Adult Formation

Formation is a lifelong journey. It stimulates our imagination about living the Christian life both in this community and in today’s changing world. The opportunities below offer you the chance to pray and study in the community, as well as, join in conversations with our clergy, and community leaders on topics that challenge and inform us. 

Finding god with in - centering prayer

Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in the Christ Church Sanctuary

Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God's presence within us.This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.

Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer. Rather, it adds depth of meaning to all prayer and facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer into a receptive prayer of resting in God. Centering Prayer emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God and as a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Him.

Wednesday night Bible Study

Wednesday evening 5:00 p.m. in the Christ Church courtyard

The Sunday Lectionary covers only a small portion of the Bible.  The goal of the new Christ Church Bible Study is to read and discuss the entire Bible in an all-inclusive, small group setting.  Eager for the rest of the story? 

Meetings will begin with a Collect and a reading of the assigned Psalm.  The bulk of the time will be an open discussion, prompted by study questions from various Bibles, book and chapter introductions, published commentary, and most importantly, your thoughts.  We'll end by assigning the readings for the following week (we intend to follow a three-year plan provided in one of our study Bibles) and offering a closing prayer.  Of course, the format may evolve once we get going.
"The earth was without form, and void
and darkness was on the face of the deep.
And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light.
And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness." 
-Genesis 1:2-4

Men's Bible Study

Tuesday Mornings at 6:30 a.m. in Hinde Hall

Join the men of the parish each week as they meet to study and discuss the lectionary readings for the coming Sunday.