Sunday School

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.

Cambium Class

Location: Counseling Center

Age: 45+

This is a 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.

Ideas and Actions Class

Location: Room 307

Age: 20s

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. We invite you to join us as we explore life and faith.


Location: Room S223/224

Age: 65+

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 Cooperative ministries, Developmental Disability Ministry and Family Initiative Residences.

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.

Good News

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.


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.

Faith & Issues

Location: Room A125

Age: All ages welcome

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.

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: 65+

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.

Open Circle Class

Location: Room 307

Age: 30’s +

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

Cross Roads

Location: Room 310

Age: 40’s & 50’s

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.

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.

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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 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.


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.

The Faith Class

Location: Room A122

Age: Couples 50+

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


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.


For questions about classes, please contact Kathy Dobbins by clicking the button below.

Going Deeper

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.

Journeys Wednesday Night Program

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.

Click here for articles describing the current sessions. Refer to the calendar for the most up to date information.

Themed Events:

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.

Barbara Dooley

Daphne Jones

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.

Fellowship Circle

Meets first Wednesdays of the month

Contact: Kathy Goodenow

Phone number: 770.979.9877


Fite Circle

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


Stitchers Circle

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


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