Adult Faith Formation

All Adult Faith Formation classes require registration and pre-payment (if applicable).  Click in the class area (scroll down).
If you have any questions, contact Kelli Olszewski, Pastoral Associate for Religious Education, at 704-720-0600x722 or email.  

Whether we call it Adult Faith Formation, Adult Education or Adult Catechesis, it is agreed that “the catechesis of adults…is the principal form of catechesis, because it is addressed to persons who have the greatest responsibilities and the capacity to live the Christian message in its fully developed form (#593 Catechesi Tradendae).  As St. James continues to grow we also continue to strive to not only offer adult formation but recognize its significance and role within the parish, “Catechesis of adults must have high priority at all levels of the church…because of its importance and because all other forms of catechesis are oriented in some way to it” (National Directory for Catechesis). 

Opportunities, both formal and informal, are designed to evangelize, clarify religious and moral questions, build community and deepen one’s faith with the Risen Lord while embracing the sacramental life.  What we are currently offering and have scheduled upcoming opportunities.
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As of January 2018
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Little Rock Scripture Study Group
Using resources from the Little Rock Scripture Study, this group gathers together every Wednesday during the fall, winter and spring on Wednesday mornings.  For more information contact Magdelena Lara at


Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother is a Catholic Bible study that will bring you on an extraordinary pilgrimage, revealing Mary's unique role in God's Kingdom and in our lives. An 8-week study. 

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Beginning May 15
Geiger Hall Small Classroom
Study Guide:  $26
Register:  Mary 

Not yet available to register, coming in September!  Registrations will begin early August.  

Bible Timeline:  The Story of Salvation
24-week study (divided into (3) 8-week sessions (phases))
The Bible Timeline is a fascinating study that takes participants on a journey through the entire Bible. They will go deep into each period of salvation history and discover the amazing story woven throughout all of Scripture.

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Phase 1/First 8 weeks: Sept. 11-Nov. 6
Geiger Hall Small Classroom
Study Guide: $36
Phase 2:  Jan.8-Mar. 5; Phase 3: Apr. 9-June 18