Learn More about Skill Sharing Classes

The Skill Sharing program at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church is a social enterprise where we learn about each other’s callings while raising money to to work for wholeness in Louisville.

We host classes where parishioners and community members teach about a skill that they love and could describe as a calling. We have had classes such as bread baking, sauces, country ham and bacon curing, gardening, meditation, and many others. Each teacher answers three questions:

  1. What is the story of how you came to this calling? 
  2. How does this calling affect the other callings in your life?
  3. How does this calling work for wholeness in the world?

These classes are a way for us to pursue our curiosity about the callings of our community and city, while using that curiosity to work for wholeness in the world.

How Classes Work

Time Commitment: Classes are single sessions that are usually either 2 hours on a weeknight or 3 hours on a weekend.

Class Tuition: Participants in the classes pay a tuition fee that covers the cost of materials and raises money to alleviate poverty in Louisville. The church collects the tuition. The teacher purchases all the materials for the class, and the church reimburses the teacher for the supplies.

Proceeds: 100% of the proceeds benefit the local community. Currently, all proceeds beyond the cost of materials are donated to Simmons College of Kentucky, Louisville’s historically Black college.

Class Size: Class size varies depending on the type of class and the teacher's preference.

Publicity and Streaming: The church will publicize the event on its social media platforms. Classes are either all in-person or all online. Large, community-facing classes may be offered with both in-person and online options.

Click here see our upcoming class schedule, reserve a ticket, or contact us about teaching a class.