"Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong." -1 Corinthians 16:13
Mark your calendars!
We have created several opportunities for you to take part in this conversation. It’s our hope that you will be able to attend at least one of these gatherings. However, since a few of them serve different purposes, we encourage the attendance of multiple.
All our actions must be rooted in prayer. If you haven’t joined us on our 40 days of prayer journey – start today!
Learn the Basics
“Learn the Basics” is an educational presentation that is meant to offer an abundance of information on this discernment process and why we are in it. This presentation will be given by members of our discernment team who have spent lots of time, some even years, with this information. We are offering two dates for the “Learn the Basics” presentation. Both will have the same content, so you don’t have to attend both.
At the end of the presentation, you will be given the opportunity to submit questions to be answered at the panel discussion. We won’t be taking questions during the “Learn the Basics” presentation. Its sole purpose is to inform and educate.
Sunday, August 7th | 4 PM | Sanctuary
Tuesday, August 9th | 6 PM | Sanctuary
Nursery will be available for children ages 0-5.
West District Meeting with Bishop Jones
Bishop Jones is hosting a district-wide meeting at our church. This will be an opportunity to hear from our Bishop and lots of different perspectives.
The district meeting will include three speakers – one who will discuss the future of the UMC, another who will discuss the Global Methodist Church, and a third who will present other options, including Free Methodist, Congregational Methodist, African Methodist Episcopal, African Methodist Episcopal Zion, Evangelical Methodist, and Christian Methodist Churches.
Saturday, August 13th | 2:30-4:30 | Sanctuary
Meet at the table
Jesus had some of his most important conversations around a table. So we will too. Several members of the discernment team will be making themselves available to have a conversation with a group of people over lunch. This will be a come-and-go lunch from noon to 2. Come as you can! RSVP to let us know you are coming. Click here to RSVP.
Tuesday, August 16th | 12:00-2:00 PM | Various Locations
Cooper’s, Longhorn Tavern, Rudy’s (Texas Ave), Christ Church (youth room, brown bag lunch)
Meeting with the Pastors and Staff
Are you a long-time visitor and call Christ Church your church home? Consider becoming a member at our August Meeting with the Pastors and Staff!
For more information on membership, click here.
Sunday, August 28, 2022 | 4:00pm – 6:00pm | S110
The panel will be made up of a group of people from our discernment team. We ask that you submit questions for this panel at the links below. We will answer all the questions submitted for each panel. It’s important to us that we have good, researched answers to all of your questions.
Wednesday, August 24th | 6:30 PM | Sanctuary | Submit your questions here
Sunday, August 28th | 5:30 PM | Sanctuary| Submit your questions here
Tuesday, August 30th | 6 PM | Sanctuary | Submit your questions here
The nursery will be available for children ages 0-5.
This panel will be made up of all of our clergy. They are prepared to answer any questions you still have after attending the other informationals and panel discussions. Just like the other panels, we are asking for pre-submitted questions. A link to submit those questions will be available after we have concluded our other panel discussions.
Tuesday, September 6th | 6 PM | Sanctuary | Question form
Prayer Meeting | Sanctuary | September 18th | 4:00-6:30 PM
Join us for a come-and-go prayer meeting the Sunday before we vote. This will be a time set aside to pray for the future of our church and listen for the Lord’s guidance.
We will vote on September 20th at 6 PM in the sanctuary. Check-in will start at 5:15. We encourage you to come early to be checked in, so we can help ensure that everyone is checked in by the time the district superintendent calls the meeting.
More about the Process
What We Believe
At Christ Church, we believe that every time we gather together – whether in a worship service, a Bible study, or a small group – God has the desire to move toward us. Everything we do at Christ Church is designed to help people hear God and move in line with the purpose He has for our lives.