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13150 W Spanish Garden Dr, Sun City West, AZ 85375

13150 W Spanish Garden Dr
Sun City West, AZ 85375


 ADVENTures in Biblical Storytelling (ABS)Canon Timothy Dombek & Pat Kindle

Following in the ancient tradition of the oral telling of the scriptures, ADVENTures in Biblical storytelling seeks to learn Gospel lessons and other biblical texts for use in the liturgies of the church, or other performance settings. See http://nbsint.org/aboutus and http://nbsint.org/watchastory

EfMRuss Brumagin

Education for Ministry (EfM) is a four-year tuition based course of study developed and administered by the School of Theology of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.  The four years cover the Hebrew Scriptures, the Christian Testament, Church History, and Theology, as well as practices such as Theological reflection.  More information is available at http://www.sewanee.edu/EFM/.

KerygmaRuss Brumagin

Kerygma is an in-depth study of the Bible.  The day and time are posted in the Sunday Bulletin and on the website www.adventaz.org

Lectionary Bible StudyCanon Timothy, et al

The Lectionary Bible Study meets between services.  This is a study of next week’s Sunday lessons and discussion starts each Sunday at 9:00 a.m.

Spirituality for the Second Half of LifeCanon Timothy

This group sponsors events and/or classes, such as book studies, retreats, video series, etc., dedicated to the development of spiritual growth for persons in their “second half of life,” as described by Fr. Richard Rohr in his book, Falling Upward, A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life.

With Mind and Spirit:  Living a Baptized, Spirit-filled Life – Raph Martin, Judy Huffman, and Phyllis Kuykendall

A weekly process of Christian formation and education in preparation for baptism, confirmation, reception, or reaffirmation.  This process is a time for training in Christian understandings about God, human relationships, and the meaning of life. Candidates participate in regular worship and Christian service, and receive instruction in Christian faith and doctrine, including the scriptures. Entry into the process begins with a public liturgical act at the principal Sunday liturgy. Each person is presented by a sponsor who normally accompanies them throughout the process.  The sessions are led by a catechist, and continue through the period of candidacy until baptism, confirmation, reception, or reaffirmation. 

Safeguarding God’s Children and Safeguarding God’s People

The Episcopal Church takes the safety of everyone very seriously and has a zero tolerance policy for sexual abuse or exploitation of any kind.  Therefore, as a member of ministry you are required to complete an online training course by the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona.   There are two courses; one is Safeguarding God’s Children and the other is Safeguarding God’s People. See the Office Administrator for details on taking the on-line training should you need to do so.

Safeguarding God’s Children is a course on child abuse awareness and prevention education.  There are six modules in this course one of which is a refresher that is taken five years after the initial five courses. Any ministry that has a child as a participant is required to take this course. 

Safeguarding God’s People is a course on preventing sexual exploitation in communities of faith.  Those ministries that are actively involved in the development of a pastoral care relationship are required to take this course. 





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