Adult Catechesis

Learning and growing in our faith as a community

Catechesis (from the Greek catecheo, meaning “instruction”) is the Church’s ministry of instructing Christians and those coming to faith for the first time in those truths by which Christians are called to live, as well as how to live by them. Catechesis provides in-depth formation in:

  • The Creed (Faith)
  • The Lord’s Prayer (Hope)
  • The Ten Commandments (Love)

Every Sunday from 9:30-10:30 am, we gather for Catechesis prior to our worship together. 

The primary adult course is a study of To Be a Christian: An Anglican Catechism. For those who have already participated in this class, we offer one or more additional classes. At the same time, our youth and children’s catechists lead separate courses, forming our younger members in the Creedal Faith, Prayer, the Liturgy, and the Scriptures. (To learn more about youth and children’s catechesis, click here.)

Christ Church Catechesis: Foundations & Formation

St Augustine Room

All are welcome to join

Taught by Fr. Jonathan Kanary, Ph.D., Dr. Alex Fogleman, and Dr. Paul Gutacker

Foundations and Formation is the primary course of theological and spiritual formation at Christ Church. We follow the Anglican Catechism, To Be a Christian, to explore the basic elements of Christian faith and practice and to lay a foundation for lifelong discipleship. This course is especially geared toward those new to Christ Church or to the Christian faith, those preparing for Baptism or Confirmation, for College Students, Young Adults, or Brazos Fellows, and for anyone who has not taken the course recently. (We encourage parishioners take this class every 2-3 years.) 

Copies of To Be A Christian are available for $20 or you can borrow a copy each week.

 

Christ Church Catechesis: Foundations & Formation

St Augustine Room

All are welcome to join

Taught by Fr. Jonathan Kanary, Ph.D., Dr. Alex Fogleman, and Dr. Paul Gutacker

Foundations and Formation is the primary course of theological and spiritual formation at Christ Church. We follow the Anglican Catechism, To Be a Christian, to explore the basic elements of Christian faith and practice and to lay a foundation for lifelong discipleship. This course is especially geared toward those new to Christ Church or to the Christian faith, those preparing for Baptism or Confirmation, for College Students, Young Adults, or Brazos Fellows, and for anyone who has not taken the course recently. (We encourage parishioners take this class every 2-3 years.) 

Copies of To Be A Christian are available for $20 or you can borrow a copy each week.

The Virtues and the Christian Life

St Benedict Room 

All are welcome to join

Taught by Dr. Todd Buras and Dr. John Spano

Our catechism calls Christians to respond to God by becoming like Jesus in doing God’s will, which is expressed in the ten commandments and our Lord’s summary of the law. This course will build on that foundation, exploring how the virtue tradition deepens our understanding of these basic Christian moral teachings. The Biblical authors and church fathers consistently use the language of virtues. Our task will be to explore the significance of this understanding of the Christian life. N.T. Wright (After You Believe) and Robert C. Roberts (Spiritual Emotions) will be our guides. Copies of these books will be helpful but are not required.

To learn more about Catechesis, visit our friends at the Catechesis Institute.

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