Dear Christ Church,
I am very happy to announce the hire of our new Small Group Pastor, Claire Ratliff! Claire and her husband Brandon have been attending Christ Church since last year when they moved to Austin with their daughter, Jane (2 years), and are expecting another little one next month!
Small Groups are central to the life of Christ Church, as many of you know who’ve been impacted by your small group involvement. This Sunday we will be kicking off the new semester for our small group ministry, so if you’ve not yet found a group you’ll be able to learn about some opportunities to take that vital step..
Claire studied music in college before completing graduate theological studies at Truett Seminary. She has served the church in a variety of ways, including as a Director of Worship in Florida and Chicago, with a pastoral heart and love for building community. You’ll be able to meet and hear from Claire this Sunday as we kick off the new semester for Small Groups.
Also, this Sunday we begin a new sermon series, “Called to be Holy and Whole”, as we move into the second half of our year-long theme on “Vocation.” In this series we turn from our fall focus on our particular individual vocations to our common vocation of Whole-life Discipleship.