Truth isn’t an object we possess. Instead, we seek after it faithfully, untangling ideas in a shared pursuit. We are not always of one mind, but we worship at a common altar. We uncover truths in prayer, in nature, and in moments of mystery. We also experience the true as we bump into other people, within the walls of Christ Church or in the city beyond our open red doors.
We believe that formation in the Christian faith is a key part of the search for truth. Everyone has a unique perspective on the mystery of God, so our Christian education offerings honor the unique witness that people of all ages bring. We have a variety of formation opportunities for specific age groups: children, youth, and adults. Here is a sampling of our offerings.
Sunday Catechesis - 9:15 a.m.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a hands-on exploration of the parables and sayings of Jesus for ages three to fifth grade.
Sunday Children’s Chapel - 10:30 a.m.
Children begin worship with their parents in church. After the collect of the day the children gather at the back of the church and process to the Parlor for a Scripture lesson, children’s homily, and music. They rejoin their parents during the passing of the peace.
Sunday Youth @ Sixth Street - 9:15 a.m.
We offer a complete youth ministry program of spiritual formation for youths of grades 6 – 12. Youth meet in the Sixth Street Library where we talk about that Sunday’s readings and discuss how they can pertain to our daily lives.
Sunday Forum Class - 9:15 a.m.
Join in regular book studies, topical discussions, and presentations in the Parlor. This class is led by Christ Church clergy and guests.
Scriptures in life and art - 9:15 a.m.
This class, led by J.B. Cross, examines how Episcopalians talk about life and God and how God speaks to us through the lens of each Sunday’s lectionary texts. Our resident art historian Floyd Martin offers an exploration of images related to the texts. This class meets in the Bishop’s Room.
Episcopal Kids Community (EKC)
Episcopal Kids Community is a youth program for all current 4th - 6th graders. EKC provides our younger youth the space to figure out their faith in a safe, welcoming setting. Kids will be able to grow in community with one another, all while having fun! EKC meets on the second Wednesday every month from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the 3rd floor Youth Room. To join, contact Marvin McLennon, Director of Children and Youth Ministries.
Episcopal Youth Community (EYC)
Episcopal Youth Community is a program dedicated to all 6th - 12th graders. EYC and youth ministry engagement is a wonderful way to spread Christ’s love throughout your community as well as sharing God’s love with one another. EYC provides youth with a safe place to be who they are, find out who they are, as well as help them find their place in the Episcopal church and the wider world. Our meetings will consist of games, team-building activities, lessons learned through the stories scripture, and participation in service projects. EYC teaches youth how to be disciples who will go out and make disciples along with fostering deep friendships and relationships that can’t be achieved through other extra curricular activities. EYC meets weekly on Sundays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. To join, contact Marvin McLennon, Director of Children and Youth Ministries.