ADULT C GROUPS (Small groups)
It is so important for us to stay connected. Join a group that you’ll be able to meet with weekly for discipleship, community, prayer & discussion. A new set of C groups will begin the week of September 12, 2021.
Grief Support runs from October 3 - December 19 and the Tuesday Night Prayer Service, the Prayer Team and the Sunday night Shaped in the Spirit Prayer Gathering run continuously and can be joined at any time. Many of the study groups are also ongoing but welcome new members at any time.
C1 Compassion Groups
Grief Support will be held at the church in the chapel on Sundays beginning at 2pm. It will run for 13 weeks from October 3-December 19 and is led by Don & Judy Zeyl. To register go to www.griefshare.org.
This group will be held at the church on Monday evenings at 6:30pm in the Chapel. It will be led by Ken Bell.
C2 DISCIPLESHIP GROUPS
This group will meet at the church on Sundays at 10:15am. At Christ Church, we want you to get "rooted" into our church and into God's Kingdom in the best way possible so we've designed a discipleship pathway to help you take your first step. If you are new, starting as a newbie Christian, or want to brush up on your faith and get connected, this is for you! Rooted is a 10 week experience that is a catalyst for life-change. It inspires questions, conversations, and a group learning experience. It will help you find yourself in God's story and see how your story impacts being part of a church. Through this experience, we hope you will find God's word and His truths as a firm foundation on which we all stand and live out God's love to the world. All are welcome! It is led by Pastor Cheryl.
A Deep Dive Into James
This group will meet on Sundays from 2-4pm in the Connection Cafe. Pastor Vann will dig deeper into the book of James, which will be the focus of our fall sermon series.
Old Testament Bible Boot Camp
OT Boot Camp will meet on Mondays from 6:30 to 8pm in the church. Have you ever faced an obstacle course that seemed overwhelming? Well, sometimes, we approach the Bible with that mindset... that it's an obstacle course that's impossible to complete. It's either too big, too hard, too boring, or too... whatever. Bible Bootcamp is the perfect alternative to the too big, too hard, too boring mindset! In this group, you will discover how easy it is to learn the Bible- it's stories, it's meaning, and it's purpose. In Bible Bootcamp, you'll have fun putting the Bible together in easily managed pieces so that when you read your Bible on your own, hear a sermon, or hear about a Bible character, you'll know right away how it all fits together. Don't miss this first installment of the Old Testament Bible Bootcamp coming this Fall! It's going to be a great 10 weeks! You'll be stretched. You'll have fun. But you will also enjoy knowing God and His mission in a deeper way. All are welcome! This class is an overview class so no prior knowledge is necessary but many who are more familiar with the Bible will also grow. It is led by Pastor Cheryl.
Tuesday Morning Women's Group
This group is meeting via zoom at 6am Tuesday mornings. They are studying the book of James. It is led by Serena Livingston.
Tuesday Evening Study Group
This group meets in the Connection Cafe at 7pm for a study of The New Testament You Never Knew. They will study N.T. Wrights video tour of the story behind the story of the New Testament. The series consists of a workbook and 8 videos with introduction and reflection evenings. Each video is about 20 minutes long. For a description and sample of the workbook, click here, and for a video introduction, click here. It will be lead by Deryck Livingston and Al Ashworth.
Wednesday Morning Men's Group
If you are an early riser, you are welcome to join our Wednesday morning men's Bible study group. They meet via zoom at 6am Wednesday morning. It is led by Don Svendsen.
Wednesday Morning Women's Group
This study will take place in the Connection Cafe from 9:30-11am. Join other women as they work through The Quest Bible Study... An Excursion Toward Intimacy with God by Beth Moore. It is led by Carrie Trapp.
Thursday Morning Men's Group
A virtual group that meets at 6am on Thursdays, this group is for men with young children. Presently they are studying "Dad Tired." The group is led by Jeff Allain and Paul Lenz.
Thursday Daytime Men's Study Group
This group meets at 1pm on Thursdays in the Connection Cafe. They are mid way through studying "Discerning the Voice of God: How to Recognize When God is Speaking." This group is led by Don Yeoman.
This group meets on Thursdays at 6:30pm in the Care Center Meeting Room on the lower level of the church. They will be studying "Cast of Characters: Common People in the Hands of an Uncommon God." It is led by Ken Bell.
Friday Morning Men's Group
The Forge, a Men's Discipleship Study in the Gospel of Mark
This group will continue to meet on Saturdays at 7am in the Connection Cafe. Jesus called His first disciples with the words, "come and follow Me." So listen to see if He is now calling you to come and join other men of Christ Church as we dig deeply into the book of Mark to also discover what it means for us to follow Jesus as His disciples today. This is not a simple study of an old book or theoretical theology. This will be a pursuit of the living Lord Jesus Christ so that He might forge us into the men He has intended us to be. This fall the study will begin in chapter 6. It will be led by Pastor Vann.
Covenant Partnership Class
Our next Covenant Partnership class will be held on Sunday, November 21 at 1-:30am in the church office. At Christ Church we desire our members to consider themselves partners as we covenant together to grow closer to God, to each other and to reach out to the world with God's love. Pastor Cheryl will lead this class for those who would like to become a Covenant Partner at Christ Church.
C3 Community Groups:
These groups are all about COMMUNITY CONNECTION! You will be introduced to new people as well as those you know and love. Most of the groups will focus on fellowship and connecting with each other. We do this through prayer, discussions, and fun!
A virtual group that reviews and discusses the Sunday sermon. They begin at 7pm on Mondays and led by Lew & Tonia Hassell.
A group that has time to get to know one another, discuss the sermon and share prayer requests. They begin at 7pm on Tuesdays and led by Vann & Carrie Trapp in their home.
A group which briefly reviews the most recent sermon, digs deeper into how the message impacts our spiritual walk, and closes with time spent in prayer. They will be meeting from 7-9pm at the Bonham's home as well as via Zoom. This group will begin October 1. Led by Harry and Pru Bonham.
C4 PRAYER GROUPS
Shaped in Spirit - a Prayer Gathering
This group will meet Sundays at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary.God has always called His people first to become a movement of prayer...then He uses them to transform the world. He teaches us how to pray alone, in that quiet place of our heart, but also how to pray together, in that powerful movement of His Spirit called the Church. Prayer is where the Spirit meets us, speaks with us, shapes us, and trains us for continuing the life transforming work of Jesus Christ. The spiritual life of the individual is nothing without it. The spiritual life of the church is empty without it. So, each Sunday evening, we will gather both to learn about prayer and to practice what we have learned by praying. All are invited. May God grow us into that powerful movement of His Spirit that He intended for us to become through prayer! It will be led by Pastor Vann.
Tuesday Night Prayer Service
This group meets virtually at 7pm to worship, share God stories and pray for our church, community and world. Led by Robert Messore.
This is not a group that meets at a specific time, but rather a group of people who promise to stop and pray whenever they receive a prayer request via email. Coordinated by Pat Ritacco.