Joining a class is a good way to connect with others while learning and growing spiritually.
This page lists the ongoing Adult Formation classes offered at Christ Church. We have numerous seasonal classes and short term spiritual formation events that take place during the year. To see a complete listing of Sunday classes, groups and other learning opportunities, click on the links below.
Based on the work of Brené Brown, Daring Greatly helps us learn how to show up, be seen, and live braver lives, exploring topics such as vulnerability, courage, shame, guilt and worthiness. Join Dr. Susan Campbell on Wednesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 AM, September 18 - October 23 for our next group. Learn more and register »
Sacred Ground: A Dialogue on Race and Faith
Ten Sessions: October 1, 2019 - May 12, 2020
Tuesday evenings, 6:30 - 8:00 PM, M205
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. Please join us for this important series. Learn more and register »
Wednesdays, September 25 - November 6, 7:00 - 8:30 PM - Young Adult Women (Waitlist Only)
Tuesdays, Oct 1 - Nov 5, 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM or 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Thursdays, Oct 10 - Nov 7, 7:30 - 9:00 PM - Online Group
Sundays, Nov 3 - Nov 17, 10:00 - 10:50 AM - Explore Christian Essentials (no registration)
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 »
Adult Confirmation Class
The ten-week class is offered each year (usually 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, also addresses the way the Episcopal Church lives out that basic faith through worship, Bible study and service to others. Learn more »
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. Lunch is included each day. Closing dinner is Thursday evening from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. See upcoming dates, learn more and register »
Spiritual Growth and the Enneagram
The Enneagram is about people -- how we are the same, how we are different, what makes us tick, how we get in our own way. The Enneagram can help us develop more authentic relationships with ourselves and others, and discover a deeper relationship with God.
This fall, Christ Church will offer Meet the Enneagram, a two week session on November 13 and 20 and led by Jenny Beaumont. Join us in M207 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. Registration is not required. Learn more »
Education for Ministry (EFM)
Registration open now for September groups:
Tuesdays 6:45 - 9:00 PM, Wednesdays 9:30 - 11:45 AM, and Fridays 9:15 - 11:30 AM
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 four active groups that meet September through May, with seven trained mentors within those groups. 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.
Living Your Strengths
This six-session course is designed to help you identify and explore your strengths, be an affirming guide to what brings you joy, and how your gifts help you grow spiritually in all areas of life. The class is appropriate for adults of all ages; several couples have enjoyed participating together. Class size is limited. For more information, contact The Reverend Lisa Saunders at .
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 make sure 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.