Core Four

  Core Four  

BVC offers several options for discipleship, or training to do the things that Jesus did.
We call it Core Discipleship.
We recommend starting with the Core Four series, jumping into a Core More Workshop that interests you, and embarking on our 9 month Core Next adventure when you are ready to go to the next level of leadership and character development.

The Core Four courses are, simply put, to help you know Jesus better. Knowing Jesus better leads to following Him more closely and then being able to do the stuff He did and does.

The next course, The Kingdom of God, begins May 1st. REGISTRATION COMING SOON.

The courses offered each year are:
Start Here (1/30/2018 - 2/27/2018)
The Kingdom of God (May 2018)
Life in the Spirit (September 2018)
Power Evangelism (November 2018)

Childcare is available for each session. Anyone is welcome and you do not need to have taken the other courses to benefit from an individual course.

Course Descriptions:
Start Here
Why is a relationship with Jesus important?
Start Here, the first of our Core Four series of discipleship courses, is the launching point for understanding why a relationship with Jesus is important. During our five weeks together, we explore the foundations of the Christian faith, what it means to be a Christian, who Jesus is and was, and why He died. In an informal gathering, we follow a presentation with large and small group discussions to fully explore what we believe and what it means for us from now on. Whether you are new to following Jesus or just curious about the faith, Start Here!

The Kingdom of God
Why did Jesus spend so much time teaching about God’s Kingdom?
Jesus came announcing the gospel of the Kingdom of God. After He was killed and raised from the dead, He met with His disciples for forty- days teaching them about the Kingdom of God. As this was so important to Jesus, it is critical that we understand all we can about the it. 

Life in the Spirit
How does God’s Spirit help us to live in harmony?
As Jesus’ disciples, how we live together matters for our own growth. It also helps the people around us believe what we have to say. This course explores how we can live in harmony through the presence of God’s Spirit with us.

Power Evangelism
How do I tell others about Jesus?
The title of this course refers to a book by John Wimber, the founder of the Vineyard Movement. In this class, we learn how to follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit as He uses us to lead people into the Kingdom of God. God is passionate about bringing people into a relationship with Himself. When we are open to His prompting, we can co-labor with Him in this. Acts 1:8 points out that the purpose of the power of the Holy Spirit is evangelism. 


Spend the afternoon in a workshop-style environment as we discuss discipleship topics that go above and beyond our Core Four Discipleship First Steps.

The next CORE MORE WORKSHOPS are scheduled for Sunday, April 8th, 2018 from 2:30-4:30pm

Our topics for April 8th (choose one):
The Adventure of Scripture
Explore the Bible from what it is, how to read it and everything in between! We will find the common thread that ties all 66 books into a narrative that reveals the living God, and talk about how to read the Bible effectively as it relates to our relationship with Jesus.

Glorious Woman: A Perspective on the Unique Challenges of Being a Woman in the Kingdom of God
Women are important members of God’s Kingdom, but different cultures throughout history have not always given women freedom to operate as they are designed. This class hopes to dig into this sometimes controversial topic and find a framework for moving forward.

Going Deeper
Learning how to let scripture and the Holy Spirit permeate to the deep parts of who we are.


What is God leading you into next?

Core Next is a nine month adventure into learning who you are, discovering what God has purposed for you, studying scripture with deeper intent, building practical ministry and leadership skills, and developing foundational practices that will anchor your faith for years to come.

The 2017-2018 Core Next cohort runs October 15th - May 20th. We ask that a commitment is made by each participant to make attendance a priority, as the course work requires engagement with each other and community outreach as a team. 

Each session meets on a Sunday afternoon from 1-5pm.

The series dates are:
Oct 15
Nov 19
Dec 10
Jan 7
Jan 28
Feb 25
March 25
April 22
May 20