Growing Christians in both their knowledge and their faith
Chaired by: Jill Bates (firstname.lastname@example.org)
What We Do:
We plan, support, and evaluate Christian Education and Christian Formation programs for children, youth and adults at Christ Church.
Our engaging curriculum, Weaving God’s Promises, is created specifically for Episcopal children and youth. The program for children and youth explore the same Bible stories we are all familiar with but in creative way appropriate for each age group. The lessons teach our students how God’s promises of salvation are woven into our lives and to live their lives as Christ’s ambassadors.
During the school year our Christian Education program meets weekly at 10:15 on Sunday. Students will then join their families for communion in church.
Our Vacation Bible School takes place for one week during the summer.
The Christ Church Youth Group meets twice a month for fellowship, service, and spiritual
growth. Students in middle school and high school guide the program by selecting topics of discussion and service projects. The topics of discussion center on how to be a Christian in today’s world. Members have learned to serve others by making Blessing Bags for the homeless, volunteering for the Food Pantry, and collecting food for the local animal shelter. They also engage in several fun activities like a trip to a local theme park, holiday parties, and cookouts.
Classes meet on Sunday mornings during the academic year from 9:15 to 10:15 in the Great Hall of All Saints Hall. The rector usually leads these discussion-based, adult education classes. Topics have included Bible study, seasonal topics ( e.g. Advent or Lent), and other topics of spiritual formation. This is a very casual class for both the well-read Christian as well as the novice. Topics are suggested and decided on by the group. All are welcome.