Spiritual Growth

 

Growing in Faith, Growing in Friendship

APC offers a variety of Sunday school classes, Bible studies, and discussion groups designed to support, encourage and guide individuals no matter where they are on their faith journey. Please consider joining one—or several—and grow in faith and friendship together. All are welcome. Questions? Contact Rev. Erin Noh.

 

Adult Classes and Small Groups:

 

SUNDAY

 

Faith in Real Life
Sundays, 9:30-10:30 am, temporarily in Fellowship Hall D
Currently studying “The Epic of Eden: Understanding the Old Testament.”  This 12-week series featuring Old Testament professor Sandra Richter will help us understand the complexities of the Biblical text, explore the Old Testament in a profoundly spiritual way, and discover in it fresh depths of New Testament faith for everyday life in the real world. Contact: Derek Scheidt or Deanna Womack


Disciple 3 Bible Study
Sundays, 9:30-10:30 am, temporarily in Theater C
For those who have completed Disciple 1, this study “Remember Who You Are,” takes a closer look at the Old Testament prophets and the letters of Paul.
Contact: Arthur Colby

 

ANIMATE Sunday Morning
One Sunday per month, 9:30am
All parents with young children are invited to enjoy the “Animate: Faith” series which features videos led by innovative Christian thinkers and group discussion. You always make sure your children’s faith is nurtured—-this is a class for you! No advance preparation required.
Contact Kristin Hicks.


Sunday Afternoon Bible Study
Sundays from 1:30 – 3:30 pm via Zoom
Explore the John MacArthur Bible Study Series “Genesis.” Pastor MacArthur takes an in-depth look at the creation story and some of our earliest interactions with each other and with our Creator. The book of Genesis hold the keys to the beginning–not so much as a history of the world or the human race, but a history of God’s love, grace and promise to his creations.
Contact: Nancy Hill

 

Disciple 2 Bible Study
Sundays from 3:00-4:30pm in Room 203
For those who have completed Disciple 1, this study, “Into the Word, Into the World,” takes a closer look at Genesis and Exodus (12 weeks in the fall) and Luke and Acts (12 weeks in the spring).
Contact: Lynn Reiman

 

Disciple 1 Bible Study
Sundays, 5:00-6:30 pm in Room 203
With the help of a student handbook and short weekly videos, we’ll read much of the Bible and then discuss what we read with Dr. Wagner in weekly 90-minute classes. 12 classes in the fall will focus on the Old Testament and 12 classes in the spring will cover the New Testament. This is a perfect class for those with little or no familiarity with reading scripture. You’ll grow in faith, friendship and your understanding of the Bible.
Contact: Ollie Wagner

 

MONDAY


Monday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Mondays, 8-9 am via Zoom
Join Dr. Ollie Wagner to discuss the lectionary reading for the following Sunday. Contact Ollie for details on how to join the meeting.

 

TUESDAY


Covenant Bible Study
Tuesdays from 9:30 – 11:00 am via Zoom
Semester 2 is January 19-May 9, 2023.
Jesus in the Gospels” curriculum by Leander E. Keck.
Contact: Melissa Schmitz

 

Centering Prayer
Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm, via Zoom
Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer in which we experience God’s presence within us. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship. The source of Centering Prayer is the Indwelling Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The focus of Centering Prayer is the deepening of our relationship with the living Christ. The effects of Centering Prayer are ecclesial, as the prayer tends to build communities of faith and bond the members together in mutual friendship and love.
Contact Debbie Engler-Key for instructions on how to join the group.

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY


Mary Dantzler Class (Bible Study)
Wednesdays from 9:30 – 11:00 am via Zoom
Contact: Polly Hyatt

 

Living Prayer
Wednesdays, 10:00 am via phone; on 3rd Wednesdays at 10:30am in the Fellowship Hall followed by the Midweek Prayer Service.
This group of loving, dedicated individuals meets weekly to pray for our congregation, the world, and those on APC’s prayer concerns list.
Contact: Fran Mosher

 

Remembered by God
Wednesdays, 6:00 pm on March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2023.  Location TBD.
Join Dr. Beverly Markham for four weeks as we explore scripture to discover what it means to be remembered by God, what scripture tells us about our responsibility for remembering, and how hearing one another’s personal stories is a theological act that affirms we are indeed remembered by God. Contact: Dr. Beverly Markham

 

FRIDAY


Faith in Modern Life
Fridays, 10:00-11:00 am, in Room 203 and Zoom
Contact Mary Rogovin
This group reads and discusses books by a variety of contemporary authors with the goal of exploring ways to expand and strengthen our spiritual journey in the midst of everyday routines. Currently reading:  “After Jesus Before Christianity” by Erin Vearncombe, Brandon Scott and Hal Taussig which is a historical exploration of the first two centuries of Jesus movements.

 

Centering Prayer 2
Fridays, 11 am, in Room 203 and via Zoom
Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer in which we experience God’s presence within us. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship. The source of Centering Prayer is the Indwelling Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The focus of Centering Prayer is the deepening of our relationship with the living Christ. The effects of Centering Prayer are ecclesial, as the prayer tends to build communities of faith and bond the members together in mutual friendship and love.
Contact Debbie Engler-Key