Christian Education

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God, and  what is good and acceptable and perfect.  Romans 12:2


Our Faith Development

Christ Church takes seriously the education of God’s people. Education is imparting and learning knowledge and skill.  We learn about the Bible and Christian tradition.  We study Christian history and learn to think theologically about modern life. But Christian education is more than simply acquiring knowledge; it is about helping one another discover God’s presence in and purpose for our lives.  Broken lives become whole, hopeless lives are filled with hope, and life breaks out even in the midst of death.

In the broadest sense, Christian education and discovery are at the center of all our parish programs of worship, service, pastoral care, stewardship, fellowship, and mission.  In every single thing that we do, we seek to walk with Jesus and  to learn from him.


Jesus Christ & Children | Christ Episcopal Church Dayton, OhioWe have Nursery Services for newborns, infants, and toddlers up through age three.

The Nursery is located upstairs on the second floor.  An elevator is available.

Nursery Hours Sundays, 10am – noon. Times are extended when there are special occasions and events.  If you have nursery needs at other times, please let us know by contacting the church office.

Generally, we do not provide snacks for the children.  We ask the parents to provide bottles, milk/formula, baby wipes, and diapers.  Our staff will feed infants when instructed to do so by the parents.  Snacks for toddlers are also provided by the parents.

Parents may request a pager so that our Nursery Staff can notify them in the event their child needs them.

Many parents desire to keep their children with them during worship, and that is just fine with us. We also have rocking chairs just outside of our worship space for your convenience.

Call us at 937-223-2239 with your questions.

Video Series: Renewal through Suffering

Renewal through Suffering

Dr. Larry Welborn, Professor of New Testament and Early Church History
Fordham University



Adult Forum

Most Sundays, 9-10 am, September--May

Our Sunday morning Adult Forum is designed for people who want to grow in their understanding of the Bible, theology, Christian mission, and how to relate their faith to contemporary life and issues. The Forum meets in the Parlor or Parish Hall of the Church.


 Sundays, September 17–October 29:

Renewal through Suffering:  The Untold Story behind Paul’s Second Epistle to the Corinthians with Dr. Larry Welborn.

Behind Paul’s Second Epistle to the Corinthians is a dramatic and still untold story of conflict, pain, reconciliation and renewal with instructive and inspiring implications for life in Christian community today.  Paul was harshly criticized by some strong-minded believers at Corinth, who called his credentials as an apostle into question.  Indeed, Paul was accused of embezzlement in connection with his collection for the poor saints in Jerusalem.  Although traumatized and humiliated, Paul pursued reconciliation with his opponents at Corinth.  In the process, Paul expounded a profound understanding of the role of suffering in moral life and developed a novel emotional therapy on the basis of “the passions of the Christ.”  Through suffering came renewal and a deeper commitment for both Paul and the Corinthians.

Dr. Welborn is Professor of New Testament and Early Church History at Fordham University in New York. His courses are always popular and well attended. See Archives of past lectures below.


Weekday Programs

Lifetree Cafe

What Is LTC 01 19 2016

Lifetree Café is all about stories…

Lifetree Café is a time and place where people gather to hear inspiring stories and engage in conversation on a different topic every week. On film and in person, you’ll hear stories that will make you think, spice your conversation, help you make sense of the world, and inspire you. And in the fun, casual, safe environment of Lifetree Café, you may share your story, too. If you’re looking for a place where you can explore life, meet new friends, and experience God…then Lifetree Café is your kind of place.

When: Tuesday evenings, 6:30-7:30 pm (begins September 12, 2017)

Downtown Dayton Public Library

Hosts include Carole Ganim, Emily Sexton, Tom Cruse, and John Paddock, Greg Bush, and Monica Neiderman

To find out about coming topics Visit the Lifetree Website

Archives of Past Lectures - Two

Call Stories of Biblical Figures

This series was offered in the fall of 2014 by Rabbi Bernard Barski and Dr. Larry Welborn on call stories in the Bible. The series was offered with wide acclaim. These lectures have been listened to and downloaded from people around the world.

Week 1 – The Call of Adam

Week 2 – The Call of Abraham

Week 3 – The Call of Moses

Week 4 – The Calls of Amos, Hosea, and Jeremiah

Week 5 – The Call of Jesus

Week 6 – The Call of Paul