Speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into Christ.

(Ephesians 4:15)

Deepening, strengthening, and enriching our lives in God and with our neighbor is the purpose of Christian Formation. Learning and growing in the knowledge and love of the Lord is the calling of all Christians. In the Anglican tradition, we at the Episcopal Church of the Advent engage scripture, tradition, and reason, as we increase our understanding and become mature disciples of Christ.


Adult Formation Offerings 9:10 – 10:00 a.m.


Combining Lectionary-based Bible study with fellowship, this class
meets year-round in the Library Conference Room in Satterlee Hall.


Guest speakers and parishioners offer lectures and presentations designed to deepen our faith and understanding of being the people of God. Meets September – May in the Parish and Community Life Center (PCLC) Dining Rooms A and B.


A class for women studying the Word of God with intention and
enthusiasm. Meets September – May in Dining Room C.

The Village

A class for those who agree it takes a “village” to raise our children. Meets in Room 201 (upstairs) in the Parish and Community Life Center (PCLC.)


Tuesday, 12:15―1:10 p.m. Book and Brown Bag

A book study open to all facilitated by the Rector. Selections vary from theological to secular, fiction to nonfiction, essays to autobiographies. Meets in the PCLC in Dining Rooms B and C.

Thursday 7:00―8:00 a.m. Men’s Bible Study and Fellowship

This class meets weekly in the PCLC in Dining Rooms B & C.

Thursday 10:00―11:00 a.m. Women’s Bible Study and Fellowship

Led by our Associate Rector, Paula Griffin, this class meets in the PCLC from September – May in Dining Room A.

Adult Confirmation

Offered annually. Contact the Rector’s office for more information.

College Ministry

The Episcopal Church of the Advent supports the Diocese of Upper South Carolina and the Canterbury Campus Ministries at Converse University and Wofford College. These ministries foster Christian community through worship, Bible study, spiritual retreats and communal meals. For more information please contact our Youth Ministers.