Whatever your interests or life experience, you’ll find a place here.
Spiritual Growth Opportunities
FOR ADULTS OF EVERY AGE, STAGE, AND LEARNING STYLE
Whether you’re single or married, an introvert or extrovert, a parent or not, we have opportunities for you to deepen your relationship with God and connect with other people in a meaningful way. Some are one-time offerings; others are short series or longer-term groups that provide an opportunity to go deeper.
Browse this page to learn more about the various kinds of groups, or click here for a filterable listing of all adult learning opportunities.
If any of you is lacking in wisdom, ask God, who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and it will be given you.
– James 1:5
For Specific Ages and Stages
SHARE THE JOURNEY WITH A GROUP OF YOUR PEERS
Young Adults (20s & 30s)
We are a community of belonging, formation, and service for people in their 20s and 30s. Learn more and see what’s coming up here.
How can our retirement years take on new purpose? The Renaissance Community is a place to explore the possibilities. Discover more here.
Our “older and wiser” men and women gather for social and educational activities, including classes, dinners, movies, and service projects. View upcoming events here.
We have many paths to friendship, support, and spiritual growth for women. Learn more about our women’s ministry and explore groups and fellowship opportunities here.
Men of all ages find fellowship, spiritual learning, and opportunities to serve others as a part of our men’s ministry. Check out the schedule here.
Different Ways to Learn
SPIRITUAL GROWTH TAKES MANY FORMS
Faith Forum is a series of talks with leading thinkers, bestselling authors, business leaders, philosophers, artists, and theologians, usually held on Sunday mornings at 10 am. View details here.
School of Faith
School of Faith offers smaller-group learning opportunities on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights. View the current schedule here.
Bible Study & Discussion Groups
Bible studies and book discussions are a great way to build relationships and enrich your faith. Explore your options here.
Pilgrimages & Retreats
Travel with us to immerse yourself in sacred spaces, broaden your understanding, and renew your spirit. View upcoming trips here.
Classes & Workshops
From communication skills to yoga, parenting to theology, we offer classes and workshops on a wide variety of topics related to your spiritual well-being. See details here.
A Few Upcoming Classes & Programs
Men’s BIG BreakfastRepeating Event
Lifeline Bible StudyWeekly
Becoming Beloved Community Lenten JourneyRepeating Event
Adult Formation Staff
Allen PruittAssociate Rector for Adult Spiritual Formation firstname.lastname@example.org
Prior to joining us, Allen served for 11 years as rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in LaGrange, Georgia. Along with that parish work, he served as a convocational dean, on the Commission on Ministry for the Diocese of Atlanta, and on the faculty for “Learning to Lead,” the diocesan class for clergy in new positions. Teaching, vocational discernment, and learning alongside others are important to his work.
Writing is a passion of Allen's, whether for sermons, articles, or the short novel he's been trying to finish for a few years. He also loves listening to all kinds of music, and like just about everyone on the planet, "Ted Lasso" has become a favorite show. He is a big fan of Liverpool Football Club in the English Premier League and is excited about Charlotte's very own MLS team! Allen and his wife, Casey, have two girls, Abby Grace (16) and Ila (12). As a family they love to travel, and have enjoyed trips to Italy, Ukraine, the Grand Canyon, Northern California, and England. Casey and Allen both like to cook, but perhaps most enjoy hiking and sitting by our favorite north Georgia creek.
Suzanne Watts HendersonScholar in Residence email@example.com
Suzanne Watts Henderson
As Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Suzanne Watts Henderson teaches, preaches, and serves as a resource for the clergy and spiritual formation teams to foster deeper spiritual growth across the whole parish. Suzanne teaches in large and small group settings including bible studies, discussion groups, and Faith Forum conversations, retreats, and pilgrimages.
Suzanne is an ordained minister (Christian Church, Disciples of Christ), New Testament scholar, Queens University professor, and consultant for Interfaith America, a national nonprofit devoted to unlocking our nation’s religious diversity as a civic asset. Originally from Nashville, she has spent most of her adult life in North Carolina and holds degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill, Princeton Seminary, and Duke. She’s published numerous articles and four books, including New Testament Conversations: A Historical, Literary, and Pluralistic Introduction, and delights in sharing biblical history and story with the faithful, the doubting, and the curious. Suzanne is married to Bob, a local Presbyterian pastor; together they enjoy skiing, hiking, and traveling, especially to visit their adult children in LA, Denver, and DC.