STAY CURIOUS. KEEP LEARNING, KEEP GROWING.
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.
Adult Education for Ministry: We are nearing the successful end of the 3rd year of EfM at Christ Church. In addition to growing in our understanding of the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament, this year’s curriculum challenged us to consider what it means to live in a multicultural world. Education for Ministry is an initiative of the School of Theology at The University of the South, Sewanee. (See www.efm/sewanee.edu for a complete overview of this unique program.) EfM participants study what the Bible says, but they also learn how to understand the Bible within its historical context and literary setting. The four years of study, with enrollment one year at a time, covers the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament), New Testament, Church History and Theology. The current EfM group, mentored by Pauline Dawson and George Speidel, meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. As we look ahead to our 4th year beginning in September, a second group could be added that meets during the day, depending on enrollment. If you have any questions about EfM or are interested in enrolling in September 2019 classes, let Pauline or George know by late May as enrollment paperwork needs to be submitted by mid June.
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.