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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: iMarriage |  Adoption & Foster Family Support  | 40 Days in the Word | What Is Baptism

 

MARRIAGE 52: iMarriage - Transforming Your Expectations

Come join this weekly marriage fellowship for lively discussion, insightful instruction, healing, and practical tools as we learn about transforming our marital expectations back into desires and look to God to experience marriage as it was designed. Remember that every marriage goes through seasons - some easy and some difficult. No matter what season you're in right now, come invest in your relationship today!

Dates: 6/4 - 8/27 (12 sessions)
Day: Sunday
Time: 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Location: Room 307
Fee: $7 / person          Register Now!
Book: iMarriage Study Guide - $11
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: Sunday
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Room 205
Fee: Free
Book: None | No registration needed
Instructor: 1:27 Ministry Team

 
 

40 Days in The Word

Perhaps the most foundational part of spiritual growth is knowing how to read, interpret and apply what the Bible says. This powerful 6 week course will transform the way you read & interact with the Bible. Written by Rick Warren, author of A Purpose Driven Life, this study offers a step-by-step process for applying God’s Word to your life. 

Dates: 7/9 - 8/13
Day: Sundays
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Room 204
Fee: Free          Register Now!
Book: 40 Days in the Word Workbook - $12
Instructor: Tim Fulton

 

What Is Baptism

 If you’d like to participate in our annual River Baptism event (on August 27th) please join us for one of these classes. You will learn just what baptism is, why Jesus asked us to do it & how to ready yourself to “take the plunge!”

Dates: 7/30 at 11:30 AM | 8/20 at 10:00 AM & 12:45 PM
Day: Sundays
Location: Room 204
Fee: Free          Register for 7/30 | Register for 8/20
Book: None

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FOR WOMEN

Boundaries | Women in Prayer

 

Boundaries

We know what private property signs are and why they exist. They help to define what is ours and what isn't. They help keep the bad stuff out and the good stuff in. That's what personal boundaries do as well. This 9 week class will help you better define and draw your own personal boundaries. Discover methods for dealing with controlling or abusive people and learn essential tools for gaining control of your life. Put an end to the drama.  

Dates: 6/15-8/10
Day: Thursday
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Room 305
Fee: $7          Register Now!
Book: Boundaries - $9
Instructor: Whelden, Oliver & Arquette

 

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.  

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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FOR MEN

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

 

Tuesday Men’s Bible Study

Epic – This dramatic retelling of the gospel, the core message of best-selling author John Eldredge, illuminates the unique role we can play in the amazing story God is telling. In Epic we are invited to revisit the drama of life, viewing God not only as the author but also as the lead actor, exploring His motives and His heart.

Dates: 5/16-8/8     
Day: Tuesday
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location:  Room 307
Fee: Free          Register Now!
Book:  Epic
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: Men's Ministry


 LIFE LINES

Bipolar Insights  |  GriefShare 

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, starting in January
Day: Monday
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: 304
Fee: $5/meeting      No Registration Needed
Instructor: Marcia 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. Find out more about GriefShare at  www.griefshare.org

Dates: Ongoing
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location:  Family Center
Fee: $18          Register Now!
Book: Included
Instructor: GriefShare Team


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: 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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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: Ongoing
Day: Thursdays
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Location:  Room 132
Fee:  FREE     No Registration Needed
Book:  None
Instructor: Celebrate Recovery 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: Ongoing
Day: Fridays
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location:  Room 307
Fee:  None     No Registration Needed
Book:  The Landing Student Journal
Instructor: The Landing Team