebook Discussion Group
Using St. Stephen’s “closed” Facebook Group, an occasional live discussion of current religious topics. Led either by Rev. Kelly O’Connell or a designated group discussion leader. Normally runs one hour and is held on-line in the evening.  Topic and references are announced prior to each session.

Note: to participate you must be pre-approved for membership of the “St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church – Santa Clarita” group. Got to that Facebook site and ask to be admitted to membership well in advance of a discussion date. 

Adult Lenten Study Program
Using a theme selected by Rev. Kelly O’Connell, this popular weekly evening program explores various faith issues in an informal setting during the six-week Lenten season. Preceded by a light potluck supper. Watch for details near the beginning of Lent.

Thursday Morning Book Discussion
Discussion group meets in the Sacristy most Thursday mornings from 9:30 am to 11:00 am to discuss a topical book selection. Call the parish office at (661) 259-7307 for latest information.

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