Our Adult Formation experience is composed of four different groups: Adult Education for Ministry (EfM), Men's Group, Women's Study Group and our Contemplative Prayer group. Each is unique in providing a place to connect, explore, learn and worship. 

Education for Ministry (EfM): This September marks the fourth year of Education for Ministry (EfM) at Christ Church.  George Speidel and I, Pauline Dawson, will co-mentor the group that meets on Wednesday evenings for the thirty-six week course of study, reflection, prayer and community.  The group this year consists of 2 first-year students studying the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament), 3 second-year students studying the New Testament, and 5 third-year students studying the history of Christianity. This year’s theme is Living as Spiritually Mature Christians. To help us achieve this growth, the entire group will read Life in Christ:  Practicing Christian Spirituality by Julia Gatta in the Fall semester and Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer in the Spring semester.

With God’s help and with the support of the Christ Church community, we look forward to many more years of this wonderful program. 


Men's Group "Knights of Panera": Saturday mornings at 7:30, the Men's Group, also known as, "The Knights of Panera" meet at the Panera Bread on Highway 35 in Middletown, to discuss spiritual and religious topics. This group is working through "The Pilgrim Road" by Albert Holtz, O.S.B. All are welcome to join; whether or not you are a member of Christ Church! 

Contemplative Prayer: Our Contemplative Prayer group meets Tuesdays at 9:30 in the Christ Church library. In the silence of prayer, you will experience a deepening sense of God's love. All you need to offer is a willing heart. Would love to have you join us! 


Women's Study Group: Every Tuesday morning at 10:30 women of Christ Church come together in the library to read, reflect, pray and share fellowship. During Lent we read Pilgrim Way by Albert Holtz OSB and we are currently reading The Twenty Third Psalm by Rabbi Kushner. We share our joys and fears as we learn how to serve God and our neighbor. We are a friendly group and always welcome newcomers.