Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
Kingwood, Texas
Adult Christian Education

About our Adult Christian Education Program

At Good Shepherd we believe people connect to God in different ways. We have many opportunities and formats for people to learn about God. Join us for something that fits your relationship with God. Please contact Heather Dumais at for more information about our Adult Christian Education Program.


Adult Christian Education

Adult Sunday Morning Classes - Beginning September 10.

Adult Bible Study Rm 205 .
Facilitated by Gretchen Vogel
Pastor and author Matt Rawle is on a mission. He sees Christ all around him—in books, movies, TV shows, rock music—and he wants to share what he sees. As Matt says, "God offers the raw ingredients, and 'culture' is whatever we cook up." Hollywood Jesus is pastor and author Matt Rawle's study of Jesus and Christ figures in films including Cool Hand Luke, The Lion King, The Truman Show, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Explore what happens when script meets Scripture, when pop culture encounters the King of kings and Lord of lords. Hollywood Jesus is part of The Pop in Culture Series of Bible studies in which Matt Rawle stirs up a tasty gumbo of insight, humor, and inspiration based on some of your favorite pop culture classics.

“More to Your Story” Bible Study Rm 208
Facilitated by Jeannie Whitney
Please join us for a 6 week study of the book, More to Your Story, by Max Lucado. This book will discuss the great promises of the New
Testament and help you discover your place in God’s plan. You can
purchase the book online. We will pick additional studies as the year
progresses. If you have questions, please contact Jeannie Whitney at
713-702-9456 or 

September 10, 17, and 24, October 1 Rm 206, Facilitated by Bill Richter
Rob Bell’s NOOMA® is a series of short films that explore our world from a perspective of Jesus. NOOMA is an invitation to search, question, and join the discussion. We will watch the videos together and follow a discussion guide for conversation following the film. For more information check out: or

Animate Faith
October 8, 15, 22 and 29; November 5, 12 and 19. Rm 206,
Facilitated by Bill Richter
Animate Faith is a video and discussion series from Sparkhouse, a publishing group focused on bringing new life into Contemporary Christian Education. This series is designed to be, “An imaginative exploration of Christianity’s big questions.” Speakers in the series include Brian McLaren and Nadia Bolz-Weber. Video presentations will be followed by groups discussions and reflections. For more information, check out

Weekday Offerings

Spirituality and Mysticism
(aka the Hermeticism Café)
Mondays 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. Rm 208
Facilitated by Kipp and Bill Richter
We are reading and studying, Meditations on the Tarot: A Journey into Christian Hermeticism, by Anonymous, Robert Powell (translator), Hans Urs von Balthasar (afterword). The book is available on Amazon, we provide chapter outlines. This is an amazingly deep text that offers unique insights into mystical Christianity. This is an open and ongoing group. We will resume class in September.

Adult Tuesday Bible Study
Tuesdays 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Rm 208, Facilitated by Bill Richter
This is an ongoing Bible study led by Bill Richter. Everyone is invited to join us for a time of study, fellowship and lively discussion. There are no materials to purchase, just bring your Bible to class. We will finish the Acts of the Apostles and move on to Romans. We will resume class August 29.

Wednesday Night Short Courses
7:15 – 8:30 p.m. Good Shepherd School Library
Facilitated by Bill Richter
NOOMA - September 6, 13, 20 and 27.

Animate Faith - October 4, 11, and 18;
November 1, 8, 15 and 29

The plan through November is to reprise Fr. Bill’s Sunday morning class on Wednesday night. The classes and appropriate links are listed above.

Lectio Divina
Thursdays 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Rm 207
This is an open, ongoing group that gathers to pray and meditate with scripture. Call Janet Mansfield for more information. 281-360-5143.
We will resume class in September 7.

Christian Meditation
Saturdays 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Rm 206
Facilitated by Kipp & Bill Richter
This open and ongoing group is a part of the World Community for Christian Meditation. We gather at 9:00 and spend a few minutes for check-in and introductions. We listen to an audio presentation on a meditation related topic for 15-20 minutes and conclude with a 25-minute silent meditation. To learn more visit