Adult Christian Formation​

We grow disciples of Jesus Christ among adults and their families.
Opportunities include three different Sunday School classes & groups that meet 9:00 – 10:00 AM on Zoom.

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 admin@peterandpaul.org

Click the tabs below for more information.

Sunday School for Adults

SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFERINGS – 9:00 to 10:00 am

Women’s Sunday School Class
Facilitators: Kristi Story, JoAnn Gotschall, Cathy Shuman, Eileen Mittleider   Location: Zoom
We know the major characters of the New Testament, but surrounding these major characters were ordinary people. Some were never even mentioned by name, yet they were all touched by Jesus. Ordinary people just like you and me that made a difference. Please join us in January as we begin our study of “New Testament Characters”. For more information, contact JoAnn Gotschall or Eileen Mittleider at admin@peterandpaul.org

Growing Christian Families Sunday School Class (for parents of newborns – 5th graders)
Facilitators: John & Sara Clark   Location: Zoom
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. Please contact John or Sara for more information at admin@peterandpaul.org.

Thrive (for parents of 6th– 12th graders) – Helping parents of teens not just survive but THRIVE on God’s grace and encouragement from others
Facilitators: Mike & Kim Nancarrow   Location: Zoom
Please join us as we support one another in finding God at home for ourselves and our children through fellowship, Christian love, God’s word, and prayer. We are currently studying the lectionary (weekly Bible readings from the services). Contact Kim or Mike to learn more at admin@peterandpaul.org

Weekday Bible Studies and Groups for Adults

Listening for God at Home

Facilitators:  Amy Stillwell
Time:  Sundays 7:00pm                                                 Location: Zoom

Learn to listen for the voice of God in the words of Scripture, in prayer, in silence, and in community. We will gather to learn an ancient spiritual practice based on Lectio Divina (Holy Reading). Using the ears of our hearts, we will read selected Scripture, meditate, and reflect on how the Holy Spirit is speaking to us individually in the present moment. Don’t miss this opportunity to Find God at Home. Contact Amy Stillwell at admin@peterandpaul.org or 770-364-3829 for more information and to sign up.

Monday Morning Prayer

Facilitators:  Larry Kelley, Tom Martin, Chuck Matheson and John Patton
Time:  Mondays 7:00am                                                 Location: Zoom

Join us for Morning Prayer every Monday morning on Zoom and stay for a bible study on the passage of the day. Contact Chuck Matheson to learn more.

Tuesday Evening Lectionary Study & Small Group

Facilitators:  Larry Kelley and Susan Prout
Time:  Tuesdays 7:00 PM                                                Location: Zoom

Join us for Bible study and small group fellowship every Tuesday night. Each week, we will study one of the readings (Old Testament, New Testament, or Gospel) chosen from the Daily Office. The verse will be sent out in advance along with a commentary which we use as our basis for discussion, and because we are not reading a book of the Bible or a study book, there’s no falling behind if you miss a Tuesday meeting. Contact Larry Kelley to learn more at admin@peterandpaul.org.

Tuesday Night Small Groups

Facilitators:  Various
Time:  Tuesdays 7:00 PM                                                Location: Zoom

Small groups are a great place to form Christian fellowship and connection through spiritual discussion, study and prayer. Groups of up to 12 participants will study a book of the bible, and no previous knowledge is necessary. There is no preparation – just join via Zoom. We will read the passage together and walk through some questions that help to facilitate our discussion, led by the facilitator. Groups are always forming, so let us know what days and time you are available to participate, and we will do our best to find a group that works for you! We currently have two groups doing the following study of Hosea on Tuesday evenings: God never gives up. Even when you rebel, disobey or make a mistake, God continues to pursue you with a relentless love. In this twelve-session LifeGuide® Bible Study, Dale and Sandy Larsen lead you through the fascinating Old Testament story of Hosea. You’ll see how a godly man’s unfailing love for his wayward wife illustrates God’s unconditional, “no-holds-barred” love for you, too. Contact JoAnn Gotschall or John Bareham at admin@peterandpaul.org to join or ask questions!

Education for Ministry (EfM)
EFM Mentor: Bernadette Watts (404.983.3272)
Time:  Tuesdays & Thursdays 7pm – 8:30pm                                       Location: Zoom
EfM is a program of study developed by the School of Theology of the University of the South that involves study, theological reflection, and worship. The course of study involves significant reading and class preparation and lasts 4 years, covering four subjects, respectively: Old Testament, New Testament, church history, and modern theologians. While it is a four-year program, individuals commit for only one year at a time. Contact Bernadette Watts (404-983-3272) for information. Enrollment forms are available at http://efm.sewanee.edu/forms/efm-forms.

Wednesday Morning Ladies’ Book Study

Facilitators: Amy Stillwell
Time:  Wednesdays, 10 AM                                                                           Location:  Zoom
This study is based on “The Fire of the Word, Meeting God on Holy Ground” by Chris Webb, available at Amazon in paperback (new and used), Kindle, or Audible versions. We will be encouraged to transform our experience with scripture by letting it utterly captivate our hearts and minds. Webb shows us how we can learn to read the Bible afresh, as a book infused with the living presence of God. Contact Amy Stillwell (770-364-3829) for more information.

Thursday Morning Men’s Bible Study

Facilitators: Victor Meijers, John Bareham
Time:  Thursdays 7 am   Location:  Zoom
We are currently studying the book of Joshua. Contact John Bareham to learn more at admin@peterandpaul.org

Friday Men’s Breakfast Bible/Book Study (BBC: Books for Biblical Christians)
Facilitators: Justin Streeter

Time:  Fridays 8:30 am – 9:30 am          Location: Zoom

BBC is a men’s group that meets weekly for prayer and discussion. The group is currently reading C.S. Lewis’ “The Screwtape Letters.”

Saturday Morning Ladies’ Bible Study

Facilitators: Amy Stillwell
Time:  Saturdays, 10:30 AM                                                                        Location:  Zoom
The DOK sponsors the Saturday Morning Ladies Bible Study. We are currently discussing the Book of Isaiah, known as the Fifth Gospel. The prophet Isaiah is quoted in the New Testament more than all the other prophets combined. No pre-reading or homework is necessary. Contact Amy Stillwell at 770-364-3829 for more information and to sign up.

Brotherhood of St. Andrew
Current directors: Keith Purser, Larry Kelley, John Bareham, and Dale Dodson
Time:  Every Other Saturday, 8:00 AM          Location: Zoom
All men are invited to meet with us every other Saturday for fellowship and Bible study of the Sunday Gospel reading. Contact Keith Purser to learn more at admin@peterandpaul.org

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 or Bernadette Watts at admin@peterandpaul.org
EfM meets on Tuesday and Thursday Evenings from 7:00pm to 9:8:30 pm on Zoom. You can visit the EfM website by clicking here