Adults Living The Faith
Men’s Bible Study: For one hour every Thursday at 7:00 AM men gather in fellowship hall for a continental breakfast, biblical study, and prayer. The men find this a great way to begin their workday.
Women’s Bible Studies: There are numerous opportunities for women to gather to study scripture, to pray, and enjoy fellowship both at the church and in homes. Please call the church office for specific times and places.
Small Groups: Christ Church has numerous small groups meeting at various times and places throughout each month. These small groups vary in what they are studying, scripture or books. Some have special social gatherings. Some conduct mission projects. But they all are growing in Christ and provide care for each other. To be a part of a small group, call Pastor Wendy.
Sunday Morning Classes: Each Sunday morning 9:15 you will find many great classes to choose from to grow in your faith.
The Upper Room Class: This class features small-group discussion in a coffeehouse environment. Join others for good coffee and great discussion each Sunday morning at 9:15 a.m.
The Parlor Class: A place where everyone can share their insights and where everyone’s ideas are respected. Currently they are studying “Images of Christ” based upon the Gospels and the writing of Hebrews.
Contemporary Issues and Biblical Thought Class: In this class some of the tough issues of life are addressed. Right now they are working through a series on Jesus’ Parables.
The Library Class: This is a small but dynamic group of women who are studying the Gospel of Mark using the Interpretation Series.
Westminster Hall Class: This class invites guest speakers to address various topics ranging from scripture to issues in society to theology to relationships to spiritual disciplines and many other topics of interest.
Scholar In Residence Program: Every year Christ Church brings a scholar, usually a college or seminary professor, to spend a significant amount of time on a particular study of scripture. Past scholars in residence were Dr. Stephen Moroney and Dr. John David Geib.
Logos Institute: Christ Church is pleased to house The Logos Institute. Its purpose is to assist others into Christ-centered maturity through biblical and theological study. The Logos Institute fosters relationships and cooperation between faculty, churches and organizations leading to Christ-centered biblical and theological continuing education. They fulfill this purpose by formal course offerings, special educational programs and the production of educational materials. Please call the Logos office at 330.455.0480 to find out the latest classes The Logos Institute is offering.
Stephen Ministry: Christ Church’s Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. Our Stephen Ministers receive extensive training, supervision, and continuing education in order to provide this caring ministry. If you would like to become a Stephen Minister, refer someone for care, or would like more information about this vital ministry, please contact Pastor Wendy, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or to learn about Stephen Ministries visit their website at www.stephenministries.org
Our Board of Deacons oversees numerous ministries of Christ Church. Here are some examples:
Food, Clothing and Prayer Ministry: On the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month many people in our surrounding community come to us for assistance. Beginning at 9:00 AM they are given an opportunity to worship God through singing and hearing an uplifting meditation. Each person meets with a volunteer from our church who prays with him or her. Then they walk through our food and clothing rooms to pick out clothing and to receive personal hygiene items as well as bread and various protein-filled foods such as chicken and cheese.
Free Monthly Breakfast: On the second Saturday of each month, from 8:30am to 10:00am, Christ Church opens Westminster Hall to anyone who wishes to enjoy a HOT, free breakfast, with food such as sausage, pancakes, and eggs.
Friends Helping Friends: Many people in our congregation volunteer to help other church members when they need assistance. This ministry helps in various ways such as giving rides to an appointment, picking up prescriptions, meals after returning home from a hospitalization, etc.
Van Ministry: The church van is available on Sunday mornings to provide transportation to the church for 10:30 worship.
TAG Fellowship: TAG has been a part of Christ Church for well over 25 years. From October to May on the third Tuesday of the month, folks gather at 11:30 AM to enjoy a home-cooked meal and an entertaining program.
Sharing and Caring Ministry: Christ Church is blessed with an array of members who provide all the necessities for a funeral luncheon of one of our members.
How to Become Part of Our Family
We hold Inquirers’ Classes three times per year to explore life at Christ Church and the history and beliefs of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Although the class is a prerequisite for membership, all are welcome whether or not they are presently considering membership. The classes meet on three consecutive Sunday evenings from 6:30-8:00.
Classes are usually held in the fall, winter and spring. Call the church office 330.456.8113 for more information.
Our Christ Church Library can be found just a few steps away from the Sanctuary, on the south side of the building. The church’s historical archives and a lending library with over 2,500 volumes are both housed here.
As a place of respite and learning, our library provides a wide variety of reading materials—whether you are engaged in serious faith or Scripture study, or simply seeking inspirational reading. Our church newsletter, Tydings, lists new acquisitions and reviews of important books every month.
Our archives are preserved securely in special cases, and include Session Minutes, historic books, other written material, and mementos that date throughout the history of this congregation, and can be made available to any congregation member or serious researcher.