Christ College

Christ College is an educational experience for those who desire biblical knowledge at every level. We offer courses for the newest Christian and for the seasoned veteran.

Christ College is designed to speak to those of us in the pews who want to learn about the God who meets us right where we are. 

We Have Two Goals:

  • To SHAPE the church with a deeper understanding of God's story.

  • To SEND the church out into the world with God's story. 

For students, we offer a summer-long residency version of Christ College here in Memphis. 


Instructors

 

Tom Fuerst

Tom is CUMC's associate teaching pastor and is leading Christ College in an exciting new direction. Tom’s primary responsibility is preaching and teaching in various venues, teaching our teachers, overseeing Christ College and most importantly mobilizing our congregation to go out into the community and engage the unchurched and the dechurched.

Tom was previously the lead pastor of an extension campus for Lynn Haven United Methodist Church in Panama City, Florida. Tom is married to Cassie, and they have three children. To learn more about Tom, check out his blog at tom1st.com.

 

Corey Latta

Corey serves as director of the College & Young Adult Ministry. Before coming on staff full-time, Corey served as a volunteer in our Young Adult Ministry, teaching various Sunday school classes. For more than 10 years, Corey has worked within the local church in different capacities. 

Corey came to CUMC from the Visible College where he serves as the Dean of Academics. Corey and his wife Jennifer have twins, Justice and London. Learn more about Corey


Spring 2016 Courses

 

More than Missions: The Church's Presence in the World

Nathan Brasfield | Wednesdays, Feb. 17-March 9 | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | Seabrook Hall
Thinking of church “missions” can be misleading. More often than not, it makes a false distinction between worship, prayer and study on one side and the pursuit of God’s justice and peace on the other. It isolates responding to the world’s needs as extra to the Christian life, when the truer way is for followers of Jesus to adhere first and foremost to the singular mission of God in the world. Over these four weeks we will step back and examine the larger picture of how our calling as the church is primarily about continually and in all things being and becoming the body of Christ. This about so much more than “missions”—it’s about our faithful presence in the world as individuals and as a community.

Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Bible

Dallas Pfeiffer | Wednesdays, March 16-April 13 | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | Seabrook Hall
Prayer is not something that can be taught, but it is something that can be learned.  The Book of Psalms is an expression of life that is rooted in prayer.  We will look at the Psalms with their deep theology and raw humanism, and let them lead us to prayer as the expression of our own lives.


Weekend Intensive

 

Epic of Eden

Friday, April 15, 6-8:30 p.m. & Saturday, April 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Wilson/Ross 409
Have you ever felt disoriented when reading the Old Testament? Tom Fuerst invites you to join him for this weekend intensive designed to help orient you to the beauty, wonder and greatness of the Old Testament. Cost: $10; snacks and lunch provided. Contact Ginger Holland, 261-2186. 


Our registration tool—InFellowship—links directly with our attendee database. If this is your first time to register for an event, you will be asked to create an InFellowship account. Once you create your account, you will simply log in to register for future events and will not be required to re-enter all of your information each time you or your family members register for an event. 

If you have any questions or problems with the InFellowship login or account set-up, contact Shirley Sankey.