Basic Christian Formation Class

Christian Formation
Event Description

This class will help in your understanding of the Christian message especially as we experience it in the Episcopal Church. The class begins by telling the basic story of our creation, sin and exile, restoration, and new life that is shot through the pages of the Bible. Then we explore what it means to be a disciple of Jesus in our daily lives. The culmination of the class is typically Holy Week and the Easter Vigil, but with the Pandemic, we will explore other options for Baptism and Confirmation as the time gets closer.

Class meets on Saturday mornings at 10:00 -11:30 via Zoom.


Week 1: Videos and Resources

January 16, 2021​

YouTube Video: Basic Christian Formation Class - Week 1


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Week 2: Videos and Resources

January 23, 2021

YouTube Video: Basic Christian Formation - A Creator Who Has A Dream


Week 3: Videos and Resources

January 30, 2021

YouTube Video: Basic Christian Formation - Wandering The Reality of Human Sin


Week 4: Videos and Resources

February 6, 2021

YouTube Video: Basic Christian Formation - God's Search The People of Israel


Week 5: Videos and Resources

February 13, 2021

YouTube Video: Basic Christian Formation - Jesus' Journey

Week 6: Videos and Resources

February 20, 2021


YouTube Video: Basic Christian Formation: Belief In The Risen Lord

YouTube Video: The God's Aren't Angry by Rob Bell

Rob Bell's amazing presentation on the human longing for connection with the divine and the notion of sacrifice as bringing healing.



The Bible Project is a great resource to get simple descriptions of themes running through the Bible as well as each individual book. The Bible is one unified story despite its vast and varied literary styles and history. These videos and podcasts are really helpful to understand the Bible.

The Bible for Normal People

The Bible for Normal People provides challenging insights into topics of the Bible and contemporary Christian Spirituality. Check it out wherever you search or podcasts


A History of the Bible: The Story of the World's Most Influential Book by John Barto

This is a more intense look at the development of the bible as a whole. "In A History of the Bible, John Barton argues that the Bible is not a prescription to a complete, fixed religious system, but rather a product of a long and intriguing process, which has inspired Judaism and Christianity but still does not describe the whole of either religion. Barton shows how the Bible is indeed an important source of religious insight for Jews and Christians alike, yet argues that it must be read in its historical context--from its beginnings in myth and folklore to its many interpretations throughout the centuries." (Amazon book description)

The New Testament in Its World: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the First Christians by N. T. Wright

One of the great New Testament scholars and a Bishop of the Church of England, Tom Wright gives a thorough introduction to the New Testament. Note -- this has a textbook format.

Jesus: A Pilgrimage by James Martin

A spiritual reflection on the life of Jesus that references the author's pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Fr. James Martin, a Roman Catholic and Jesuit writer, is one of the most accessible teachers of the faith writing in America today.

Week 7: Videos and Resources

February 28, 2021

Week 8: Videos and Resources

March 6, 2021

YouTube Video: Basic Christian Formation - Following Jesus

Week 9: Videos and Resources

March 13, 2021

YouTube Video: Basic Christian Formation - The Anglican Way of Being a Jesus Follower Part 1

Week 10: Videos and Resources

March 20, 2021

YouTube Video: Basic Christian Formation - The Anglican Way of Being a Jesus Follower Part 2