How do we grow in our relationship with God? How do we love one another better? The purpose of Adult Formation is to shape and equip people to lead lives in the image and likeness of God. Through weekly classes, bible studies, and retreats, Adult Formation seeks to help people follow Jesus and be effective witnesses in a complex world. We desire to know and understand Scripture and grow spiritually in ways that are relevant and applicable to our daily lives.
January 6 – April 28
Adult Sunday School – Credo Class
The Reason for God
Led by Fr. Andrew Rowell and Adam MacLeod
How can there be just one true religion? How can a good God allow suffering? How do science and religion relate? Christians and non-Christians alike struggle with questions abut the claims of Christianity. Using Tim Keller’s book The Reason for God, this class will seek to answer these questions and provide reasons for the truth of the Christian faith. Canterbury Hall
Damascus Road Class
Bible Study for Men
Named for the road upon which Paul encountered the Risen Lord, this class encourages men to encounter the Risen Lord through the study of Scripture, and equips them to share the Gospel with others. Good Samaritan Atrium
Adult Bible Study – Relevance Class
Inductive Bible Study
Join George Mardre and others for this study of Scripture and how it can be applied to our lives in ways that are practical and effective. Please contact George Mardre 279-6315 for more information. Choir Room
Young Adult Sunday School – After You Believe
Led by Dcn. Morgan Clark and Jon Carroll
What is the good life? How are we supposed to live in the here and now? Refusing a Christianity of moral checklists and secular advice to “follow your heart,” theologian N.T. Wright provides a blueprint for a fulfilling Christian life of personal transformation. This class will explore what is means to grow in character and live a purposeful life as a Christian. Cottage 2
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Evening Bible Study for Women
Beginning in January, join the women of Christchurch for a Monday evening class. Contact Judy Derickson at 220-5839 for more information.
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Introduction into Anglicanism
January 9 – April 10 Epistle Transept
Join Fr. Andrew and discover (or rediscover!) the beauty of Anglicanism! This class will explore what it means to be an Anglican Christian by studying the origins and development of the Anglican Communion, the characteristics of Anglican doctrine and practice, the nature of liturgical worship, and the significance of sacramental theology. This class will be especially helpful to those who have come to Christchurch from other Christian traditions. All those seeking membership are encouraged to attend.
Celebration of Discipline
January 9 – April 10 Canterbury Hall
Led by Dcn. Morgan Clark and Bryan McLaughlin
What are the spiritual disciplines? Using Richard Foster’s book Celebration of Discipline as a guide, this class will explore the various spiritual practices that Christians have used to grow closer to God. This study will examine practices that all Christians can integrate into their daily lives, including prayer, fasting, solitude, and many others.
Death on a Friday Afternoon – Special Lenten Class
February 20 – April 10 Emmaus Room
Led by Lynn Bloch
Join Lynn Bloch for this special Lenten study of Richard John Neuhaus’ spiritual classic, Death on a Friday Afternoon. A series of meditations on Jesus’ Seven Last Words on the cross, Neuhaus’ book explores the depth of human experience through the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This six-week class will examine the meaning of Jesus’ last words in our lives as Christians.
Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study
6:45 – 7:45am
Join Fr. Andrew and the men from our parish and other churches in our community every Thursday morning for breakfast and Bible study on the 11th floor of the Goode Building at Jackson Hospital
Resolve: A Bible Study for Women
9:45 – 11:30am
Beginning in January, join Kim Dennis and others every Thursday for a study just for women. This Bible study will deepen your understanding of Christ, strengthen your relationship with Him, and connect you with other women who are seeking to live as effective witnesses in the world! For more information, contact Kim Dennis at 782-1288.