Bishop’s Lenten Series:
Live Panel Discussion 

As a follow up to the bishop’s presentations, a live panel discussion moderated by Missioner for Fresh Expressions the Rev. Canon Jane Gerdsen, is taking place on Sunday, March 29, at 2:00 PM via Zoom. Panelists are to include Bishop Thomas Breidenthal, Dean Gail Greenwell and Director of Youth and Young Adults Dan Carlson. You can view the first two weeks’ presentations here. Participants can submit questions in advance of the live discussion by emailing them to The panelists are to begin their discussion with questions that have been pre-submitted. You can also ask questions during the live discussion. To join the discussion on your computer, follow this link. If you have never used Zoom before, you may first need to download the software to your computer. This will take a few minutes so you will want to do this well ahead of the starting time of 2:00 PM by following these steps:
  • When prompted, enter your name and email address, then click Join Webinar.
  • Make sure that your computer’s speakers are turned on and the volume is turned up.
  • Questions can be asked of the panelists using the Question & Answer (Q&A) feature in Zoom.
The panel discussion are to be recorded and available later on the Lenten Series showcase page,

Other Opportunities

Christian Formation

Download a copy for our Christian Formation Brochure – Winter/Spring/Summer 2020


What is traditionally called religious education is known as Christian Formation at Christ Church Cathedral. Being a Christian is not only an intellectual pursuit, but also deeply a matter of the heart and spirit. When we open ourselves up to the concept of formation, a formation directed by the hand of God, we move into our true callings as human persons.


In its essence, Christian Formation in the Episcopal Church is a lifelong journey with Christ, in Christ and to Christ. It is a continual growth in the knowledge, service and love of God as informed by scripture, tradition and reason.


Quest & Preparation for Baptism or Confirmation| January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 16, 23; March 1, 8,15, 22, 29; April 19, 26; May 3, 17. POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.


Epiphany Series – Courage to Connect: An Epiphany Walk Through Brave Space | January 8, 15, 29; February 5, 12


Spiritual Direction Series – Learning from Our Story, Learning from Our Spirit | February 22, March 21, April 18, May 30 | Registration. POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 


Virtual Lenten Series: Whose property is it anyway? | Bishop Thomas Breidenthal | March 18, March 25; April 1

Following the governor’s directive to stay home and an abundance of caution regarding internet band width, the bishop’s second and third Lenten presentations are being pre-recorded and offered on-demand beginning at 7 PM on March 25 and April 1. You may see the videos at this link or from the diocesan homepage. You may also access the video from the March 18 presentation at the link above. Since the presentation is not live, there will be no opportunity to ask questions at that time. A live online panel discussion and a chance for questions about the presentations via Zoom is scheduled for Sunday, March 29,  at 2 PM. See the side panel for directions for logging in to the panel discussion.


Summer Series: A look at community, theology, and what comics have to say to us! | June 14, June 21, June 28; July 12, July 19, July 26


Bible Studies 

Education for Ministry

Education for Ministry. NO IN-PERSON MEETINGS AT THIS TIME. Contact Hawley Todd for more information.

Education for Ministry (EfM) is a unique four-year distance learning certificate program in theological education based upon small-group study and practice. Since its founding in 1975, this international program has assisted more than 80,000 participants in discovering and nurturing their call to Christian service. EfM helps the faithful encounter the breadth and depth of the Christian tradition and bring it into conversation with their experiences of the world as they study, worship and engage in theological reflection together.


As the emphasis on lay ministry has grown, EfM has come to play an important role in the formation of a knowledgeable laity better able to respond to the ministry to which they are called. Every baptized person is called to ministry, and EfM provides individuals with the education to carry out that ministry. It is an opportunity to discover how to respond to the call to Christian service. To learn more about EfM offerings at Christ Church Cathedral, contact Hawley Todd.