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.
Living with Grief and Hope
Thursday Afternoons, March 10 - March 31 | St. Francis D | 1:15 - 2:30 pm
Wednesday Evenings, March 16 - April 6 | St. Francis D | 6:30 - 7:45 pm
Twice a year, we offer this free, four-week series providing support and resources for those who are dealing with grief and loss. This group will be led by our Wellness Directors/Wellness Ministries Staff Counselors, Mollee Reitz and Alex Bacon. To learn more and to register, please email Alex Bacon with your interest.
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 here »
2022 Adult Confirmation and INQUIRERs Class
Sundays, January 30 - April 3 | Green Room | 10 - 10:50 am
This ten-week class is offered each year during the Sunday School hour 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 2022 classes, beginning January 30, are led by Christ Church clergy, and address the way the Episcopal Church lives out that basic faith through worship, Bible study and service to others. Learn more and register here »
Exploring Buechner's Memoirs
Wednesday, February 2, 9, 16 and 23 | M207 | 7 - 8 pm
The Reverend Gary Hudson will guide us in exploring four of Frederick Buechner's memoirs. We will read selected passages from the memoirs, listen to and view DVD clips of interviews with Buechner, and have opportunities to share questions and wonderings. The content of the sessions will be designed for both newcomers and long-time readers of Buechner. Our primary text for the sessions will be Jeff Munroe's Reading Buechner. The fee for the four classes is $15 and includes the book. Register »
About Reverend Hudson:
Gary Hudson is a former minister of Myers Park Baptist Church, and retired as the Chaplain of Southminster in 2019. He and his wife, Nancy, are active members at Myers Park Baptist Church. Reverend Hudson enjoys sharing his knowledge and great love of Frederick Buechner and his writings.
The Space Between Us
Next Workshop is February 1 - 3, 2022
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 are held from 9 am to 3:30 pm at the church, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. See all dates and register »
2022 Vision Board Workshop: INTENTIONAL HOPE
Saturday, February 5 | Blue Room | 10 am - 2 pm
To say the last two years have been challenging would be an understatement. We have endured losses, found joy in unexpected places, and learned to imagine a new normal. As we turn our attention to 2022, let’s be purposeful in choosing how we want to be. Join Makeda Pennycooke in the Blue Room, from 10 am to 2 pm, on Saturday, February 5, for this Vision Board Workshop, where we’ll explore how we can shape our experience of the new year, even in the face of so much uncertainty. A $40 fee covers all supplies (including your choice of magazines), a boxed lunch, plus a workbook to guide your head and heart into envisioning a new way of being in the coming year. Start the new year with intention. Learn more and register here.
Starts Tuesday, February 8 | via Zoom | 3:45 - 5:30 pm
Please join this group of seekers as they dive deeper in understanding their spirituality. The exploration of works by theologians/thinkers such as Cynthia Bourgeault, Ilia Delio, Richard Rohr, and Matthew Fox will provide opportunities to develop a vast landscape of theological insight. The first meeting will be February 8, and the group will meet every other Tuesday, via Zoom, from 3:45 – 5:30 pm. The first 15 minutes will be for fellowship, followed by content from 4 to 5 pm. The last 30 minutes will allow for any additional conversations in which the group members would like to engage. Please reach out to Scottie Stamper with questions. Group size is limited so please register now».
Deepening Your Roots
NOTE: Due to recent rise in COVID cases, this course is being rescheduled. Please stay tuned for the new date to be announced soon.
This free, three-week course is designed to help you write your ethical will, an ancient practice which allows you to share your values, beliefs, life lessons, hopes for the future, love, and forgiveness with loved ones. By articulating what you value now, you can help ensure that your beliefs and values will live on for future generations. Director of Adult Spiritual Formation, Scottie Stamper, will lead the class. If you are interested in this workshop, please sign up here and we will notify you of the new dates.
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. 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. Learn more »
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, led by trained mentors. There are currently three EfM groups in progress: Tuesdays (6:45 - 9 pm), led by Jennifer Bennett and Shawn King; Wednesdays (9:15 am - 12:15 pm), led by Tere Ey and Virginia Anderson; and Fridays (9 - 11:45 am), led by Natalie Akin and Jenny Beaumont. Learn more about EfM 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 »
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.
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 was 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 »
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 »