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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.


CORE FOUR DISCIPLESHIP FIRST STEPS
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, START HERE, begins March 5th. REGISTER HERE:
https://bvc.breezechms.com/form/5259b1Why 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 worth seeking. During our four 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!

REGISTER NOW for this free Core Four course and start your path to knowing Jesus better.

Start Here meets for four Tuesdays, starting March 5th from 7-8:30pm. 

Questions? Email adam.greenwell@billingsvineyard.org.


The courses offered each year are:
Start Here (March 5th - March 26th 2019)
The Kingdom of God (May 7th - May 28th 2019)
Life in the Spirit (September 3rd - September 24th 2019)
Power Evangelism (November 5th - November 26th 2019)

Childcare is available at no cost 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 four 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. 




 

CORE MORE DISCIPLESHIP WORKSHOPS
Spend the afternoon on Sunday, April 28th with us from 2:30-4:30pm in a workshop-style environment as we discuss topics that go above and beyond our Core Four discipleship path.
 
Our topics (choose one):
The Adventure of Scripture
REGISTER NOW: https://bvc.breezechms.com/form/1f5e2d89813397115
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.

Firestarter: A Reintroduction into Biblical Marriage
REGISTER NOW: https://bvc.breezechms.com/form/1f5e2d89813397193
What does God say about marriage? This workshop takes a look at this question, what it looks like in our current culture and how we can maintain God’s design for marriage.

Hearing the Voice of God
REGISTER NOW: https://bvc.breezechms.com/form/1f5e2d89813397199
God often communicates with us in unexpected, nuanced ways that can be easily missed if we are not paying attention. During this workshop, we will learn how to cultivate our relationship with God within the daily rhythms we already experience and add some simple tools to help us know what God is saying to us.






 

CORE NEXT DISCIPLESHIP PATH
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.

Core Next takes place every other year, and we encourage those wishing to participate to complete our Core Four series as a prerequisite. The next cohort will start in September 2019.