Christian formation is the lifelong process of growing in our relationship with God, self, others, and all creation.
It is about growing in discipleship and discovering how faith is relevant to all aspects of our lives. At GSL, we strive to offer a menu of learning choices in large and small group settings led both by clergy and lay ministers. Classes for adults are held in various locations, including the Parish Hall (Trezevant), Peete Room (LeMaster Street door entrance), The Chapel, Parlor (Lounge), McClure Hall, and Room 212 (beyond Trezevant in the Evans Building). Youth and children gather in designated rooms located on the basement level of the Parish House. Specific locations are posted in the weekly eNews, worship service leaflet, and on information tables.

Download the Fall 2019 Formation and Worship Offerings handout by following this link.

Children and Youth

Children and Youth class information is available here.

Sunday, September 8

First Day of New Formation Period, 9:15 – 10:10 a.m.
Rally Day: Celebrate Life at GSL
Trezevant Hall will be transformed into a space to celebrate life at GSL. In this new season of parish life, all households are encouraged to come and to learn more about our parish vision, worship, formation (learning offerings for adults, youth, and children), fellowship, and service (in-reach and outreach) opportunities, and how to get involved and connect with others. This grand event will include live music, a slideshow, and ministry area leaders. Spread the word!

Sunday, September 15


Memphis at 200 with Dr. Tim Huebner (Session I)
Time: 9:15 - 10:10 a.m.

This year marks the bicentennial of the founding of Memphis. But what does the history of Memphis have to do with how we live as people of faith in our community? Join Dr. Tim Huebner, Calvary Church parishioner and Professor of History at Rhodes College as he explores the deep and long history of Memphis. In this two-part session, we’ll think about how the city’s history—particularly its history of race relations—challenges us to envision a greater Memphis as we begin our third century.

Sunday, September 22


Memphis at 200 with Dr. Tim Huebner (Session II)
Time: 9:15 - 10:10 a.m.

We continue our time with Dr. Tim Huebner, Calvary Church parishioner and Professor of History at Rhodes College, as he explores the history of Memphis, particularly its history of race relations, and implications for our future and opportunity to become a greater Memphis.

Sunday, September 29

Amy And Meredith

Conversation with the Clergy: Living as Christians of Inclusion and Welcome with The Rev. Amy George and The Rev. Meredith Jane Day
Time: 9:15 - 10:10 a.m.

On this Memphis Pride weekend join the Rev. Amy M George and the Rev. Meredith Jane Day for a conversation about inclusion in The Episcopal Church. Come learn more about our history as a welcoming denomination, as well as explore and discuss ways that we can become more open to all in our community.