Flourish: Women's Bible Studies

The Women’s Ministry kicks off a new Bible study—David: A Study in Imperfection—looking at the life of King David from the Old Testament. Known as the boy giant-slayer, shepherd king, and man after God’s own heart, David’s life and rule as king was also marked by sin, failure, and struggle. Come explore David’s complex life and pursuit of God. 

Studies meet at the church on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. and Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m.  beginning the week after Labor Day (September 6/7). Registration opens on August 10 here.

Young Adult Small Groups

The young adults will be kicking off another round of small groups for the fall. Groups meet Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday in different areas of Atlanta. Some of the themes to be discussed this season are: Faith and Fiction, The Prophets, God’s Intention for Work and Rest, and Bible Study with Young Parents. If you are interested in getting plugged into small groups, please email Ben Allward-Theimer at ben@napc.org.

August Foundations Series Schedule

August 6: We welcome Rev. Al LaCour, area coordinator for Reformed University Fellowship. Al has extensive experience in international student work and speaks nationally to churches like North Avenue that are located near major university campuses.  He has worked closely with our Chinese student ministry at Georgia Tech over the past 14 years. As we  join in welcoming more than 300 Chinese students to Atlanta, this is a great opportunity to learn more about the impact of that ministry.

August 13: Dr. Tharwat Wahba shares about the Christian Church in Egypt.

August 20: The Gray Family shares their miraculous journey with their young son Everett and his life-saving heart transplant.

August 27: The Austria Youth Mission Team shares stories from their recent mission trip to Linz, Austria.

Membership Exploration Class

Come to our Membership Exploration Class and learn more about North Avenue Presbyterian Church’s rich history and ministries, and explore what membership means for you. Join us for dinner at a member’s home on Saturday, August 26 from 6 - 8 p.m. 

Then, the following day, meet at the church for breakfast  and a deeper discussion of who Jesus is and our relationship to Him, as well as time to become better acquainted with some of our church leaders and the mission and vision of our church. We will meet on Sunday, August 27 from 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. We will have an opportunity to join the church at the end of the class for those who are ready. RSVP by contacting Kim Goldsmith at kim@napc.org.

Austria Youth Mission Trip Blog

A team of 14 youth and leaders are traveling to Linz, Austria, July 12-24 to work alongside NAPC Missionaries  Werner and Lisa Schobesberger at he House of Hope, a ministry that welcomes refugees from all over the world. The team will have the opportunity to serve refugees there by fulfilling some of their basic needs, offering them hope through the Gospel and helping them to become integrated into society. 

The Team will be sharing stories and photos from their trip here. We hope you'll follow along!

Backpack Drive


Support South Atlanta families through NAPC Mission Partner, FCS. Donation bins are located in the Welcome Center and BMC, July 2-23. 

Buy a backpack and fill it with the following items:
• pens & pencils
• notebook paper
• markers
• spiral notebooks
• composition notebooks
• folders
• crayons
• erasers
• scissors
• glue
• rulers

Foundations Series in July

“What Kind of Father is This?” is a three week study July 16, July 23 and July 30 in the Foundations Class at 10 a.m. in the Gym. This is a study of one of the most astonishing, and perhaps confusing, parables of Jesus. Seldom do we hear a story with such clear implications of grace. We think we have misheard. Come, take a new look at this father of the prodigal described in Luke 15. Come, take a new look at how we fit into the story, sometimes as the younger off-spring or sometimes as the older. Sometimes as the one living in the tyranny of the favor line and sometimes as the one in need of a covering.  Claire Hertzler will guide us in this fresh look at, “How can I live fully-loved rather than less-loved?”

First Serve—Welcome Chinese Students

Connect with one of North Avenue’s most vibrant and transformational ministries!  Join with NAPC and the Georgia Tech Chinese Friendship Association to welcome more than 300 people coming directly from Mainland China to Georgia Tech.  At least 75 volunteers are needed to make the welcoming a success! There are several different ways you can help:

Help transport students from the airport. You can be a part of their first impression of America and extend their first warm welcome! Sign up at www.apath-international.org/napc

We have invited students to stay up to five nights in a home as their wait for their permanent housing to become avaiable. This special opportunity also gives students a unique experience in an American home and allows you to build a relationship. Sign up at www.apath-international.org/napc

PROVIDE A MEAL OR DISH for 30 people and/or help serve the meal and clean up. You can also help with hosting and helping students according to what they need.  (AUGUST 9-17 at WCF)

HOST A TABLE AT THE WELCOME DINNER  or help with decorations, gift bags, registration, transportation (AUGUST 19, 5-9:30 PM at NAPC GYM)

DONATE OR HELP DELIVER donated beds or furniture to student apartments.

Pray for the welcoming logistics, for the students and the host families and airport pickup vulunteers, the welcoming dinner. 

To join in thiswonderful time of welcoming new friends, you may contact Carol Hightower (carolh50@bellsouth.net). You may also sign up at the church on Sundays in July in the Welcome Center on the third floor.  Please sign up early.  We will provide hospitality training for the volunteers. 

Faith & Film: Women's Summer Bible Study

As we wind down our Wednesday evening and Thursday morning Women’s Bible Studies for the school year, we are excited to change things up a bit with a summer Bible study focused on Faith and Film.

Starting in June, we will dive into a bi-weekly study using movies as the jumping off point for fellowship and conversation. All you need to participate is access to a Netflix account. We kick off on June 14.

If you would like to receive emails about the location of these gatherings, please contact Kay Carlson (kay@napc.org) to be added to the list.

Young Adult Summer Retreat

What is the best way to connect with other young adults (ages 20-45) at North Avenue? Our Young Adult Retreat! Whether you are new or old to NAPC, we want YOU to join us for a weekend full of fun, connection, and storytelling. This year we will be journeying to Americus, GA, where we will learn about Koinonia Farm, an interracial, intentional community founded in the 1940s during the Jim Crow South. From this example of New Testament living, we will explore the theme of reconciliation within our lives. The retreat costs only $40 for the weekend, July 14-16.  As a bonus, we might be able to watch President Jimmy Carter teach his renowned Sunday School class. Register for the retreat here.

First Sundays Coffee

As a church family we have been missing the opportunity to share a meal together on Sundays. Come enjoy a bite to eat and a cup of coffee in the Welcome Center on the first Sundays of the month anytime between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. This is a great place to connect with others at NAPC or to ask questions about the church—or just enjoy some extended fellowship time outside of worship.