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LIFE SKILLS

At Green Valley Community Church we know that life isn't really as random as it sometimes seems. We understand the importance of equipping people with the tools and skills they need to help them through all that life has to offer—the good times as well as the bad. That’s why we are devoted to offering a diverse program of classes and support groups to residents of El Dorado County.

 
 
 
 
 


 
Read the Life Skills Catalog online

Read the Life Skills Catalog online

 

We Invite You To Get In The Game!

Our LIFE SKILLS program focuses on equipping people with practical tools for everyday life. We do this by learning principles from God’s word and from drawing on the experiences of others to help us. All of our classes are taught by people just like you. They are people who don’t have all the answers but have been where you are and know what you’re going through.

Take a few minutes to see what we offer. You might find just the class you've been looking for!


FAMILY LIFE OFFERINGS

Marriage 52 | Adoption & Foster Family Support | Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University | Dave Ramsey's The Legacy Journey  | Divorce Care

 

MARRIAGE ministry: Song of Solomon

God designed us with a yearning for intimacy! He didn’t give us these desires without providing us a manual for our relationships—in his Word. The Song of Solomon is the book in the Bible that directly and beautifully deals with the important topics of love, marriage, sex, and romance.

GVCC’s Marriage Ministry focuses on nurturing God–honoring, God–reflecting marriages: living intentionally and loving Biblically. Join the lively interactive and supportive conversation, insightful instruction, healing, and renewed hope for our most important earthly relationship. All “ages and stages” from engaged couples to couples who have been married for decades, couples in crisis as well as couples who just want to build a lasting, loving legacy.

Dates: Sept 17 - Dec 17 (14 sessions)
Day: Sunday
Time: 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Location: Room 304
Fee: $7 / person          Register Now!
Book: The Song of Solomon Study Guide (Tommy Nelson)
Instructor: Marriage 52 Team

 

Adoption & Foster Family Support

Current or prospective foster or adoptive parents learn strategies for parenting children with a wounded background. Connect with other parents and receive encouragement and support.

Dates: 4th Sunday of the month, ongoing
Day: Sundays
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Room 205
Fee: Free          Register Now!
Book: None
Instructor: 1:27 Ministry Team

 
 

DAVE RAMSEY’S FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY

Financial Peace University is a video series taught by financial expert Dave Ramsey. He incorporates humor, Biblical standards, and practical financial strategies to help individuals and families achieve financial peace. This class includes tools for saving, budgeting, and debt removal. 

Dates: Sept. 18 – Nov. 13 (9 Sess.)
Day: Mondays
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Room 306
Fee: $80 per Family Membership          Register Now!
Book: Included
Instructor: Finance Team

 

Divorce care

It is time to deal with the issues surrounding your separation or divorce. This 12 week class covers topics such as healing, anger, depression, financial survival and moving on with your life after divorce. Appropriate for anyone separated or divorced regardless of how long it has been.

Dates: Sept 17 – Dec 17 (14 Sess.)
Day: Sundays
Time: 11:15 AM–12:45 PM
Location: Room 400
Fee: $18          Register Now!
Book: Included
Instructor: Divorce Care Team

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FOR WOMEN

Bible 101 | Women in Prayer | Armor of God | 9 Things You Simply Must Do

 

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Many of us hunger to know Jesus and His love more fully. Join the Tuesday Girls and explore the basics of how to study & understand God’s Word—the Bible. Learn the basic history of the Old & New Testaments, what a disciple is, what an apostle is, and an epistle. Discover who wrote the various books of the Bible and how they relate to Christ. Who were they writing to? How does this apply to me? Look forward to what the Lord has in store as we seek Him with all our hearts!! 

Dates: Sept 26 – Dec 5 (10 weeks) 
Day: Tuesday
Time: 10:00 AM - Noon
Location: Room 305
Fee: $7          Register Now!
Book: Bible
Instructor: DImuccio, Mahalich & Team

 

WOMEN IN PRAYER

Prayer strengthens our relationship with God. If we never speak to the people we know, the relationship will quickly deteriorate. It is the same way with God. Prayer—communicating with God—helps us grow closer and become more intimately connected with Him. This group offers an opportunity to gather in His name and grow closer through prayer. Whether you want to pray for others, are in need of personal prayer or want to share praise for answered prayer, join us whenever you can. No need to register. 

Dates: Ongoing
Day: Thursdays
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Room 303
Fee: None - free
Book: None
Instructor: Oliver & Hayman

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Armor of God

All day every day an invisible war rages around you. A cunning, devilish enemy seeks to wreck havoc on everything that matters to you; your emotions, your mind, your family, your future. This powerful 8 week video series by Priscilla Shirer is an action plan for putting on your armor and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory against the enemy.This means war. 

Dates: Sept. 21 – Nov. 9th (8 weeks)
Day: Thursdays
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Location: Room 305
Fee: $7          Register Now!
Book: Workbook
Instructor: Bugbee, Martin & Arquette

 

9 Things You Simply Must Do

If you want to “get life right” and quit repeating the same mistakes over and over, this is a “how to” manual on living a successful, victorious life and overcoming pain, hurt, and relationship struggles. By successful noted Christian psychologist Dr.Henry Cloud means living a life you love—not just in terms of a career or from a financial perspective. He encourages healthy doses of love and wisdom to guide our interactions with others as well as with ourselves.

Dates: Sept 19 – Nov 14 (9 Sess.)
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Location: Room 306
Fee: $7          Register Now!
Book: 9 Things You Simply Must Do by Dr. Henry Cloud
Instructor: Wilkes–Heieck & Feil


FOR MEN

Tuesday Men’s Bible Study| Thursday Morning Men's Group

 

Tuesday Men’s Bible Study

Beautiful Outlaw – Reading the Gospels without knowing the personality of Jesus is like watching television with the sound turned off. The result is a dry, two dimensional person doing strange, undecipherable things. But when we discover his true character, suddenly all of the remarkable qualities of Jesus burst forth like fi reworks with color and brilliance. Breaking Jesus out of the typical stereotypes, “Beautiful Outlaw” (by John Eldredge) welcomes you into the rich emotional life of Christ showing how you can experience the actual personality of Jesus in your daily life in ways that will deepen your faith.

Dates: Aug 15 – Nov 21 (15 sess.)     
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location:  Room 307
Fee: Free          Register Now!
Book:  Beautiful Outlaw by John Eldredge
Instructor: Men's Ministry

 

THURSDAY MORNING MEN'S GROUP

You are invited to join this dynamic group of men each Thursday morning as they meet for a tasty breakfast and fellowship.

Dates: Ongoing       
Day: Thursday
Time: 7:30 - 8:30 AM
Location:  Off Site @ Buttercup Pantry on Main Street, Placerville
Fee: FREE
Book:  None | No registration needed
Instructor: Burkey & Clanton


 LIFE LINES

Bipolar Insights  |  GriefShare | SafeTalk Seminar | New Believers

Bipolar Insights

Bipolar Insights

Biblically-based, confidential classes for individuals, families and the community. Bipolar Insights offers education that will enhance your life through better management. A combination of journaling, self-awareness and support gives an individual with bipolar disorder and their family and friends the opportunity to manage their lives and experience the quality of life that Christ offers: peace, hope and joy

Dates: Ongoing
Day: Mondays
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Room 304
Fee: $5/meeting    No Registration Needed
Instructor: M. Rose

 

GRIEFSHARE

GriefShare is a support group for those who have experienced the loss of someone due to death. It is a safe place for you to come, where you can grieve with others who understand the pain of losing someone they love. Each week we view a video created by experts in the field of grief and we have discussion time to help you work through your grieving process so that you can move from mourning to joy. The group meets every Tuesday. Sessions run in 13-week cycles but you can join at any time. Scholarships are available.

Dates: Ongoing
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location:  Room 128 (Parent Center)
Fee: $18          Register Now!
Book: GriefShare Workbook (included)
Instructor: GriefShare Team

 
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Among Friends

Among Friends - a monthly support group for women who are widowed. Meets the first Tuesday of each month from 4 - 5PM in the Family Center. All women welcome regardless of how recent your loss.

Dates: Starting Sept 5
Day: First Tuesday of the Month
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location:  Family Center
Fee: FREE      No Registration Required
Book: None
 

 

RECOVERY

Celebrate Recovery  |  Celebration Place  |  The Landing 

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CELEBRATE RECOVERY

This ongoing support group changes lives through the love of Jesus Christ. If you have experienced a life hurt, habit or hang-up then Celebrate Recovery is the perfect place for you to feel safe while you learn to heal from your pain. It is not just a place for people dealing with addictions; it is for anyone who has been dealing with life's difficulties. Learn new tools that will teach you how to let go and let God!

Dates: On-going
Day: Thursdays
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Location:  Room 307
Fee:  FREE     Register Now!
Book:  Recovery Bible
Instructor: Celebrate Team

 
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CELEBRATION PLACE

Celebration Place is a 52-week complementary children’s resource to Celebrate Recovery. Its goal is to break the cycle of dysfunction in our families. While adults explore topics that bring healing and wholeness, kids discover the same truths in age–appropriate ways. This program offers a wonderful, year round journey of songs, games, videos, impactful experiences, and great conversation.

Dates: On-going
Day: Thursdays
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Location:  Family Center
Fee:  FREE     Register Now!
Book:  None
Instructor: Celebrate Place Team

 

THE LANDING

The Landing is a year-round program for kids ages 12-years to 18-years old that helps them negotiate the path to freedom, healing and wholeness. This dynamic resource mirrors the content presented in the Celebrate Recovery program. The lessons deliver hope-filled truths and real-life strategies for giving young people the tools for making wise choices and developing healthy patterns for living.

Dates: On-going
Day: Fridays
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location:  Room 307
Fee:  None     Register Now!
Book:  The Landing Student Journal
Instructor: The Landing Team