St. George’s offers a variety of educational opportunities for children and adults.
Christian Education is offered for all ages on Sunday mornings, and visitors are always welcome. During the week, we offer the Education for Ministry program on Monday evenings.
Our nursery is staffed by paid professionals and is available for infants and children under the age of three from 9:45 A.M. to 12:15 P.M. during the Church School year. In the summer, the nursery is available for infants and children under five from 9:45 A.M. to 11:15 A.M.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori-based program offered for our children ages 3 through fourth grade.
Middle School and High School
Church School for fourth to eighth grade builds on the foundation of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in order to ground students in the biblical, theological, and liturgical traditions of the Episcopal Church. Topics include the implementation of God’s Plan in history, society, and the individual; major themes of the Old and New Testaments; the history of Israel and its prophetic tradition; the teachings of Jesus; and the sacraments and pastoral offices of the Book of Common Prayer. Students learn in hands-on group and individual activities, and earn awards for class performance, completed homework assignments, and online quizzes. The class meets from 10:00-10:45 A.M. All are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy fellowship and refreshments with one another before the 10:00 A.M. start time.
Parents of middle-school students can keep informed about the class by subscribing to our occasional newsletter.
Our High School students serve as Christian Education Assistants in our Catechesis programs, engaging the children in their lessons and encouraging them in their various projects.
Adult Classes on Sunday Mornings
Fellowship and Faith offers a chance to meet other church members over a cup of coffee. Who are they, where have they been on their journey, what is going on in their lives, what is important to them, and how do they live their faith in the midst of it all? This class is an opportunity for conversing with our fellow parishioners, reflecting more deeply about the faith we hold sacred, and helping one another discover ways to live that faith in life-giving ways. Meets in the Vestry Conference room from 10:00-10:50 A.M.
The Adult Forum addresses a variety of topics of concern to the enhancement of one’s knowledge and practice of the Christian faith. Often times, the group will study a particular biblical or historical topic, such as “The Prophets” or “The Early Christians.” Newcomers are always welcomed and encouraged to attend. The Forum meets from 10:00-10:50 A.M.
Education for Ministry
Education for Ministry (EfM) is a program designed for the laity who would like to deepen their own ministry by increasing their knowledge of the Bible, church history and theology as they learn to reflect theologically about their own life and ministry in the world. Extensive educational materials are supplied by the School of Theology, Sewanee: University of the South, to guide the process. Participants work in a group of six to twelve people guided by a mentor/facilitator through four one-year (nine month) sessions. EfM enjoys a history of over 30 years in Episcopal parishes with approximately 30,000 graduates worldwide. At St. George’s this group meets from 6:00-9:00 P.M. on Monday evenings from September through May. Childcare is provided.
St. George’s Episcopal School
St. George’s Episcopal School is an independent, not-for-profit Episcopal day school in Milner, Georgia that was originally founded by members of the church. The school seeks to enroll students of good character who give evidence of being able to benefit from a challenging learning experience, and welcomes persons from a variety of ethnic, cultural, religious, socio-economic, and racial backgrounds. It serves children from Barnesville, Griffin, Jackson, Milner, The Rock, Thomaston and Zebulon.