Plug In

The Connections Class and Newcomers Dinner are two of the most important ways to plug into The Church of the Cross. 

connect1Connections Class

Connections Class is a three-part program to help us learn how God has gifted each of us uniquely with passions, talents, and spiritual gifts. The first part is a pre-class packet that takes approximately three hours to complete. The second part is a three and one half hour workshop. Following the class you will be scheduled for a one-on-one session with a trained and experienced coach to help you confirm your calling and talents and determine your next steps. Contact Barbara Scott, or the parish office, 757-2661, for information about Connections.  

Newcomers' Dinner


If you are a visitor or a new member and would like to know more about our church, you are invited to an intimate dinner at the home of Chuck and Becky Owens, our Rector and his wife. During this time you will get to know more about what we believe and become more familiar with the unique vision God has given this parish. There will also be ample opportunity for you to ask questions and take part in discussion on topics of interest to you. We even offer childcare if you let us know in advance. Contact the parish office, 757-2661 to learn more about the Newcomers' Dinner and to sign up. 


Studies to consider... learn, share, grow. 

These studies have various start and stop times throughout the year. Please call us and speak with someone to confirm that the study you are considering is currently in session.

Wednesday Night Teachings
Regularly throughout the year there are teachings on Wednesday nights (6:45pm - 8:00pm) in the Parish Hall on our Historic Campus led by Father Owens and Pastor Jonathan. Watch your worship bulletin or our Events page for information on upcoming teachings. Childcare is provided with advanced notice.

Rectory Bible Study
Each semester an inductive Bible study is offered at the home of Becky Owens,, 17 Water Street, in old town Bluffton. They are six to twelve weeks of different women's Bible teachers such as Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, Kay Arthur and more. Each study is from a DVD teaching. Weekly work is required of each participant and small group discussions are an important part of studying God's Word with other women. Classes are Thursdays at 9:30am or Friday at 9:30am.  

Belfair Bible Study 
Our Bible study group is an ecumenical group of Christian women dedicated to studying God's word and making it part of our everyday life. We meet year round on Thursdays at 3:00pm at the home of Kathy Cypher,, 18 Belmont Drive. Our activities include praise, prayer, fellowship and scriptural study.

Men's Bible Study
We as a group, choose the book of the Bible that we will study and stay in that book until it is finished. At that time we will choose the next book. We meet on Tuesday mornings from 7:00am - 8:00am in the library in the Parish Hall on the Historic Campus. Please come and bless us with what the Holy Spirit reveals to you from God's Word. Please contact Conrad Whitley at 843.757.7535 for more details.

Men's Bible Study
This men's group meets Thursday afternoons at 2:15pm at 7 Bourquine Way. This group usually studies straight from the Bible, but occasionally will do Theological studies based on the Bible.  Please contact Dave Acker,, 843-705-9510 for more information.

Mom's Bible Study and Support Group
The Mom's Thursday Morning study is a Biblically-based support group for moms in our church and community. Join us this fall as we discover how to raise kids who are grateful. Meets each Thursday from 9:45am to 11:30am. Childcare is available upon request with advance notice. Please contact Sue Carlson, 843-540-0526 to sign up.

Sun City Bible Study  
Ongoing Bible study at the home of Joanne Stewart, 5 Debeaufain Drive, North . We meet Tuesdays at 10:00am. For more information contact Betty Fisher, 843-368-7081.

Windmill Harbour Women's Bible Study
This neighborhood Bible study, led by Dorothy Saucier,, 843-290-6185, meets at the Windmill Harbour Realty Conference Room on Wednesdays at 3:00 - 4:30pm. It is for those who want an in-depth look at Scripture and a deeper understanding of how it applies to their lives.