Classes for Adults

Education and exploration are part of our mission and we offer a range of classes throughout the year. Take a class or attend a lecture or program with our diverse, open-minded community and see where it takes you!


Other opportunities include our Forum lecture series and thought-provoking sermons by our clergy and guest preachers, also available as podcasts on iTunes.

First Light: Jesus and the Kingdom of God

Tuesdays, January 9 through April 10 (no meeting on February 13 and March 27) • 6 p.m. • Chapter Room

What was the spiritual, cultural and political impact of the ministry of Jesus, then and now? This fascinating exploration includes video material by outstanding scholars John Dominic Crossan and Marcus Borg and presents a fresh and challenging understanding of the life and death of Jesus. Led by the Rev. Mark E. Stanger, Canon for Formation. RSVP to Carol James at



4:30 Book Study: An Altar In The World

Sundays, March 18 through April 22  4:30 p.m • Chapter Room

Join us in reading and discussing Barbara Brown Taylor’s An Altar In The World in which the author reveals meaningful ways to discover the sacred in the world. .

Sundays, March 18 and 25,    4:30 pm, Chapter Room
Sundays, April 8, 15 and 22,   4:30  pm, Chapter Room

Bible Study

A Bible Study group meets at 10 am on Thursday mornings in the Chapter House. We would love to have you join us.

Workshops on Serving at the Altar

We offer half-day workshops on Serving at the Altar to train anyone who would like to join the ministries that assist at worship services.


Foundational Classes

Basic Christianity: Our Ancient Faith, Our New Life in Christ

Sundays, February 11 through April 8 (no meeting on April 1) • 9 – 10:30 am • Chapter Room

What kind of Christianity does Grace Cathedral and the Episcopal Church believe and practice? Join a group of people exploring the meaning of the Christian life as expressed in the Episcopal Church and Grace Cathedral. This core class meets weekly on Sundays, is offered twice a year and is a great preparation for baptism. It provides preparation for adults who have never been baptized in any Christian church and who seek to join the Christian community.

Sessions usually cover:

  • Key Christian Beliefs
  • Our Holy Scriptures
  • Our Common Worship
  • Following & Serving: What We Promise at Baptism
  • Belonging to Christ
  • Our New Life in Christ: What Comes Next

Anglican Spirit

This six-week colloquium is offered between Easter and Pentecost. Sessions explore the ethos, practices, structure, sensibility and unique voice of Anglicanism. This class is especially helpful for adults preparing for confirmation and reception into the Episcopal Church.  Within the context of Christianity, what is an Anglican? What is our common history? How do we pray together? As part of our Christian life, how do Anglicans take action in the world?

Education for Ministry (EfM)

EfM is an education program covering the Old Testament, New Testament, church history and theology. New Education for Ministry groups start each September, with registration in July. The course is limited to 12 people each year. Spaces are still available for the current EfM session, which is held each Thursday until June with the exception of holidays. To register for this session, email Roberta Sautter at To learn more about Education for Ministry at Grace Cathedral, contact us or download a brochure.

Contact Information

Telephone: (415) 749-6300


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