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.

 

If you’re interested in one of the classes below for which registration is closed, please contact Director of Discipleship and Connections Allison Nye

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Financial Peace University

In-person class. Also available on Zoom.

Mondays, Sept. 12-Nov. 7
6:30-7:30 p.m.

Think this class is just for folks who are struggling financially? Think again. Executive Pastor and Financial Coach René Watson, who has led hundreds of people through the material, has many testimonies of people in every financial situation whose lives and futures have been changed by this teaching! Dave Ramsey and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, improving relationships around money, investing and planning for the future, and much more. You’ll watch the video on your own and then gather weekly for a recap, discussion and to encourage one another along your journey to financial peace and success.

This year, Alpharetta Methodist is investing in YOU by paying for your Ramsey Plus Membership which provides class materials, the upgraded version of the Everydollar app and a ton of other teaching materials. There has never been a better time to say YES to your future.

This class will be facilitated by Financial Coaches Joe Cegala and Sandra Godfrey.

Registration is closed for this class.

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Disciple Fast Track: New Testament

In-person class. Also available on Zoom.

Mondays, Sept. 12-Nov. 28
6:30-7:45 p.m.

This class is open to everyone with a desire to connect with God’s word starting with the New Testament. Disciple Fast Track maintains the integrity of the original Disciple study but in half the time to meet the needs of a hectic world.

Participants will need to commit to 3-4 hours per week using the study manual. This group is designed for those unacquainted with the Bible as well as those who are well-versed. This will be a life changing opportunity to look though God’s window (the Bible) together.

Facilitated by Paul Stephens.

Registration is closed for this class.

The Six Truths of Motherhood

The Six Truths of Motherhood

In-person class. Also available on Zoom.

Wednesdays, Sept. 14-Oct. 19
9-10:30 a.m.

Motherhood is challenging, to say the least. This small-group Bible study can help you tackle some of the big challenges facing moms today — like discipline, resentment, identity and family values. You can successfully navigate culture, parent your children and still find time for you. “The Six Truths of Motherhood” can help you go from surviving to thriving. 

Led by Director of Women’s Ministries Stephanie Newton.

A nursery is available during this class. Contact Nursery Director Helena Manning.

Order the book here.

The Reason for God

The Reason for God

In-person class. Also available on Zoom.

Wednesdays, Sept. 14-Nov. 2
9:30-11 a.m.

Author Timothy Keller addresses the frequent doubts that skeptics, and even ardent believers, have about religion. Using literature, philosophy, real-life conversations and potent reasoning, Keller explains how the belief in a Christian God is, in fact, a sound and rational one. 

Facilitated by Danielle Day and Executive Pastor René Watson. 

Registration is closed for this class.

Order the book here.

Biblical Foundations for Marriage

Biblical Foundations for Marriage

In-person class.

Wednesdays, Sept. 14-Nov. 16
5:30-6:15 p.m.

“In 27 years of ministry, I’ve officiated over 125 weddings. I talk with each couple about the 5 B’s of marriage that cover the most important areas of married life and that are the keys to a blessed marriage. Join us for a look at those 5 areas and what the Bible has to say about each one,” says Rev. David Walters, who will lead this group.

Parents, this class is offered during Kids’ Choir rehearsals, so you don’t need to worry about childcare. Learn about our Kids’ Choirs program and register your child here.

Registration is closed for this class.

A nursery is available during this class. Contact Nursery Director Helena Manning.

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The Broken Way

In-person class. Also available on Zoom.

Wednesdays, Sept. 14-Oct. 19
6:30-7:30 p.m.

In this video Bible study, New York Times bestselling author Ann Voskamp takes us on a personal journey along the broken way. The broken way beckons you into more time, more meaning, more authentic relationships. There’s a way, especially when things aren’t shaping up quite like you imagined, that makes life take the shape of more — more abundance, more intimacy, more Go.

Facilitated by Director of Women’s Ministries Stephanie Newton. 

Order the book here.

Get the study guide here.

A nursery is available during this class. Contact Nursery Director Helena Manning.

Mark for Everyone

Mark for Everyone

In-person class.

Wednesdays, Sept. 14-March 29, 2023
6:30-7:30 p.m.

This study will highlight some of the unique qualities of the Book of Mark that set it apart while telling the story of Christ’s mission, death and resurrection, as well as the fulfillment of Israel’s scriptures. The study will be a video, facilitated-discussion format supplementing weekly reading.  

Facilitated by Ben Powell. 

Registration is closed for this class.

Order the book here.

A nursery is available during this class. Contact Nursery Director Helena Manning.

Scripture and Sermon Study Group

Scripture and Sermon Discussion Group

In-person group.

Wednesdays, Sept. 14-Nov. 16
6:30-7:30 p.m.

This group will explore the sermon topic and Scripture from the previous Sunday in more detail primarily through discussion and additional resources. Each week, group members will explore the questions: What does the Bible passage SAY? What did the Bible passage mean to THEM? What does the Bible passage mean to ME/US? Facilitated by Rev. Brad Greene and Frank Rocchio.

Registration is closed for this class.

A nursery is available during this group. Contact Nursery Director Helena Manning.

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Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God

In-person class. Also available on Zoom.

Wednesdays, Sept. 14-Nov. 16
6:30-7:30 p.m.

Being close to God means communicating with Him – telling Him what is on our hearts in prayer and hearing and understanding what He is saying to us. It is the second half of our conversation with God that is so important, but can also be so difficult. How do we hear His voice? How can we be sure that what we think we hear is not our own subconscious? What role does the Bible play?

Join Bud Manbeck and Jim Tinsley in exploring Dallas Willard’s book: “Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God” and have these questions answered and more! Dallas provides rich spiritual insight into how we can hear God’s voice clearly and develop an intimate partnership with Him in the work of His Kingdom.

Registration is closed for this class.

Order the book here.

A nursery is available during this group. Contact Nursery Director Helena Manning.

Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White

Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White

In-person class. Also available on Zoom.

Wednesdays, Sept. 14-Oct. 19
6:30-7:30 p.m.

This study by Adam Hamilton, pastor of the Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, is designed to prompt persons of faith into more thoughtful conversations on the political, moral, and religious issues that threaten to divide us. This group is perfect for members of our congregation who are seeking a framework within their faith to engage in productive conversation with others who may hold a range of diverse opinions on issues now facing every church or denomination.

Facilitated by Jim Vournakis and Howard Benson.

Registration is closed for this class.

Order the book here.

Get the study guide here.

A nursery is available during this study. Contact Nursery Director Helena Manning.

"The Gospel on the Ground" and "A Woman's Heart"

The Gospel on the Ground and A Woman’s Heart

In-person class. Also available on Zoom.

Thursdays, Sept. 15-Nov. 17
9:30-11:30 a.m.

This group for women will be covering two books: “The Gospel on the Ground,” by Kristi McLelland and “A Woman’s Heart,” by Beth Moore.

“The Gospel on the Ground” unpacks the life of the early church in the book of Acts and shows us that the kingdom of God is always on the move, always looking outward to bring meaning and joy to a world searching for true fulfillment and hope. Explore the call of Jesus to His disciples then and to us today. See how God’s Word can sustain us even in the most difficult of times and embrace the transformative grace we experience as children of God in His kingdom of celebration.

“A Woman’s Heart” explores the fascinating account of the building of the Old Testament tabernacle, the significance of its intricate design, its pivotal role in God’s eternal plan, the grand fulfillment of its purpose by Jesus Christ, and its variety of meanings for your walk with God today.

Facilitated by Janet Limyansky.

Registration is closed for this class.

Order “The Gospel on the Ground” here.

Get “A Woman’s Heart” here.

Jesus in the Gospels

Jesus in the Gospels

In-person class. Also available on Zoom.

Thursdays, Sept. 15-April 27, 2023
9:30-11 a.m.

Join Rev. Terri Henkel on a journey through the gospel accounts of Jesus’ life. This study will help us understand that Jesus is rooted in Judaism and that Christianity and the New Testament are rooted in the Scriptures of Judaism — our Old Testament.

“Jesus in the Gospels” is a Disciple Bible Study.

Registration is closed for this class.

Order the study manual here.

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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.