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
BEGINNING SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2020

Women’s Sunday School Class
Facilitators: Kristi Story, JoAnn Gotschall, Cathy Shuman, Eileen Mittleider   Location: Zoom
What does it mean to seek first the kingdom in our relationships, values, ambitions, finances and commitment to God? Jesus’ answer to these questions amazed those who first heard the Sermon on the Mount. Join the Sunday morning Women’s Bible Study group as we dive into the greatest sermon. For more information contact JoAnn or Eileen by emailing 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. Contact Kim or Mike to learn more at admin@peterandpaul.org.

Weekday Bible Studies and Groups for Adults

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 (admin@peterandpaul.org)

Golden Girls’ Bible Study

Facilitators:  Priscilla Swart
Time:
  Tuesdays 10:00am                                             Location:  Contact Priscilla Swart (admin@peterandpaul.org)
Please join us and bring your Bible for a study session with participation from the group.

Tuesday Evening Prayer

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

Join us for Evening Prayer and small group fellowship every Tuesday night. Contact Larry Kelley to learn more (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 times you are available to participate, and we will do our best to find a group that works for you! Contact JoAnn Gotschall or John Bareham (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 (admin@peterandpaul.org or 404-983-3272) for information. Enrollment forms are available at http://efm.sewanee.edu/forms/efm-forms.

Wednesday Morning Book Study

Facilitators: Amy Stillwell
Time:  Wednesdays, 10 AM                                                                           Location:  Zoom
This study is based on “God Soaked Life, Discovering a Kingdom Spirituality” by Chris Webb, available at Amazon in paperback, Kindle, or Audible versions. Chris Webb invites us to live in the reality of God’s presence in our daily lives, in the community of God’s people. God’s beloved kingdom is here and now. Contact Amy Stillwell (admin@peterandpaul.org or 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 Letters of Peter and will move on to Jude next. Contact John Bareham (admin@peterandpaul.org) to learn more.

 Friday Men’s Breakfast Bible/Book Study (BBC: Books for Biblical Christians)
Facilitators: Tom Mimms and 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 studying 2 Corinthians using N.T. Wright’s “Paul for Everyone”.

Saturday Morning Ladies’ Lectionary Class

Facilitators: Amy Stillwell
Time:  Saturdays, 10:30 AM                                                                        Location:  Zoom
We study the readings each week and do a deep dive into the scripture searching for context, meaning and truth. We start off by offering prayers of thanksgiving for one another and those we care for and love. We discuss the entire lectionary each week noting how the readings are chosen and relate to each other and serve to teach us God’s word each week. No pre-reading or homework is required. Contact Amy Stillwell (admin@peterandpaul.o or 770-364-3829) to learn more.

Brotherhood of St. Andrew
Current directors: Chuck Matheson, John Patton, Justin Streeter, Jim Woodruff, and Larry Kelley
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 Chuck Matheson (admin@peterandpaul.org) to learn more.

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