Bible Studies, Book Studies and Prayer Groups
If you have other questions, please contact Anne Green Buckner.
Because Christ Church is a large parish, Bible
studies, Book studies and Prayer groups are a great way to connect and
enjoy more intimate fellowship with others in our church community. At
Christ Church, you will find a wide variety of groups that exist to
inspire spiritual growth.
Class enrollments, rosters, supplemental materials, and all other information can be accessed by logging into our website.
Weekly Bible Studies
Limited-Time Lenten Classes
March 1 - April 5
Class One - Clergy Klatch: Lenten Edition
Everyday “Idols” Which Separate Us from God:
A Journey Toward Self-Awareness
As part of The Common Table (March 1 - March 29)
We are separated from the present-day kingdom of heaven by our, “idols”. The kingdom of heaven is not what we do or how we behave, but rather who we are. Join our Clergy and Dr. Spence Taylor to discover what keeps you from recognizing God’s presence in the here and now. For more information about the class contact Anne Green Buckner at email@example.com.
Class Two - Men’s Ministry Lenten Bible Study
As part of The Common Table (March 1 - April 5)
Join the Men’s Ministry as we study On the Road to the Cross. This book allows you to experience the Easter season through the eyes of everyday people who witnessed the events like Simon the Leper, Nicodemus, and the Centurion. Open the door to a fresh consideration of Easter and its impact on our lives. Register here to let us know you're joining us by Thursday, February 23. For more information contact Eric Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class Three - Fathers and Mothers of the Church
Tuesdays, March 7, 14, 21
12:15 to 1:15 PM, Thomas Library
Explore the beliefs and theologies of some of the most influential Christians from history with Father Scott and other teachers. From Irenaeus to Teresa of Avila we’ll explore the ideas and beliefs that helped shape our faith and churches. For more information contact Annette Cook.
St. Francis Bible Study
Mondays, 12:15 PM, Graham Library, Parish House
This group will be studying Revelations and will use a workbook by N. T. Wright.
Contact: Lib Ann Harrison
Monday Evening Men’s Bible Study
Mondays at 5:00 PM, Graham Library, Parish House
We will be studying the Apostles and the early church. We will be using the book The Search for the Twelve Apostles by William McBirnie along with The First to Follow by John Claypool.
Contact: Chip Whitlock
Intergenerational Women's Bible Study
Mondays at 6:30 PM, starting January 9, Register by Tuesday, January 3
All Saints Center Gym
Over the course of 6 weeks Victoria Fleischer will lead us in Best Selling Author Priscilla Shirer’s study called Discerning the Voice of God. The goal of this study is to unlock the many blessings God intends for us, center us in His will, and help us discern His voice in everyday life. Whether you have studied the Bible in the past or are new to Bible Study, this study is for you. This study includes large group teaching, small group discussion and personal study time with included workbook. The class is $20.
Contact: Anne Green Buckner
Tuesdays 9:30 – 11:45 am, January 10 – February 21
JustFaith Ministries is releasing an updated version of a module that is focused on learning skills to advocate for social justice in the community. It is called JustAction. We have decided in the light of Christ Church's commitment to GOAL (Greenville Organized for Accountable Leadership) and its principles that this January and February will be the perfect time to offer this module.
Contact: Anne Johnson email@example.com or Perry Gilreath firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday Men’s Morning Bible Study
7:00 AM in Graham Library, Parish House
Led by Harrison McLeod and Ben Horne, this group's fall study is on The Gospel According to St. John.
Contacts: The Rev. Dr. Harrison McLeod & Ben Horne
Wednesday Women’s Bible Study
10:00 – 11:30 AM in Graham Library, Parish House
For the spring, this group will study Ecclesiastes using the Life Study guide entitled Ecclesiastes- Chasing after Meaning.
Contact: Chan Boyd
Wednesdays at 12:15 PM via Zoom
Centering Prayer is a way of deepening our relationship with God by letting go of thoughts and spending time with God in silence, daily. It involves consenting to God's presence and action in our lives, resting in God and praying without words. The prayer is grounded in ancient and revered Christian contemplative prayer practices. All are welcome! This group's weekly Zoom community gathers to support both people who are new to the practice and those who have been doing it a long time. We welcome you to come be with us as we seek to deepen our relationships with God. Contact Judy or Cynthia to get on the weekly email distribution list.
Contact: Judy Lineback & Cynthia Fore
Friday Men’s Prayer Breakfast
7:00 AM, Eggs Up Grill (2nd, 3rd, & 4th
McKissick Refectory (1st Fridays)
This group has a presenter/speaker each week and time of sharing and prayer after eating breakfast together.
Contact: John Bethea
Education for Ministry (EfM)
2:30 - 4:30 PM in Thomas Library, Parish House
This lay-led seminar invites participants into small, mentored groups that provide the framework for understanding life and shaping actions as the Christian faith is deepened. EfM is a four-year curriculum that develops a theologically informed, reflective, and articulate church member.
Contact: Kevin Mertens
Small Groups at Christ Church will embody the three elements of our mission at Christ Church: Embrace, Equip and Empower. Through these, we grow as Apostles to go out into the world to shine our lights for Jesus. The groups gather and fellowship, study, pray, and then go out to serve others.
Diocesan Faith Development Opportunities
One of the adult retreats/conferences we offer through Christ Church is Cursillo. “Cursillo” is a Spanish word meaning “short course.” Cursillo is a transformative experience where God touches individuals' lives and hearts in a special way. Cursillo Weekends are offered Thursday night through Sunday afternoons three times a year at the Gravatt Camp and Conference near Aiken, SC.
A Cursillo Weekend is a time of encouragement and learning in a positive and spiritual environment for individuals or couples who are already participating members of the Church. Great meals, uplifting music and meaningful worship, short teachings by priest and lay persons, and small group time combine for a fulfilling weekend.
The cost of attending the three days is $150 and includes meals and lodging from Thursday evening through Sunday afternoon. Scholarships are available as needed. Learn more or download the registration form from the diocesan Cursillo website, or contact Kellie Wilson.
Please join the Upstate Ultreya Facebook group for information on upcoming Ultreya dates and locations.
Ultreya is a Spanish word meaning "onward" that pilgrims used to encourage each other along their journey. In the Cursillo community, we use it to signify a time when we all gather together to share our experiences as Christians and walk the road together. The Ultreya meets once a month at various churches around the upstate. All people are welcome, even if you have not attended a Cursillo. For more information, contact Kellie Wilson.