Adult Discipleship Ministry

A disciple is one who seeks to follow Jesus and grow in relationship with God, one another and the world.

St. Andrew’s invites you to ask questions, seek faith, go deeper in your faith and develop a closer relationship with God through Bible Studies, Connection Groups, Sunday Classes and more. We seek to offer a variety of opportunities to get closer to one another and God and experience healing, renewal, growth and belonging. We also welcome suggestions and new ideas that will help you and others grow in faith and seek transformed lives. No matter where you are on the journey we welcome you to “Go Deep, Grow Strong” with us.


Purpose Statement:

Provide opportunities for members and friends of St. Andrew's to grow

  •  in the understanding and formation of their faith.
  •  in their relationships with one another in the context of faith and encountering Christ in one another.
  • in their knowledge and understanding of Scripture.
  • in their relationship with Christ.

In order to share faith, practice service, bear fruit and advance the Kingdom of God to the glory of God.


Join us for a one day women’s retreat at
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
on Saturday November 4th from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.
 

We will explore what it looks like to live a life in balance even when everything around us seems like a juggling act in a fun house. Each speaker is living a different stage of life from young adult to seasoned adult. We will share personal accounts of our transformation in Christ through our struggles and triumphs and the lulls in-between. We will invite you to connect with your own stories of transformation and to seek more a life that is balanced. In Christ we can be steady and stable when we learn to recognize how much God is at work in us and around us. A variety of breakout session allow you to choose the areas where you most want to seek balance and space in between for lunch and play and being in community without any expectations and will let you pursue your own way of balancing.

Lunch is being provided by the Middle Eastern Presbyterian Fellowship Women’s Ministry.

Childcare is provided. Contact Anita Degnan at adegnan@sapctucson.org to make reservations.

Cost is $35.00. Scholarships are available upon request.

Register online at http://www.sapctucson.org/women

or contact Laura Munroe at lmunroe@sapctucson.org

 


It Takes a Village Parenting Class
 Starting September 10 at 10:45Room J

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Parents/guardians/grandparents of elementary age to teen age children please join us for six weeks at 10:45 on Sundays. Your kids will be able to participate in a wonderful Sunday School program while you seek practical and spiritual wisdom from those who have gone before you. Panels of parents who have already raised teens will be panelists for the group and share from their own learning: mistakes, successes and overall experiences. In small groups you can explore together what you learn and begin to implement new ideas. Each week will be a specific topic particular to the challenges of parenting teens and pre-teens to help you think about your parenting strategies.

Upcoming Topics:

9/24 - Dating/Relationships/Friendships

10/1 - Creating Independent Young Adults

10/8 - Maintaining Family Connections

10/22 - Intentional Parenting/Putting it all Together


Alpha Is Coming 2018

What Is Alpha?
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone's welcome. It runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes—you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.

Food and Talk
Whether it's a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch up over coffee and cake, food has a way of bringing people together. It's no different at Alpha. Most sessions start with food because it's a great way to build community and get to know each other. The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Usually around thirty minutes long and delivered over about eleven weeks, they can be given as a live talk or played as a video. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions from Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith? to Why and how do I pray? and How does God guide us?

Discussion
Probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic, and simply discuss it in a small group. There's no obligation to say anything and there's nothing you can't say (seriously). It's an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.

For more information, or to find out how you can get involved, please contact Connie Randall at cjrandall65@yahoo.com or (714) 401-5236.