BRV Grow Classes are designed to help you grow in spiritual maturity in 3 key ways: being rooted in God, responding to the Holy Spirit, and bearing Christlike Fruit (through our character, actions, relationships and thinking). We are offering 7 classes over the next months as part of our Grow Term. CHILDCARE REGISTRATION ENDS MONDAY, JANUARY 6.
GROW TERM SERIES: 4 CONVERSATIONS ABOUT PARENTING
Tuesdays 1/7-1/28 6-7:45pm with Amy Carnall
Join us on Tuesdays at BRV for a series of discussions about parenting and discipleship. Topics include the following:
1/7: parenting for connection: developing relationship throughout the ages and stages of child development;
1/14: parenting in a tech-focused world: perspectives from college-aged young adults;
1/21: parenting in the digital age of pornography: cultivating open conversation with your children on a hard topic
1/28: prayerfully parenting your children: developing a habit of intentional prayer for and with your children.
You are welcome to come to one or all of the classes, they are 4 separate conversations.
Tuesdays 1/7-1/28 6:30-8pm with Jesse Bean, Amy Ross and Jared Tindall at First Church of Media’s sanctuary (Methodist church, corner of Lemon and State)
Discovering leadership class will equip new and emerging leaders* across ministries at BRV to understand and grow in servant leadership. Topics will include kingdom theology, gathering and recruiting, training/multiplying your leaders, the heart and character of a leader, and Holy Spirit led ministry time and more. (*required recommendation of ministry coordinator or pastor)
Wednesdays 1/8-2/5 7-9pm with Kathy Maskell
If you’ve ever wondered about what God’s purpose for your life is, then the SHAPE class is for you. Understand who God made you to be by exploring your spiritual gifts, heart motivations, personality, talents, and experiences. Here is what people are saying about the SHAPE class:
“It helped me connect with God and how He me made me”
“It gave me a better idea of what my spiritual gifts are”
“It helped to explain why I am the way that I am, and what I need to do in order to better serve my ministries and the church”
“It helped me understand myself a little more clearly, sort through my heart and develop a vision for my life”
LOVE, SEX AND DATING
Thursdays 1/9-2/6 7-9pm
“Are you the person the person you are looking for is looking for?” –Andy Stanley
Single? Looking for the “right person”? Thinking that if you met the “right person” everything would turn out “right”? Think again. In The New Rules For Love, Sex & Dating video series, Andy Stanley explores the challenges, assumptions, and land mines associated with dating in the twenty-first century. Best of all, he offers the most practical and uncensored advice you will ever hear on this topic. Not for the faint of heart, The New Rules for Love, Sex & Dating challenges singles to step up and set a new standard for this generation. We’ll watch the video and have honest discussions!
DALLAS WILLARD AND THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT
Saturdays 1/4-2/1 9-10:30am with Mark Tindall, Brady Shuert, Brian Kotenko and Rich Kroll
The students and teachers of this class will generate 100 hearty questions and sermon content for Mark’s sermons for January on Jesus’ most renown and misunderstood teaching. We’ll be guided by Dallas Willard’s masterpiece, The Divine Conspiracy.
THE GOSPEL OF MARK FOR BIBLE LOVERS AND BIBLE BEGINNERS
Saturdays 1/4-2/1 10:30am-12pm with Rob Perrone
The Gospel of Mark has a unique theology and certain emphases that flow with consistency from passage to passage. Bible beginners and Bible lovers will both learn how to understand a book of the Bible, and specifically Mark, as a whole.
UNBOUND: FORGIVENESS AND DELIVERANCE PRAYER
Saturdays 1/11-2/8 9-11am with Kathy Maskell
UNBOUND Ministry ® is an approach to deliverance and healing prayer developed by Neal Lozano.
+ The focus of the UNBOUND model is on an individual as you deeply listen to their story and heart.
+ UNBOUND is a safe, loving, effective prayer model that helps people to respond to the good news of the gospel.
+ UNBOUND applies the truth to our lives by using five basic responses called the Five Keys ®
+ The Five Keys ® are:
Repentance and Faith
The Father’s Blessing
Cost: $28, which includes book and workbook for the class. If you need financial assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
“TALKING ABOUT PEACE” WORKSHOP
Tuesday 2/4 6:30-8pm with Amy Ross
Join us to learn about restorative justice circles. We will use this guided conversation framework to listen to each other about areas of conflict in our lives. As Paul teaches in Ephesians chapter 2, Jesus brings peace to the places that divide us and empowers to do the work of peace as we follow him. (Childcare RSVP required)