Education is a significant ministry in the life of the Community Church, for we affirm that one is never done growing in the faith. To that end, the Education committee in conjunction with the Pastor and other professionals offers a variety of programs for spiritual growth. In the past we have offered programs such as Islam 101, Handel's Messiah, Lost Christianities, The Parables, Music Appreciation, and The Reformation. We have a number of ongoing weekly programs such as three Bible study groups, a Monday lecture series, retreats, "small groups," and a monthly spiritual themes in literature group. 

Bible Studies

We offer a variety of different Bible Study and Small Discussion groups.

  • the historical and Biblical Study Series Led by the Pastor

    Pastor Cathy Northrup leads weekly Bible Study Wednesday mornings from 9-10 am in Founders Hall. 


    John Ortberg: Becoming the Me I Want to Be

    November 15, 22, 29, December 6, 13


    Tim Keller: The Reason for God

    December 20, 27, January 3, 10, 17, 24


    Craig Barnes: Reclaiming the Heidelberg Catechism

    January 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 6


    Max Lucado: In the Footsteps of the Savior

    March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17


    Additional Studies to be named later:

    April 24. May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

     If you have any questions or need more information please contact Pastor Cathy Northrup at 480-471-7239 or  Everyone is welcome!

  • Bible StudY

    Ed Carpenter leads weekly Bible Study on Thursday mornings from 7:30 - 8:30 am in Founders Hall.  November 2, 9, 16 and 30.  December 7; there will be a break until January 4 and then studies will continue through March 21.  We will be studying the gospel of Matthew.

    If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Ed Carpenter at 480-734-1874 or All are welcome!


    Rick Kuehn leads weekly Bible Study on Tuesday mornings from 9-10 am in Founders Hall.  Studies will continue through the spring. We will be covering Bible Basics 2 starting with the Holy Spirit.

Spiritual Themes in Literature

Pastor Cathy leads monthly gatherings on Wednesdays to talk about the book of the month, and its spiritual themes.  Sessions are held in the library from 10:30-11:30 am - All are welcome!

Upcoming gatherings:

September 13: The Last Green Valley by Mark Sullivan; October 11: Red Notice by Bill Browder; November 8: The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony; December 13: The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery. 


January: The Rent Collector by Cameron Wright

February: Last Summer Boys by Bill Rivers

March: Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts

April: Where Men Win Glory by Jon Krakauer

May: Wish You Well by David Baldacci

June: When the Apricots Bloom by Gina Wilkinson

July: A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell

August: West With Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge

September: The Last Green Valley by Mark Sullivan

October: Red Notice by Bill Browder

November The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony

December: Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery         


January: Thinking in Pictures

February: The Winter Fortress

March: The Trouble with Goats and Sheep

April: Lessons in chemistry

May: Search

June: A Bed by the Window

July: The Warmth of Other Suns

August: Seventy Times Seven

September: Proving Grounds

October: Running on Broken Legs


Education, Harmony, and Center for Spirituality and the Arts

We are dedicated to increasing our spiritual understanding and awareness through education and the arts. To that end each year we plan a comprehensive and unique series of lectures and artistic events to expose us to new ways of thinking and experiencing God.

Information regarding our upcoming events can be found under Calendar & Events.