Faith Formation & Education Overview
Trinity Church Wall Street’s educational programs are grounded in Episcopal tradition while giving participants the opportunity to consider challenging questions and deepen their faith in community. Trinity offers classes, workshops, lectures, retreats, and other events for all ages. At this time, most of these resources are delivered online.
Growing in Faith Together
Faith Formation is a life-long process. Trinity’s classes and activities combine programs tailored for specific age cohorts (adults, youth, children, toddlers) with occasional learning opportunities for generations together. We seek to align themes between age groups in order to support community sharing and mutual growth. We also provide resources to encourage family conversations at home.
Beginning on Sunday, September 27, 2020, Trinity will offer 10am live classes for adults via WebEx.
- Discovery – This series for adults involves presentations, Q&A, and facilitated group discussion. On September 27, join the Rev. Winnie Varghese as she discusses with writer and podcast host Dylan Marron how we can respond to the demands of racial justice.
- The Gospel, Times, Journal, and You – Discussion centering on the editorial pages of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the day’s Gospel. To join, email GospelTimesJournalAndYou@gmail.com.
- ParentSpace – Parents are invited to gather online for a time of sharing and support facilitated by Julia Kristeller from the Psychotherapy & Spirituality Institute. To join, email Ellen Andrews at EAndrews@trinitywallstreet.org.
Weekday Faith Formation for Adults
The Broad Way Bible Study - Mondays at 1pm, beginning September 14 -Join Bob Scott for lively discussion and fellowship. For a link to join, please email Bob Scott at BScott@trinitywallstreet.org.
Group Spiritual Accompaniment: Meditation & Poetry - Wednesdays, 6:30–7:30pm - Join our online meditation group. Practice consists of guided meditation and contemplative reflection with poets and artists, for mutual spiritual support and growth. Spiritual directors: John Deuel and Kathy Bozzuti-Jones. Register: ChristianFormation@trinitywallstreet.org.
Education for Ministry (EfM)offers participants the opportunity to delve deeply into scripture, church history, and theological perspectives. As a small-group “class” that meets weekly for about 9 months each year, the program provides a space for a committed group to share their unique perspectives with one another as they work through common readings and theological reflection exercises. Time and date TBA.
Twice a year, adults seeking Adult Baptism or Confirmation, Reception, or Reaffirmation of Faith in the Episcopal Church, or those interested in learning more about what it means to be an Episcopalian, are invited to attend Foundations.
Children and Families
Beginning on Sunday, September 20, 2020, Trinity will offer 10am live classes for children via WebEx. Children and families will log on for a gathering time and then split by age into two groups:
- Godly Play curriculum for 4-year-olds–5th graders
- Whole People of God curriculum for 2nd–5th graders follows the weekly readings we hear in worship service
More information and registration to come soon.
The goal of Christian spirituality is to recognize and respond to the continual interior movements of the Spirit, for the Spirit will always lead us toward greater union with Christ and greater love and service of God and others.—Richard Hauser
There are various opportunities for spiritual development offered by Faith Formation and Education at Trinity, including Contemplative Prayer, Mindfulness Meditation Practice, Spa for the Soul Retreat Days, Individual and Group Spiritual Direction, Family Spirituality Circles, and Core Values Retreats. Check the calendar for weekly meeting times and special offerings.
Trinity has hosted conferences, talks, and panels with some of the world’s foremost theologians, activists and public intellectuals. The aim is to engage participants in fruitful dialogue and reflection about how theology relates to vital issues such as racial justice, the environment, and economic inequality. Many of these talks are available for streaming, supported by discussion guides, reading lists, topical videos, and other resources. Special presentations continue to be scheduled and will be added here as available. Learn more.