For deeper understanding of the Catholic faith • For life-long
learners • For catechist certification

Our faith is constantly evolving as we journey through life. Adult faith formation helps us grow in our relationship with God and the people around us. It fills in the gaps from our faith formation growing up and allows us to understand our faith from a more mature point of view. It empowers us to share our faith with our children and others who reach out to us with questions. As you read about the different opportunities below to grow your faith, prayerfully consider where the Holy Spirit might be leading you. He might very well surprise you! Come, walk with us awhile...

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Summer classes are continuing throughout July. Click the
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Can't make classes but still want to grow your faith this summer? Check out our Adult Ed Video Archives below! There are plenty of interesting talks and series available to watch whenever is most convenient for you. Or visit our Resources page below for access to webinars, talks and reading materials.

 
 
 

Ongoing Classes & Groups

Book & Bible Studies 

Book and Bible studies expand and deepen our knowledge of the faith. Discussion with adults of various ages and life stages can enrich our understanding of scripture and the faith as well as encourage us to live it out in practical ways. You need not be an expert; everyone has something to give and something to receive as we allow the Holy Spirit to guide our discussions and learning.

While PREP is on break for the summer, we hope you'll join us for any of the studies below or our summer classes as we Dive Deep into the faith this summer. Check back in the Fall for new programs during all of our PREP time tracks as well.

If you will need childcare for any of the studies below, please contact Karla Colman or click HERE for childcare details.

 



Thursdays

7:00-9:00 p.m.     Men’s Bible study
                                  Facilitated by Dave Galvin, FLC
                                  Current study
: Gospel of John



Fridays

7:00-8:30 a.m.     Men’s Bible study
                                  Facilitated by Rick Kime, FLC
                                  Current study
: Threshold Bible Study on the Book of Revelation begins June 9
                                  new members always welcome and books will be available at the meeting!

9:45-Noon            Women in Faith
                                  Facilitated by Sandy Heath, Adult Ed/OCI Room
                                  Join us this summer as we study Prayer: Our Deepest Longing by Ronald Rolheiser.
                                  Sign up for class and nursery here.


 

Adult Ed During PREP Classes

Have a child attending PREP? Spend the time they are in class growing your own faith in fellowship with other adults. Even if you don't have a child in PREP, please join us; it's a great time for many adults to study and share together. Sign up for one of our adult education classes or just stop in any class to see what it’s like. Topics and studies change each school semester, new additions are welcome at any time, and childcare is available.

While PREP is on break for the summer, we hope you'll join us for any of our summer classes as we Dive Deep into the faith this summer. Check back in the Fall for new programs during all of our PREP time tracks.

Spirituality Studies 

Truly learning to listen for God’s voice and be sensitive to His movements in our spirits is a lifelong journey. Developing a prayer life and deepening our spirituality requires discipline and perseverance, but when we approach God with an open heart and a teachable spirit, beautiful things are possible. Come, grow your prayer life with us.


 

New study coming this Fall. Stay tuned!

Catholic Social Teaching

Catholic Social Teaching is the broad body of Church teaching that looks at the realities of acting justly in matters of social organization, economics, and civic responsibility in light of our faith. In particular, it is recognizing the dignity of the human person, serving those in need, promoting the common good and working for the transformation of society. Within our parish family, we seek both to study these issues to become better informed and to make them real in our lives by serving others in the same spirit. Perhaps you too would like to explore these issues. We encourage you to join us at Catholic Social Teachings monthly. If you are looking to live out these ideals, Transfiguration also has many opportunities to serve and find fellowship, such as through Faith and Light, the Lingap Center, Military Support, Pax Christi, Respect for Life, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelter Help and more.

To learn more about Catholic social teaching, visit the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Web site.


 

Catholic Social Teachings
7:30-9:00 p.m.     Second Thursday of each month, 
                                  Facilitated by Chris Offen (offen4(at)aol.com), Adult Ed/OCI Room

Join us to explore the Church’s teachings on social issues. The seven themes of Catholic Social Teaching include: 1) life and dignity of the human person, 2) call to family, community and participation, 3) rights and responsibilities, 4) option for the poor and vulnerable, 5) the dignity of work and the rights of workers, 6) solidarity, and 7) care for God’s creation. Monthly meetings feature guest speakers on various topics of interest within these themes.


 

Stay tuned for new monthly programs, starting in September!

 

Fellowship & Pastoral Care

 

We are called to come alongside one another in Christian fellowship – especially in times of life or circumstances that are challenging – to encourage and to bring hope and understanding. Faith sharing with other Catholics can make all the difference in our journey.

“Bear one another’s burdens…” – Galatians 6:2


 

Faith Sharing Small Groups
Various times       Various days
                                  Facilitated by Mike & Veronika Monteleone and Tom & Alison Kelly, parishioners’ homes

About 20 Faith Sharing Groups within the Transfiguration family meet regularly (weekly, bi-monthly, monthly) to pray together, share faith and discuss what is happening in their lives and in the world around them. Groups vary in size, demographic, and how often they meet. Come join one! For more information, click here


 

Mourning & Hope
7:00-8:30 p.m.     1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month
                                  Facilitated by Mary Gardner, Room 108

Grief and loss are a part of life. Sadly, many suffer alone. Sharing your experiences with others can help. A trained listener will be on site.


 

Mustard Seed Ministry
Led by Jennifer Hill (Jennifer.b.hill678(at)gmail.com)

Mustard Seed Ministry is dedicated to supporting parish families raising their children ages 0-5 in the Catholic faith. For more on this wonderful opportunity for companionship in faith and family as well as great resources, visit the Mustard Seed page.


 

Divorced, Catholic? Now What?

Contact Lorraine Lamb, at lorrainelamb(at)bellsouth.net or 678-361-0307, for more information.

If you are divorced and Catholic, you may have many questions. For answers and fellowship, come walk with those who have been there and understand.


 

Women in Faith
7:30-9:00 p.m.     Tuesdays (1st Tuesday of the month, rosary making in Room 107), 
                                  Facilitated by Denise Giesler, FLC-Jerusalem
                                  Gospel of Mark study
                                  For more details, contact Denise at 770-924-8784.

9:45-noon             Fridays
                                  Facilitated by Sandy Heath, Adult Ed/OCI Room
                                  Join us this summer as we study Prayer: Our Deepest Longing by Ronald Rolheiser.
                                  Sign up for class and nursery here.

At Women in Faith, women of all ages gather in small groups to share faith and support one another. Through fellowship and reflective book and scripture studies, they grow in friendship, faith, and, most importantly, in God's love. Free baby sitting in the nursery is available to young children of members while they attend (contact Karla Colman at kcolman(at)transfiguration.com or click here for childcare details and signup). Come check out one of Women In Faith’s two groups: Friday mornings or Tuesday evenings or visit the Women in Faith page.


 

To learn more about the many different ministries and opportunities for fellowship at Transfiguration, click HERE.

Exploring or Returning to the Faith

Whether you’re coming home after a time away, are simply curious, or want to join the Catholic faith, we welcome you! Come join us to get your questions answered and find fellowship along the way.


 

Another Look at the Catholic Church
Contact John Utz, at johnmutz(at)yahoo.com, for more information.

Are you a Catholic who has been away from church for a while? Have questions about today’s Catholic Church? Come and ask.



Adult Confirmation

Received Baptism, First Reconciliation and First Eucharist, but never confirmed and would like to be? Adult Confirmation is the class for you. Each winter, we invite all adult parishioners who have not yet made their Confirmation to join us in making this important and meaningful step in their faith. If you or another adult family member have made your First Communion and would like to complete your journey of initiation into our Catholic faith, please watch the bulletin for notices in January announcing a six-week, adults-only preparation class beginning in the spring. For more information or questions, contact Bev Sauer at bsauer(at)transfiguration.com.


 

Order of Christian Initiation for Adults (OCIA)

OCIA is the rite of the Church by which non-Catholics become Catholic. The rite begins with an inquiry period and lasts until an individual is prepared to receive the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist). Classes are held Sunday mornings.


 

Becoming Catholic

7:30-8:30 p.m.     Thursdays Room 104

Becoming Catholic is an inquiry class for those exploring the possibility of entering the OCIA process. All are welcome to drop by or attend weekly.


 

For questions about OCIA or Becoming Catholic, contact Bill Garrity at 770-552-8079.

 
 
 

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Resources

View our entire archive of Adult Education classes and presentations here

 

Find out about events, sacred spaces and places of learning throughout the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Click here.

Access resources such as webinars, reading materials, websites and more. Click here.


 

Adult Education Hospitality Team

Interested in joining our hospitality team for Adult Education classes and events? We set up drinks and treats, serve as a welcoming presence, and put everything away afterwards. Come a little early and stay a little after at events you already plan to attend, and become a part of our team.
To find out more or join us, please contact Bev.


 

Registration & Childcare


All adult education classes meet in the Adult Ed/OCI room unless otherwise noted. Please visit our Upcoming Events page for links to sign up for classes; if you need assistance signing up, please contact Bev, or the PREP Office, 770-977-1442, ext. 125 or prep(at)transfiguration.com. Registration is encouraged, but not required unless otherwise noted. Classes can be cancelled for various reasons (weather, sickness, etc.). Only registered participants can be notified.

Babysitting is available for Adult Education classes with reservations at least 3 days in advance. To sign up, click here. For questions about childcare, please call Karla Colman, 770-977-1442, ext. 138, or email kcolman(at)transfiguration.com.