Christ Church, Fort Lauderdale
Friday, April 28, 2017


Studying scripture is an important part of growing in our relationship with God. We have many small groups at Christ Church that meet regularly for study, friendship, and support. We also offer classes and seminars that go deeper into the Bible. 


Current classes and seminars



There are many small groups which meet for Bible study each week. We have groups for men, women, mixed, couples, and more. Small groups are place to connect with others you'll walk through life with, growing your faith in community. Click here for a list of groups. 


three tuesday evenings | May 2-16, 2017 | 6:30pm | 2nd floor conference room
If you've ever wondered how Christ Church got started, how it operates and its role within the United Methodist Church, you'll want to check out this class. This three-part class gives a foundation for church membership and preparation for other courses, such as A Disciple's Path or Alpha. It is taught by Chip Shealy, a longtime and very involved church member. Classes will be held the first three Tuesday evenings of September (September 6-20) and November (November 1-15) as well. Click here to sign up for this class. 
wednesdays | 6:30pm | starting january 11, 2017
Pastor Brett Opalinski will lead the Covenant Bible Study, offered in two different tracks this winter/spring. One, the customary in-depth study; and two, a new format open for anyone to attend, as desired. Participants will read and discuss the Bible together, learning how to love God—and each other—better. This segment, Living the Covenant, focuses on how members of the community live out the covenant in faithful love and how the covenant is applied to relationships in real life. Throughout the study, you will discover that faithful love is the constant in all relationships. For more information and list of weekly topics, please click here.
wednesdays | 9:30am | starting january 11, 2017
Entrusted, a study of 2 Timothy by Beth Moore, will be led by Pam McKinnon. This study will encourage women to guard what God has entrusted to them, further God's kingdom by sharing Christ with others, and pour into future generations just as Paul once mentored Timothy. Because in this journey of joy and joy and hardwhip, we need each other to stay the course and live lives of faithfulness. Sign up in advance so we can have the study workbook ready for you the first week. The workbook is $14. To sign up or learn more, email Maureen Kaelbel, director of discipleship. 
fridays | 5:30pm | starting january 13, 2017
This seven-session Bible study explores the practical side of redemption and invites women to lean upon Jesus for real help and hope. The moment you accept Jesus as the Lord of your life, you are redeemed. As the redeemed, we experience a lifelong journey of being transformed into God's image. Redeemed women grow in the grace of Christ, and He calls us to extend grace to others. This Angela Thomas study will be led by Cindy Long. To sign up or learn more, email Maureen Kaelbel, director of discipleship. 
returning later this year
DIVORCECare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Your DIVORCECare experience begins each week as your group watches a video seminar on DVD. The DIVORCECare videos cover topics essential to your recovery from the hurt of separation or divorce. The videos are produced in a compelling television magazine format featuring topics ranging from financial survival to depression to reconciliation. Child care is available. Cost of the books is $15. For more information and to sign up, click here.
Ongoing | Tuesdays | 7-9pm | Fellowship Hall 4
Explore the most life-changing book ever written, the Bible! We'll cover topics such as: how we got the Bible, creation, history and overview of the Old Testament, God's covenants with his people, prophecy in the Bible, the beautiful poetic works found in scripture, overview of the New Testament, Jesus' ministry as recorded in the Gospels, letters written to the early Christian church, writings about the end times, and more! Click here for more information.
8:30-9:30am |first and third Thursdays | through may
Experience God’s peace and hope when you pray alongside other moms. Katy Ferrando and Manuela Boynton will gather moms together to pray for God to transform children and schools. Click here to email the leaders and to sign up.

1:45-3pm | second thursdays | through may
Grandmothers who want to replace anxiety and fear with peace and hope are invited to join other women to pray specifically and scripturally for children and schools. Email  leaders Diane Kanell or Pam McKinnon to learn more or sign up to attend.

three consecutive tuesdays starting may 23 | 6:30-8:30pm
Join us for this class where we'll assess our spiritual gifts, talents and abilities, resources, individual style, dreams and experiences… all adding up to an enhanced capacity to serve God and neighbor.  We use the workbook guide Serving from the Heart by Yvonne Gentile and Carol Cartmill. This class will be taught by Martha Luzinski. 
Click here to learn more and to sign up.
For more information on Bible studies and classes, contact Maureen Kaelbel by email or at 954.771.7300 x242. For Bible reading plans for individual study, click here.