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

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.


  • 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

Fall 2017 - Begins August 30th 
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 fall semester. Beginning Wednesday, August 30th, we will be offering Practical Praying taught by Dr. Bill Langley, Senior Pastor. Spiritual Disciplines is taught by Executive Pastor Jeff Wilson and Foundations of the Faith will be led by Family Pastor Joe Thomas and Associate Pastor Dr. Ray Hicks. 

All books needed for these classes are available at the kiosk for you to purchase.

You may audit or take the classes for credit.


Practical Praying
Dr. Bill Langley, Senior Pastor

Is there any word more intimidating than the word “prayer?” As followers of Christ, we are taught that prayer is indispensible to the Christian life. Through prayer we get to know God and have our needs met. Yet, most of us would admit we don’t really know much about how to pray. If that’s your story, this class is for you! Join us this fall as Pastor Bill Langley teaches an exciting course called Practical Praying!

Foundations of the Faith
Joe Thomas, Family Pastor and Dr. Ray Hicks, Associate Pastor

This course is designed to introduce you to the foundational doctrines of the Christian faith. We want to help you not only be introduced to these doctrines but also to understand how they will help you grow in godliness. Our desires are to equip you with the information, then help prepare you to be able to share your faith, answer questions others may ask you and ultimately help you confidently be able to share what you have learned with someone else to become a disciple of Christ.

Spiritual Disciplines 
Jeff Wilson, Executive Pastor

Those who follow Christ are to be daily conformed into the image of our Savior. How does this transformation take place? What is my role in growing in Christlikeness? Do I have a responsibility to pursue Christ after He's saved me? And if so, what must I do? We believe there are practices that we can learn. They are called disciplines. Our desire is to teach you these disciplines and then for you to put into practice what you have learned. Our desire is to: teach you these disciplines, for you to put them into practice, and then for you to share them with others.