Christian Ministry at Christ Church of the Ascension | Phoenix | Paradise Valley AZ

Education at Christ Church of the Ascension

Whether you are new to Christ Church, new to the Christian faith, a long-time Episcopalian, or simply interest in growing your knowledge of the church, these classes are for you!

The next Newcomers Class will begin in May 2014. Fr. Phil leads the class on Wednesday nights for 5 weeks in the Teen Center.

Each class covers one of the Four Foundations of our church: Worship, Service, Giving, and Education. Please join us for some fun and enlightening classes.

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The Christ Church of the Ascension Women’s Bible Study (WBS) is open to all women. This group meets on Thursdays, September through May, from 10-11AM in the Teen Center. The leader(s) select which Book(s) of the Bible will be discussed. The group is presented with Biblical texts and also with scholars’ approaches to these texts. The women are then encouraged to discuss how these Biblical texts speak to each in her own life as well as in the broader contemporary culture.

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Education for Ministry Begins Monday, September 14th @ 6 pm!

Education for Ministry at Christ Church of the Ascension focuses on church history from about 100AD until about 1700AD. We meet Monday evenings from 6:00 until 9:00. There are several openings available. Individuals who have completed the first and second years of EFM are invited to join us. For more information, please contact Duane Hoole or the church office at 602-840-8210. This opportunity is open to people from other churches, denominations, and religious backgrounds.

Education for Ministry (EFM) is a program of Christian theological education-at-a-distance of the School of Theology of the University of the South. Students sign up one year at a time for this four-year adult class. About half the class time is devoted to an academic study of the Old and New Testaments, church history, liturgy, and theology.  (There are no tests, no papers due.) The other half of our time, we delve into discussions covering many topics generated by the class. Students meet once a week under the guidance of trained mentors.

Eating dinner together…studying the Bible together…praying and playing. That's what we do at the CCAAZ youth group.  Why do we do it?  Because we want to become more faithful and joyful followers of Jesus, together.

Anyone in grades 9th-12th is welcome to join us.  Bring a friend!  We meet in the Teen Center. Time each week is 6:30-8:15 p.m.

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Sunday School
We welcome students to learn what it means to be connected to Jesus Christ by gaining a better understanding of God’s Word and what it can look like to be a disciple for His purposes.  We encourage students to connect with each other by providing opportunities to work together on activities, outreach, and fellowship.

Sunday mornings we meet in the Teen Center for Youth Sunday School.

Youth Group (3rd -9th Grades)
Join us in the Teen Center each Wednesday night for dinner, games, Scripture, and lessons about faith.

  • 3rd – 6th grades meet from 5:30 – 7 pm
  • 7th – 12th grades meet from 6:30 – 8 pm

Confirmation
A spiritually enriching class for candidates. Join us to explore your faith, your church, and an opportunity to grow closer to Jesus Christ.

Outreach
Students 6th Grade and older are encouraged to take part in CCA’s Outreach.  

Acolytes
Acolytes play an integral role in the worship services at CCA. Acolytes lead the procession into worship by carrying the crucifix, the torches, and the Gospel Book. When the Mass has ended, the acolytes lead the congregation out into the world.

Any Youth interested in serving as an acolyte should contact Julie Lyons at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 602-840-8210.

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Our Sunday School is a place where children can count on being heard, being loved, and having their spiritual lives taken seriously. Every week we explore a Bible lesson and share in activities that coordinate with our story.

Through worship, study, fellowship and service, Sunday School is here to help plant the seed of God's Word into children's hearts, to model Jesus' love through a team of devoted volunteers, and to help cultivate a lasting relationship with God.

Childcare is available in the Nursery for children birth - 3 years of age.

PreK-12th grade Sunday School classes are offered in the following classrooms:

Ascension Chapel Shepherds PreK - Kindergarten
Library Prophets 1st - 3rd Grades
Room 3 Apostles 4th - 6th Grades
Teen Center Disciples Jr. and Sr. High Classes

All children are brought to the worship service at the Peace.

Please be sure to complete a registration form for your children.

Sunday School for children ages 4 years through 12th Grade begins at 10:15 am.

Parents and grandparents are welcome to join us, or they may go to the worship service after dropping-off their children.

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The Nursery is an extension of the loving atmosphere that all children experience at Christ Church. Infants and toddlers share time in imaginative play and simple Bible stories. The Nursery is open to children birth through 3 years of age beginning at 10:00 a.m. every Sunday.

Pagers are available for parents to carry into the worship service so as to ensure availability and communication.

Children are brought into the sanctuary to share communion with their parents. Infants and toddlers then remain in the sanctuary for the remainder of the worship service.

For parents who wish to attend the 9:00 a.m. adult education class on Sundays, please call the church office at 602.840.8210 during the week so we can provide childcare for your infant/toddler during that time.

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Men's Lunch Book Discussion

We are currently reading and discussing Adam’s Return: The Five Promises of Male Initiation by Richard Rohr. The book is available in the Book & Gift Shop, or you can purchase it through the usual online sources. Please bring a lunch and meet us in the Teen Center..

Where: In the Teen Center
When: Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

Women's Bible Study

This fall we are studying the book of Romans. While a critical scholars’ approach to the texts begins our class, we always try to end by asking how the Biblical texts speak to us in our own lives and contemporary context.

Where: In the Teen Center
When: Thursdays, 10:00 am -11:00 am

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement

A 15-week course to discover how God is working to expand his kingdom around the world and how you can be involved. Click here to find out more or register.

Where: In the Parish Hall
When: Wednesdays, 6:30 am -9:30 am

A 15-week course to discover how God is working to expand his kingdom around the world and how you can be involved.

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