Adult Education

The Christian life is a journey of faith—a journey of learning and relearning. We find strength and food for this journey through meeting and praying with others, wrestling with questions of faith, learning more about God and each other, and serving the community.

We offer several opportunities to engage with one another and further our understanding of God.

Faith Matters

for websiteCovering a wide range of topics from “Can Bioethics be Christian?” to Gospel Parables to the poetry of WH Auden to exploring the origins of Celtic prayer and everything in between, Faith Matters is designed to address topics of interest and issues of importance, both secular and religious, in the world today. Although we usually have speakers, ample time is also given for conversations and questions. Meets Sunday mornings from September through early June from 10-10:50 a.m. in the auditorium of St. Peter’s School. No registration is necessary.

St. Peter’s Church Online School

This online school allows us to take courses individually or as groups on a variety of topics including scripture, liturgy, and many other areas of personal and spiritual growth. Courses are taught by experts and allow us to learn what we want, when we want, and at our own pace. Each course takes about 45 minutes and contains readings, video components and brief quizzes.

If you’re already enrolled, click here to get to our school.

If you’re new and you’d like to see what it’s like to learn about faith online, you may first want to take a free class called How to Take an Online Class. If you would like to be enrolled to take an online course, it’s easy! Just email the Rev. Claire Nevin-Field, and she will enroll you.

On Being®

An informal opportunity for conversation based on the NPR series of the same name, this group discusses what they heard on the program. We each listen to or read the transcript of Krista Tippett interviewing someone who traffics deliberately in the big questions of life—could be a physicist, poet, priest, philosopher, or whatever. That interview is where our discussions start—but could wind up far afield while still considering the big question at hand. You can download or listen to the interview online or listen to it on WHYY 90.9 FM Sunday morning at 7 a.m. This group meets monthly at 12:15 p.m. on the first floor of St. Peter’s School. Newcomers are welcome!

Philadelphia Theological Institute

St. Peter’s is a sponsoring parish of the Philadelphia Theological Institute and parishioners are eligible for the member discount at all PTI events. To discover more and for a list of upcoming programs please visit its website.