Spiritual Growth

COVID-19 Note:
Access to APC’s buildings is temporarily restricted due to Covid-19. Our groups are meeting via Zoom. Please subscribe to The Good News, our weekly church e-newsletter, for details.

 

 

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: 2020-21

SUNDAY


Crossroads
Sundays from 9:30 – 10:30 starting on September 13
Contact: Dale Carter
Diana Butler Bass: Being Grateful in Difficult Times: This fall, Crossroads, and Faith in Real Life will study gratitude. This is a six-part course based on Bass’ book Gratitudhttp://. It explores what gratitude is and how it can strengthen us as individuals and in community.


Faith in Real Life
Sundays from 9:30 – 10:30 starting on September 13
Contacts: Derek Scheidt and Deanna Womack
Diana Butler Bass: Being Grateful in Difficult Times: This fall, Crossroads, and Faith in Real Life will study gratitude. This is a six-part course based on Bass’ book Gratitude. It explores what gratitude is and how it can strengthen us as individuals and in community.


Sunday Afternoon Bible Study
Sundays from 1 – 3 starting September 13
Contact: Nancy Hill
Be Amazed (Minor Prophets): Restoring an Attitude of Wonder and Worship: Part of Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe’s “BE” series. This study focuses on six Minor Prophets – Hosea, Joel, Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, and Malachi.

 

MONDAY


Monday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Mondays at 8 am, ongoing
Join Rev. Ollie Wagner to discuss the lectionary readings for upcoming Sundays. Contact Ollie for details on how to join the meeting.


Monday Morning Seekers
Mondays from 9:30 – 11:00 starting September 14
Contact: Beth Hudson
Max Lucado’s Life Lessons from Psalms: Twelve lessons of questions, stories, and reflections from Psalms.

 

TUESDAY


Covenant Bible Study
Tuesdays from 9:30 – 11:00 starting September 8
Contact: Melissa Schmitz
Covenant Bible Study: a 24-week, in-depth Bible study which emphasizes the biblical concept of covenant as a unifying pattern throughout the Bible. Contributors include professors from Candler School of Theology and Columbia Theological Seminary.


Centering Prayer
Tuesdays, 4:30 pm; Fridays, 11 am, ongoing
Contact Debbie Engler-Key for instructions on how to join the group.
Centering Prayer is a method of contemplative prayer in which we rest silently in the presence of God, and embrace the process of transformation in Christ, both in ourselves and in others.


Alpharetta Small Group
Tuesdays at 8 PM
Contacts: Derek Scheidt and Kevin Isom
Currently reading: Eric Elnes’ “The Gifts of the Dark Wood.” Dr. Elnes writes that, though the Dark Wood is commonly understood as a place to be feared and avoided, it is the surest place to meet God. This book demystifies the seven gifts of the Dark Wood: the gifts of uncertainty, emptiness, being thunderstruck, getting lost, temptation, disappearing, and the gift of misfits.

 

WEDNESDAY


Wednesday Morning Bible Study
Wednesdays from 10 – 11:30 
Contact: Polly Hyatt
Current reading: “A Gentle Answer: Our Secret Weapon in an Age of Us Against Them” by Scott Sauls. Why answering hostility with gentleness is essential, how we can nurture our hearts to do so, and what a gentle answer looks like, both in the church and in the world.


Wednesday Evening Bible Study
Wednesdays from 7 – 8 PM 
Contact: Erin Noh
Galatians: Exchange Legalism for True Spirituality: an 8-week study from the Wiersbe Bible Study Series.

 

FRIDAY


Faith in Modern Life
Fridays from 10 – 11 ongoing
Contact: Mary Rogovin
This class 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:  “Falling Upward” by Father Richard Rohr.


Centering Prayer
Tuesdays, 4:30 pm; Fridays, 11 am, ongoing.
Contact Debbie Engler-Key
Centering Prayer is a method of contemplative prayer in which we rest silently in the presence of God, and embrace the process of transformation in Christ, both in ourselves and in others.