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.
ALL-CHURCH READ: WAKING UP WHITE
During the month of July, we invite the entire parish to read Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race, by Debbie Irving. Small discussion groups will be available via Zoom for those who want to dig into this important conversation with others. Find out more and register to participate here »
Sacred Ground: A Dialogue on Race and Faith
Wednesdays, July 15 - November 18, 2020 (10 Sessions)
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. Registration is limited. Learn more and 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 »
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. It describes nine fundamental personality types and the ways in which they interact with one another. Led by Jenny Beaumont, this course will use the teachings of Jesus to explore each of the Enneagram styles. We will work on ways to understand and love others, to improve our relationships, and grow in our faith. A working knowledge of the Enneagram or a prior Enneagram class is needed for this class. Stay tuned for upcoming class dates.
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 »
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.
Living MY 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 .
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 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.
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