Sunday Morning Christian Formation

 

All baptized people are called to sustain their ministries through lifelong Christian formation and education.

Christ Church offers a variety of educational opportunities for all. During the school year, there are several adult classes, in addition to classes which are offered for all ages of children and youth, every Sunday. Classes for all ages are also offered during the summer months. 

Christian Formation Classes for all ages are held every Sunday at 10:00 AM on both Christ Church campuses, except when noted. 

Adults

The Gospel of John is a powerful account of the ministry of Jesus Christ. While Matthew, Mark, and Luke recall the teachings of Jesus in short parables and encounters, John quotes Jesus much more extensively, exploring the theological explanations behind the ministry of Christ.

More than other Gospel accounts, John tells us why he wrote his narrative of the teaching and work of Christ.  John writes, “Many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:  But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name” (John 20.30-31).

It is from John that we learn of Jesus turning water into wine at a wedding, and of Christ’s identity as the Word through which the universe itself was created. John introduces us to Nicodemus and to Lazarus, and shares a number of stories which are unique to his Gospel.

The Gospel of John is a powerful account of the life and teaching of Jesus Christ. Christ Church Downtown, led by Fr. David, and at Christ Church South, led by Fr. Matt and gifted lay leaders.

Adult Confirmation Course (January 27-May 5)

The Adult Confirmation Course is open to anyone seeking to be confirmed, received, or reaffirmed as a member of The Episcopal Church. The course is also open to any confirmed Episcopalian seeking a “refresher class” in the life of our denomination. The course will be led by The Rev. Stephen B. Stine, Deacon, with assistance by the other Christ Church clergy. The course will explore the liturgy, history, theology, and mission of The Episcopal Church. We will learn how each member can participate fully in the life of our parish. The Rt. Rev. Jeff W. Fisher, Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of Texas, will conduct adult confirmations at the 11:00 am Holy Eucharist downtown on Sunday, May 5, 2019. The class will start January 27 at 10:00 am in the Library on the Third floor of the Grelling-Spence Building. Please contact the church office if interested or needing more information, 903-597-9854 or office@christchurchtyler.org