Alpharetta Methodist offers small group classes at no charge. (Some classes may require a book or study guide.) Meetings are at the church, and many are offered simultaneously in person and online through Zoom. Participants who elect to meet virtually will receive a link to the meeting prior to each session.

Check out our Sunday groups.

If you’re new to Alpharetta Methodist and want to learn more about our church, our beliefs and how to get involved, check out our Discover and Explore classes. Read class descriptions and register on our First Steps page.

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Financial Peace University

In-person class

Tuesdays, Jan. 11-March 8
6:30 p.m. 
 

Financial Peace University (FPU) is a 9-lesson class that will teach you how to pay off debt, save and invest for your future. You’ll also connect with others just like you, who can hold you accountable, encourage you, and celebrate your progress! Class will be facilitated by René Watson, Minister of Administration for Alpharetta Methodist and Certified Financial Master Coach.

Sign up and start a 14-day free trial of Financial Peace!

This class is full, and registration is closed.

Show Up!

In-person and via Zoom

Wednesdays, Jan. 19-March 2 (Start date changed from Jan. 12)
7-8:30 p.m.

We spend a lot of life showing up, the world’s way, but it can often leave us feeling depleted, even when we’re generally content.

In this discussion group, we’ll be reminded of how God calls us to show up — so we can truly thrive as the individuals and community He calls us to be.

We will very intentionally:

  • Reframe the values we place on different life experiences
  • Bear witness to opportunities for growth
  • Encourage others in their individual work
  • Increase authenticity and connection in our daily lives

Facilitated by Amy Turner.

Childcare is available during this class by contacting Nursery Director Helena Manning.

Encountering God:
Cultivating Habits of Faith
Through the Spiritual Disciplines 

In-person and via Zoom

Thursdays, Jan. 13-Feb. 24
9:30-11:30 a.m.

Spiritual disciplines are essential to a more vibrant spiritual life and knowing God more intimately. Join Kelly Minter in this 7-session Bible study as she unpacks the biblical foundation for these sacred habits. You’ll also learn ways to practice disciplines like:

  • Prayer
  • Study
  • Worship
  • Rest
  • Simplicity
  • Generosity
  • Celebration and more.

Instead of being just one more thing on your to-do list, you’ll find that these habits of faith can actually create more margin in your life-providing peace and rest as you walk closer with Jesus.

“Encountering God” is a video study based on the book by Kelly Minter. The class will be facilitated by Janet Limyansky.

Biblical Parenting

In-person and via Zoom

Wednesdays, Feb. 2-March 16 (Start date changed from Jan. 19)
5:30-6:15 p.m.

While the Bible is not a parenting manual, it definitely offers guidance to what biblical parenting is and principles for how to parent. Drop your children off for Children’s Choir and join us for Bible study.

Facilitated by Senior Pastor Rev. David Walters.

Nursery available for ages under 3 by contacting Nursery Director Helena Manning.

Gospel in Life

In-person Class

Wednesdays, Jan. 19-March 9
(Class start delayed due to COVID. New start date is Feb. 2)

9:30-11 a.m.

Join author and pastor Timothy Keller in this video-based study of the gospel and how to live it out in everyday life. In week one, you’ll study the city, your home now, the world that is. Week eight will close with the theme of the eternal city, your heavenly home, the world that is to come. In between, you’ll learn how the gospel can change your heart, your community and how you live in this world.

Facilitated by Minister of Administration René Watson.

This class is full, and registration is closed.

Get the study guide here.

Childcare is available during this class by contacting Nursery Director Helena Manning.

Epic of Eden: Old Testament 

In-person and via Zoom

Wednesdays, Jan. 19-April 6
6:30-8 p.m.

OR

Thursdays, Jan. 20-April 7
10-11:30 a.m.

Does your knowledge of the Old Testament feel like a grab bag of people, books, events & ideas?

In this video study, Dr. Sandra Richter clearly and powerfully communicates a history of God’s redeeming grace, weaving together a story that runs from the Garden of Eden to the garden of the New Jerusalem. Take the journey with Rev. Terri Henkel.

Purchase the book here.

Childcare is available during the Wednesday evening class by contacting Nursery Director Helena Manning.

Galatians 

In-person and via Zoom

Wednesdays, Jan. 19-April 6
6:30-7:30 p.m.

Paul’s first known Letter was written to the Galatians in the midst of a huge controversy about Paul’s credibility and what beliefs and rituals were and were not necessary to be a Christian. This class will be in a video/discussion format dissecting the 6 chapters of Galatians as Paul documents many of the key tenants of the early Christian church. Weekly scripture and study guide readings will be assigned. 

The class will be facilitated by Ben Powell.  

Purchase the book here.

Childcare is available by contacting Nursery Director Helena Manning.

Long Obedience in the Same Direction 

In-person and via Zoom

Wednesdays, Jan. 19-March 2
7-8:15 p.m.

We’re surrounded by a society that idealizes quick results and stimulating experiences. The Christian life, however, calls us to be not tourists but pilgrims — disciples committed to a long journey of faith. This study, based on Eugene Peterson’s bestselling “A Long Obedience in the Same Direction,” provides an accessible guide for growing in perseverance. Find encouragement in the Psalms of Ascent (120-134) to press on with qualities such as hope, repentance, patience and joy.

Facilitated by Rev. Brad Greene.

Participants will need a Bible, the book and the study guide.

Purchase the book here or here.

Purchase the study guide here or here.

Childcare is available during this class by contacting Nursery Director Helena Manning.

The Reason for God

In-person and via Zoom

Wednesdays, Jan. 19-March 23  
7-8 p.m.

“The Reason for God” has been heralded as the “Mere Christianity” for the 21st century. In this book, pastor Tim Keller, addresses some of the frequent doubts that skeptics, and even ardent believers, have about religion. By engaging with some of the most difficult questions about religion  Can there be only one true religion? Has science made religion obsolete? How can a good God allow evil and suffering  Keller hopes to demonstrate that belief in God is not only defensible, but necessary if one is to lead a life filled with meaning, hope, and love.

This class will be facilitated by Director of Discipleship Wes Maston.

 

Purchase the book here.

Childcare is available during this class by contacting Nursery Director Helena Manning.

Surprised by Hope

In-person and via Zoom

Wednesdays, Jan. 19-March 2
7-8:15 p.m.

Many Christians believe our future in heaven is all that really matters. But that’s not what the Bible teaches. In this 6-session small group Bible study, premier Bible scholar N.T. Wright brings you inside the Scriptures to grasp the full, breathtaking hope Jesus offers the world — and its impact on your life today. The class will be facilitated by Denise Starbird.

Purchase the book here.

Childcare is available during this class by contacting Nursery Director Helena Manning.

Risen Motherhood

Via Zoom; with transition to in-person

Thursdays, Jan. 20-Feb. 17 
9-10:30 a.m.

Motherhood is hard. In a world of 5-step lists and silver-bullet solutions to become perfect parents, mothers are burdened with mixed messages about who they are and what choices they should make. If you feel pulled between high-fives and hard words, with culture’s solutions only raising more questions, you’re not alone. But there is hope.

You might think that Scripture doesn’t have much to say about the food you make for breakfast, how you view your postpartum body, or what school choice you make for your children, but a deeper look reveals that the Bible provides the framework for finding answers to your specific questions about modern motherhood.

Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler help you understand and apply the gospel to common issues moms face, so you can connect your Sunday morning faith to the Monday morning tantrum.

This class will be facilitated by Director of Women’s Ministries Stephanie Newton.

Young Adult Bible Study: A group for college-age through 35, without children.

Young Adult Bible Study

In-person Class

Every other Monday, Jan. 10-April 4
6:30-7:30 p.m.

This group is geared towards young adults (college-aged to 35 years old without children) and is facilitated by Director of Outreach and Connections Allison Nye. We would love for you to be a part of this community!

We will be studying “God’s Unbreakable Promises,” by Jennie Allen. During each meeting, we will watch the 10-minute video, have discussion time and then break into small groups. In this six-session study, we will learn about the promises and covenants God has made to understand the overall story of Scripture and his unfailing love for us.

The first three weeks will meet at Alpharetta Presbyterian Church, and the last three will meet at Alpharetta Methodist in room 274.

Feb. 21 will be a service night, most likely off campus.

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Men’s Bible Studies

Alpharetta Methodist Men (AMen) believes that our faith journeys are enriched by supporting other men in their walk with Jesus Christ. Read about AMen and men’s Bible study groups.