Discipleship

In Pursuit of Wisdom

Discipleship

The goal of the Discipleship ministries at FPC is to encourage and equip adults to take the next step on their own road to Emmaus. Part of this journey involves cultivating a faith that seeks understanding through thoughtful study and reflection. Towards this end, we offer a number of opportunities in Christian education, including short-term courses, Bible studies, lectures, podcasts, and TED-style talks.

We believe that discipleship also involves nurturing one’s spiritual formation and sense of Christian community. Whether in the form of weekday small groups, men’s and women’s ministries, book clubs, or Sunday school classes, there are opportunities for you to join with others to engage in honest conversations about the joys and challenges of everyday faith.

Wherever you are on your journey of faith, we hope that you will take advantage of some of these opportunities for cultivating your own spiritual and theological growth.

Opportunities

For detailed information on short-term courses, Bible studies, Sunday school information and small groups, click the link below.

FirstPresEdu

Initiatives in church-based theological education

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Theology Matters

This unique series of short, Christian education courses is designed to explore why theology matters in our everyday life and faith. These courses aim to equip believers of all ages to go deeper in their intellectual and spiritual formation by offering thoughtful, in-depth lectures in a format that is accessible, engaging, and relevant. Courses are free of charge and taught by Ryan Bonfiglio, FPC’s Stembler Scholar and Director of Biblical & Theological Studies. Please contact Ryan Bonfiglio

TheoEd Talks

What is TheoEd Talks?

TheoEd Talks is a faith-based speaker series launched by the First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta in 2017. Guided by FPC's Scholar in Residence, Ryan Bonfiglio, and through strategic partnerships with Atlanta-based churches and seminaries, this series brings together leading thinkers in the church and the academy to give the talk of their lives in 20 minutes or less. These talks are neither sermons nor lectures. Rather, they are TED Talk-style presentations that seek to spark conversations about God, religion, and the power of faith to shape lives and communities.

Trading (Holy) Spaces: A Christian-Jewish Interfaith Series

Join us for a series 4 gatherings in which members of both FPC and The Temple will have a chance to experience the worship and ministry of their Midtown neighbors. Includes a time of guided discussion over a meal/coffee.

• Chanukah Shabbat Service – Friday 12/7, 6:00-9:00 p.m., The Temple

• Community Prayer Breakfast – Sunday, 1/24, 6:00-8:30 a.m., FPC

• Ash Wednesday Service – Wednesday, 3/6, 6:30-8:45 p.m., FPC

• Shabbat Torah Study – Saturday, 3/23, 9:00-11:00 a.m., The Temple

Cost of participation is $50/person (total).

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