Adult Christian Formation
The Episcopal Church in Oklahoma values
adults of all ages as valuable members of our Church, and we offer targeted
ministries to help you grow in your spiritual journey.
can be in a variety of life stages, having experienced a variety of life
transitions and transformative moments, and engaged in a variety of faith
formation programs and events. Therefore, we want to ensure that we are not
only reaching everyone where they are, but are also providing opportunities for
them to grow in their spiritual life.
Church believes in the Charter for Lifelong Christian Formation, which supports a continued growth in the
knowledge, service and love of God as followers of Christ and is informed by
Scripture, Tradition and Reason. Providing lifelong resources for adults can
help them grow spiritually, find their place in ministry, and serve in new and
exciting ways. With the wide variety of gifts adults bring, we want to ensure
that we are providing ministry options and opportunities to help them continue
to grow in their spiritual journey.
At the diocesan level, we also offer
some opportunities for adult faith formation and community:
Education for Ministry (EfM)
Every baptized person is called to ministry. The Education for Ministry (EfM) program provides people with the education to carry out that ministry.
The term “Cursillo” (coor-see'-oh) is a Spanish word meaning "a
short course." Cursillo is intended to help Christians know God's love
and grace, and to help them discover and live out their personal
vocations in the world.
of St. Andrew
The Brotherhood of Saint Andrew is the
official men's ministry of The Episcopal Church, and every man in the church is
considered a member by default. Our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is the most
prominent "Active Member".
diocesan Episcopal Church Women (ECW) group is open to all women in the
diocese, regardless of whether there is an organized ECW group at their
of the King
Order of the Daughters of the King began on
Easter Eve, April 4, 1885, at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Sepulcher, now
known as the Church of the Resurrection in New York City.
Our Diocesan Director of Christian
Formation, Kate Bond, is happy to help congregations find curriculum and
other resources for their adult Christian formation ministries. Click on the
links below to find some available resources.
BlogResourcesResources for All Ages
small church resources
If you have
any questions or would like to learn more, please contact Kate Carney Bond , Director
of Christian Formation, directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at (405) 232-4820.