What is the future of the church in North America? Almost everywhere you turn the story seems to be one of decline. Drawing on biblical wisdom and emerging forms of church planting, this study introduces present-day models and examples of new forms of church that honors traditional forms of church while imagining fresh expressions of church and the power of both/and. This 8 week book study unpacks the both/and reality of the Fresh Expressions movement and what it means to take the church Jesus loves to the people Jesus loves.
*Also available as an online discussion via ZOOM Meetings and the North Georgia Conference. Please email Heather Jallad for more information about joining online.*
Meeting Time: Sun, 9:00 AM Location: S201, Second Floor
Bible Study & fellowship centered on Christian Living. Mid-Life & Empty-Nester couples. Visitors & new members welcome at any time. Student, Children's and Nursery Programming is available for all Sunday morning groups.
Every Saturday morning 7:00-7:45am at the PAC (Patriot Athletic Campus 9825 Brumbelow Road in Johns Creek, GA)
Gather on the field at the PAC for fellowship, faith, and fitness. Engage in a High Intensity Interval Training/Bootcamp Workout. Each exercise can by modified for your own ability. Enjoy a time of fellowship and exercise while we get in shape and meet other men in the process. All ages and abilities are welcome!
Meeting Time: Sun, 9:00 AM Location: S149, First Floor
Couples & parents of school-age children. Topical study of biblical guidance for family life & discipleship. Visitors & new members welcome at any time. Student, Children's and Nursery Programming is available for all Sunday morning groups.
Meeting Time: Mon, 6:30 PM Location: Village Burger
Monday November 11, December 9 & January 6
Finding Common Ground - Book Club
In a world that seems to be growing more hostile to the gospel, what can Christians do? How can we communicate with unbelieving friends and coworkers in a way that won't seem pushy, intolerant, or judgmental? This book reminds us of the biblical art of sowing and shows us some practical and effective ways. This group will meet 3 times; at beginning, middle and end of the book for discussion. Get your copy of Finding Common Ground by Tim Downs here.
*This class will meet off campus at Village Burger in the Fresh Market shopping center - 33005 Old Alabama Road, Suite 220, Johns Creek, GA*
Meeting Time: Sun, 10:30 AM Location: S305, Third Floor
A large class of mature adults. This exegetical Bible study chooses a book of the Bible and studies it from the beginning to the end (line by line), considering the culture in which it was written, customs of the day, language issues, and nuances. The goal is to discern how God wants us to live our lives, become better disciples and serve and love others. Visitors & new members welcome at any time. Student, Children's and Nursery Programming is available for all Sunday morning groups.
Meeting Time: Sun, 9:00 AM Location: S183, First Floor
Bible Study and fellowship centered on Christian Living and community of friends. Mid-Life and Empty-Nester couples. Visitors & new members welcome at any time. Student, Children's and Nursery Programming is available for all Sunday morning groups. Please plan to arrive a little early to allow for check in to Children's and Nursery programs.
Meeting Time: Sun, 10:30 AM Location: S214, Second Floor
A group of active Christian adults studying God’s word and sharing fellowship and friendship. Teachers include class members and guest speakers leading a book-by-book journey through the Bible. Group participation and discussion will enrich you wherever you happen to be in your spiritual journey. Visitors and new members are always welcomed! Student, Children's and Nursery Programming is available for all Sunday morning groups.
Meeting Time: Sun, 9:00 AM Location: S305, Third Floor
Bible study & fellowship centered on Christian living. Mid-Life couples with middle school, high-school & older aged children. Visitors & new members are welcome at any time. We study a variety of Biblical topics using various sources including video series. We look at the Bible historically, book by book and also topically. Student, Children's and Nursery Programming is available for all Sunday morning groups.
Losing a loved one is always going through uncharted waters. We are not taught how to grieve and each journey of grief is individual. We want to offer you support as you navigate these rough waters. GriefShare is a group support setting that helps you understand why grief affects you the way it does and how to deal with it between you and God.
Meeting Time: Mon, 11:30 AM; Thu, 11:30 AM Location: Off site
"for those with a hunger for something deeper"
An adaptation of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius by Larry Warner, designed to help you enter into a life-transforming journey toward Christlikeness. Ignatius wanted to help everyone, no matter what age or stage of life, experience Jesus. Through prayers and Scripture readings largely focused on the life of Christ, the Spiritual Exercises have been powerful and growth-inducing for so many and can be a transformation in you as well. These exercises are designed to help you encounter the person of Jesus, foster a deeper relational knowing of Jesus, cultivate a greater desire and freedom to say yes to Jesus. Groups are beginning in September 2019 on Mondays (first and fourth) 11:30 am - 1 pm or Thursdays (first and second) 11:30 am - 1 pm. Meetings occur twice per month for approximately 9 months, location to be determined. This group is led by Juli Able, certified Spiritual Director.
Meeting Time: Sun, 9:00 AM Location: S146, First Floor
Couples in their 20s to 40s are welcome as we study God's Word and share life and fellowship together. The coffee is flowing and the conversations and friendships are rich. All are welcome! Student, Children's and Nursery Programming is available for all Sunday morning groups.
Meeting Time: Sat, 7:15 AM Location: S183, First Floor
Saturday Morning Men's Small Group
Men of the Way was first formed in 2000 as an evangelical Bible fellowship. It is first and foremost a Bible study, supported by sharing and prayer. Its members seek to grow in faith and obediently serve God in the Great Commission. We alternate between studying the Old and New Testament. New members are always welcome!
An open and ongoing Bible Study for moms who support, encourage and grow together in their faith journeys. Looking to God’s Word for guidance through the ups and downs of parenting and marriage, this group meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month to study and on the second Wednesday to serve others.
This fall we will kickoff with a study from Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson’s Desperate and discuss how motherhood can be both joy-filled and overwhelming. This study is described as a life offering filled with encouragement , help and answers to the hard questions and trials that all parents face. We will also walk through the weekly devotion by Jen Hatmaker, Out of the Spin Cycle, designed to lighten our “mother load” and remind us that Jesus’ to-do list is way shorter than ours.
Meeting Time: Mon, 12:30 PM Location: S142, First Floor
Covenant by Kay Arthur
In Covenant, Kay Arthur explores God’s initiatives with humanity by studying His covenants throughout history. Kay shows that the idea of covenant — God’s enduring promise — is key to understanding our relationship to God. Kay will guide you in exploring the benefits and responsibilities of covenant as well as the character of the covenant initiator. Learn about the remarkable ways the old covenant points to the promises of the new covenant. Bring your Bible and guidebooks will be given out the first day of class.
Meeting Time: Mon, 7:30 PM Location: S215A, Second Floor
This is an exegetically (line by line) study of the Bible from the beginning to the end, considering the culture in which it was written, customs of the day, language issues and nuances. The goal is to discern how God wants us to live our lives, become better disciples and how to serve and love others. Childcare is not available for this class.
Join men of all ages and life-stages at the Underground cafe each Monday night for a time of fellowship and a time of bible study and table discussion on Biblical Leadership. Fellowship and snacks begin @ 6:30 pm and the group starts @ 7:00 pm.
Meeting Time: Sun, 9:00 AM Location: S214, Second Floor
Bible Study & fellowship centered on Christian Living. Mid-Life couples with high-school & older aged children. Student, Children's and Nursery Programming is available for all Sunday morning groups. Please plan to arrive a little early to allow for check in to Children's and Nursery programs.
Divorce is painful, fearful, frustrating. We want to offer you hope and help through such difficult times and beyond. This group will help you work through the pain of divorce and live again in His peace. Join our group in the prayer room located just outside the Sanctuary.
Meeting Time: Sun, 10:30 AM Location: S147, First Floor
In this class, we will study in-depth the Prophetical books of the Bible starting with Daniel. We will consider the time when the book was written, the moral and spiritual condition of the people at that time and the message Lord spoke through the Prophets to His people. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we will diligently learn how to apply the word of God to our lives in this current day and age as we all know the word of God is living and active. We get a much deeper understanding of Heart of God when we study the Prophetical books. “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17. Do not ignore this part of scripture as difficult to understand or as not relevant now, but come and join with us as we study together and grow in the knowledge of God. Student, Children's and Nursery Programming is available for all Sunday morning groups.
Meeting Time: Sun, 5:30 PM Location: S305, Third Floor
Monthly | Sunday Evenings | January 12th | February 9th | March 8 | April 19th
This is a contemplative time to go deeper in your Spiritual practices with guided ways to interact and engage with the Holy Spirit. These activities allow Him to reveal new and personal things to you. Each month will be different and focus on a new practice or activity. All are invited for this short time of personal spiritual growth. The time may be short, but the rewards will be great. Childcare available for babies to 5th grade with reservation. Students participate in Small Groups during this time.
Meeting Time: Sun, 9:00 AM Location: S147, First Floor
Teaching & discussion of Science & Religion (evolution vs. intelligent design) with biblical foundations. Visitors & new members are welcome. Student, Children's and Nursery Programming is available for all Sunday morning groups.
Meeting Time: Thu, 7:15 AM Location: Off site-- Uptown Cafe
Join Pastor Mark Danzey and men of all ages and life-stages at Uptown Café each Thursday for a hot breakfast (first-time attendees eat free!) and time of devotion. Buffet begins @ 7:15 AM, the group begins at 7:30 AM.
Uptown Café is located at 9850 Nesbit Ferry Road, Johns Creek GA 30022
Meeting Time: Tue, 9:30 AM Location: S215b, Second Floor
God of Creation by Jen Wilkin
The opening lines and chapters of Genesis teach us fundamental truths about God. We watch Him bring light after darkness, order after chaos, and rest after toil—all through the power of His Word. Over 10 sessions of verse-by-verse study, dive into the first 11 chapters of Genesis by following three critical stages of understanding: comprehension, interpretation, and application. Revisit familiar stories and historical figures, challenge your basic knowledge, and discover deeper meanings in the text. As God reveals Himself through Scripture, we can only begin to understand ourselves when we first glimpse the character, attributes, and promises of our Creator. New women welcome to join at any time. Participants need to purchase their own book.
10/16 - 11/20: Raising Girls/Raising Boys
Using the Season Two podcast by Christian Counselors, Sissy Goff, David Thomas and Melissa Travathan, and hosted by Sarah Bragg, we will listen and discuss who children are at each of the four stages of development and what they need from their parents during that stage. We will then share, encourage and brainstorm ideas to help to prepare each other for the next season.
Meeting Time: Wed, 9:30 AM Location: S139, First Floor
Wednesday morning Women's Bible study.
"Discovering Our Spiritual Identity” by Trevor Hudson
This practical book covers topics such as:
Hearing and speaking with God
Growing in spiritual friendship
Practicing stewardship of our work and play
Approaching our death and the world beyond
Living now in the Kingdom of God
The chapters in this workbook are peppered with “holy experiments”, simple practices that bring us into God’s presence and help us experience life as His beloved. Wherever you may find yourself along the Way, a real and vital spirituality awaits you in these pages. Cost of Book: $14.50 Childcare available for this class.
Meeting Time: Wed, 9:45 AM Location: S215A, Second Floor
Moving Mountains: Praying with Passion, Confidence and Authority by John Eldredge
Isaiah, a Prophet for Our Times, commentary by Wayne Clark
We will begin this Fall with John Eldredge’s book, Moving Mountains which is about praying with Passion, Confidence and Authority. We will use this book along with his study guide. This will be our focus for September and October and then we’ll begin a study of Isaiah, a Prophet for Our Times, using a commentary by Wayne Clark. This study will be in November and start back up in January and go for the Spring session. Bring your Bible. Workbooks will be available on the first day of class for purchase. Childcare is available for this class.
Welcome to Dinner, Church
Church was not always done the way we do it. There was a time when Christians gathered around tables, included the strangers and the poor, ate together, and talked about Jesus. This form of church occurred mostly during the first three hundred years of Christianity, and was highly effective in bringing lost people to Jesus. While the church of today is very meaningful to Christ-followers, it is failing to help our lost neighbors find their way to the Savior. Dinner Church is a part of the Fresh Expressions movement bringing new forms of church to people not yet connected to any church. This 8 week book study ofWelcome to Dinner, Church by Verlon Fosner examines what it might be like for a traditional church to plant a dinner church in a nearby hurting neighborhood.
Meeting Time: Sun, 10:30 AM Location: S142, First Floor
A Large class of mature adults. Exegetical Bible study & discipleship focus. Fellowship & Christian community of friends. Visitors & new members welcome at any time. Student, Children's and Nursery Programming is available for all Sunday morning groups.
Meeting Time: Sun, 9:00 AM Location: S215A, Second Floor
A weekly women’s gathering of fellowship, devotion & service projects. Open to women of all ages and life-stages. Student, Children's and Nursery Programming is available for all Sunday morning groups.
Women's Small Group, all ages welcome. Join us for a Bible focused small group. This group meets September through April on Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:30 am at different homes in a 3 mile radius of the church.
This September, we will be studying "Job" by Lisa Harper.
Joy is the constant companion of the woman who trusts in the Lord. And while you can find it in friends, family, and circumstances, unfailing, persistent joy will only ever overflow from your relationship with Jesus. Just ask Job, the man from Uz who clung to God’s goodness while all his worldly joys were stripped away. But how is it possible to hold onto such joy in times of sorrow? In this 7-session study, discover the redemptive facet of Job’s suffering. Learn to view pain as a way to strengthen your faith, point others to the gospel, and trust in the Lord. Because His providence will never take you to a place where His grace will not sustain you.