Christian Essentials

Christian Essentials invites participants to explore, grow, and deepen their faith and life with God. The Christ Church Spiritual Growth Commission has curated a holistic curriculum to help parishioners live a Christ-centered life. Three six-week sessions have been developed, covering 15 topics essential to the Christian life:

  • Love God: Worship, Bible Study, Spiritual Practices, Basics of Faith, Stewardship

  • Care for Each Other: Care and Support, Relationships, Wellness, Hospitality, Gifts

  • Serve the World: Outreach and Mission, Justice, Charity, Reconciliation, Leadership

Each module invites participants to learn relevant information about one of the essentials, apply what they have learned to their faith journey, and build practices to deepen their relationship with God, neighbor, world, and self. The LAB (Learn, Apply, Build) provides the framework for each module. 

View a one-minute video invitation from The Reverend Chip Edens »

We invite you to join a small group to begin Christian Essentials.

Each group meets for five or six weeks, 90 minutes per week, with 8 - 10 participants and two facilitators. The Christian Essentials notebook provides all the resources and tools needed for the journey. In addition, Christ Church clergy have recorded videos to be used with each of the modules. In summary, we’ve pulled out all the stops to create something that will inspire, inform, and transform! All Christian Essentials groups require advanced registration; a one-time $25 fee covers all the printed materials.

New dates and times for 2020.

Christian Essentials - Young Adult Women - Group 11
Wednesdays, January 29 - February 19 (Module 2: Care for Each Other)
Wednesdays, March 4 - April 1 (Module 3: Serve the World, no class March 25th)
7:00 - 8:30 PM, St. Francis C
Led by Jenny Beaumont and Tere Ey
Register here »   one registration works for both sessions

Christian Essentials - Group 12
Mondays, starting February 10 with Module 1: Love God
10:00 - 11:30 AM, M205
Led by Tere Ey and Chris Martin
This new Christian Essentials group will cover the 3 Modules: Love God, Care for Each Other, and Serve the World. Participants only need to commit to the first six weeks and then can decide about continuing. $25 registration fee covers all materials. Space is limited. 
Register here »

Christian Essentials - Online Group
Thursdays, January 9 - February 6 (Module 3: Serve the World)
7:30 - 9:00 PM

Led by Shawn King and Derek Luther
Join the online group as they engage in Module 3: Serve the World. The Zoom Platform is the online classroom. This class is structured like traditional Christian Essentials classes only you log in from anywhere to join the class. We will give you all the information in order to get setup and ready to go on the first day. Space is limited; please register. Max 10 people.Email Jenny Beaumont if you are interested  

Interest in Future Sessions

Unable to participate in one of the above sessions? Please share your contact information below and we'll be in touch as other groups are formed.

Christian Essentials Interest Form