Life Skills

Groups & Classes

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.

Relationships, Women, Men, Money Matters, Navigating Life, Grief

 
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This year, most classes are free with your only cost being the price of the book. We've provided Amazon links below, but you can purchase or borrow the books anywhere! Classes with cost will provide the book/class materials for you. Please register for classes with registration links so instructor will know how many people to expect. Looking forward to seeing you!

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Featured Classes

 
 

Marriage Ministry: Love & Respect

Do you and your spouse find yourselves in a crazy communication cycle with seemingly no end? Discover the secret to ending that cycle of misunderstanding between husbands and wives and reap the benefits of marriage as God intended. Citing extensive biblical and psychological research, Dr.'s Eggrichs shows that harmony and happiness in relationships is not achieved by love alone, but by building on both parts of the Ephesians 5:33 equation: love and respect.

Dates: September 8 - December 15
Day
: Sundays
Time: 9 - 10:30 AM
Location:  Room 307
Fee: None
Book:  Love & Respect
Instructor: GVCC Marriage Team


 
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Chazown

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: September 8 - October 13
Day
: Sundays
Time: 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Location:  400
Fee: None
Book:  Workbook Provided
Instructor: TBD


 
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Entrepreneurs Circle of Faith

We are Entrepreneur Christ-followers seeking to prosper in our professions, make trustworthy connections, serve people with excellence, and maximize our God-given potential. Join at any time!

Dates: Ongoing, starting September 24
Day
: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays
Time: 8:30 - 10 AM
Location:  Room 401
Fee: None
Book: None
Instructor: Rathe

 
 

 Relationships

 
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Divorce Care

It is time to deal with the issues surrounding your separation or divorce. This 15-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: September 8 - December 22
Day: Sundays
Time: 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Location:  Room 401
Fee: $18
Book:  Includes Workbook
Instructor: GVCC Divorce Care Team

 
 
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Surviving the holidays: Divorce Care

It is time to deal with the issues surrounding your separation or divorce. This 15-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.

Date: December 8
Day: Sunday
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Location:  Room 401
Fee: $5
Book:  Includes Workbook
Instructor: GVCC Divorce Care Team

 For Women

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MYNA: Mom, You’re Not Alone

At "MYNA", we're passionate about CONNECTing through relationships. Our goal is for mothers of young children (0-5), in all walks of life, to be COMFORTed that they are not alone.

Dates: September 10 - December 10
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 9:30 - 11 AM
Location: Room 307
Book:
Instructor: MYNA Team

 
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1 Peter: A Living Hope

Have your ever thought you needed a survival manual to navigate through this shattered and hopeless world? Peter, a man of faith and flaws, and eyewitness to the life of Christ, offers us this in his letter to the early church. This 10-week in-depth study will challenge us to look beyond our circumstance to a future inheritance...a survival manual for modern day. For women only.

Dates: September 12 - November 14 (10/10 Class canceled - power outage)
Day: Thursdays
Time: 10 AM - NOON
Location: Room 305
Fee: None
Book: 1 Peter: A Living Hope in Christ Study Guide
Instructor: Hayman & Bugbee

 
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Nehemiah - a heart that can break

In a culture where so many are hurting and broken, Kelly Minter loves to share about the healing and strength of Christ through the Bible's truths. This is a message about sacrificing and giving. Are we going to stay in our comfortable world, or are we going to choose to see the suffering around us and deal with it as God would have us? What makes you weep? What brings us together? What moves you? An 8-week class. For women only.

Dates: September 17 - November 5
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 10 - 11:30 AM
Location: Room 305
Fee: None
Book: Nehemiah - Bible Study Book
Instructor: Sumersille & Martin

 
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It’s Not Supposed to be this way

What do you do when reality is so different from the vision you had for yourself? In this 6-session video Bible study with Lysa TerKeurst, she offers fresh biblical insight to get you through painful situations, and life-giving perspectives for living in between Eden and eternity. You will dig deeper and apply the teaching to your individual circumstances. For women only.

Dates: September 24 - November 5
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 6:30 - 8 PM
Location: Room 306
Fee: None - No Registration Needed
Book: It’s Not Suppose to Be This Way - Book and Workbook
Instructor: Heieck & Gavard

 
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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 (10/10 Class canceled - power outage)
Day: Thursdays
Time: 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Location: Room 303
Fee: None - No Registration Needed
Book: None
Instructor: Oliver & Hayman

For Men 

 
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 TUESDAY MORNING MEN'S GROUP: BIBLE STUDY OUTREACH

Meets every Tuesday from 9 - 10 AM at the Cameron Park Coffee & Deli ( 3161 Cameron Park Dr. # 106). Open to all men - no previous Bible study required, informal and casual fellowship. For questions call or text Randy Wells @ (530) 306-8346.

Dates: Ongoing
Day: Tuesday
Time: 9-10 AM
Location: Cameron Park Coffee & Deli (3161 Cameron Park Dr. # 106)
Fee: Free (meal not included) - No Registration Needed

 
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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 (10/10 Class canceled - power outage)
Day: Thursdays
Time: 7:30 - 8:30 AM
Location: The Buttercup Pantry on Main Street Placerville
Fee: Free (meal not included) - No Registration Needed

 

Money Matters

 

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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. Includes tools for saving, budgeting and debt removal. - No class November 24

Dates: September 9 - November 4
Day: Mondays
Time: 6:30 - 8 PM
Location: Room 306
Fee: $85/family - save $40 when you register through Green Valley!
Book: Materials supplied first day of class
Instructor: Finance Ministry Team

 

Financial Counseling

Financial counselors at GVCC are volunteer lay counselors with varied backgrounds and experiences in financial matters. They are available to meet with you one-on-one to answer your questions and provide help in the following areas:

• Budgeting (household and individual)
• Debt Reduction Plans
• Spending Plans
• Decision and Priority Making
• Credit Card Management
• Referrals to Related Resources

Call the Financial Freedom Ministry Team at 530.622.3231 ext. 418

 
 

 Grief

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Signing up for a GriefShare class can be a difficult step. If you would like more information about the class, click the button below.

GRIEF SHARE DAYTIME PROGRAM

Grief Share 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 grief experts 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 Thursday. Sessions run in 13-week cycles but you can join at any time. Scholarships are available.

Dates: August 8th - November 14 (10/10 Class canceled - power outage)
Day: Thursdays
Time: 1 - 3 PM
Location: Family Center
Fee: $18 (Scholarships Available)
Book:  Grief Share Workbook - Included
Instructor: Grief Ministry Team

 
 
 

GRIEF SHARE EVENING PROGRAM

Grief Share 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 grief experts 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 - 8 PM
Location:  The Family Center
Fee: $18 (Scholarships Available)
Book:  Grief Share Workbook - Included
Instructor: GVCC Grief Team

 
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AMONG FRIENDS

A monthly support group for women who have lost their spouse through death. This is the perfect place to make new friends and learn how to navigate this painful transition in your life. Also includes monthly social activities. You are not alone.

Dates: Ongoing
Day: First Tuesday of the Month
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Location: The Family Center
Fee: None - No Registration Needed
Book: None
Instructor: Aubin & Canright

 
 
 
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Surviving the Holidays: GriefShare

The holidays can be an emotional time after the loss of a loved one. We want to help you through this difficult season. We welcome you to join us as we explore way to help hurting hearts survive the holidays, and create special memories of your loved one.

Date: November 16
Day: Saturday
Time: 11 AM - 1 PM
Location: The Family Center
Fee: $5 - Registration coming soon.
Book: None
Instructor: GriefShare Team