Adult Education Opportunities at FPCGV
Tuesdays, beginning September 3 at 10:00 a.m. in room 234. This Women’s Study Group will begin the year reading When the Men Were Gone by DFW author Marjorie Herrera Lewis. Mid-October we will begin reading Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling. This is a fabulous gathering for fellowship, support and lively biblical/theological discussion applicable to our lives and ministry. Women of all ages are welcome in this group. Small children are welcome, too. Regular attendance and completion of the homework are NOT required.
Wednesdays at 7:00 a.m., Men’s Bible Study - This early morning discussion covers the Bible passage that will be preached on the Sunday of that week. The group meets in the Fellowship Hall Youth Room.
Thursdays, Pastor’s Bible Study will begin on Thursday, September 5 at 1:00 p.m., and then again at 8:00 p.m., in room 236/237. The study will be a year-long exploration of the Gospel of Luke. Plan to join this study!
At FPCGV, we offer educational programs for every age. Because you're never too young or too old to learn something about your relationship to God and to one another!
Each class is based on building relationships and study. Classes that meet on Sunday mornings at 9:15am do so on the 2nd floor. There are signs on the classrooms identifying the class.
ADULT CLASS Offerings 2019-20
Sunday Mornings, 9:15-10:15a.m.
All Adult Classes meet on the 2ndFloor
This school year both of our adult classes and much of our worship will fall under a theme of “Listening in the Seams.”A ‘seam’ is a line upon which multiple pieces of fabric are sewn together. We believe in a broken and fearful world, God has many lessons to teach us about sewing the pieces together and that it begins with listening. During the fall semester worship and Sunday school will emphasize listening to God and to one another. During the spring semester, we will begin to reflect biblically and spiritually on conversation and dialogue.
- Bible Study—This class will focus on the sermon text for each week. There will be intentional space to listen to the Word and then time spent diving deeper with the help of the leaders and class discussion. It will be led by Rev. Darla Blatnik, Rev. Barb Hunt, Rev. Tom F. Brown, and Mr. Randy Smith.
- The Fine Art of Listening– This class will be a theological and spiritual practicum on listening as we explore meditative practices, concepts from the book Crucial Conversations, improv, music, generational differences, and other listening techniques from religious and professional arenas. After a semester of exercising our listening muscles, we will assess and poll one another to see if we are ready to dialogue around some of the pertinent issues of our time. We will have rotating leaders including Pastor Ashley, Pastor Bob, Ms. Irene Clark and more.