Sunday Worship Services

9am (Worship in the Chapel)
11am (Worship in the Sanctuary)

Bible Study


Wednesday Nights

Fellowship Meal: 5-5:45pm
Journeys Program for Adults: 6-6:45pm
Music & Missions for Children: 6-6:45pm
The Gathering for Youth: 6-6:45pm
Nursery Care Provided



Smoke Rise Baptist Church
5901 Hugh Howell Road
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
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Adult Class

Adult Sunday School

There are a variety of Sunday School classes for you to choose from. Each class provides opportunities for community building, service to others, Bible study, care and support.

Some classes are organized by age range, some are gender based and some are focused on life issue discussions.

Find a Class

All classes begin at 9:45am on Sunday Mornings. For help finding where a class meets, come by the Welcome Desk on the second floor of the Sanctuary building or the lower gym level between 9:30-10:00am on Sunday mornings.

For questions about classes, please contact Kathy Dobbins.

Open Circle Class

  • Location: Room 307
  • Age: 30s

  • Our class is a community of young families who are exploring life and faith together.

Faith & Issues

  • Location: Room A125

  • This diverse class that discusses various topics and current events from a Christian perspective. Open to anyone who likes to think about and explore the relevant issues of our day. Persons are welcome to be a permanent member of the class or just drop in for a particular topic.

Good News

  • Location: Room 123
  • Age Range: Older Teens & Adults

  • This class is for older teens and adults with special needs. Each week they experience the good news of God’s love through accessible Bible stories and related activities. If you would like more information, please contact Karen Ripley or Rev. Bart McNiel.

The Ideas and Actions Class

  • Location: 304
  • Age Range: 20 Something Young Adults

  • As the name suggests our purpose centers around ideas based on our Christian experience and implementation of the same into positive action as both a class and as individuals. We are young adults in our 20’s. Come and join us as we explore life and faith.


  • Location: Room 310
  • Age: Young Families in their 20s & 30s

  • This a class of young families that focuses on small group discussions related to Biblical principles for everyday living. We seek to discover what it truly means to be a Christian and how our faith should color every aspect of our lives. Questions are welcomed and opinions are freely expressed.

Cross Roads

  • Location: Room 310
  • Age: 30s & 40s

  • This class is made up of married and single adults who are in the "cross roads" stage of life between young adulthood and middle-age. We are a spiritual and social class looking for guidance and support from our God, our church, and our Christian peers as we navigate the challenges of daily family life.

    Our desire as a class is to continue to grow in our spiritual maturity and to create strong families to build and support our church and each other.

Cambium Class

  • Location: Counseling Center
  • Age: 45+

  • This women's class that meet together to study God's word and to encourage each other as we grow as Christians in our life pilgrimages.

Pairs & Spares

  • Location: Room 126
  • Age: 50+

  • This class is considered co-ed rather than a couple’s class. The class style is very free discussion and uses alternative literature for topics. They participate in a variety of mission projects and sponsor children with needs and other various special projects. Visit thier website at

The Faith Class

  • Location: Room A122
  • Age: Couples 50+

  • This is a couples class that consistently attempts to apply Biblical principals to life.

Joy Class

  • Location: Room 309
  • Age: 50+

  • This class women's class focuses on studying the Bible and is a blend of lecture and discussion. It is a loving and caring class that supports one another through prayer partners.


  • Location: Room S223/224
  • Age: 60+

  • The Seekers is a large class consisting of 12 rotating teachers with a variety of styles with comments and discussion welcome. We begin each Sunday with fellowship and refreshments. The class is made up of couples and singles and socials are planned on a monthly basis. Member concerns and support are an integral part of the class.

    Class mission activities include regular support for Lilburn and Stone Mountain Cooperative ministries, Developmental Disability Ministry and Family Initiative Residences.


  • Location: Room 230/231
  • Age: 65+

  • This class studies the Bible lesson and Scripture and has prayer for the concerns of our class members and our church every Sunday. We are a very caring and compassionate class and pray for each other during the week. No one's needs go unnoticed.

Fellowship Class

  • Location: Room A222
  • Age: 65+

  • This senior adult men's class is a caring and friendly class that enjoys a lively discussion approach to Bible study. Every class member is encouraged to offer insight into the lesson or ask questions of others. Concern for one another and other members of the church is a major strength of the Fellowship class.


  • Location: Room S225/226
  • Age: 60+

  • This class welcomes all persons, singles and couples, interested in fellowship and Bible study. They have five rotating teachers which provide the class a variety of approaches to Bible study.

    This class participates in missions by providing funding for mission activities in the church such as Vacation Bible School, mission teams, day camp, etc.

The Journey

  • Location: Room 131/133
  • Age: 50s

  • This is a couple’s class, the majority of which are empty nesters and baby boomers. Teachers rotate weekly, offering variety in teaching and approach to lessons. All lessons are scripture based, with life application. The class's goal is to support one another through life's changes and challenges.

    They participate in missions by supporting the Georgia Baptist Children's Home, Youth Mission trips and other various special projects.


  • Location: Room 132/134
  • Age: 55+

  • This is a very friendly class of couples who offer love and support to one another. It is a traditional class where the lecture style teaching is used and discussion is encouraged. As a class, they support programs for the less fortunate and sponsor a family during Christmas.


  • Location: Room A116
  • Age: All Ages

  • This class is a mixture of both couples and singles that enjoy an open discussion format and studying the Bible as a guide to understanding contemporary issues relating to life as a Christian. The group's diversity in spiritual and religious philosophies helps class members to understand their own spiritual growth.


  • Location: Room A120
  • Age: All Ages

  • This class focuses on an in-depth study of the Bible. The format is informal and informational with lots of discussion. Their discussions usually center around two main questions: what did the text mean when it was written and what does it mean today? The class aims to not only study the Bible, but to apply it to their lives.