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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.

 

Discerning the Voice of God | The Circle Maker | God's Big Picture | Renovation of the Heart | Chazown | Women in Prayer | Exploring Spiritual Disciplines
The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Dreams & Fears

Financial Peace University | Divorce Care | GriefShare

Communication: Key to Your Marriage | Men's BBQ | Celebrate Recovery | The Landing | Celebration Place | Biploar Insights | Thrusday Morning Men's Group
Adoption & Foster Family Support | Among Friends Widow's Group



 
Read the Life Skills Catalog online

Read the Life Skills Catalog online

 

Every human life is a spiritual journey...

The natural progression of a person as they grow in their understanding of God, the world, and themselves. Each journey is as unique and personal as the individual. It is an intentional lifestyle of growing deeper in knowledge and wisdom.
This journey is three dimensional: 

  • Upward towards God 
  • Inward towards God’s family
  • Outward to community and service  

Balance is essential—we need equal parts of all three. 
Use this catalog to help map out the next step on your spiritual journey. Perhaps you want to learn more about the Bible and how to apply it’s wisdom. Maybe there is a life circumstance that you’re facing right now and you need to be in a healthy community with others who are also working on that issue. Sometimes the practical issues of life need our attention for a season. Our hope is that these programs will help you craft a well-balanced and holistic plan that will move you closer to the person God has designed you to be. A healthy, balanced life leads to a sense of purpose, direction, connection, contentment and joy—the abundant life God offers.


FORMATIONS

Discerning the Voice of God | The Circle Maker | God's Big Picture | Renovation of the Heart | Chazown | Women in Prayer | Exploring Spiritual Disciplines
The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Dreams & Fears

 

Discerning the voice of god

Join this Tuesday Evening Women's Bible Study as we learn how to better recognize when God is speaking to us. Author Priscilla Shirer reminds us that hearing God's voice comes from realizing what salvation does in our spirit as well as a commitment to humble obedience. Through this 7 week study, you will become more familiar with God's Holy Spirit, His character, language and tone of voice.

Dates: February 6 - March 20 (7 Sessions)
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: Room 306
Fee: $7 / person          Register Now!
Book: Discerning The Voice of God
Instructor: Feil & Heieck

 

The Circle Maker

This video-based study by Mark Batterson will help you gain a deeper understanding of prayer and, in turn, make a more consistent practice of prayer. It can revolutionize your personal prayer life and help form prayer circles around your challenges, opportunities & dreams.

Dates: April 8 - 29
Day: Sundays
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Room 400
Fee: $7/ Person          Register Now!
Book: Participant's Guide
Instructor: Tim Cockrell

 

God's big picture: tracing the storyline of the bible

Author Vaughn Roberts tackles the difficult task of explaining how the 66 books of the Bible, written by forty different people over nearly 2,000 years, fit together under the theme of the kingdom of God. He gives us both the encouragement and the tools to read it with confidence and understanding. For women only.

Dates: January 30 - April 10 (11 Sessions)
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 10:00 AM - Noon
Location: Room 305
Fee: $7/Person          Register Now!
Book: God's Big Picture
Instructor: Neukircher & Mahalich

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Renovation of the Heart

Join us for this in-depth & challenging 13-week study by noted theologian and author, Dallas Willard. As Christians, we know that we are new creations in Jesus, so we try to act differently, hoping this will make us more like Him. But changing our outward behavior doesn't change our hearts. Only by God's grace can we be transformed internally. This fresh approach to spiritual growth explains the Biblical reasons why Christians need to undergo change in six aspects of life: thought, feeling, will, body, social context and soul.

Dates: March 14 - June 10 (13 Sessions - no class 4/1 or 5/27)
Day: Sundays
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Location: Room 400
Fee: $7/Person          Register Now!
Book: God's Big Picture
Instructor: Tim Fulton

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Chazown: Discovering & PURSUING God's Purpose for Your Life

In this practical, energizing class, author Craig Groeschel shows how to live fully by finding, naming and achieving your unique God-given goal. The secret is knowing your chazown, a Hebrew word for vision, dream or revelation. You'll learn how to identify your chazown by taking a fresh look at your core values, spiritual gifts and experiences.

Dates: January 21 - February 25 (6 Sessions)
Day: Sundays
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Location: Room 400
Fee: $7/Person          Register Now!
Book: Participant's Guide
Instructor: Tim Cockrell

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Women In Prayer

Prayer develops 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 - talking with God - helps us grow closer and become more intimately connected to 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 a praise for answered prayer, join us whenever you can. No need to register. For women only.

Dates: Ongoing
Day: Thursdays
Time: 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Location: Room 303
Fee: Free          No Registration Needed
Book: None
Instructor: Oliver & Hayman

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EXPLORING Spiritual DISCIPLINES

An interactive 4-week, women's class that looks at various spiritual disciplines including prayer, journaling, meditation, solitude and others. For women only.

Dates: Feb 8 - March 1 (4 Sessions)
Day: Thursdays
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Location: Room 305
Fee: Free          Register Now!
Book: None
Instructor: Oliver, Hayman, Arquette & La Grand

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The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams & Greatest Fears

Our Thursday morning women's group will be focusing on prayer this semester. This video-based study by Mark Batterson will help you gain a deeper understanding of prayers and, in turn, make a more consistent practice of prayer. It can revolutionize your personal prayer life and help form prayer circles around your challenges, opportunities & dreams. For women only.

Dates: March 8 - April 26 (8 Sessions)
Day: Thursdays
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Location: Room 305
Fee: $7          Register Now!
Book: Participant's Guide
Instructor: Oliver, Hayman, Arquette & La Grand

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TRANSITONS

Financial Peace University | Divorce Care | GriefShare

 

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. Includes tools for saving, budgeting and debt removal.

Dates: February 5 - April 9 (9 Sessions) 
Day: Mondays
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: Room 306
Fee: $80/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 14-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: January 28 - May 6 (14 Sessions)
Day: Sundays
Time: 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Location: Room 401
Fee: $18        Register Now!
Book: Workbook Included
Instructor: Mullans & McGinnis

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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: In The Family Center
Fee: $18   Register Now!
Book: Workbook Included
Instructor: Griefshare

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COMMUNITIES

Communication: Key to Your Marriage | Men's BBQ | Celebrate Recovery | The Landing | Celebration Place | Biploar Insights | Thrusday Morning Men's Group
Adoption & Foster Family Support | Among Friends Widow's Group

 

Communication: Key to your Marriage

Marriage Ministry - Healthy communication is an essential ingredient for a vibrant, happy, lifelong marriage partnership. Noted marriage and family therapist, Dr. Norman Wright, gives practical insight to help you communicate better in today's changing world of technology and social media. All ages and stages, from engaged couples, to couples who have been married for years, couples in crisis, as well as couples just wanting to strengthen a good marriage, are welcome. Drop in anytime!

Dates: January 7 - May 20 (no class 4/1 - 19 Sessions)       
Day: Sundays
Time: 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Location:  Room 307
Fee: $7/Person    Register Now!
Book:  Communication: Key to Your Marriage
Instructor: Marriage Ministry Team

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Men's BBQ

Come spend an enjoyable evening with great company & great food! Connect with other guys and hear about exciting ways you can be a part of family/ministry life here at Green Valley.

Date: April 13      
Day: Friday
Time: 6:00 PM
Location:  GVCC Patio
Fee: $10/Person    Register Now!
Book:  None
 

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Celebrate REcovery

This year–round 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!

Date: Ongoing  
Day: Thursdays
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Location:  Room 307
Fee: Free    No Registration Needed
Book:  Recovery Bible
Instructor: Celebrate Recovery Team

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The Landing

The Landing is a year–round program for kids ages 12 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 to make wise choices and develop healthy patterns for living.

Date: Ongoing  
Day: Fridays
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location:  Room 307
Fee: Free    No Registration Needed
Book:  None
Instructor: The Landing 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.  

Date: Ongoing  
Day: Thursdays
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location:  The Family Center
Fee: Free    No Registration Needed
Book:  None
Instructor: Celebration Place Team

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Bipolar Insights: Mental HEalth Education Center

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.

Date: Ongoing  
Day: Mondays
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Location:  Room 304
Fee: $5/Class    Register Now!
Book:  None
Instructor: The Landing Team

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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 & fellowship. Meets at Buttercup Pantry in Placerville. The meeting is free, but does not include cost of meal.

Dates: Ongoing
Day: Thursdays
Time: 7:30 - 8:30 AM
Location: The Buttercup Pantry on Main Street Placerville
Fee: Free (meal not included)    No Registration Needed
Instructor: Burkey & Clanton

 

 

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: Ongoing
Day: 4th Sundays
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Location:  Room 205
Fee: Free         Register Now!
Book: None
Instructor: 1:27 Ministry Team

 
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Among Friends

A monthly support group for women who are widowed. Meets the first Tuesday of each month. You are welcome to attend regardless of how recent your loss.

Dates: Ongoing
Day: First Tuesday of the Month
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Location: The Family Center
Fee: FREE      No Registration Required
Book: None