Ministries & Programs
Connecting with God and Neighbor through Education
The Adult Ministry program of Village Church provides education and sponsors fellowship opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines and interests.
We are excited to offer the following Sunday morning opportunities to learn in community. Plug in for a single topic, or become a member of a continuing class at Village Church.
This class meets 9:30-10:30 a.m. in Room 132. Class leaders open the class dialogue on the Bible, contemporary issues, or family topics with a short message; and the class takes it from there. Class members in their 30’s, 40’s and 50’s enjoy the opportunity to “grow together” in Christian community. Marc Cantril is the facilitator.
Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls
This class meets 9:30-10:30 a.m. in Room 15. This 12-week class led by Rev. Dwight Tawney looks at the lessons learned from a now 60-year study of the amazing documents discovered near the Dead Sea in Israel. What have scholars learned about the religious ideals of people living in the time of Jesus through these scrolls? What connection, if any, might Jesus have had with the community that produced these works?
This class meets 9:40-10:30 a.m. in Room 206, during a class time that coincides with the Kid's Kingdom classes, this class provides an opportunity for parents to discuss the Bible, theology, family life and current events. Guided by Elizabeth Nolen, the class discussions will parallel the thoughts and scriptures discussed by Rev. Tom Are, Jr.
Rev. Dr. John Borden will lead us in Advent the first four Sundays in December.
In January, we will begin the other half of the "Challenge of Jesus" programs by John Dominic Crossan.
Good News at 11
(New Series of Bible Studies) This class meets 11 a.m-noon. in Room 132. This series of basic Bible study classes for adults assumes no prior knowledge of Scripture. Teachers, many of whom are members of the Village staff, will offer a series of four to six-week classes on a variety of Biblical topics. Join us as we learn and grow together!
This class meets 10:45-11:45 a.m. in Room 126. The Inquirers seek a clearer, more applicable understanding of the message and model of Jesus of Nazareth. Dr. and Mrs. Donald Wilson (and volunteer leaders) will lead the class in the following series of studies:
December – Translating the Word of God: Comparing Historical and Contemporary Scripture
This class meets 11 a.m.-noon in Room 230. What are bizarre beasts sporting multiple heads and horns, fiery dragons, and lambs that read doing in the Bible? Revelation, the final book of the New Testament, has been a difficult read for people through the centuries. It is the most intense account of the absolute conflict between good and evil in all of scripture. Many readers are turned away by the violence. Others are drawn to the narrative in order to unravel secret predictions about the future. Both approaches fail to understand the nature of the work. This 12-week class, led by Rev. Dwight Tawney, is a chapter-by-chapter exploration of the text and its meaning for people of faith today.