Christian Formation

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 10:00 AM at the downtown campus on the 3rd floor of the Grelling-Spence Building.
 The classes meet in the Great Hall also at 10:00 AM at the south campus.

Adult Christian Formation [Sunday School ]

Beginning Sunday, June 9 9:00am CCD | 10:00am CCS

This summer we’ll be looking at important theologians in the life of Church, beginning in the first century through to the present. St. Paul, St. Augustine, St. Claire, and Martin Luther (along with others) all made important contributions to the Christian faith. We’ll get a chance to hear about their lives and look at what they’ve taught the Church about the Gospel.


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.

Bible Study with the Rector

Returns September 2024

Bible Study with the Rector

MEN: meets Tuesday mornings at 8:00 AM  downtown.
WOMEN: meets Thursday mornings at 10:30 AM  downtown
Meets weekly through the school year.

Other formation

Men’s Lectionary based Bible study

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

Education for Ministry (EFM)

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:

For information about future classes, enrollment, and tuition, please contact EFM leader Clyde Beaty,


Women’s Depth Group meets at the South Campus during the summer.

Men’s Depth Group meets at the South Campus during the summer.

Neighborhood Groups

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!

For more info:
Contact Fr. Ted @ or 903-5979854

Confirmation Classes

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.

Adult Confirmation Class

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.

Youth Confirmation Classes

Confirmation classes for 7th & 8th graders will begin in the spring of 2022.

If interested, please contact Fr. David Luckenbach, For more information please contact the church office: 903-597-9854.

One Church | Two Campuses

Christ Church Downtown • Tyler, Texas
Meeting & Mailing Address
118 South Bois d’Arc • Tyler, Texas 75702

Phone: 903-597-9854

Christ Church South
Meeting Address
15747 Old Jacksonville Hwy • Tyler, Texas 75703

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