Service Times: Classic at 9:00am | Contemporary at 10:45am

Core Classes

CORE-Classes

Core: [kawr, kohr] the central, innermost, or most essential part of anything.

In Fall 2014 we offered the first of our "Core Classes." Each class meets 11 weeks and will be offered two times per year, similar to how college classes are offered. 

We call them "Core Classes" because we believe these classes are essential for training men and women to become what God has called all believers to be, "Disciples Making Disciples." 

In Spring 2015 two additional courses were added - "Spiritual Disciplines" and "An Overview of the Old and New Testaments" along with "Foundations of the Faith." In Spring 2016 "The Church - Ecclesiology" was offered and this fall (2016) we are adding "How to Share Your Faith." Additional courses will roll out with a total of 6.

All classes are being offered within a three year time frame. We have designed it this way so that everyone will be able to complete all of the "Core Classes" in a short period of time. It will also allow those who are in the Military to be able to complete all the classes within the typical time frame they are stationed at Ft. Knox.

Our desire is for all adults that are part of Severns Valley to complete all of the core classes. We are very excited about how God has led us to offer these classes and can't wait to see what He does through them.

Courses:

  • Foundations of the Faith
  • Spiritual Disciplines
  • An Overview of the Old and New Testaments (Seeing Jesus throughout the entire Bible)
  • The Church (Ecclesiology)
  • How to Share Your Faith
  • Being A Disciple-Maker

Spring 2018 - Begins February 7th 
6:00-7:00 pm

We’re excited about how God has led us to offer CORE classes at Severns Valley and can't wait to see what He does through them in the spring semester. Beginning Wednesday, February 7th, we will be offering 3 classes: The Church taught by Senior Pastor Dr. Bill Langley, Equipping for Relationships taught by Associate Pastor Dr. Ray Hicks and An Overview of the Old and New Testaments taught by Adult Pastor Joe Thomas.

All books needed for these classes will be available at the kiosk for you to purchase prior to the start of the semester.

You may audit or take the classes for credit.

Online registration will open soon!

Descriptions:

The Church
Dr. Bill Langley, Senior Pastor

More and more people today are sensing little need to be involved in the life of a local church. Why is that? The simplest answer is, they have no real understanding of what the church is and why Christ established it in the first place. For that reason, we're offering a Core Class simply called, “The Church.” Join us as we examine the biblical, practical, and personal significance of Christ’s church. 

Equipping for Relationships - NEW class
Dr. Ray Hicks, Associate Pastor

This CORE class is going to be a very practical one. We will look at our relationships with God and with one another and see they are the focal point of God's Word. We will learn His Word is the key to helping us so those relationships can become healthy and grow.

We will take a biblical look at areas like communications, anger, conflict resolution, repentance, forgiveness, marriage and parenting. In each of these areas, we will find out how to face these issues biblically. In addition, we will look at some hot button topics like divorce, lifestyle choices, restoration, depression, fear and several others.

The main goal of this CORE class will be to equip each of us with some biblical tools and strategies to help us navigate our world of relationships, beginning with our relationship with God and then with the good and the difficult relationships of our lives.

I am excited about what God can teach each of us during this time. One requirement for this CORE class is for you to bring you Bible to this CORE class each week. It is our guide and resource for life's relationships.

An Overview of the Old and New Testaments 
Joe Thomas, Adult Pastor

How can I have a better understanding of what I am reading in the Bible? Why do different books in the Bible read so differently than other books in the Bible? Is Jesus mentioned in the Old Testament? Is the Bible still important during modern times? These questions and more will be dealt with in this class. Come and take this exciting journey with us through the most influential book ever written, the Bible.