Adult Formation

The Chapel offers numerous programs for adults to deepen their faith and further understand the traditions of the Church, including:

Sunday School, Sundays, 10 – 10:45a

Lectionary Bible Study, Parish Hall
GAP (Growing Together as Parents), Education Building, 2nd floor
Covington Room Book Group, Education Building, 1st floor

Small Groups

Wednesday Bible Study, Wednesdays, 9:30-11a, Parish Hall
Chapel Brotherhood (Men’s Group), Fridays, 6:15a, Library

Special Groups

The Order of the Daughters of the King® (DOK) is a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to a life of Prayer, Service and Evangelism.  The group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 6 – 8p in the Parish Hall to share a meal and program.  There is also an annual retreat in January.

EFM is a four-year extension course from The University of the South (Sewanee) offered right here at the Chapel. The goal of the course is to help lay persons discover and develop their everyday ministry. The class meets weeklyon Tuesday evenings for three hours during the school year. Components include worship, study and reflection on everyday occurrences in a theological framework. For more information, contact Barbara McDonald at 601.955.3836.

Cursillo is a worldwide movement of the Christian Church which strives to penetrate and Christianize environments through Christian communities in action.  It begins with a three-day Cursillo weekend that provides a living experience – meeting Christ, meeting fellow Christians and experiencing how they live.  The Cursillo method described during the weekend provides a means to continue the Christian growth after the weekend. The resulting Christian community is a group of men and women who live the Christian life, linked together in Christ, and are supported in their environment.  Mississippi Cursillo weekends take place at Gray Center.  Click here for more information.

Special Series


From September 2016 – August 2017, the Chapel of the Cross will be spending a Year with the St. John’s Bible.  The Saint John’s Bible is a completely handwritten and illuminated Bible envisioned by master calligrapher Donald Jackson, the official scribe and calligrapher to Queen Elizabeth II.  Saint John’s Abbey and University commissioned the bible in 1998 and Mr. Jackson delivered the final pages in 2011.  During our year with the St. John’s Bible, we will use these exquisite illuminated scriptures to further study the Gospels and the Book of Acts.  Click here for a special video introduction.


For more information on any of these offerings, please contact a member of the clergy.