Spiritual Formation

Christ Church Cathedral offers classes and opportunities to grow as a follower of Jesus and live out the life-giving, liberating, way of love.

Quest Class

Quest is offered as preparation to receive the sacraments of Confirmation or Baptism, or to re-affirm one’s commitment to the Church, to be received into the Episcopal Church, or simply refresh one’s faith. Drop-ins are welcome. Classes are offered weekly on Sundays from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM in the Forum Room (3rd floor), but take a break during the Summer. A light lunch is served. Email Sub-Dean Paul Williams to register.

Education for Ministry (EfM)

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 120,000 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.

The program invites participants into small, mentored groups that provide the framework for understanding life and shaping actions as the Christian faith is deepened. EfM seminar groups meet in local settings and online and provide a four-year curriculum that develops a theologically informed, reflective, and articulate laity.

You do not have to complete all 4 years of the program or complete it in 4 years. New participants are welcome. 

Understanding the Way of Love

The Way of Love is spiritual practices that lead to a Jesus-centered life. This piece, featuring images and video from across our common life in the Episcopal Church, gives a brief overview of each of the seven practices of the Way of Love: Turn. Learn. Pray. Worship. Bless. Go. Rest.