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Faith Education

Trinity Church Wall Street’s educational programs are grounded in Episcopal tradition while giving participants the opportunity to consider challenging questions and deepen their faith while in community. Trinity offers classes, workshops, lectures, retreats, and other events for all ages. At this time, most of these resources are delivered online.

Growing in Faith Together

Faith Formation is a life-long process. Trinity’s classes and activities combine programs tailored for specific age cohorts (adults, youth, children, toddlers) with occasional learning opportunities for generations together. We seek to align themes between age groups in order to support community sharing and mutual growth. We also provide resources to encourage family conversations at home.

Adult Education

On Sundays at 10am, Trinity offers classes for adults in person and online.

  • Discovery — This series for adults involves presentations, Q&A, and facilitated group discussion.
  • The Gospel, Times, Journal, and You — Discussion centering on the editorial pages of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the day’s Gospel. Send an email for more information.

The 2nd and 4th Sundays at 10am in Trinity Commons.

  • ParentSpace — A gathering of parents for supportive conversation about raising children. Join us in Trinity Commons following Family Service. All are welcome; no RSVP required.

Weekday Faith Formation for Adults

  • The Broad Way Bible Study — Mondays at 1pm — Join Bob Scott for lively discussion and fellowship. For a link to join, please email us.

  • Contemplative Practice with Poetry — Wednesdays, 6:30–7:30pm — Join our online meditation group. Practice consists of guided meditation and contemplative reflection with poets and artists, for mutual spiritual support and growth. Spiritual directors: John Deuel and Kathy Bozzuti-Jones. Register via email.

  • Education for Ministry (EfM) offers participants the opportunity to delve deeply into scripture, church history, and theological perspectives.  As a small-group “class” that meets weekly for about 9 months each year, the program provides a space for a committed group to share their unique perspectives with one another as they work through common readings and theological reflection exercises. 

Twice a year, adults seeking Adult Baptism or Confirmation, Reception, or Reaffirmation of Faith in the Episcopal Church, or those interested in learning more about what it means to be an Episcopalian, are invited to attend Foundations.

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Into the Word

Thursdays, January 19–April 13 | 6–8pm
Trinity Commons and Online 

Do you have questions about the Bible? 

  • “What is the Bible’s main message?”
  • “How can today’s reader make sense of these ancient texts?” 
  • “Why do contemporary Christians argue over the meaning of passages?” 
  • “Will learning to skillfully Interpret the Bible change my faith?”
  • “What does it take to interpret Scriptures responsibly?” 
  • “What does the Bible mean to modern faith communities?”  

If you have ever asked these questions or others about the role of the Bible in today’s world, Trinity’s Faith Formation & Education team is creating a new forum to seek answers. This January, we’ll launch Into the Word, a Thursday evening discussion series that will go beyond ordinary Bible study. Over 11 sessions, we’ll explore your questions about the Bible, and think together about what Scripture has to do with our beliefs, our traditions, and our personal lives. We will be joined by leading clergy, teachers, and scholars representing different perspectives and backgrounds. There will be ample time for food, fellowship, and sharing stories. All sessions will be held both online and in-person, with encouragement to join us at Trinity Commons.

Thursday, January 19 What to Expect from this Series and Conversation with Participants—Summerlee Staten, Ruth Frey, and Dr. Kathy Bozzuti-Jones. Watch the video.

Thursday, January 26 What is the Bible, Genre, and Bringing Ourselves to Scripture—Dr. Eric Barreto. Watch the video.

Thursday, February 2 The Dead Sea Scrolls and How the Bible Came Together—Dr. Sidnie White Crawford. Watch the video.

Thursday, February 9 What is the Hebrew Bible?—Summerlee Staten

Thursday, February 16 What is the New Testament?—Dr. Janette Ok

Thursday, February 23 The Reformation and its Influence on Interpretation of the Bible—Dr. Euan Cameron. Watch the video.

Thursday, March 2 Who wrote the Torah?—Rabbi Dr. Darren Levine. Watch the video.

Thursday, March 9 No Meeting

Thursday, March 16 Women and the Bible—The Rev. Yein Kim and the Rev. Elizabeth Blunt. Watch the video.

Thursday, March 23 Reception History, Poetics, Literary Readings, and Pastoral Hermeneutics—Nate Wall. Watch the video.

Thursday, March 30 The Tree of Life: An Overarching narrative of the Bible—Summerlee Staten

Thursday, April 6 (Maundy Thursday) No Meeting

Thursday, April 13 The Bible and You—Summerlee Staten, Ruth Frey, and Dr. Kathy Bozzuti-Jones

PLEASE NOTE: Capacity for this event has been reached. To stay up to date on all Faith Formation programs and events, please sign up for the Faith Formation and Education subscription list by using this link.

Children's Time

At 10am Sundays, Trinity offers children in-person classes in Trinity Commons. Registration is requested for children's programming. For more information, email Kathryn Carroll.


The goal of Christian spirituality is to recognize and respond to the continual interior movements of the Spirit, for the Spirit will always lead us toward greater union with Christ and greater love and service of God and others.

Richard Hauser

There are various opportunities for spiritual development offered by Faith Formation and Education at Trinity, including Contemplative Prayer, Mindfulness Meditation Practice, Spa for the Soul Retreat Days, Individual and Group Spiritual Direction, Family Spirituality Circles, and Core Values Retreats. Check the calendar for weekly meeting times and special offerings.

Trinity Talks

Trinity has hosted conferences, talks, and panels with some of the world’s foremost theologians, activists and public intellectuals. The aim is to engage participants in fruitful dialogue and reflection about how theology relates to vital issues such as racial justice, the environment, and economic inequality. Many of these talks are available for streaming, supported by discussion guides, reading lists, topical videos, and other resources. Special presentations continue to be scheduled and will be added here as available. Learn about the latest series here.


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