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Jun 19, 2011

Surveying the Spiritual Life

Keywords: rector's forum, education, adult sunday school, teaching


Each Sunday at 10:05 a.m., we gather for a forum that helps us further connect faith with life. Programs range from clergy teaching; expository Bible study; explorations of theology, social concerns, philosophical questions; and very occasionally matters of St. Bart's ministry and mission.


Jay Sidebotham, our beloved first Vicar, reported on work done in his parish, Holy Spirit, Lake Forest, Ill., looking at the connection of an individual’s spiritual life and the health of the congregation. The parish did a survey, and some workshops followed up. The survey indicated they had lots of room to grow (Jay’s translation: “We didn’t get a very good grade, and we are a congregation that likes to get good grades”). At the June 19th Rector's Forum, he shared some of the things they’re doing in response.


Click Play (the round button, above right) to listen online to a recording of the Forum. Or click the downward facing arrow to download the recording to your computer.