Discipleship Programs and Classes

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Sundays (see dates below), 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Soulé Hall (Bldg 500)
The class series Christian Life will explore how our Christian faith is the basis and foundation of how we live out our lives. Topics for learning and discussion include:
Life in the Spirit—What is the Holy Spirit doing in our 21st Century lives? September 17– October 22
This I Believe: Creeds and Confessions—What do the statements of the doctrines of the Christian faith tell us about the basis of our beliefs? How can we apply these teachings to our lives? October 29 & November 12 & November 19
Life in Community: Building Healthy Relationships—What does it mean to be a Christian in community? January 7– February 4
Christian Virtue—What qualities of character shape our lives as Christians? February 18– March 11
Vocation—How does our Christian faith inform what type of work we do and how we apply Christian values in diverse, secular workplaces? April 15–May 13
Free child care is available by reservation only 7 days prior to the start of each set of classes. To register for a class and/or reserve child care, select the title of each class.


Other Classes

Holy Interruptions: Being Open to the Surprising Invitations of God (An Advent Retreat)
Saturday, December 9, 9:30 am–12:30 pm, Coleman Room (Bldg 700)
Led by Jim Peterson and Judy Beggs

Advent Retreat 2017In the Advent Scripture stories, God broke into the lives of ordinary people with surprise announcements. These holy interruptions, we can imagine, were at the least unsettling, perhaps even disturbing at the time to those who received them. Yet by saying “yes” to God’s invitations, they were opened to something more, something expansive, something deep. This retreat will invite us to engage with the characters in these stories. Through guided meditation, leader-shared reflections, readings and scripture as jumping-off places, we will be invited into spiritual exercises and conversation to reflect and share how God may be interrupting the usual patterns of our lives, and inviting something new to be born in us this Advent season.

Register for the retreat here.


Safe Church Training

The Safe Church Training classes are part of SVPC's program to ensure a safe environment where children, youth, and adults can grow in their relationship with God. This 90 minute class includes viewing of two half hour videos titled, “Safeguarding God’s Children.” Child care and snacks are provided. Pre-registration is helpful but not necessary