Each of the following classes is free. (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.

Explore Class

Explore

In-person class

Sunday, Oct. 10
10-11 a.m.

Explore provides a casual atmosphere for you to learn the basics of our church and what we stand for. This class is perfect if you are brand new and want to learn about Alpharetta Methodist. You’ll have time to ask questions, and you’ll meet pastors and staff members.

This class is offered on the second Sunday of each the month. Questions? Please contact Director of Outreach and Connections Allison Nye.

Discover Class

Discover

In-person class

Sundays, Oct. 17, 24 and 21
10-11 a.m.

Attend Discover to learn about John Wesley and Methodism, our beliefs, and how to get involved in missions, Sunday School classes, and other activities offered by our church. This class is perfect for those who want to learn more about Alpharetta Methodist and get involved, but just don’t know where to start.

Discover is a prerequisite for membership. Questions? Please contact Director of Outreach and Connections Allison Nye.

1 John: Guided by Love and Light

1 John: Guided by Love and Light

In-person and online

Wednesdays, Sept. 8-Oct. 13 
7-8:15 p.m.

The letter of 1 John is an engaging, encouraging message to a Christian community trying to remain true to their core beliefs. This message of love and light speaks to us today as well. Join Rev. Brad Greene for this 6-week verse-by-verse exploration of this short letter.

The Divine Conspiracy

The Divine Conspiracy

In-person and online

Wednesdays, Sept. 8-Dec. 8 
7-8 p.m.

Join us as we dive into Dallas Willard’s classic book “The Divine Conspiracy,” where we’ll gain fresh insights into Christ’s teachings on living a “with-God” life.

Together, we’ll explore a revolutionary way to experience God — knowing Him as an essential part of the here and now, an integral part of every aspect of our existence. The Divine Conspiracy calls us into a more authentic faith and offers a practical plan by which we can become more Christ-like.

Bud Manbeck and Jim Tinsley will facilitate this study.

Isaiah’s “Suffering Servant”

In-person and online

Wednesdays, Sept. 8-Dec. 15
6:30-7:45 p.m.

At the time Isaiah 40-55 was written, Israel was in exile, living in ruins due to its own disobedience. These chapters tell Israel’s story and how God chose to save them. The good news for Israel (and for us!) is that through the Suffering Servant, God is making all things new!

This class will be a combination of video presentation and discussion facilitated by Ben Powell. Readings from the upcoming chapter(s) and the commentary “Isaiah for Everyone,” by John Goldingay, will be assigned each week.

Jesus in the Gospels

In-person class (not available online)

Thursdays, Sept. 16-April 22 
9-11 a.m.

Jesus in the Gospels connects Scripture to daily life and Jesus’ call to discipleship. The study helps group members understand that Jesus is rooted in Judaism and the Scriptures of Judaism and that Christianity and the New Testament are rooted in the Scriptures of Judaism — our Old Testament. A study guide and Gospel comparison workbook are required.

Disciple 1 is a prerequisite for this class. The facilitator will rotate each week.

Mama Bear (and Papa Bear) Apologetics

Mama Bear (and Papa Bear) Apologetics

In-person and online

Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 15 (8 weeks) 
5:30-6:15 p.m.

Mama bears are nurturing and protective. Parents are primarily responsible for nurturing and protecting their children in faith. In today’s culture, many foundational ideas and ideals are challenged and questioned. This class will equip parents to recognize the correct messages of culture, offer discernment, argue for a healthier approach, and reinforce through discussion, discipleship, and prayer.

This study, led by Rev. David Walters, will be offered at the same time as Kids Choir rehearsals, so it’s ideally situated for parents to attend.

Messy People

In-person and online
A Bible study for women

Tuesdays, Sept. 14-Oct. 26
7-8:15 p.m.

Life is messy and we, as women, often find ourselves navigating through more than one mess at a time. We may post the perfect picture on social media and look like we have our act together, but underneath that facade lies a true mess that God sees and loves.  

It could literally be our own homes, but also it could be family conflict, juggling kids and marriage, illness, depression, job loss, even the loss of our own identity, just to name a few. Thankfully, God loves messy people and can use our messy and broken lives to draw us closer to Him, share His love in our community, and grow His kingdom! 

In this six-week study, we’ll take a closer look into the lives of some of our heroes of the bible, who were also messy people, but who God chose to use in powerful ways. We’ll see that, just as God can create a beautiful story from the brokenness of their lives, God can do the same for us. He chooses the messy and creates a masterpiece. 

Please join Janet Mann and Beth Simpson, hot messes themselves, as we discover, together, that God loves a hot mess and can use our messy lives for something beautiful for Him.

Exodus Bible Study

The Story of Exodus

In-person and online

Wednesdays, Sept. 8-Nov. 17 
6:30-8 p.m.

OR

Thursdays, Sept. 9-Nov. 18
10-11:30 a.m.

Exodus picks up where Genesis ends. Join us as we continue to learn about God’s history with his people, his call of a Jewish nation and his moving humanity towards the redemption of the world.

This class will be facilitated by Rev. Terri Henkel.

Using Modern Tools to
Read New Testament Greek

In-person class (not available online)

Tuesdays, Sept. 14-Dec. 7 
7-8 p.m.

Have you ever wondered about the Bible’s original words? What did the Greek mean to the original authors and listeners? Why are translations sometimes so different? Do you enjoy doing detailed Bible studies or Disciple classes, looking deeper into the meaning of the words? If so, this class is for you!

We will use online tools to study the Bible’s original Greek words. Don’t let the sound of “learning Greek” be intimidating. With today’s online tools, it is very easy to make progress while keeping memorization to a minimum. For more information, watch the video below. This class will be facilitated by Rob Lefebvre.

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

Young Adult Bible Study

In-person class (not available online)

Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
and Saturday service projects

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!

This fall, meetings will alternate between Alpharetta Food Truck Alley, in-person Bible study at the church, and service events. The in-person study will be the video series “Everybody, Always,” by Bob Goff. Class will meet in room 274.

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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.