The mission of the Spiritual Formation Ministry is to assist the people of
St. Paul United Methodist Church to grow in faith, gain a greater understanding of discipleship,
and develop their personal beliefs so that we become disciples of Christ.
What is Spiritual Formation?
“Spiritual formation is the process of being conformed to the image of Christ for the sake of others.”
─ Dr. Robert Mulholland, professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky.
Spiritual formation is a life-long process of growth and development to become a disciple of Jesus Christ
and to become more like Jesus. It requires an intentional focus on spiritual practices and disciplines,
such as regular prayer, study andreflection, worship, participation in small groups, and service to others.
Our Wesleyan Heritage
John Wesley promoted the practices of both personal piety and the means of grace.
Personal piety included prayer and devotional reading, scriptural study, and fasting.
These were activities that every individual Christian needed.
But every bit as important to the people called Methodist were shared practices —
prayer with and for one another,
Bible study and exploration of scriptural
and theological concepts, sharing in the Lord’s Supper,
and working side-by-side in works of compassion, kindness,
and caring in the community and world.
Studies we offer here at St. Paul currently include:
Short Term Bible Studies, Long Term Bible Studies and St. Paul 101 Classes
Watch the Epistle and Epistle Plus newsletters for upcoming studies
you can participate in.
FALL SHORT-TERM COURSE OFFERINGS