Current Training and Discipleship



Our Winter Convocation, with breakout men's and women's groups is 1/6/19 - 2/3/19 with the Men studying the topic "Aspiring to Be Leaders" and the women studying "The Practice of Being in the Word."

The following two courses are offered concurrently during Adult Sunday Studies 2/17/19 - 6/23/19 from 10:30am-11:15am.  Children's Sunday School happens at the same time and nursery care is provided.

Christian Basics II: Applying Christian Beliefs to Life

This is a discussion course exploring questions like: What does it mean to profess faith in Christ? Why join a church? And, what should a Christian life look like?  Click here to enroll as part of our School of Discipleship! 


You Are What You Love

Based on the book of the same title, by acclaimed Calvin College professor James K. A. Smith, we will be taking a broader look at how our hearts and minds are shaped by our experiences and culture, rather than assuming that Christian growth is only done by forcing the right theology into our brains. Since we are primarily worshipers and lovers, not just thinkers, we need to discern all the competitors for our heart’s affections. Click here to enroll as part of our School of Discipleship!  For the course page, click here.



The following two courses are offered concurrently during our Wednesday night School of Discipleship winter/spring semester.  "Confessional Theology" runs for 11 sessions 1/16/19 - 5/29/19. "Heresies and Errors" runs for 8 sessions 1/16/19 - 4/17/19.  A light meal will be served beginning at 6pm and classes start at 6:30pm. There is no childcare.  Reference our calendar for specific School of Discipleship training dates.


Confessional Theology 

Rather than doing theology from scratch, we utilize the rich tradition of interpretation found throughout church history and expressed in the Westminster Confession of Faith. This class is a core requirement for teachers/leaders but open to all.  Click here to enroll as part of our School of Discipleship!  For the course page, click here.


Heresies and Errors

Church history is filled with subtle, well-intentioned errors in theology that if applied will wreak havoc in a believer's life. The value of such a class isn't to point fingers at others, but to examine how heresy creeps into our own lives and why it is so dangerous. Click here to enroll as part of our School of Discipleship!  For the course page, click here.


Introduction to Spiritual Leadership (2/1/19 - 2/2/19)

An important part of leadership training at CPC, this class takes you through the dynamics of spiritual leadership and the skills of a spiritual leader. This is for anyone who would like to learn about leadership, who would like to be a leader, or who is a leader and would like to think about leadership further. Seminars are a great way to get to know others in the congregation and learn communally. Learn more and register here!


Men's and Women's Discipleship Groups

These groups are a great opportunity for men and women to build strong relationship while being challenged in their faith. They work in addition to, not instead of, Community Groups.  




Community Groups

We have Community Groups all over the greater New Haven area. These groups are our way of doing church in the small with all sorts of people engaged in prayer, teaching, fellowship and care. They are the vehicle that we use to help its participants continue to experience Christ outside of our worship gatherings and to impart the pastoral care that Christ provides through the love of His people.