Adult Classes & Speakers

We encourage your wonder

St. David’s has a history of rich formation offerings. Part of this legacy is the diversity of our programs and seeking the Divine in all things. Recent topics include exploring the Episcopal tradition, Islam, and spirituality in nature. Everyone is welcome to join at any time.

Adult Classes & Speakers Calendar

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Sunday Lectures

  • On most Sundays at 10 a.m. in Crail Hall we host:
    • Seasonal guest lectures. Hear recorded lectures when you subscribe to our Adult Formation Offerings podcast.
    • Holy Conversations (on the second Sunday of the month) where we learn how to bring our Episcopal faith to bear on current events. 
    • Quarterly Crail C Breakfasts where we eat together and more deeply discuss past topics.

Young Adults 20+ Ministry

Young Adults

The Young Adult Community is made up of people aged 20-30 (ish). Some are single, while some are married/partnered; some have kids while some don’t; some are full-time professionals or grad students while some stay at home with kids! We gather regularly online for study, fellowship, service, and encouragement directly following the 9 a.m. service on Sundays. Young Adults on Facebook

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Austin-Area EpiscoPals

Meets every-other Thursday evening, in person at various locations. We are a community of 20 and 30-somethings navigating life and faith in the Episcopal church together. Many of us attend a variety of Episcopal churches in the Austin area, and we are supported by the Young Adult Ministry of St. David’s. The group meets weekly for discussion and prayer. We will have a variety of get-togethers during the summer. All are welcome, from active Episcopalians to folks who are curious about the Episcopal Church, to those looking for a community. 

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Adults 55+ Ministry

Prime Timers

The Prime Timers are a group of retired senior adults who enjoy each other’s company at potluck gatherings, caroling parties, and hosting volunteer lunches.

Meeting times and time commitment: Meet on and off campus with an informal schedule.
Ministry leader: Karen McLinden,


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EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY

Classes offered Sept-May

Looking for academic and in-depth Christian education? EfM is a 4-year course of study consisting of weekly seminars over the 9-month academic year.

  • Year 1: Hebrew Scripture
  • Year 2: Christian Scriptures
  • Year 3: Church History
  • Year 4: Theology

Commitment is on a yearly basis. Two weekly seminar groups made up of 6-12 people and group mentors who facilitate and participate fully in all discussions. Members receive reading assignments that are included in the fee and provided by the University of the South, who created and administers the program. Read more about the EfM Program.

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The Abbey At St. David's

A place for spirituality, learning, and practice

For people seeking a place to grow spiritually through Christian and other practices, The Abbey at St. David’s is a community in the heart of Austin and online. This is a natural extension of St. David’s role in our city since 1848: building connections in love, hope, joy, and vitality as we serve others.

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Sacred Ground

Meets alternate sundays
Aug. 27-Dec. 17, 10 a.m.-Noon, Crail A

Sacred Ground, is an 11-part film- and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith, which is part of Becoming Beloved Community, The Episcopal Church’s long-term commitment to racial healing and justice in our personal lives, our ministries, and our society.

Register for the Fall 2023 Sacred Ground Series