Plug In

The Spiritual Gifts Assesment and Newcomers Dinner are two of the most important ways to plug into The Church of the Cross. 



In 1 Peter 4:10, we are told that God has given each of us special gifts and calls us to use them to serve one another. To find out what God has given you, I would like to invite you to take the Spiritual Gifts Discovery Assessment. When you take this assessment online, your results will go into our system so that we can help you make the connection between your gifts and areas of service in our ministry.


Once you complete the assessment, you will also receive your results. Plus, to help you understand your gifts and how to use them—when you finish the assessment, you can download a profile sheet for each of your gifts on the website.

Thank You!
Sheryl Maddux
Lay Ministry Coordinator




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.  

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.