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Study Opportunities

Christian Formation 

Our weekly Bible study, or Christian Formation, is held on Sunday mornings before Mass. We offer several groups of study that will meet from 10:00am-10:45am prior to Mass. Christian Formation will begin Sunday, January 8, 2023 for all groups. Please see below for more information.

Ages 3-5 | Ages 6-8 | Ages 9-12

Children ages 3-12 will be divided into three classes based upon age. The 3-5 year olds will begin the year studying the Ten Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer, and the canticles that are sung during Mass each week. Our lesson will consist of previewing the Gospel Lesson for that Sunday beginning in Advent. We will travel throughout the church calendar, learning each season and its associated color.

Christian Formation for children ages 6-8 will focus on the Ten Commandments, especially on what they teach us about God and how they form our Christian lives. Starting in Advent we will examine the life of our Lord Jesus Christ in the gospel accounts and how he calls us to be his followers.


In addition to the aforementioned, all children will learn how our worship comes from scripture and the ancient tradition of the church.


Trish Miller will teach children ages 3-5. Joy Jarrells will teach children ages 6-8. Jasmine Stuart will teach children ages 9-12. 



Christian Formation for the adult class will study the Book of Ecclesiastes. If you have any questions, please contact Seminarian Ian Jarrells!

Theology on Tap

Theology on Tap is a monthly book club that normally meets on the first Sunday of the month. Please check our weekly newsletter for the meeting location. Over dinner and drinks Father Miller will lead a discussion on the book selected for that month.  We invite you to come and fellowship with us and enjoy a captivating discussion. 

The next Theology on Tap will be Sunday, February 26, 2023 at 5:00pm at El Mariachi to discuss the book Early Christian Worship by Paul Bradshaw. You can buy your copy here.

Following February's Theology on Tap, the group will read Mental Disorders & Spiritual Healing: Teachings from the Early Christian East by Jean-Claude Larchet. They will meet on Sunday, March 19 at 5:00PM at El Mariachi in Christiansburg. You can buy your copy here.


Approximately twice a year, Father Miller begins a weekly catechesis class for those who are interested in joining our church or simply learning more about the basics of Anglicanism. Catechesis will begin on Sunday, October 9, 2022. The class will meet weekly before Mass from 10:00am-10:45am.

Life Together

Each Wednesday throughout Lent beginning Wednesday, March 1, 2023 we will meet at the church as a Parish family for a meal, Evening Prayer and short bible study. Father Miller will lead the study through 1 Peter.

Lenten Study

Beginning Saturday, February 11, 2023, men and women will meet on alternating Saturday's to discuss and study the book Christian Proficiency by Martin Thornton. Those participating in this four-week study at St. Philip’s, so parents of children do not have to worry about childcare. The expectation is that the required reading will be completed prior to our meetings and discussions. This is a Lenten exercise that will be extremely beneficial in learning how to go deeper into a life of prayer and living out the Christian faith. This will also be a time for men and women to have fellowship and accountability as we seek to grow deeper in our love for God. Father Miller will lead the men and Trish will lead the women. This will be a discussion based meeting where the leaders will make sure that conversations stay on topic. The meetings will begin at 9:00 AM and end by 10:30 AM. You may purchase your copy here. Please see your weekly newsletter for specific meeting dates and times. 

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