CLASS 101 (1-part)
August 7 | 7:00 p.m.
September 23 | 9:00 a.m.
November 18 | 9:00 a.m.
CLASS 201 (4-part)
To Be Announced
CLASS 301 (3-part)
July 22 | 8:30-11:00 a.m.
July 23 | 5:30-8:00 p.m.
July 24 | 6:00 p.m.
CLASS 401 (3-part)
To Be Announced
What is CLASS?
Valley Brook wants to help each and every person at Valley Brook grow and strengthen their relationship with God.
One way we can do that is through our CLASS (Christian Life and Service Seminar) series.
Each class builds upon the previous so we recommend taking them in order starting with CLASS 101.
Once you’ve decided to begin a relationship with God by believing in him and his Son, Jesus Christ, God wants you to take your next step spiritually.
That may mean...
- being baptized
- committing to read the Bible every day
- joining a Valley Brook Life Group and experiencing the power of Christian community.
Our C.L.A.S.S. series is designed to help you take the next step and work through a process of maturing in your relationship with God. We want to help help every person – new believers, mature Christians, and everyone in between – grow closer to God through a living faith in Jesus Christ.
CLASS 101 - Introduction to Our Church Family
You were designed to be a part of a church family! That's exactly what Valley Brook is intended to be - your family.
A healthy family has common beliefs, purposes and commitment. That's why we want to share with you what we believe and where we're going.
CLASS 101 is our basic introduction to our church family and is designed to clearly explain who and what our church is. The class explores four areas:
- Our Salvation
- Our Statements
- Our Strategy
- Our Structure
You'll have an opportunity to decide whether to complete the process by filling in your information on the Membership Application or to wait and decide at another time.
No pressure whatsoever, we want you to be comfortable with whichever you choose. If you decide that Valley Brook is not where God is leading you, we’ll be happy to help you find another church.
CLASS 201 - Introduction to Spiritual Maturity
All Christians eventually ask the same questions:
- How can I get closer to God?
- How can I be more like Jesus?
- How can I grow in my faith?
- Where do I start?
CLASS 201 is designed to answer these and many other questions.
You'll learn about four habits that will energize or renew your spiritual life:
- Making time with God every day
- Financial giving
- Christian relationships
CLASS 301 - Discovering My Shape for Ministry
When you became a Christian, God gave you salvation and the hope of eternity in heaven. He also gave you purpose and significance in your life now. God has given each of us the opportunity to serve others and make a real difference in someone's life. When you serve others in Jesus' name, that's called ministry.
God didn't design ministry for just a few people called pastors. At Valley Brook, we believe that EVERY member of our church is a minister. This is what CLASS 301 is all about.
During this class, you will learn how God can use your...
- Spiritual Gifts...
- your Heart (passions)
- your Abilities
- your Personality
- your Experiences
...to minister to others in need. This is discovering your SHAPE for ministry.
CLASS 401 - Discovering My Life Mission
God created you with a purpose. That personal, yet church-wide purpose, means connecting flawed human beings with our perfect and eternal God.
Your own story of how God has worked in your life is one of the most effective tools you have for connecting people to God.
In CLASS 401, you'll learn to communicate that story to others that God has placed in your circle of influence. You'll get a picture of what God is doing throughout the world to bring His people to Himself and learn how you can be part of His global plan.