The Adult Education Committee seeks to provide a range of options for all adults who attend Christ Church to grow in knowledge and wisdom and to love and serve in Christ. If you have ideas for us to consider or would be interested in serving on the committee, please contact Tracy Iwaskow, Chair.

Sunday morning offers an hour of time at 9:15 each week for reflection and conversation on learning and living our faith. Topics include Bible studies, book discussion groups, Episcopal tradition, and mindfulness in daily life.

Classes run Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:15.

Weekday daytime formation options include a weekly Wednesday morning Bible study at 10am.

Wednesday Morning Bible Study

Following a guide or commentary, this study group reads books of the Bible, examining their contexts and reflecting on their meaning in life today.  The group gathers at 10 for prayer, and then study and discussion until 11:45.  All are welcome.

Christ Church offers seasonal programs for Advent and Lent, as well as longer Saturday morning workshops on special topics throughout the year. Workshops offer opportunities to experience spiritually forming practices that speak to our minds, bodies, and souls. Topics may incorporate artwork, dream work, lectures, or time in nature. Our Advent session occurs during the Sunday school hours in December and our Lenten series takes place on Wednesday evenings in the weeks leading to Easter. Contact Parish Administrator for more information.

Every baptized person is called to ministry.  The Education for Ministry (EfM) program, an extension of the School of Theology at the University of the South, Sewanee, TN, provides people with the education to carry out that ministry and the opportunity to discover how to respond to the call to Christian service.  This is an exciting four-year course which explores the scriptures as well as church history, ethics and theology.  EfM runs for 34 sessions each year, from September through May and meets on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in room 114 of the education wing. For more information, please contact Brian Maruscsak or Diane Lynch

There are many ways for adults to connect with others within the church for fun, fellowship and to build community no matter who you are.

Do you read the news and wonder how it connects with your faith and your abilities? Consider joining a small group of 8-12 parishioners this year to learn more and discern where your abilities speak to the needs around us. JustFaith is a program for learning about current issues through the lens of faith and discussing these in a small group environment. Topics include Caring for the Poor, Caring for Each Other, and Caring for the Earth. Developed by JustFaith Ministries in order to prepare people of faith to step into the life-changing and world-changing call of the Gospel to heal the world, Just Faith is a 24-week program accompanied by immersive visits designed to connect participants with local groups. Since 2001, more than 60,000 people across a range of denominations have completed this program.

This group will meet on Wednesday evenings from 6pm until 8:30 pm, beginning on September 25 and ending on May 20, with breaks for holidays. Some outside reading is required in order to prepare for conversations. There is a $40 registration cost for this program in order to cover the cost of the curriculum, as well as an average $90 cost for books over the course of the year* To learn more, contact Tracy Iwaskow or Kathy Smith

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*If the $40 registration fee is too great for you, but you are interested in participating in this program, a limited number of scholarships are available, contact Tracy

About the work of the Adult Education Committee

Christ Church Episcopal seeks to offer a range of options for you to deepen your faith by exploring new topics, engaging in meaningful conversations, and practicing some of the many ways we connect with the holy. We offer learning opportunities on weekends, weekdays, weeknights, and online. We invite you to join us in one or more of these classes this fall.

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