The Spiritual Life

There are many ways to renew your spirit at Christ Church. Whether you’re looking for a quiet place to pray during the week or a group with which to share your journey, we hope that you will find what you are looking for in this community. Below you will find a sampling of our offerings.

 

Tuesday Bible Study

Each Tuesday members of Christ Church and the downtown community gather to study the bible. We focus on various books of the bible over the course of several weeks and seek to explore the historical and cultural realities behind the text. From this deep study we also reflect on how the scriptures continue to speak to our community and lives.  For more information about our current study contact the Rev. Ragan Sutterfield.

Education For Ministry (EfM)

Education for Ministry is a certificate program in theological education developed by The University of the South that helps its participants discover and nurture their call to Christian service. This program is designed as a series of four, one-year courses that explore Biblical text, Christian history, and theological perspective in a seminar group format. The group with a maximum of twelve participants meets weekly from September through May and includes study, theological reflection, and worship. A mentor leads discussion of the materials and reflection on how each participant sees God active in their daily lives. Tuition is $375 per year with partial scholarships available. If you want to find out more about the course, visit with Joan Beetstra or visit EfM at Sewanee.

Labyrinth

The labyrinth is a tool for prayer and meditation. It is an ancient symbol that represents wholeness while integrating many levels of symbolism within its sacred geometry. It is a single path leading to the center and back. Many use a three-fold path of meditation and prayer when walking the labyrinth: Entering, Centering and Returning. The labyrinth of Christ Church is a replica of the 12th century stone pattern inlaid in the floor of Chartres Cathedral in Chartres, France. It is located on the second floor of the Parish House. The labyrinth is available for use during office hours unless another event is planned.

Daughters of the King

The Order of the Daughters of the King is an order for church women who feel called to make a lifetime commitment to God, in a ministry of prayer, service and evangelism. We wear the DOK cross every day as a sign of our commitment. Our chapter at Christ Church is the Advent Chapter. We meet the first Sunday of each month, pray every day, for any and all who request or need prayers and participate in an on-going outreach service project. We are part of a worldwide organization. For additional information, contact Lizbeth Jorgenson or Priss Maddux, Co-Presidents.

Compline

Every Sunday evening the Christ Church Compline Choir sings this traditional service of evening prayers in candlelight. The music is unaccompanied chants and motets and lasts 15 – 20 minutes. All are welcome to experience this peaceful and sacred way to begin the week. Click here for more information.

House of Prayer

The House of Prayer is a joint ministry of the Diocese of Arkansas and St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in West Little Rock. It is interfaith haven, set apart in nature, dedicated to contemplative prayer, meditation and quiet, where all are welcome. For more information, please visit the House of Prayer website or contact The Rev. Joyce Hardy.

Morning Prayer

The service of Morning Prayer is offered on weekday mornings in the 6th Street Library at 9 a.m. Other Daily Office services are offered during particular seasons of the church year. Contact The Rev. Ragan Sutterfield.

A Quiet Place to Pray

The red doors at the front of the church on Scott Street are open on weekdays for prayer. You are welcome to enter the church for a quiet place to be.

Journey Group

This ongoing group meets on Tuesday evenings at 6:00 in the Bishop’s Room to discuss natural spirituality and dream work. For more information contact Sandra Smith.