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
Class is not meeting this summer; will resume on August 28, 2022 via Zoom/ or in person in Garden Room 106
Curriculum TBD.
Contact: Derek Scheidt or Deanna Womack


Disciple 2 or Disciple 3
Sundays, 9:30-10:30 am in Room 210
Classes are forming now for fall 2022.
Contact: Arthur Colby


Sunday Afternoon Bible Study
Sundays from 1:30 – 3:30 pm in Room 205
Class is not meeting this summer; will resume on September 11, 2022 to study John MacArthur’s “Genesis 1-11: Creation, Sin and the Nature of God.” 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 first 11 books 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 1
Sundays, 5:00-6:30 pm, beginning September 11, 2022
Contact: Dr. Ollie Wagner
Classes are now forming for Fall 2022. 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.

 

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.


Monday Morning Seekers
Mondays from 9:30 – 11:00 am via Zoom
Class is not meeting this summer and will resume on September 12, 2022. Study TBD.
Contact: Beth Hudson

 

TUESDAY


Covenant Bible Study
Tuesdays from 9:30 – 11:00 am in Room 205
Contact: Melissa Schmitz

 

Centering Prayer
Tuesdays, 4:30 pm, via Zoom
Fridays, 11 am, in Room 205 and via Zoom
Contact Debbie Engler-Key for instructions on how to join the group.
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.


Alpharetta Small Group
Tuesdays at 8:00 pm at the Scheidt/Isom home.
This group is not meeting during the summer. Details coming soon for fall 2022.
Contacts: Derek Scheidt and Kevin Isom

 

WEDNESDAY


Wednesday Morning Bible Study
Wednesdays from 9:30 – 11:30 am
This class is not meeting during the summer; will resume on Sept. 7, 2022. Book TBD.
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.
Contact: Fran Mosher
This group of loving, dedicated individuals meets weekly to pray for our congregation, the world, and those on APC’s prayer concerns list.

 

FRIDAY


Faith in Modern Life
Fridays, 10:00-11:00 am in Garden Room/106 and via Zoom, ongoing
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 “Days of Awe and Wonder: How to Be a Christian in the 21st Century” by Marcus Borg. Provocative and uplifting, this anthology from respected theologian Borg explores the miraculous and wonderful, the concepts of conviction and fulfillment, and Borg’s contention that we must keep an open mind and question assumptions and certainties in all our religious journeys.

Centering Prayer
Tuesdays, 4:30 pm, via Zoom
Fridays, 11 am, in Room 205 and via Zoom
Contact Debbie Engler-Key
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.