Adult Christian Formation
We grow disciples of Jesus Christ among adults and their families.
Opportunities include five different Sunday School classes & groups that meet 9:15 – 10:15 AM.
We also provide evening classes & groups, a fellowship group for 20s & 30s, several weekday Bible studies, retreats (for men, for women, and for the whole parish). We also sponsor special events and programs, including multi-generational and inter-generational programs such as the weekly Lent program.
To read the Mission & Vision of Adult Christian Formation, Click Here.
For handouts from various adult classes, Click Here.
For more information, contact Kim Nancarrow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Sunday School for Adults
We have five different Sunday School classes & groups that meet 9:15 – 10:15 AM
The Rector’s Class, Parish Hall with The Rev. Tom Pumphrey and The Rev. Elisa Harres
Sabbaticals and Sabbath Keeping: Come discuss the practice of Sabbaticals and our experience of Elisa’s sabbatical this summer. The class starts on August 11th with discussions about the practice of Sabbatical, and then Elisa will share her sabbatical experiences on August 25th and lead classes on the Christian practice of Sabbath Keeping on September 1,8,and 15.
Thrive (for parents of 6th – 12th grade), Room 5 with Mike and Kim Nancarrow
We will be studying the book Growing With by Kara Powell & Steven Argue ( “Every Parent’s Guide To Helping Teenagers and Young Adults Thrive in Their Faith, Family, and Future”). Together, we will explore how to help our kids keep their roots, even as they spread their wings.
Growing Christian Families group (for parents of newborns- 5th grade), Room 6 with John and Sara Clark
Raising young kids can be a daunting task, but we needn’t do it alone. Come join us as we share our experiences and try to learn how God’s wisdom can help us raise compassionate, respectful children while also taking care of ourselves. We know it is often difficult to make it to church with little ones, but we promise never to hand out tardy slips! Our first book study will be on Wendy Mogul’s “The Blessing of a Skinned Knee”.
Women’s Sunday School Class, Room 7 with Kristi Story, JoAnn Gotschall, Cathy Schuman, Eileen Mittleider
We kick off our class on August 11th with a welcome brunch. We will begin our study on “Proverbs: Learning to Live Wisely” on August 18th. Proverbs is the Bible’s own “how-to” manual. We all need guidance and wisdom in dealing with work, relationships, and our relationship with God. Please join us as we discover God’s wisdom for our lives by studying Proverbs in this 10 week study. For questions, please contact JoAnn at email@example.com or Eileen firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heroes of the Bible, Room 8 with Jim Woodruff, John Patton, and Tom Mimms
Each week a different hero from the bible will be presented by the facilitator with some background material and bible verses for discussion. It is always amazing to see how God takes ordinary people and helps them accomplish “extraordinary feats”. Come join us and see the “Heroes of the Bible”.
Weekday Bible Studies and Groups for Adults
Mothers of PreSchoolers, Monthly, Mondays. It is a gathering of local mothers who support, encourage and have fun together and serve others in the community through mission focused partnerships and the SPSP Service Forum. For more information, contact Dorothy Norris at Norris.email@example.com.
Sunday Evening Discipleship Group: Sunday evening 5:00-6:30pm Facilitator: Stuart Wright Location: Stuart Wright’s Home Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday Evening Discipleship Group: Sunday evening 7:00-8:30pm Facilitator: Tom Mimms Location: Tom Mimms’s Home Contact: email@example.com
Monday Morning Prayer Service and Study: Monday morning-6:30am Facilitators: Chuck Matheson, John Patton, Larry Kelley, Tom Martin Location: Sanctuary – Side Altar
Tuesday Golden Girls’ Bible Study (off in summer), Time: Tuesday morning-10:30am-11:30am Facilitator: Priscilla Swart. Location: Garden Room
Tuesday Evening Adult Bible Study (year round) Time: Tuesday evening 7:00pm-8:00pm Facilitator: Amy Stillwell Location: Room 7
Tuesday Evening Discipleship Group: Tuesday evening 7:00-8:30pm Facilitators: Susan Prout and Larry Kelley Location: Rev Elisa Harres’s Home Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Tuesday Evening Discipleship Group: Tuesday evening 7:00-8:30pm Facilitators: JoAnn Gotschall and Jay Pongonis Location: JoAnn Gotschall’s Home Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Blended Families Discipleship Group: Tuesday evening 7:00-8:30pm Facilitator: Elizabeth Black Location: Elizabeth Black’s Home Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wild Women of Wednesday Bible Study (year round) Time: Wednesday morning- 10:00am-11:15am Facilitator: Amy Stillwell. Location: Garden Room.
Thursday Men’s Study Group (year round) Time: Thursday morning- 7:00am-8:00am Facilitators: Victor Meijers, John Patton, John Bareham Location: Room 1
Thursday Evening Education for Ministry (EFM) ( off in summer), Time: Thursday evenings-7:00pm – 10:00pm Facilitator: Bernadette Watts Location: Room 1
Supporting the Caregiver (year round) Time: 2nd Thursday of each month, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Location: Room 1. A lunchtime support and discussion group for those caring for loved ones who are ill. Facilitated by The Rev. Elisa Harres. For more information, Contact Elisa Harres at email@example.com.
Prayer Shawl Knitting Ministry (year round) Time: every other Thursday, Location: Downstairs in the Sunday School Lobby. For more information, contact Polly Sapitowicz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday Men’s Breakfast Bible/Book Study (Books for Biblical Christians) (year round) Time: Friday mornings- 7:00am-9:30am
Facilitators: Tom Mimms and Justin Streeter Location: Egg’s Up Grill (intersection of Johnson Ferry and Shallowford- Shallowford Corners Shopping Center
Brotherhood of St. Andrew, Time: Every other Saturday- 7:00am- 8:30am Location: Garden Room We meet for breakfast, fellowship, prayers and a lively Bible Study discussion. New faces are welcome! For more information, contact Chuck Matheson at email@example.com.
Daughters of the King, Time: Saturday- on a monthly basis – 11:00am- 1:00pm Location: Garden Room We meet for breakfast, fellowship, prayers and a lively Bible Study discussion. New faces are welcome! For more information, contact Amy Stillwell at firstname.lastname@example.org and Marci Thomas at email@example.com.
Continuing the Conversation: A Group for Young People (year round), Time: 2nd Sunday of every month at host’s home. For more information, Contact Leigh Mickalonis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bible Studies and Discipleship Groups
See the “Weekday Bible Studies and Groups” tab. Discipleship Groups are small groups for prayer, Bible Study and fellowship. Contact the church office for a full schedule of the current groups and their leaders.
Education for Ministry
“EfM” is a program of study developed by the School of Theology of the University of the South. It involves study, theological reflection and worship. Offers an opportunity to discover how to respond to the call to Christian service. It is a four year course of study (welcoming new students each year), reviewing:
Year 1: Old Testament
Year 2:New Testament
Year 3: Church History
Year 4: Systematic Theology while it is a four-year program, individuals commit for only one year at a time.
EfM is for lay people, who face the difficult and often subtle task of interpreting the richness of the church’s faith in a complex and confusing world. They need the kind of theological education which supports their faith and which also trains them to express that faith in day-to-day events. As the emphasis on lay ministry has grown in the latter part of the twentieth century, EfM has come to be an important part of that growth by providing a program that develops an informed and knowledgeable laity.
For information, please contact Mtr. Elisa Harres at email@example.com or Bernadette Watts at firstname.lastname@example.org
EfM meets on Thursday Evenings from 7:00pm to 9:00pm downstairs in Room 1. You can visit the EfM website by clicking here