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Free, Short Courses on Theology, Reunion, More

6 February 2024

The Center for Innovation in Mission and Ministry will offer "CIMM Sessions" live Zoom events on theology, culture, and items of interest to Community of Christ in "bite-sized" sessions under an hour. These free, live sessions will be offered Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Central US Time and include:

Three Reason the Trinity Matters

A series with Tony Chvala-Smith and Charmaine Chvala-Smith.

  • 28 February, "Trinity as Community: The Messy Challenges of Life Together and God's Triune Nature"
  • 6 March, "Trinity as Dance: the Divine Partnership Teaching Us How Not to Step on Each Other's Toes"
  • 13 March, "Trinity as Love: God's Love as True Power Embracing a Wounded World"

Recommended reading: chapters 1, 2, 3 and 4 in Exploring Community of Christ Basic Beliefs: A Commentary, volume 1, Herald Publishing House. The chapters are free. A Kindle version is available.

Discerning the Way Forward

This is a one-time course on 20 March, with Katie Harmon-McLaughlin, director of Formation Ministries, and Apostle David Nii. They will explain how the discernment process worked while the call for a new church president was underway and how this process can work for decision-making in congregations.

Heal the Earth: A Restoration Imperative

2024 Reunion Materials – “Heal the Earth: A Restoration Imperative,” with Rick Bunch.

This is designed for those teaching the adult reunion text, those who may not be able to attend a Reunion, or those interested in the subjects.

  • 3 April – "The Earth, Lovingly Created"
  • 10 April – "Immersed in Creation"
  • 17 April – "The Stewardship of God’s Goodness"
  • 24 April 24 – "Finding our Place – Q&A"

Living the Mission Prayer

With Apostle Shandra Newcom and other presenters.

  • 1 May – "Introducing the Mission Prayer Guide"
  • 8 May – "Connecting to Spiritual Practices"
  • 15 May – "The Mission Prayer and Ministry with Children"


To enroll in the CIMM Sessions - Free, Short Course Zoom event:

  1. Email  with the subject line “CIMM Sessions.”
  2. In the body of the email include the course name, as well as the participant's name and location.

A Zoom link will be emailed to the participant after they have registration. 


More classes will be announced. CIMM is made possible by Community of Christ Seminary, Graceland University, and Community of Christ. Enroll and view a schedule of other CIMM classes online

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