Adult Christian Formation is an essential ministry of Christ Church. We offer a variety of Bible studies and small group studies which equip adults to grow more fully into the ‘stature of Christ’ (Ephesians 4.13).
In keeping with the Mission, Core Values, and Vision of Christ Episcopal Church the mission of adult Christian education at Christ Church is to make, train, and sustain disciples.
The vision of adult Christian education at Christ Episcopal Church is for Christ Church to become a Christian education center for its members and for all of East Texas in order to build up the body of Christ and attract others to it, for the transformation of lives.
Clergy led Bible studies meet on Sunday mornings at (9:00am during the summer) 10:00 AM at the downtown campus on the 3rd floor of the Grelling-Spence Building in the Ascension Room. The classes meet in the Great Hall also at 10:00 AM at the south campus.
Weekly Adult Christian Formation Classes: Weekly Bible studies for men and women meet at Christ Church throughout the school year.
For centuries Christians have lived their faith through specific practices. Prayer, service, fasting, and many more. Christian figures write that these practices help to shape the inner life of a person into the image of Jesus Christ. Come and join our conversation about how these practices have looked over the years and how they might help us deepen our love for God and others.
MEN: meets Tuesday mornings at 8:00 AM in the Parish Hall downtown.
WOMEN: meets Thursday mornings at 10:30 AM in the Parish Hall downtown
Meets weekly through the school year.
Meets on Wednesday mornings at 7:15 AM in the Undercroft. The study is Lectionary based, and is led by Fr. Ted. . This class seeks to explore the history, understanding, intent and applications of the scriptures to, in and for our mission and discipleship in our daily lives. Members participate in the discussions with their thoughts and comments, so we learn from each other and grow in the understanding of how we can commit ourselves and our lives to the services and missions we are called to perform. Come at any time, each week does not build on the next. Led by Fr. Ted 903-597-9854
A four-year study for the formation of a personal Christian ministry. In Christian Baptism we are each called into ministry. Through study of Christian tradition, contemporary culture along with prayer, group discussions and theological reflection, EfM group members journey toward a personal understanding of the fullness of and their unique ministry in God’s Kingdom. Join us for the life changing experience of EfM. Tuesday evening classes are held in the Trinity Room on the 3rd floor of the Grelling-Spence Bldg. Downtown. Website: www.sewanee.edu/EFM.
For information about future classes, enrollment, and tuition, please contact EFM leader Clyde Beaty, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s Depth Group meets at the South Campus during the summer.
Men’s Depth Group meets at the South Campus during the summer.
Food – Fellowship – Prayer – Study
Christ Church Neighborhood Groups stretch from Lindale to Flint
Nine groups meet in homes with over 100 participants in groups of 10-15 people
Great way to go deeper in your spiritual life and connection to the Church
Most groups meet twice per month with revolving host homes
Lay led studies of Holy Scripture or spiritual books
Neighborhood groups strengthen our Church and the participants
Christ Church needs more neighborhood groups. Please consider joining this wonderful ministry!
All Church members are expected to make a mature public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their baptism through Confirmation. The classes emphasize basic Christianity, worship, prayer, ministry, evangelism, stewardship, and gifts and interest’s assessment.
Although this class is developed as preparatory for confirmation, the content of this class is about how our relationship with Christ is primarily birthed and matured through his Body, the Church. That makes this class profitable for anyone who is desiring a closer or renewed relationship with Christ.
Topics within the study:
I. The Church’s foundational beginnings
II. The Episcopal Church’s place in church history
III. The Book of Common Prayer
IV. The Episcopal Church’s structure
V. The Episcopal Church’s worship
A. Centrality of the Sacraments
B. Centrality of the Holy Spirit
C. Centrality of the Scriptures
VI. The important role that each of us have in the church
This class is required for those desiring to be confirmed.
Confirmation classes for 7th & 8th graders will begin in the spring of 2022.
If interested, please contact Fr. David Luckenbach, email@example.com. For more information please contact the church office: 903-597-9854.