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.


Neighborhood Small Groups

6-week studies in members’ homes.
September 16 – October 21.  Won’t you be my neighbor? APC’s new neighborhood small groups will meet for 6 weeks to discuss the book “What’s the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian?” by Martin Thielen. Select a location near you and reach out to the host to RSVP. Get to know your APC neighbors and grow in faith together!
–Tuesdays, 7:30-9 p.m.  Home of Kevin Isom and Derek Scheidt, 10415 Tuxford Drive, Alpharetta, 30022.  Start date: September 18.
–Thursdays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Village Park Senior Living Club Room, hosted by Peggy Turner, 12300 Morris Rd., Alpharetta. Start date: September 20.
Sundays, 5:30-7 p.m.  Home of Phil & Mary Busman, 15620 Thompson Rd., Milton, 30004. Start date: September 16.
Sundays, 1:30-3 p.m.  Home of Dot Van Dyke, 7105 Brookwood Way, Cumming, 30041.  Start date: September 16.


Faith in Real Life #faithIRL (Adult Sunday School)

Sundays, 9:30 a.m., Room 205
Class coordinator:
August 12, 2018 – May 19, 2019.  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 study “Faith Questions in a Skeptical Age,” the Parables of Jesus, “Enough: Discovering Joy through Simplicity and Generosity,” and “Animate Faith” in which a leading voice from the Christian faith speaks about our understanding of God, Jesus, religion, salvation, and other central tenets of Christianity.


Courageous Conversations (Adult Sunday School)

Sundays, 8:30 a.m., Garden Room (106)
Class coordinator: Julius Bobbert
August 12, 2018 through May 19, 2019. 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. During the year, we will study the Parables of Jesus, the Gospel of John, and the story of Moses from Exodus, and engage in seasonal studies during Advent and Lent.


Crossroads (Adult Sunday School)

Sundays, 9:30 a.m., Garden Room (106)
Class coordinator: Dale Carter
August 12, 2018 through May 19, 2019. 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 books and watch videos titled “You’ll Get Through This” by Max Lucado, an Advent study on “The Nutcracker,” and a newly released book about Jesus’ disciple called “Simon Peter.”

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. APC offers two pastor-led DISCIPLE I classes:
Sundays, 1:30-3 p.m., Garden Room (106), led by Rev. Caitlin Phillips, begins September 9
Mondays, 9:30-11:00 a.m., Room 210, led by Dr. Ollie Wagner, begins September 10



Those who have completed DISCIPLE I may continue with DISCIPLE III, an in-depth study of the Old Testament prophets (fall) and the letters written by Paul (spring). APC offers two classes of DISCIPLE III:
Sundays, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Room 210, led by Davy Berry, begins September 9
Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Garden Room (106), led by Melissa Schmitz, begins September 11


Great Courses Study Group

Sundays, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Room 205
Class Coordinator: Nancy Hill
Begins September 9. Learn about controversies of the Early Church and how they helped shape Christianity as we know it today.


Monday Morning Bible Study

Mondays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Room 203
Class Coordinator: Mary Dantzler
In the fall, we will read “Christianity and World Religions: Questions We Ask About Other Faiths” by Adam Hamilton. The class will alternate between meeting at the church to discuss assigned readings on major world religions, and visiting local religious sites to learn more about that particular religion.


Monday Morning Seekers

Mondays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Room 205
Class Coordinator: Beth Bowles
Begins September 10. This fall, we will read the book co-authored by Kathie Lee Gifford and Rabbi Jason Sobel, “The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi.”



Monday Morning Men’s Bible Study

Mondays, 7:00-8:00 a.m., 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.


Thursday Bible Study

Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Room 205
Class Coordinators: Ted Lynam and Lynn Adams
Begins September 13. This fall, we will read and discuss “Faith and Science in the 21st Century” by Peter Wallace.


Faith and Modern Life

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


Presbyterian Women Bible Study

Four PW Women’s Circles meet monthly for Bible study, mission work and fellowship. Drop-ins are always welcome.


Living Prayer

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