Joining a class is a good way to connect with others while learning and growing spiritually.
We offer numerous classes, groups, and short-term spiritual formation events throughout the year, listed below, or click here for a list of Bible studies.
We are excited to launch a new series this fall centered around the practices of our faith. Each Deep Dive will invite you to discover new ideas, explore them in depth, and emerge with a greater understanding of yourself and your faith. Our first Deep Dive will be a six-week immersion into spirituality, led by our good friend, The Reverend Becca Stevens, a well-known author and founder of Thistle Farms. Learn more and register »
Sacred Ground: A Dialogue on Race and Faith
Sacred Ground is a film- and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith. Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity. Two new groups will begin September 2021. Learn more and register here »
The Space Between Us
Communication is how we share ourselves in this epic conversation called life. You are invited to develop this life-giving skill at The Space Between Us, a three-day experience that will transform the way you communicate at home, at work, and in the world. Classes meet 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM, Tuesday through Thursday. See upcoming dates and register »
Education for Ministry (EfM)
Education for Ministry (EfM) is a Bible study and theological reflection group that connects the study of scripture with our real lives. EfM has a rich history at Christ Church, and currently has three groups that meet September through May, with seven trained mentors within those groups. There are currently three EfM groups from which to choose: Tuesdays (6:45 - 9 pm), led by Jennifer Bennett; Wednesdays (9:15 am - 12:15 pm), led by Tere Ey; and Fridays (9 - 11:45 am), led by Natalie Akin and Jenny Beaumont. This coming year (2021-2022), there are several openings in each group for those who are interested in joining. Learn more and register here »
Living Compass Groups
Each dimension of our wellbeing is interconnected. Meaningful conversations about these connections have the power to change our lives. Faith and wellness circles provide a way to experience these kinds of conversations with a small group. Explore how your faith is connected with and informs your wellness and daily decisions, assess your current state of balance and wellness, and learn important lessons about change. Participants are invited to set weekly goals for changes they feel called to make. Learn more and register »
The Universal Christ Book Study
Tuesdays, October 5 - November 2 at 4 pm
“Accept being fully accepted.” “See Christ in everything.” “Original goodness.” These are some of the themes in Richard Rohr’s book, The Universal Christ. Join the Reverend Lisa Saunders and Joana Wardell to talk about one of their favorite books on Christian theology and practice. It promises to open your mind and heart. Participate in person or via Zoom. Space is limited to ten participants and registration is required. Register here »
BUILDING UP THE BODY OF CHRIST (BODYBUILDERS)
Through articles, world events, poetry, essays, book excerpts, and scripture, we connect our faith to everyday living and build up the body of Christ among us. Casual, no homework, come when you can. We learn, laugh and pray together too. Register here »
Christian Essentials is an innovative ministry that invites participants to explore, grow, and deepen their faith and life with God. This holistic experience covers 15 essential topics for living a Christ-centered life. Small groups form throughout the year and are led by trained facilitators. Learn more and register here »
THE ENNEAGRAM - A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY
Are you curious about the Enneagram? The Enneagram is a pathway for love, with nine types pointing the way to the authentic true self. In this class, you will experience the Enneagram as a spiritual tool for personal transformation and deepen your understanding of yourself and the world. You’ll learn how to use the Enneagram as a map to understand people, habits, needs, and motivation. As we move around the Enneagram, you will begin to identify the energy, social styles, and stances of each type. Learning the Enneagram will help you open to the wonder and grace all around us. Learn more »
Vision Board Workshops
Makeda Pennycooke offers this workshop several times per year. Learn how a vision board can support your current spiritual practices in uncovering God’s plan for you. Learn more »
These classes use curriculum developed by Jim Fay, Charles Fay, PhD, and Foster W. Cline, MD, designed to give participants practical skills that can be used immediately with children of various ages to help make parenting a lot easier, to forge a strong parent/child relationship, and build self-esteem. Next session TBA.
Adult Confirmation Class
This ten-week class is offered each year, starting in February, and explores the basics of Christianity: God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the sacraments, the Bible, The Book of Common Prayer, history of the Christian Church and being an Episcopalian. The class, led by Christ Church clergy, addresses the way the Episcopal Church lives out that basic faith through worship, Bible study and service to others. Learn more here »
The Beloved Community: Online Video Series
What does it mean to be a human family -- a beloved community -- amidst the great diversity of our city and nation? How do we ensure we are growing together in understanding, relationship and collaboration, and not apart, as we address some of the great issues of our day? This series of Faith Forum conversations centers on these questions, and offers opportunities to explore how we can participate in the Beloved Community into which God calls us. View this series online any time at www.christchurchcharlotte.org/beloved-community-videos.
The Living Jesus: Online Video Series
This five-part deep dive into the important roles lived out by Jesus as he walked among us is led by Christ Church clergy. If you missed the original classes during Lent 2018, or if you want to revisit them for deeper reflection, now you can view them online any time at www.christchurchcharlotte.org/living-jesus-videos.
Periodically, The Reverend Chip Edens leads a Sunday morning class on a topic of popular interest, such as spiritual health, faith or generosity. Sign up for our weekly e-blast to be notified when the next Rector Class has been scheduled.
Click here for information on Bible Studies »