Adult Faith Formation

We all have questions about life, faith, and our role in the world.  Come explore them in a safe and caring environment where hard questions are welcome.  Our Faith Formation classes offer a variety of group experiences that will allow you to study Scripture, engage in theological reflection, and deepen your faith.

Questions? Please email Lenni Santos-Santana or call 212.870.6833.

Open Bible Study

Ongoing on Sundays | 9:30 am to 10:30 am | 330 MLK |Facilitated by Various Leaders

A weekly group that studies the lectionary Scripture passaged used in worship each week. Get a head start on the sermon by studying the Bible together in a relaxed and conversational atmosphere.


God and Gender Identity: A Conversation with Austen Hartke

Austen Hartke is the author of Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians, a new book on theology and personal narratives, published by Westminster John Knox Press in 2018. He is also the creator of the YouTube series Transgender and Christian, which seeks to understand, interpret, and share parts of the Bible that relate to gender identity and the lives of transgender individuals. Austen is a graduate of Luther Seminary’s Master of Arts program in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible Studies, and is the winner of the 2014 John Milton Prize in Old Testament Writing from the same institution. As a transgender person of faith, Austen’s greatest passion is helping other trans and gender-non-conforming people see themselves in scripture.