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.

Winter Studies Program

Adult Winter Studies copy


Beginning January 2018

How the Arts can Enrich Community

Sunday, 9:45 a.m. | January 7

Class Convener | Jeff Watkins

Location | Oglesby Atrium

How the arts can enrich community, and how Central can help – Jeff Watkins, Artistic Director of Atlanta’s Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse, will lead a discussion on how the arts can enrich community, how some of Central’s spaces could help in-town artists and arts groups thrive, and how art can help tell Central’s story to visitors.

A Master Plan for Atlanta’s City Center

Sunday, 9:45 a.m. | January 14

Class Convener | Audrey Leous

Location | Oglesby Atrium

A vision for a master plan for Atlanta’s city center – Audrey Leous, Project Manager, Planning and Urban Design with Central Atlanta Progress, will discuss CAP’s “master plan” vision for Atlanta’s city center.

Community Revitalization in Atlanta

Sunday, 9:45 a.m. | January 21

Class Convener | Tim Keane

Location | Oglesby Atrium

Community revitalization in Atlanta: the view from City Hall – Tim Keane, Commissioner, Department of City Planning at the City of Atlanta, will provide the perspective from City Hall on Atlanta community revitalization.

Central Issues for Our Changing Region 

Sunday, 9:45 a.m. | January 28

Class Convener | Ryan Gravel

Location | Oglesby Atrium

Central issues for our changing region – urbanization, displacement, and the suburbanization of poverty – Central member Ryan Gravel will put his vision for the Atlanta Beltline in the context of regional dynamics that are reshaping where and how we live. He will cover an array of challenges from housing affordability to transportation technology and discuss ways Central can advocate for an inclusive and equitable future for all Atlantans.

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