Teaching, fellowship, and discipleship are practiced at many of our weekly gatherings. See below for more information or contact the Church Office if you wish to participate.
The Men of Christ Church gather throughout the year for various events focusing on developing a closer walk with God and with our brothers in Christ.
The Women of Christ Church Anglican (WCCA) is comprised of the women of the church. The organization exists to nurture the women, to serve the body of the church, and to minister to the greater community. These functions are served through Renew and the Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens. Renew is a monthly gathering of women dedicated to deepening our relationships with Jesus as well as with each other. The Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens is the outreach arm of the WCCA; proceeds from the Tour support local, regional, and global missions.
Renew is a ministry of fellowship and community discipleship offered by and for the women of Christ Church Anglican. Each gathering provides attendees with the opportunity to:
• Nourish – be ministered to through God’s word, which is presented by a designated speaker each time we meet
• Connect – be given time and space to deepen relationships with women from our community and beyond
• Reflect – be brought into time of reflection on all aspects of their relationship with God; and time to pray, write, and contemplate through guided scripture meditation and prayer.
Renew takes place at 9:30 a.m. monthly on a Saturday at Wesley Gardens Retreat Center.
Since 1933, the Women of Christ Church Anglican have put on the Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens, opening up Savannah’s most lovely private homes in order to raise funds to support ministries in our community. This is a major undertaking every year and is not possible without the tireless and enthusiastic efforts of our parishioners: men and women alike. To learn more about the Tour, visit the website. The 84th Annual Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens will be held March 28-31, 2019.
Stephen Ministry is a not-for-profit Christian education organization based in St. Louis, Missouri, founded in 1975. This ministry provides training and resources to thousands of congregations worldwide as they seek to love others well. The name “Stephen” comes from St. Stephen, who was the first lay person commissioned by the Apostles to provide caring ministry to those in need, as we are told in Acts 6.
The purpose of Stephen Ministry is to provide personal, Christ-like care to those who are hurting. Our congregation’s Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide one-to-one (male-to-male, and female-to-female) Christian care to people in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.
A Stephen Minister is:
- A child of God who walks beside someone who is hurting.
- A congregation member who is carefully selected to serve in this role because of his or her caregiving gifts.
- A lay person with fifty hours of training in providing high-quality, distinctively Christian care.
- A caring Christian friend who listens, cares, prays, supports, and encourages.
- Someone who meets faithfully each week with his or her care-receiver for as long as there’s a need.
- Stephen Ministers are not counselors. They are trained Christian caregivers. Their role is to listen and care, not to counsel or advise.
- Stephen Ministry is a supervised ministry. Stephen Ministers engage in twice-monthly supervision to ensure they are providing the best quality Christian care.
- Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry. What a care-receiver tells a Stephen Minister remains confidential, and even in a supervision the names of the care-receivers are never disclosed.
- Stephen Ministers do not make cold calls. They are assigned only to people who choose to receive the care of a Stephen Minister.
Below are a couple of key Bible verses that inspire the work of Stephen Ministry:
“Love one another, as I have loved you” John 13:34-35
“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the love of Christ” Galatians 6:2
Should you be interested in receiving care from or becoming a Stephen Minister at Christ Church Anglican, please contact our Rector, Marc Robertson, for more information.