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.

Registration now open for fall classes.

Christian Essentials - Group 7
Tuesdays, October 1 - November 5
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM, St. Francis D
Led by Amelia Abbott and Cindy Costa

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Christian Essentials - Group 10
Tuesdays, October 1 - November 5
1:00 - 2:30 PM, M205

Led by Kaky Cassada and Alison Gugenheim
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Christian Essentials - Young Adult Women - Group 11
Wednesdays, September 25 - November 6 (No class October 30)
7:00 - 8:30 PM, St. Francis C
Led by Jenny Beaumont and Tere Ey
Please note: This group is Waitlist Only. Please register (you will not be charged) and you will be contacted if an opening is available.
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Christian Essentials - Online Group
Thursdays, October 10 - November 7
7:30 - 9:00 PM

Led by Shawn King and Derek Luther
Join the online group as they engage in Module 2: Care for Each Other. 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. Registration is required for new members. $25 fee to cover printed materials for those who are new to the group. Max 10 people. 
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Explore Christian Essentials (New!)
Sundays, November 3 - 17
10:00 - 10:50 AM, Green Room

Led by Amanda Anders and Alison Gugenheim
No registration required
Join us on any or all four Sunday mornings to experience the Christian Essentials in a shorter format. You will learn about one of the essentials, apply your learning to your faith journey, and build practices to deepen your faith relationships. The L.A.B. (Learn, Apply, Build) model will frame our time together. It will be a time of inspiration, information, and transformation.

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