Next Step Classes

“What is your next step?” is an important question for faith formation. Our mission at Christ Church is becoming living proof of God’s love, one person at a time. We are on a life-long journey of faith where we are “becoming” Living Proof Disciples. We never finish this journey on earth. There are always new “steps” we need to take to sharpen our skills in becoming more like Christ. Simply click on the class title for details.

Special Notes

If your class uses a book or other study materials, it will be available to you at the first session.

Childcare is regularly available Sunday and Wednesday evenings. Contact Janet Hagerty.

Beginning in February

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Listening Prayer

Sundays, February 26 - April 9; 5-6:30 pm

Is the majority of your prayer time spent making requests of God or praising and thanking God, with little time spent simply listening for God’s personal message to you?During each of these Sundays during lent, Nelson Knight invites you to join others as we identify the barriers we have in hearing God, learn ways to overcome these barriers, and practice praying together.

Time: Sundays, 5-6:30 pm

Place: Prayer Room 150B

Materials: Printed study materials

Facilitator: Nelson Knight

Take the Flag: Following God's Signals in the Race of Your Life

Mondays, February 27 - April 10; 9:30-11:00 am

In 1 Corinthians the Apostle Paul says “Do you not know that in a race the runners all compete, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win it.”During this 7 week study written by Pastor Rob Fuquay, we will explore the parallel between the flags of racing and the signals God sends us in our daily lives.Join Jennie Weeks and Jeanette Nunnelley for this adventure as we pay attention to the signals that will help us become stronger disciples of Jesus Christ.

Time: Mondays, 9:30-11:00 am

Place: Room 252

Materials: Take the Flag (book)

Suggested Class Fee: $10 (includes book)

Facilitator: Jennie Weeks and Jeanette Nunnelley

Beginning in March and April

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Affirmations of Our Faith

Sundays, March 5 - April 9; 10:05-11:00 am

Each week in worship, we as Christians “affirm” or make firm our beliefs about God and articles of our faith. Many times we repeat the Apostle’s Creed from memory without thinking or questioning what we are saying we believe. In each session during this drop-in class led by Rev. Ron Young, we will study and understand again the great declarations of our faith. Who wrote the creed? Why is it important? What if I personally don’t believe or understand parts of the Creed? How does the Creed strengthen my faith?

Time: Sundays, 10:05-11:00 am

Place: Parlor

Facilitator: Rev. Ron Young

This is a drop-in class; attend 1 or all. No registration is required.

Three Simple Rules: A Wesleyan Way of Living

Sundays, April 30 - May 21; 10:05-11:00 am

In his book, Three Simple Rules, Rueben Job offers an interpretation of John Wesley’s General Rules for today's readers, calling us to mutual respect, unity and a deeper daily relationship with God. During these three sessions we will take a challenging look at three commands, "do no harm, do good, stay in love with God."

Time: Sundays, 10:05-11:00 am

Place: Parlor

Facilitator: Rev. Brandon Dirks

This is a drop-in class; attend 1 or all. No registration is required.

Classes currently in progress or recently offered

48 Days to the Work You Love

According to financial expert Dave Ramsey, "Few categories of our lives define us and grow us spiritually, emotionally, relationally, and as people.” Our work is one of those defining areas. Sadly, a ’j-o-b’ is what most people settle for. However, when you have a sense of calling, it will light up your life. Join Mark Coile for this 6-session class as we learn to better understand and organize our God-given skills, personality traits, values, dreams, and passions.The class will also offer fresh tips on career search and resume tools, interview skills, negotiating salaries, and more.

Materials: Class kit ($99) includes 2 books, a workbook, and other materials.

Addicted to Hurry: Spiritual Strategies for Slowing Down

Are you living too fast?Does life have to be fast to be fun and fulfilling? In this 5 week study, facilitated by Jennie Weeks, we will explore what author Kirk Byron Jones calls a serious malady of mind, heart and soul that puts us at risk in our relationship with God, each other and ourselves. We will explore the dangers of letting hurry become a chronic condition and discover creative ways to enter a more satisfying and joyful living pace.

Materials: Addicted to Hurry (book)

Suggested Class Fee: $10 (includes book)

Christian Practices

Wednesdays, beginning January 11; 6-7:30 pm

Like children that need nourishment, love, support, discipline and training in order to develop to their full potential, all of us need this same kind of nurturing to grow in our Christian faith. Have you ever considered practices such as fasting, simplicity, service and celebration as ways to grow closer to God? During this class, leader Nelson Knight will introduce you to a variety of historic and contemporary spiritual growth practices as well as give you an opportunity to try them out.

Time: Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm

Place: Room 258

Materials: Renovation of the Heart in Daily Practice (book)

Suggested Class Fee: $15 (includes book)

Facilitator: Nelson Knight

Disciple Fast Track

Tuesdays, January 10 - March 28; 7-8:30 pm

If you started Disciple Bible Study in the past but were not able to finish the New Testament portion, this class is for you.This 12 week class, facilitated by Robert Imperial, will guide you through the entire New Testament to help you gain an overall understanding of its books, writers, Christian theology and what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ.

Time: Tuesdays, 7-8:30 pm

Place: Room 258

Materials: Disciple Fast Track study materials

Suggested Class Fee: $15 (includes study materials)

Facilitator: Robert Imperial

Invitation to John: A Short-term Disciple Class

The invitation from Christ is, “Come and see, follow me.” During this study of the Gospel of John, facilitated by John Brunner, we will experience the magnificent passages in John including the “I am” statements (I am the truth, the life and the way, I am the living water and more). We revisit stories only told in John’s Gospel including Nicodemus, Mary Magdalene and the raising of Lazarus. Participants for this class do not need an
in-depth knowledge of the Bible to enjoy and benefit from participation. Reading just two chapters of John a week, we will discover the life altering stories that invite us to follow Christ.

Materials: Invitation to John (book)

Suggested Class Fee: $10 (includes book)

Revival: Faith as Wesley Lived It

During this six-week journey we will join Adam Hamilton through video as he travels to England, following the life of John Wesley and exploring his defining characteristics of a Wesleyan Christian. Wesley’s story is our story. It defines our faith, challenges us to rediscover our spiritual passion, and calls for a revival of our hearts and souls so that our world might be changed. Join Jennie Weeks and others for this drop-in class in the Church Parlor.

This is a drop-in class; attend 1 or all. No registration is required.

Surprised by Hope

In Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church, author and Anglican bishop, N.T. Wright tackles the biblical question of what happens after we die and shows how most Christians get it wrong. We do not “go to” heaven; we are resurrected and heaven comes down to earth--a difference that makes all of the difference to how we live on earth.Join Sally Jackson for this 6 week journey as we explore the hope of resurrection.

Materials: Surprised by Hope (book)

Suggested Class Fee: $25 (includes book and study guide)