Shield Saint Luke's Episcopal Church
210 E. 9th St., Bartlesville, OK  74003
Phone:  (918) 336-1212     FAX (918-336-2557)
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Christian Education and Spiritual Formation

The Christian journey requires learning and growth throughout a person’s life. St. Luke’s seeks to provide a variety of opportunities for information, nurture and encouragement for all ages.

Church School
Children (Preschool – 5th grade) learn through an experiential and hands-on Biblical curriculum which has good content and encourages personal involvement.

Youth classes (6th – 12th grades) are extensions of Young Disciples focusing on the study of scripture, learning about the liturgy and faith applications to everyday life. (See Young Disciples section)

Sunday Discipleship Forum
Adults have two or three class options on Sunday mornings from which to choose. These range from Bible studies to particular subject areas to small groups. The classes change at least once each semester.

Cursillo Weekends are special spiritual retreats usually held about twice a year at St. Crispin’s Conference Center. The word "Cursillo" literally means a short course. Thus, Cursillo is a short course in the Christian faith and is open to persons who have been Christians all their lives and those who are new to the faith. Participation requires a sponsor and approval by the Rector. When you believe it is "God’s time" for you to attend, contact one of the clergy or the church office.

Spiritual Retreats
In addition to Cursillo, other opportunities for spiritual retreats are offered at St. Luke’s. The ECW sponsors two women’s retreats each year. Periodically the Rector provides retreats geared for ten to twelve participants. The retreats vary in content and location.

Spiritual Directions Groups – Clergy
There are two Spiritual Direction Groups which meet every other Tuesday – one at 9:30 a.m. and the other at 7:00 p.m.  The purpose is nurture and encourage spiritual growth through daily spiritual disciplines, discussion of spiritual classics, sharing personal experiences and accountability.   

Education for Ministry (EFM)
Designed by the University of the South at Sewanee, EFM is a four-year course that combines historical and Biblical studies with reflection techniques that allows one to apply Biblical themes to everyday life. This is done in a small group setting with trained "mentors" and special study materials. EFM is suitable for those who desire a more in depth understanding of the Bible and are willing to meet and study weekly.

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Men's Fellowship – Steve Forsythe

Every Thursday morning at 6:45 a group of men meet in the Chapel for Morning Prayer.  This is followed by a continental breakfast and conversation in Metcalf Hall.  The topics of conversation range from trivia to current issues to personal concerns.  The group closes with prayer about 7:45.  All men are welcome.