The Christian Formation Hour starts at 9:15 for all ages. Traditional Sunday school—Christian Formation for all ages—mirrors the school year. Generally, we offer at least three (3) classes for Adults.

The Adult Forum offers various classes on contemporary issues in our community and the world, asking the question, “Where does our faith intersect with the world around us and how do we, as Christians respond?”  A variety of guest speakers, including professors from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the School of Theology at Sewanee, parishioners, clergy throughout the diocese and others, lead the conversation.

The Lectionary Class looks at the Lessons of the day, offering lively and informal discussion of the three lessons heard in our worship service. The Lectionary Class meets in the Library year round.

Coffee and Conversation focuses on ways to deepen and enrich faith life at home, particularly for young families.  The assistant rector, the Christian Formation coordinator and guest speakers will contribute to this series. Bringing it home meets in the Lupton Reading Room.

Weekdays and Special Events

Men’s Bible Study
A lay-led men’s bible study, open to the Good Shepherd community and beyond, meets Wednesday mornings from 7 – 8 a.m. in the Library during the current renovation to Talbird Hall.

On the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month an evening Bible study is held from 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. in the Lupton Reading Room.

Women’s Bible Study
Led by the rector, the women’s bible study meets Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 in the library.

On the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month an evening Bible study is held from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Lupton Reading Room.

Contemplative Prayer Groups
Contemplative prayer groups meet Tuesdays from 11:15-11:45 in the library and Wednesdays from 4 – 5:45 p.m.  in the Lupton Reading Room.

Shepherd’s Night Out
After the Wednesday Eucharist (5:30 p.m.) in the Chapel. At 6:00 p.m.  join us for dinner (Shepherd’s Night Out) in Talbird Hall, adults are invited to stay for 45 minutes of learning and discussion led by the rector or assistant rector.  Conversation is usually based on a chosen book, but participants do not have to have read the book to take part.

efmEducation for Ministry (EfM)
An EfM group meets on Tuesdays evenings in the Lupton Reading Room and another on Wednesday evenings in the conference room in the church office  To learn more information about EfM in general, click here: .  Contact Sandra at to learn more about joining a Good Shepherd EfM class.