Adult Ministry


At Central, we believe that Christian education is a lifelong journey. In addition to gathering for worship, adults are encouraged to participate in classes on Sunday mornings.

Classes are offered every Sunday at 9:45 a.m. with a variety of topics from Bible study, to current issues, to theological questions. Ongoing adult classes with rotating leadership provide learning and fellowship opportunities. Special studies are also offered throughout the year.  Each January Central’s adult classes meet together for Winter Studies and during the summer months for Summer Series to focus on a specific topic.

Believing and Belonging: Two-Week Class for Visitors and New Members

Do you have a friend or neighbor who you have been wanting to invite to church but have not known how? Or have you been sitting near a visitor in worship? Invite them to the Believing and Belonging class, a two-week class for visitors and new members. The class will be taught by one of our pastors, with coffee and donuts provided by the Invitation committee. We will explore what Presbyterians believe, how those beliefs inform our life at Central, and what it means to belong in today’s world of competing interests.

2020 Winter Studies

January 26  |  Dialogue with Jason Esteves, Chair, and Cynthia Briscoe Brown, at-large member of the Atlanta Board of Education

Speakers: Jason Esteves (Chair) and Cynthia Briscoe Brown (at-large member), Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education

Atlanta Public Schools has been in the news this fall as the Board decided not to renew the contract of Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen. Come for discussion with two at-large members of the Board who are both serving their second terms on the Board. They will enlighten and tell you about plans for the future of Atlanta Public Schools.

Women’s Retreat

A Women’s Retreat takes place March 6 to 8 at the Calvin Retreat Center. Facilitated by Jill M. Joyner, MDiv, MAPT, the retreat’s theme is, “Honoring The Body.” Joyner has described the event as, “A heart-opening and eye-opening retreat to look at how we honor our bodies.”

“We will explore what God has provided for us with our physical and emotional body, how we have suffered in our bodies, how we have celebrated our bodies and how we can use scripture and our “still, small voice” to write a new script or revise our plan for honoring our bodies,” she said. “You can read more about Joyner at You can register for the event here.