Our Sunday courses take place from 5:30pm to 6:30pm in room 303, typically on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, unless otherwise noted. Nursery childcare is available for newborn through age 3 for $5 per child (payment details are available on the course registration page). Children ages 4 through 2nd grade will take place in a Kids' Christian Formation Class. A light dinner is provided for all attendees. Contact Joshua Earman (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
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The Bible: Why to Trust It & How to Read It
March 11th & 25th
The purpose of the Bible is not to merely given to you to know information but to know Jesus himself. Yet, many people claim the Bible is not trustworthy but a series of myths and legends. March 11th we will look at how the Bible was put together and address common objections to its trustworthiness. March 25th we will discuss the way to read it as it was intended, resulting in our formation.
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Passing On Your Faith to Your Kids
April 8th & 22nd
One of the primary responsibilities of a parent is to teach their children about God and how to live in his ways. How do we do this?! This course will explain how to communicate your faith to your child in each life stage through intentional times together and helpful resources.
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Money & Stewardship
May 6th & 27th
This class will address practical financial topics so we can honor God by wisely stewarding our money. Frank Allen, City Church's Treasurer, will teach this course.
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Leadership Training Class
8 sessions, 9am to 11am at Boyer's
The first hour addresses the heart of leadership and key practices; the second hour focuses on the theological framework of Christianity. Open to all, but required for officer candidates (i.e. deacons and elders).
Update: This class is full.
Joining with the greater Richmond faith communities to learn from noted speakers.
Becoming a Better Spiritual Friend
saturday, February 3rd | 8:30am-4pm
Stony Point Presbyterian Church
Barnabas Training Basic equips you to better encourage friends facing difficult times in life and faith. This biblically-based seminar helps you understand others by gaining a biblical understanding of your own heart. It includes lectures and an interactive small group experience, plus reflective time to practically apply principles to one real-life friendship. Register here.
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How to Be a Tech-Wise Family
Friday, March 2nd | 7pm-8:30pm
Andy Crouch will be with us on the evening of March 2, to discuss his latest book, The Tech-Wise Family. He’ll be sharing how our habits with technology are much more than time limits and internet filters, but about what we value, what we believe, and what we believe our time is for—particularly within our homes. We’ll close out the evening with some Q and A time with Andy.
Please note: while this is a family-focused event it is not family-only; we believe people in all stages of life will benefit from this time together. Hosted by Third Church, City Church, and Redeemer Anglican Church. Childcare available with RSVP. More details here.
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Common Good RVA: A Common Good for the Vulnerable
Saturday, March 3rd | 8:30am-1:30pm
Union Presbytery Seminary
Andy Crouch, author of Strong and Weak, Playing God, Culture Making, and The Tech-Wise Family, will serve as our keynote in this morning spent exploring this idea:
A common good that does no good for the vulnerable is neither common, nor good.
We’ll also hear from:
- Carrie Rose Pace, Director of Communications, Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC)
- Don Coleman, lead pastor of East End Fellowship and former Richmond Public School Board member
Tickets are $15 through February 5th; the price goes up to $20 beginning February 6th. Childcare is available for infants through age 5 for $10 per child, but you must register by February 5th to secure a spot. Childcare concludes at 12pm.
Your conference registration fee includes a $5 voucher to be used for lunch at a local restaurant (Urban Farmhouse in Scott's Addition OR Triple Crossing in Fulton) where we’ll have the chance to continue our conversations inspired by the morning’s discussion. Register here.
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The Soul of Shame
Saturday, March 17th | 8:30am-12pm
West End Presbyterian Church
Curt Thompson, M.D., is a psychiatrist in private practice in Falls Church, Virginia and the founder of Being Known, LLC, and The Center for Being Known, an organization that develops resources to educate and train leaders about the intersection between interpersonal neurobiology, Christian spiritual formation, and vocational creativity. He is the author of Anatomy of the Soul and The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe About Ourselves. Hosted in partnership with the Barnabas Center, West End Presbyterian Church, and City Church. More details here.
Short-term gatherings addressing a specific life topic.
Marriage: What Were You Expecting?
10 weeks, Wednesday nights
Drawing from the book with same title by Paul Tripp accurately describes how surprises in marriage are opportunities to learn about the deeper desires of our heart. Join other young couples and learn how to navigate marriage.
Update: this group is full.
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Restored: Walking From Shame to Freedom