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.


Faith in Real Life #faithIRL (Adult Sunday School)

Sundays, 9:30 am, Room 210
Class coordinator: Derek Scheidt
An informal and welcoming class which discusses how to live out our faith amid the busyness of daily life. No outside preparation is required and drop-ins are encouraged. During the year, we will follow the “Animate: Practices” series.


Courageous Conversations (Adult Sunday School)

Sundays, 8:30 am, Garden Room (106)
Class coordinator: Julius Bobbert
A supportive environment in which individuals have the opportunity to wrestle with difficult questions about life and faith. No reading required, just stop in and engage with APC friends.


Crossroads (Adult Sunday School)

Sundays, 9:30 am, Garden Room (106)
Class coordinator: Dale Carter
A relaxed atmosphere in which individuals can enter into thoughtful conversations on a variety of topics in history, theology, and faith. Drop-ins are welcome. During the year, we will read and discuss “John: the Gospel of Light and Life” by Adam Hamilton, “Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World” by Max Lucado, and “Unshakable Hope: Building Our Lives on the Promise of God” by Max Lucado.


DISCIPLE I Bible Study

DISCIPLE I is an intensive, small group Bible study with daily scripture reading and weekly class discussions enhanced by video commentary. Genesis to Revelation…study the Old and New Testaments in 24 weeks in this class designed for busy adults seeking to engage with the entire biblical text.
Mondays, 9:30 am, led by Dr. Ollie Wagner


DISCIPLE 2 Bible Study

Those who have completed DISCIPLE I may continue with DISCIPLE 2, “Into the Word, Into the World.”
Sundays, 9:00 am, led by Arthur Colby


DISCIPLE 4 Bible Study

Those who have completed DISCIPLE I may continue with DISCIPLE 4, “Under the Tree of Life.”
Tuesdays, 9:30 am, led by Melissa Schmitz


Great Courses Study Group

Sundays, 1:30-3:30 pm, Room 205
Class Coordinator: Nancy Hill
We will study “The History of Christianity: From the Disciples to the Dawn of the Reformation.”


Monday Morning Bible Study

Mondays, 9:30-11:30 am, Room 203
Class Coordinator: Mary Dantzler
Gather with a welcoming and supportive small group of women to discuss books on the topics of scripture, theology and the Christian life. We will begin with “Isaiah” by Sandra Richter.


Monday Morning Seekers

Mondays, 9:30-11:30 am, Room 205
Class Coordinator: Beth Hudson
A group for men and women to come together and watch video-based studies on the ancient church, the Reformation and new movements in the church today, beginning with “The Call: The Life and Message of the Apostle Paul” by Adam Hamilton.


Monday Morning Men’s Bible Study

Mondays, 7:00-8:00 am, Pastor’s Study
Class Coordinator: Dr. Ollie Wagner
Dr. Ollie Wagner leads a study of the upcoming Sunday’s lectionary passages for a small group of men on Monday mornings. Drop-ins are welcome. An optional and informal breakfast follows.


Theology for Presbyterians

Thursdays, 10:00 am
Class Coordinator: Dr. Ollie Wagner
Begins October 3, 2019 (6 weeks in the fall; 6 weeks in the spring). Theology for Presbyterians, led by APC’s Senior Pastor.


Faith and Modern Life

Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m., Garden Room (106)
Class Coordinator: Beth Hudson
Ongoing. This group reads and discusses different books on faith.


Centering Prayer Group

Fridays, 11:30 – 12:30 pm, Room 210
Class Coordinator: Debbie Engler-Key
Exploring and supporting each other in various spiritual disciplines and practices.


Presbyterian Women Bible Study

Four PW Women’s Circles meet monthly for Bible study, mission work and fellowship. Drop-ins are always welcome. This year’s study theme is “Love Carved in Stone: A Fresh Look at the Ten Commandments” by Eugenia Anne Gamble. PW Circles meet the first week of the month, September – May.


Living Prayer

This women’s prayer group meets on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. to pray for those on the church prayer list. Contact Fran Mosher.