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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.

Adult Christian Formation is also supported strongly by two orders for lay people:
The Brotherhood of St. Andrew for men, and the Daughters of the King for women.

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 kimnan@comcast.net.

Click the tabs below for more information.

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 tjgotschall@comcast.net or Eileen egmittle@att.net.

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 Joanne McRae at joanne.r.mcrae@gmail.com.

Monday Morning Prayer Time: Monday morning-6:30am Location: Sanctuary – Side Altar Facilitated by Chuck Matheson, John Patton, Larry Kelley, Tom Martin

Tuesday Golden Girls’ Bible Study (off in summer), Time: Tuesday morning-10:30am-11:30am Location: Garden Room Facilitated by Priscilla Swart.

Tuesday Evening Adult Bible Study (year round) Time: Tuesday evening 7:00pm-8:00pm Location: Room 7 Facilitated by Amy Stillwell.

Wild Women of Wednesday Bible Study (year round) Time: Wednesday morning- 10:00am-11:15am Location: Garden Room. Facilitated by Amy Stillwell.

Thursday Men’s Study Group (year round) Time: Thursday morning- 7:00am-8:00am Location: Room 1 Facilitated by Victor Meijers, John Patton, John Bareham

Thursday Evening Education for Ministry (EFM) ( off in summer), Time: Thursday evenings-7:00pm – 10:00pm Location: Room 1 Facilitated by Bernadette Watts

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 eharres@peterandpaul.org.

Prayer Shawl Knitting Ministry (year round) Time: every other Thursday, Location: Downstairs in the Sunday School Lobby. For more information, contact Polly Sapitowicz at psapitowicz@gmail.com.

Friday Men’s Breakfast Bible/Book Study (Books for Biblical Christians) (year round) Time: Friday mornings- 7:00am-9:30am
Location: Egg’s Up Grill (intersection of Johnson Ferry and Shallowford- Shallowford Corners Shopping Center Facilitated by Tom Mimms and Justin Streeter

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 cmathe1234@gmail.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 amystillwell55@gmail.com and Marci Thomas at marcithomas2007@yahoo.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 leighmickalonis@gmail.com.

Evening Programs

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 eharres@peterandpaul.org or Bernadette Watts at  bernadette_watts@yahoo.com
EfM meets  on Thursday Evenings from 7:00pm to 9:00pm downstairs in Room 1​. You can visit the EfM website by clicking here