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, 9:30 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, 9:30 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: Sun, 11:00 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. Please note that this class meets at 9:00am.
Meeting Time: Sun, 11:00 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, 9:30 AM Location: S167, First 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: Sun, 9:30 AM Location: S166, 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.
In January we will be listening to and discussing the podcast “Raising Boys and Girls” by authors and Christian counselors, Sissy Goff, David Thomas and Melissa Trevathon. Conversations will center around who boys and girls are during the first few developmental stages and what they need from the grown-ups who love them.
Meeting Time: Mon, 12:30 PM Location: S142, First Floor
Overcomer: 8 Ways to Live a Life of Unstoppable Strength, Unmovable Faith, and Unbelievable Power
by Dr. David Jeremiah
Beginning Monday, January 13th at 12:30pm
We live in a time of deep uncertainty. And yet, the Bible promises we were created to enjoy lives of freedom, even in times when the world around us seems filled with darkness. We were created to be overcomers, conquering the greatest obstacles in our lives. David Jeremiah offers his insights on one of the most quoted but least understood passages of the Bible: the apostle Paul’s admonition to the Ephesians to take up the whole armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18). Dr. Jeremiah explores the powerful relevance of spiritual armor as a critical tool each day as we confront the specific challenges in our lives and of our time. If you’ve had enough of living in defeat, it is time to find renewed strength and claim the promises of God’s Word to overcome life’s greatest threats. Bring your Bible and books 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.
Open the Bible: An Introduction to the Greatest Book Ever Written
Meeting Time: Sun, 9:30 AM Location: 214
A Bible Introduction Class
Sundays, Starting February 2 | 9:30 - 10:30 AM | Room 214
Join us for a relaxed, conversational six-week course, where we
will walk through an overview of the Bible; including a discussion of
its history, the sections, the people, and the stories.
Meeting Time: Sun, 9:30 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, 11:00 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, 11:00 AM Location: S166, 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.
Sunday | January 5-February 23
5:15-6:30 pm in room 214
Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in your kids
All parents are invited to join us during the Student Life small group time for this video and book study by Dr. Kara Powell and Dr. Chap Clark which has sparked a movement to empower parents and adults to develop robust and long-term faith in kids of all ages. Using research, Bible-based strategies and practical ideas, we will discuss and encourage parents how to encourage the spiritual growth in their children’s and other young people God has put in their lives. Practical tools and resources will be shared on topics ranging from teaching our identity in Christ, sharing our spiritual journey and building intentional God-centered relationships into our lives.
*No class 1/19 - Martin Luther King holiday weekend or 2/17 - President's Day weekend
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 Covenant by Jen Wilkin
Beginning January 7th
Beginning with Genesis 12, walk alongside the fathers of our faith—Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph—to discern Jesus in the stories of His people.
Over 10 sessions, discover how God orchestrates everything for His glory and the good of His people, and see how the God of creation and covenant is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
New women welcome to join at any time. Participants need to purchase their own book.
January 16-March 4 - The Five Love Languages of Children
Join us as we discuss the book by Dr. Gary Chapman and Dr. Ross Campbell on how we can teach and model to our children what it means to communicate love to others in ways it will be best received. Discover or brush up on your own love language and learn how to love your child(ren) in a way they will understand. We will also explore how to use this knowledge in correcting and disciplining more effectively.
*No class 2/26 for Ash Wednesday
March 11-April 29 - The Gospel in Color: A Theology of Racial Reconciliation
Racism is a very real issue which every child will encounter from their perspective at some point in their life. The authors Jarvis J. Williams and Curtis A. Woods have designed two companion books (one each for parents and children) to equip parents to have helpful, honest conversations with a biblical perspective on race and racism and how the good news of Jesus Christ brings about reconciliation. We will discuss these and other resources in order to help make this topic approachable, engaging and gospel-centered both in and outside of your home.
*No class 4/3 for Fulton Co. Spring Break
Meeting Time: Wed, 6:00 PM Location: S215A, Second Floor
Wednesdays starting February 12th at 6:00 to 7:45 pm
Abundant Simplicity by Jan Johnson
Come and discover the unhurried rhythms of grace. Which activities give you energy and connect you with God? Do you know what behaviors are life-draining for you, separating you from God? Simplicity is about choosing the engaging, relational life we were meant to live. It means shedding obligation and pretension. It means spending time,energy, and money in ways that help us become clear-headed. It means being intentional about what we do and how we live. These choices allow God's power to move through us and bless others as we have space to do good. In each chapter Jan Johnson provides small experiments with simplicity as well as questions for discussion or reflection to get you started. Childcare available for nursery, Children's, and Students.
Meeting Time: Wed, 9:30 AM Location: S139, First Floor
Wednesday | 9:30 am
January 15- February 12 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.
February 19 - April 29
Abundant Simplicity: Discovering the Unhurried Rhythms of Grace by Jan Johnson
Do you know what behaviors are life-draining for you, separating you from God? Simplicity is about choosing the engaging, relational life we were meant to live. It means shedding obligation and pretension. It means spending time, energy and money in ways that help us become clear-headed. It means being intentional about what we do and how we live. These choices allow God’s power to move through us and bless others as we have space to do goo. Each chapter in this book provides small experiments with simplicity as well as questions for discussion or reflection.
Meeting Time: Wed, 9:45 AM Location: S215A, Second Floor
Isaiah, a Prophet for Our Times, commentary by Wayne Clark
January 8 - April 26
We'll start the new year with a study of Isaiah, a Prophet for Our Times, using a commentary by Wayne Clark. 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, 11:00 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, 9:30 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.