CHRIST CHURCH MINISTRIES
A Women's Retreat Can Help Build a Deeper Relationship with God. Women of all ages and stages need some time away from the routine hustle and busyness that comes with our modern culture.
A hometown retreat has been the affordable and practical choice for the last two years when we hosted Lavish Love (2016) and Seasons in Bloom (2017).
Stay tuned for another dynamic event in the coming year.
For more information on Women's Retreats at Christ Church, please email the Church Office or call 772.562.8670.
The Daughters of the Holy Cross Follow a Lifetime of Prayer and Service.
The Daughters of the Holy Cross is an Order, not merely an organization, requiring members to take solemn, life-long vows to follow a Rule of Prayer and a Rule of Service.
This group of women have committed their lives to the work and service of our Lord, Jesus Christ and they pray daily for our church, its clergy, the Order, and others in need. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit, they share the gospel message through word and deed and find encouragement and strength in the community of their sisters.
Daughters of the Holy Cross meetings are held on various Saturdays and include a luncheon. For more information on Daughters of the Holy Cross at Christ Church, please email the Church Office or call 772.562.8670.
Throughout the year, Christ Church hosts special events that bring families together for fellowship.
Family Fun Days – several times each year we plan affordable events that families, couples, or singles are able to do together. Past events including Bowling Days, Beach Picnics, Sweets & Treats, Breakfast with Santa, Tailgate lunches, Shrimp Boil, and VBS Family Nights.
All are welcome to join us for any event. Upcoming events can be found on the Church Calendar.
For more information on upcoming events at Christ Church, please email the Church Office or call 772.562.8670.
Our mission with children's ministries is to shape children's hearts to love and serve Jesus and to grow spiritually. A number of programs for kids are offered on Sunday and at various times during the week.
In order to maintain a loving, protected environment for infants through 5th grade kids, all of our childcare workers must pass a background check, receive training in and adopt child safety protocols. For more information on Children's Ministries at Christ Church, please contact the church office or call 772.562.8670.
Nursery – Starting at 9 am and available for infants through toddlers during all Sunday worship services.
Kid's Chapel – During the 9 am and 11 am Worship Services, kids ages 4+ enjoy fun and interactive activities and Bible lessons year-round. For both services, kids start out worshipping with their families in the Worship Center and are then dismissed during the readings and sermon. They are then brought out again for Communion with their parents.
Kid's Breakfast – At 9 am on Sunday, a breakfast is served for kids ages 4+.
TOTS (Teaching Our Toddlers Spiritually) – TOTS is an early-education enrichment program for 2-to-4-year-olds set in a loving Christian environment that emphasizes the values of caring, sharing, and social development while leading them to the heart of Jesus Christ. Enrollment is currently open for 2017-18, but some of our classes now have waiting lists, and very limited space remains for 3-yr olds. For more information, please contact Debra Gordon at 772.562.8670 or email her.
Kid's Bible Study – The childcare option for The Buggy Bunch Mom’s Bible Study on Tuesdays at 3:15 pm is a dynamic Kids Bible Study. This opportunity is open to the general public and will resume in Fall 2017.
God wants us to care for each other, to have life and to have it to the fullest. If you go to Christ Church Teen Center on Wednesday night at 6 p.m., you'll find a group of kids and adults genuinely interested in furthering their relationships with God and each other.
We care about you and what you're going through, so don't be surprised if there are 15 new faces in the audience at your football games, dance recitals and/or theatre performances. All teenagers are welcome into our family at Christ Church regardless of what you believe, if you go to church,and where you go to school.
Throughout the year, we have cookouts, beach days and theme parties. We go on retreats and mission trips, help in the community, and are always up for whatever fun things are happening.
Christ Church offers a Sunday School during the school year for middle and high schoolers at 11 am
For more information, contact Robert Demsick at 772.562.8670, or email the Church Office.
Aglow is a Community Lighthouse of Aglow Int’l comprised of interdenominational men and women who meet at Christ Church on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7pm from October through May. Their meetings include a dynamic speaker, strategic prayer and powerful worship.
For more information, contact Del Bates at 772.713.8914.
Military Moms Use Prayer to Help Support Our Troops
This interdenominational prayer group consists of mothers and others whose loved ones are enlisted in the US Military.
They meet at Christ Church weekly on Thursdays at 5 pm year-round to pray for the troops, support one another during difficult separations, and find solace knowing their maternal instincts to protect their children can be accomplished in the spiritual realm through prayer.
Military Moms meet at Christ Church in the office on Thursday afternoons at 5:00 p.m. For more information Call Pam Proctor at 772.231.2221.
The Buggy Bunch Helps Women Build a Relationship with Jesus. This organization exists to serve moms and their families from any demographic in Indian River County. Through relevant programming and genuine relationship-building, they seek to lead women into a personal, dynamic relationship with Jesus. Christ Church hosts one of their weekly Bible Studies during the fall and spring semesters on Tuesdays at 3:15 pm.
For more information, contact Kim Metz at 855-352-8449.
True Vine Ministry Helps Heal Spirit, Soul and Body. True Vine is a Christ-centered healing ministry founded by our own Fr. Bob and Judy Stull.
Their approach to healing the whole person (spirit, soul and body) involves teaching, training and private prayer ministry leading to freedom as Christians learn to abide in Jesus Christ for healing, health, and wholeness.
For more information, contact Judy Stull at 772-794-2277.
MEN'S AND WOMEN'S
Prayer Teams Provide Help in Times of Great Need. We believe God is about the business of healing His people in body, soul, and spirit so that we each can find our destiny in Him. Whether one’s situation seems desperate or trivial, we believe God is interested in our asking for His help and guidance in every matter and that He uses our difficulties as opportunities for us to develop trust and to overcome hindrances in our spiritual lives.
Prayer Intercessor Team members are available after each Sunday service to assist all who seek prayer for any reason. We maintain vows of confidentiality and follow the Holy Spirit’s lead as we seek the Lord’s will for each need.
Prayer Warriors are a group of people dedicated to praying individually throughout the week for needs submitted to the Prayer List for ongoing and emergency prayer concerns.
For more information on receiving prayer or joining a prayer team at Christ Church, please email the Church Office or call 772.562.8670.
Anglican 4th Day (A4D) works to form Christian leaders.
The Anglican 4th Day movement is a worldwide initiative of ACNA and seeks to bring individuals to Christ through Christian communities in action.
A4D works to form groups of Christian leaders who will provide the example of Christian life in the world.
The groups meet Tuesdays at 8:30 am in the Christ Church office and is always open to new members.
For more information, please contact the church office or call at 772.562.8670.
Small Groups are a Source of Encouragement and Spiritual Growth
Weekly group Bible studies are held on various weekdays and evenings throughout Vero Beach. The group size allows for more direct sharing and is ideal for those seeking opportunities to foster relationships and deeper faith.
For more information, please email the Church Office or call Fr. Nathan Bistis at 772.562.8670.
Go In-Depth with Bible Studies.
Sunday Morning Study – currently suspended for the summer months, this Bible Study runs October through May and features an in-depth Bible Study involving discussion, extensive cross-referencing, and other classic Bible Study tools.
Thursday Morning Bible Study. among this diverse group are working professionals who are able to attend the Bible Study on Thursdays from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. The study includes in-depth teaching and open discussion (as well as coffee and donuts!)
Womens Bible Study. This group’s diversity in age and life experiences promotes spiritual growth and rich friendships. This group is always open to new women and previous knowledge of the Bible is not required. Studies range from 6-12 weeks consecutively throughout the school year on Wednesdays at 9 am and vary from video lessons with a facilitator, book studies, and instructor-led teaching, individual homework between meetings, and group discussion.
For more information on Bible Study at Christ Church, please email the Church Office or call 772.562.8670.
Promise Keepers for Men Offers Transforming Expereiences
Promise Keepers vision is simply put in three words, "Men Transformed Worldwide."
The Promise Keepers mission is to ignite and unite mento become passionate followers of Jesus Christ through
the effective communicationof seven promises to God,their fellow men, family, church and the world.
Promise Keepers meets at the Gifford Youth Center each Friday. For more information on Promise Keepers at Christ Church, please email the Church Office or call 772.562.8670.
SUPPORT & RECOVERY GROUPS
The GriefShare Support Group at Christ Church meets in 13-week cycles and follows a curriculum developed by GriefShare, a network of over 12,000 churches worldwide. The program features biblical concepts for healing from your grief.
To learn about the next GriefShare sessions or to become a GriefShare leader, please email Carol Pearson
Road to Recovery Addresses Addiction Struggles. This diverse group meets weekly on Wednesdays at 6 pm to offer support and prayer for anyone struggling to overcome an addiction and is seeking the path to healing and freedom in Jesus.
For more information on Road to Recovery at Christ Church, please email the Church Office or call Mike Pitman at 772.562.8670.
The Christ Church Band is a dedicated team of instrumentalists who joyfully offer their time and talents to the Lord during our Sunday morning service.
The band consists of several instruments (including guitars), drums and a percussionist. They play a wide range of music, mostly contemporary praise and worship songs, seasoned with a selection of world music and classic hymnody.
The band eagerly welcomes new members who are proficient in their instrument and are able to commit to one Thursday rehearsal at 5.15 p.m. and two and a half hours on Sunday morning. If you are interested, please call or speak with Brady Johnson or with one of the band members.
The Christ Church Choir is a 20-voice ensemble, singing to the glory of God and to support the Sunday morning service. In addition, the Choir performs one choral anthem drawn from the vast repertory of Christian music, ancient and contemporary. The Choir occasionally participates in community choral events and has given two concerts since the founding of Christ Church. During the school year, rehearsal is held on Wednesday evenings, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and briefly before the Sunday service. While the reading of a music score is very helpful, the main requirements for a singer is to be able to carry a tune, blend with the other singers and to have a receptive and willing heart to serve the Lord.
If you are interested in joining the Choir or Band please contact, Brady Johnson, choirmaster and organist, or speak with a member. Brady can be reached at 772.562.8670 or email Christ Church.
MEN'S & WOMEN'S MINISTRIES
SUPPORT & RECOVERY GROUPS