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Adult Discipleship

One of North Avenue’s core values is transformational faith development which suggests that each person continues to grow holistically in knowledge and faith throughout their lifespan. 

Sunday School

As our space is limited during construction, we have combined Sunday School classes. Join us for the Foundations Series at 10 a.m. in the Gym on the fourth floor. We welcome NAPC staff, officers, and congregation members, as well as special guests, to teach us. 

Upcoming Schedule for Foundations Series

This year marks 500 years since Martin Luther, a German Augustinian monk and professor of theology, published his 95 Theses. The Theses protested elements of Catholic doctrine and a number of specific practices such as the selling of indulgences. The publication quickly spread throughout Europe and launched a religious revolution, changing millions of Christians’ understanding of their relationship to God and ultimately leading to a break from the Catholic Church.  We'll be focusing on the Reformation in the Foundations Series during the month of October.

  • Light, Darkness, and the Yes of Faith
    Join us on Sunday, December 3 at 10 a.m. in the Gym for an unusual look at the Annunciation and the call to Christian spiritual formation presented by James Bryan Smith via video. Smith is the author of The Good and Beautiful God series that the Apprentice small group will begin exploring in January. Come get a taste of this Grow opportunity!

  • Let Down Your Net
    What was Peter’s dilemma? What does Jesus really demand that we give up to follow him? What does it really mean to follow Jesus? We’ll explore these and other questions about what it means to go deeper in our relationship with Jesus as we look at a pivotal miracle Jesus performed. Come join us in the Foundations Class in the Gym at 10 a.m. on December 10 as we look closely at the account found in Luke 5:1-11. Boyd Lyons will be facilitating our discussion.

Additional sunday school opportunities

The Young Families Class for families with young children meets on Sunday mornings at 10 the Bank of America Building Lobby. This group meets for Bible study and to share in life together in this season of life. Contact Ben Allward-Theimer to connect with this class.


The new Apprentice Series, Book One on Sunday mornings invites you to examine your narratives about who God is and see how they match the narrative Jesus revealed in the Gospels. The Apprentice experience involves reading “The Good and Beautiful God,” engaging in soul training practices to reinforce the Biblical messages, and participating in a small group discussion each week where your new narratives can become transformative. This opportunity is scheduled for 10-11:30 a.m. each Sunday from January 14 - March 11, 2018. Registration forms are available in the Foundations Class or by contacting Deadline is December 10, 2017.


Chinese Scholars are invited to join an ESL Preparations Class at 10 a.m. in Room 316. We preview the elements and vocabulary of the 11 a.m. worship service. Chinese children are invited to learn the English Bible with the Children’s ministry, currently located in the Broyles Ministry Center.  Children also may attend a professional ESL children’s class with Judy Billings at 11 a.m. in Room 316.  

Small Groups

North Avenue has small groups that gather all over the metro-Atlanta area, meeting throughout the week. Some groups gather based on location, affinity, or age & stage. Find the right group for you by contacting Kim Goldsmith.