Growing, Serving and Learning Together

Sunday groups provide a way for adults to grow in the knowledge and love of God by learning, serving, praying and doing life together. Groups are offered for adults of all ages and stages in life, and newcomers are always welcome. Feel free to visit a few groups until you find the place that feels like “home.” If you need help finding a group, contact Director of Discipleship and Connection Allison Nye (678-867-7514).

Adult Sunday groups meet at 10 a.m.

Many adult Sunday groups meet both in-person and online. Check the class description to see if it offers Zoom, then email the class contact person for the link.

Prepare the Way! A Clergy-Led Advent Study

Age Range: Adults of all ages
Room: 227
Contact: Allison Nye

While Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, it can be quite stressful, too. Much of the stress is in the preparation for Christmas Day – shopping, decorating, baking, cooking, wrapping, hosting, travel and more. Did we mention shopping?  

What if we prepared differently this year? What if, instead of preparing our homes and our hosting, we prepared our hearts? What if we prepared not only for the birth of Christ, but for the return of Christ? Perhaps, if we prepare the way for the Lord, we will discover that this season is filled with peace, joy, love and hope.  

This series is designed to run simultaneously with the “Prepare the Way!” sermon series and will be offered by most adult Sunday School classes. If you don’t have a Sunday School class, you’re invited to join our pastors for the study. Please register here by Nov. 20. 

Abiding in the Vine

Age Range: 50 plus
Room: 316 and via Zoom
Contact: Sharon Rocchio

Inspired by the verses in John 15:1-17, this class’s goal is to follow Jesus Christ and be obedient to God. By “abiding in him,” class members strive to fulfill Christ’s purpose in their lives. The class is a mix of faith journeys and ages. This diversity lends itself to thoughtful discussion. Curriculum includes a variety of media and authors.

The Breakfast Club

Age Range: 30s
Room: 225 and via Zoom
Contact: Juliette Johnson

The Breakfast Club is close-knit, inquisitive and fun-loving group of couples with young children. Two of the Breakfast Club’s favorite authors are Adam Hamilton and Rob Bell.

The Builders

Age Range: 50 plus (all ages welcome)
Rm.: 253 and via Zoom
Contact: Tom Norton

We welcome new members of all ages and pray we can provide a sense of belonging and growing together in our Christian lives as we study, pray, play, and help others. The name Builders was chosen by everyone in the group because most people were new to the area, were adapting to changes in their lives, or building a new church home life. Also, we remember that Christ was a carpenter. Class time is a participatory discussion of the material studied for that day. Our goal is to increase our knowledge and wisdom on living Christian lives and seeking to understand God’s will.
Cobb/Open Door

Age Range: 60 plus
Rm.: 251
Contact: Connie Rappa or Roy Foster

The Cobb/Open Door class is a combination of two long-time classes that joined together to continue in fellowship to study God’s Word. All studies are biblically based and can be lead by several different members. We may use video studies along with study guides. We welcome new members and are a lively group of men and women who are over 60 years old and love the Lord.

Discerning Hearts

Age Range: All ages welcome
Rm.: 276 and via Zoom
Contact: Pam Schiftic
Discerning Hearts is a women’s only Sunday School class.

Early Birds

Ages: Adults of all ages
Rm.: 210
Contact: John Saladna

This class is an unstructured small group environment open to a broad range of topics of mutual interest. Subject matter is often suggested by individuals or decided as a group.

The typical session begins with a 10- to 20-minute video followed by open dialog on key points, meanings, how they relate to the Christian living and current times. Video content features presenters such as Andy Stanley, N. T. Wright, Adam Hamilton, Rick Warren and others.

Families of Faith

Age Range: 40s to 60s
Rm.: 308 and via Zoom
Contact: Kelly Ryan

Families of Faith is a class made up of singles and couples. Most members have middle school through college-aged children. Families of Faith celebrates the fact that families look different, but that all families need Christ in the center. Study topics are chosen to uplift and challenge members in their daily walk with God. The class recognizes the importance of serving the ministries of our church and community, and members encourage one another to volunteer.

Friendship

Age Range: 60-70
Rm.: 274 and via Zoom
Contact: Holly Hunter

This class is open to singles and couples. Sessions encourage open discussion. The class supports various mission projects.

NEW STUDY: Sept. 11-Oct. 9, the Friendship Class will host Lisa Derrick as she leads us in a 5-week study entitled “Abiding Love: God’s Offer of Covenant Relationship.” As we all face critical moments in life, through his perfect timing God offers protection and love, blessing and hope, and so much more. Adults of all ages are welcome to join us as we learn about the faithfulness of God and how to experience his offers through covenant relationship. No registration is required, and there are no materials to purchase. Bring your Bible. If you prefer to attend via Zoom please contact Holly Hunter.

In His Steps

Age Range: 40s-70s
Rm.: 257
Contact: Cindy Roberts

In His Steps Sunday School class draws its name from 1 Peter 2:21, “Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you should follow in His steps.” The class is comprised of members who are single and married, working and retired – all of whom are striving to be more Christ-like. In His Steps uses books and video for short-term studies that are highlighted by open discussion. A mission-oriented group, class members serve as ushers and small group leaders. Several sing in the Chancel Choir.

New Kids on the Block

Rm: 224
Contact: Cadie Clark

New Kids on the Block is a class for young families, to support and walk alongside each other in this challenging season of life. Our mission is to root our marriages and families in Christ’s love and help each other, step by step.

Pathfinders

Age Range: 40-70
Rm.: 208 and via Zoom
Contact: Joy and Bud Manbeck

The members of Pathfinders are constantly seeking to “find their path” and follow Christ. The class uses Bible studies that have strong study guides and DVDs, with class members rotating teaching responsibilities. The Pathfinders membership can be described as “supportive, loving and seeking God’s will.”

Revive

Age Range: 30-50s
Rm.: 226
Contact: Jane Scott

Revive is a class for adults who want to revive their relationship with the Church and fellow believers and, ultimately, revive their walk with Christ. Revive is a family-oriented group. Many of class members have young children (from infant to high school). The focus is on Bible studies that are relatable to our daily lives. Class time is highlighted by open discussion. We encourage social hour after completing each study and plan social events outside class to help develop a deeper relationship with fellow classmates.

Rooted

Age Range: Late 30s-50s
Room: 310
Contact: Michele Melton

This class launched in February 2022 with the goal of taking a scripture-based approach to faith development. Through manageable at-home study and discussion in class, class members aim to gain a mindset of living like Christ in their daily lives.

Spirit in Action

Age Range: 40-65
Rm: 312 and via Zoom
Contact: Beth Simpson

Spirit in Action was formed 20 years ago with the desire to be the hands and feet of Christ. Though we still have many of the original members, we continue to add new faces to our class. We are laid back, supportive and very active in the life of the church. The class is led by various members of the class in Bible study each Sunday.