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.
Sunday, February 26, 1:00 - 4:00 PM, Green Room
“God has a plan for you.” We hear that a lot, but it’s hard to know what that really means, and even harder to know how to find out what that means for you personally. But what if being more intentional with every decision and every choice was the key to uncovering that plan? What if finding a simple way to stay focused and purposeful could set you on the path to living out the life He desires for you?
A vision board is one way you can quiet the noise around you and tap into the gentle nudges and whispers of Spirit. Join Makeda Pennycooke for this workshop and learn how this simple tool can support your current spiritual practices in uncovering God’s plan for you. You’ll walk away with a vision board that will inspire and motivate you towards living your best life.
Wednesdays, March 8, 15 and April 5, 6:00 - 7:30 PM, St. Francis B
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. Registration ($25* per family) is required. Free childcare is available upon request. REGISTER HERE »
Wednesdays, March 8 - 29
1:00 - 2:15 PM or 7:00 – 8:15 PM, M206
A four-week series for those coping with grief and loss. Grief can be a pathway to growth, not in a way that justifies the pain or loss, but in a way that pays homage to our loss. No one need carry grief alone either; knowing that others understand how we feel can lessen the hurt and strengthen the hope. Each meeting will be led by The Reverend Lisa Saunders. Register online (links below) or contact The Reverend Lisa Saunders at 704-714-6952 or .
Communication Skills Training (CST)
This three-day workshop has been taught at Christ Church for several years and continues to be a popular tool for people seeking to improve their relationships with friends, family, spouses and co-workers. Learn More »
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. Learn More »
The class 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 also addresses the way the Episcopal Church lives out that basic faith through worship, Bible study and service to others. Christ Church clergy teach the classes. Learn More »
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 next six-session course will be in 2017 (not yet scheduled). 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, .
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 four active groups that meet September through May, with seven trained mentors within those groups. Learn More »
The Daring Way
Based on the work of Brené Brown, The Daring Way™ helps us learn how to show up, be seen, and live braver lives, exploring topics such as vulnerability, courage, shame, guilt and worthiness. Learn more »
Based on the work of Brené Brown, Rising Strong™ helps us examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors involved in the reckoning, rumble, and revolution of rising strong after a fall. The primary focus of the group sessions is to develop daily practices that transform the way you examine, share, and own your story. Learn more »
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.
If you have questions, please contact Jenny Beaumont.