Engage and Connect Fall 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. Linda Hess.

Beginning in September

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Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn't Say

Sundays, September 10 to October 8, 10:05 am

During this 5 week study, we will take a look at simple phrases or clichés that sound Christian – like something you might find in the Bible. We’ve all heard these words and maybe even said them. They capture some element of truth, yet they miss the point in important ways. By wrestling with these phrases we will grow in our understanding of who God is and become more confident in sharing our beliefs with others. This study will complement the preaching series on discipleship, with an emphasis on being engaged and confident in our reading of the Bible.

This study will be offered through Sunday morning groups.Persons who are not already in a group are invited to a group in the Parlor on Sunday mornings at 10:05 am, led by Lin Edwards.


Financial Peace

Tuesdays, September 5 to November 14, 6-8 pm

Tuesdays, September 5 – November 14 (9 sessions, Skipping Oct. 10 and 31), 6 – 8 pm Room 253

We all need a plan for our money. In “Financial Peace”, Dave Ramsey offers biblical and practical steps to get you from where you are to where you've dreamed you could be.
Join Janet Carmichael for this 9 session experience that is designed to show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and give like never before.


Reading the Psalms, Responding with Art Journaling

Tuesdays, September 12 to October 17, 7-8 am or 7-8:30 pm

Using a variety of art materials (provided by the leader), you will be able to respond to the Psalms with creative expression, followed by sharing our responses with each other. You do not need to have artistic talent for this class!

Tuesdays, Sept 12 thru Oct 17
2 options: 7-8 am or 7-8:30 pm
Room 251


Disciple Fast Track

Tuesdays, beginning September 12, 7-8:30 pm OR
Wednesdays, beginning September 13, 6:30-8 pm

Disciple Fast Track, an adaptation of the original Disciple Bible Study, was developed specifically for those whose plates are full, yet sense their hearts aren't. Disciple Fast Track makes room for busy people seeking a comprehensive study of the entire Bible. Join Robert Imperial and Tom Badgett for one of these classes where we will cover the Old Testament portion over a 12 week period in the fall, followed by the New Testament in January.

Participants will read a manageable 3-5 chapters of the Bible daily in preparation for the weekly meetings. One’s commitment to this class exemplifies the discipline and intentionality of a growing and committed Christian – one that carves out time for daily Bible study, Bible reflection within a group setting, application of scripture, and a covenant commitment with a small group. You can be assured that this study will not just inform you….it will transform you!


Christian Practices

Wednesdays, beginning September 13; 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. Room 258


The Trouble With the Truth

Mondays, September 11 to October 16, 9:30-11 am

What is the truth, what does culture tell us about it, and why is the church so confused about it? This series, led by Jennie Weeks and Jeanette Nunnelley, is based on Rob Renfroe’s book “The Trouble with the Truth”, who reminds us in an engaging and compelling style that the Christian life requires commitment to both truth and grace.

Like a tightrope walker with a balance bar, we must learn to balance compassion for people and passion for truth, combining them in equal measure just as Jesus did.


Discovering Pilgrimage: Touching Holy Places

10 weeks beginning in September (TBD)

Join Rev. Brandon Dirks in a unique opportunity to explore, envision and develop ways to help people access pilgrimage as a practical AND affordable discipline. Touching Holy places can give one a unique experience of God while providing a powerful way to form disciples for Jesus Christ. This is NOT a group just for those who want to go on a trip, but for those who want to experience the depths of pilgrimage.

Contact Brandon

Beginning in October and November

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Listening Prayer

Sundays, October 15 to December 3, 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 Advent, we invite you to join Nelson Knight and Tom Badgett in the Prayer Room as we identify barriers that keep us from hearing God, learn ways to overcome these barriers, and practice praying together. Prayer Room (150b)


Before Amen: The Power of a Simple Prayer

Mondays, October 23 to November 13, 9:30-11 am OR
Sundays, October 22 to November 12, 10:05-11 am

Prayer is a lifeline, a beacon of hope that we can cling to in life's difficult moments. Prayer is also the most necessary and most basic expression of our faith, yet we often allow life to crowd in, filling our days with activity and failing to spend time in communication with God. Thankfully, we aren't the first followers of Jesus to struggle with prayer. The disciples did too. In response to their questions, Jesus gives them, and us, a simple, beautiful example to follow. Join Jeanette Nunnelley and Jennie Weeks as we explore hope-filled prayers that help turn our hearts toward the one who longs to speak with us.


Singing Through Advent and Christmas

Sundays, November 19 to December 10, 10:05-11 am

Sundays, November 19 – December 10 10:05 – 11 am, Parlor

Even before Thanksgiving weekend is over, we begin hearing Christmas music on the radio. And, Like Mary and the angels in the Christmas story, there is something about Advent and Christmas that makes us want to sing in response to the good news of Christ’s birth.
Join Karen Lovett and others as we explore hymns of Advent and Christmas, the stories behind the hymns, and ways that singing helps us pray, worship, and grow as a community of faith.