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.

 

January Adult Education Special Series:

“Women in the New Testament World”

Sundays, January 16, 23, 30 from 9:30-10:30 am in the Theater (Jan. 16 will be virtual only via Zoom)

We often imagine ancient women’s lives as constrained by norms of female virtue and the power of their husbands or fathers. But women in the New Testament period also served their communities as civic and religious leaders. In this study, we’ll learn a new way to understand the conflicting evidence for women’s lives. Each session focuses on the social situation in the culture at large and then applies that knowledge to the New Testament.  The series will be led by Dr. Susan Hylen of Emory University’s Candler School of Theology.  All are welcome to attend.

 

 

Adult Classes and Small Groups:

 

SUNDAY


Crossroads
Sundays, 9:30 – 10:30 am, Garden Room 106
“Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living”
Contact: Dale Carter


Faith in Real Life
Sundays from 9:30 – 10:30 am via Zoom/ or in person in Garden Room 106
“Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living”
Contact: Derek Scheidt or Deanna Womack


Disciple 2
Sundays, 9:30-10:30 am in Room 210
“Into the Word, Into the World”
Contact: Arthur Colby


Sunday Afternoon Bible Study
Sundays from 1 – 3 pm in Room 205
“Ten Women of the Bible: One by One They Changed the World” by Max Lucado.
“Twelve Extraordinary Women: How God Shaped Women of the Bible and What He Wants to Do With You”
Contact: Nancy Hill

 

Disciple 1
Sundays, 5:30-7:00 pm in Garden Room (106)
Contact: Dr. 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.


Monday Morning Seekers
Mondays from 9:30 – 11:00 am via Zoom
Covenant series
Contact: Beth Hudson

 

TUESDAY


Covenant Bible Study
Tuesdays from 9:30 – 11:00 am in Room 205
“Short Stories by Jesus: the Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi” by Amy-Jill Levine
Contact: Melissa Schmitz

 

Cafe Discussions
Monthly, on the 2nd Tuesday, 11am – 12:30 pm in the Garden Room (106)
This new small group is designed to enhance the “Follow Me” curriculum that APC’s adult Sunday school classes are following. Each month, Cafe Discussions will be held to explore the curriculum’s Foundational Essays and themes through scripture, conversation, prayer and fellowship.
Contact: Mary Rogovin


Centering Prayer
Tuesdays, 4:30 pm; Fridays, 11 am, ongoing via Zoom
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 8:00 pm at the Scheidt/Isom home.
“Shameless” by Nadia Bolz-Weber
Contacts: Derek Scheidt and Kevin Isom

 

WEDNESDAY


Wednesday Morning Bible Study
Wednesdays from 9:30 – 11:30 am in Room 203
“The Universal Christ” by Richard Rohr
Contact: Polly Hyatt

Living Prayer
Wednesdays, 10:00 am in the Library, Room 202
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

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.