Education At St. Charles

Opportunities To Gather, Learn And Grow

Rev. Lott with noted pastor and author Brian McLaren, who led a conference at St. Charles.

Rev. Lott with noted pastor and author Brian McLaren, who led a conference at St. Charles.

St. Charles is dedicated to offering engaging study of the Christian faith for all ages. 

Since its beginnings, the church has always encouraged members to ask questions and discuss all faith-related issues and concerns.  St. Charles offers robust, energetic Christian education on Sunday mornings and throughout the week. It is our tradition to regularly host conferences and special events featuring the leading preachers and writers of the day.

From Sunday morning Bible study to small groups meeting in homes to explore a particular interest, there’s a class or study group for every interest.  

Sunday Classes Meet At 9:45 am

Learn more about Sunday school and class locations

Children’s Class

Children of all ages learn about God’s love and lessons of the faith.  Using materials that follow the Revised Common Lectionary, dedicated, experienced leaders Beth Herring and Nathan Lott offer a creative, educational class where children are valued, cherished and respected. 

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Agape Women’s Class

Led by Judie Lide, this inter-generational class approaches a variety of contemporary issues through the lens of progressive Christian writers.  Studies follow the Lectionary texts of the week. Members are welcoming, supportive and open.

Sunday Seminar Class

Led by Clay Cotton and others, this class for adults of all ages does in-depth studies of books of the Bible, using resources like William Barclay’s Daily Study Bible series as a guide.  

Formations Class

This group for adults uses the Formations Bible study lessons published by Smith & Helwys.  Led by Dr. Glynn Mathis, the class uses lessons as a starting point to explore pertinent issues of Christian faith. Members bring questions and openness to the concerns of fellow members.

Wednesday Night Sessions

After the community meal, members gather for a wide-ranging, mid-week service.  Topics range from pastor-led devotionals to guest speakers to explorations of missions or other topics.  All are welcome.  

Small Groups

Throughout the year, St. Charles members gather in homes or at church to study particular books or topics of interest. Whether in homes or at the church, these informal studies and discussions promote fellowship and add a meaningful dimension to Christian faith.