Sunday School at Smoke Rise is a vital part of our church. Members in these classes make life long connections and friendships that provide love and support through all life stages and events. This time together on Sunday mornings provides for quality bible study and the exploration of faith as well as fellowship that builds community. We believe that life and faith are part of a journey best done in a community of love and grace. We welcome you to be part of one of these Sunday School groups!
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.
Location: Counseling Center – Room 300
We are a women’s class who meet together to study God’s word and to encourage each other as we grow as Christians in our life pilgrimages. Once a quarter we gather socially for dinner or meet after church for lunch. We welcome any women who want to join other women in a class striving for Christian growth through Bible study and desiring support from Christian sisters.
Ideas and Actions Class
Location: Room 304
Age: 20s to30s
As the name suggests, our discussions are based on current topics influenced by our Christian experiences that challenge us to put our theological ideas into positive action. We are young professionals and graduate students. Join us as we explore life and faith together. We meet every second Sunday for lunch in the Fellowship Hall followed by a time of discussion. We also get together beyond the church walls for fellowship and mission projects. For more information contact Deborah Reeves at email@example.com or 704.472.4729.
Location: Room 223
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. Seekers love to reach out to local and world missions.
Location: Room 131
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. We participate in missions by supporting the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home, Youth Mission trips and other various special projects.
Location: Room 123
Age: Older Teens and Adults
This class is for older teens and adults with special needs. Each week we 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.
Location: Room 120
Age: All Ages
This class focuses on an in-depth study of the Bible. The format is informal and informational with lots of discussion. Our 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.
Faith & Issues
Location: Room 125
Age: All ages welcome
This diverse group 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.
Our Statement of Purpose: We seek to be a community which is intentional about learning how to follow Jesus in a changing and challenging world. We believe in the worth of every person, openness to diverse views, and – as an essential part of a growing faith – a willingness to ask questions.
Class Theme: Following Jesus in a Changing and Challenging World.
Location: Room 224
The Fellowship Class is the oldest Bible study class at Smoke Rise. 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. We warmly invite you to come and join us any time!
Location: Room S225/226
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.
Location: Room 307
Age: 30s and 40s
Our class is a community of young families who are exploring life and faith together.
Location: Room 310
Age: 40’s & 50’s
We are a group of adults – single and married – some with children that range in age from middle school through adulthood. Our time together on Sunday mornings focuses on applying scriptural truths to our everyday lives, prayer for each other and beyond, and sweet Christian fellowship. Periodically we participate with Edgewood Church and other SRBC ministries. We occasionally visit Park Springs retirement community. We also enjoy social events with each other throughout the year.
Pairs & Spares
Location: Room 126
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. We participate in a variety of mission projects and sponsor children with needs and other various special projects. Visit our website at http://www.pairsandspares.net
Location: Room 309
This 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 230
Our 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. Our members are active in all areas of our great church. Everyone is welcome!
Location: Room 132
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, we support mission projects and sponsor a family during Christmas.
The Faith Class
Location: Room 122
Age: Couples 50+
If you are looking for a couples class that constantly attempts to apply Biblical principles to life, then you are invited to be our guests. We are a loving, caring class that treasures our quarterly social times together. We look forward to seeing you.
Location: Room 116
Age: All Ages
Our class is a mixture of both couples and singles that enjoy an open discussion format, 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. Socials are scheduled to provide a chance to get to know each other better. We invite you to join us for lively discussions with diverse opinions!
For questions about classes, please contact Kathy Dobbins by clicking the button below.
Spiritual Formation Opportunities for Adults
Smoke Rise Adult Ministry goes beyond Sunday School and Wednesday night to provide additional opportunities for adults to grow in their spiritual lives. These might include retreats, nature hikes, contemplative worship experiences or discussion groups. These opportunities will be advertised in our publications.
Smoke Rise Baptist Church wants to provide its members and community with a variety of learning opportunities to help them on their Journey. Every 4 to 6 weeks from August to May we offer new classes that are designed to appeal to different audiences. Refer to calendar for class descriptions.
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We fellowship twice a year with a fun themed event for adults, celebrating some of the great musical traditions of the past and in current times. Past events have included A Night with Cole Porter and Elvis and Friends.
Mark "The Dream King" Eskew
Women’s Ministry Circle Groups
All women of the church are invited to participate in one of these circle groups that meet monthly (September through May) to plan mission projects and for fellowship.
Meets first Wednesdays of the month
Contact: Kathy Goodenow
Phone number: 770.979.9877
Meets 2nd Tuesdays of the month
Contact Alecia Reed
Phone number: 770.978.1616
The Circle of Grace
Meets 3rd Tuesdays of the month
Contact: Teri Moore
Phone number: 678.837.5818
Sadies Ladies Circle
Meets second Monday of the month
Contact: Lois Jernigan
Home Phone Number: 770.934.3005
Cell Phone Number: 678.438.6658
This group makes quilts for newborn babies in the church and for an orphanage in Ukraine. “Caring quilts” are also given to members who are homebound, in nursing homes, or severely ill.
Contact: Jan Sloan
Phone Number: 770.935.8043