9:00 am • NEB 213
This class is for everyone, whether you’ve been reading the Bible all your life or you just started reading. Each Sunday morning a story from God’s Word will be read from scripture (major stories from Genesis to Revelation be covered from September-June), the biblical context of the scripture will be discussed and the morning will end as the class personally responds to the passages read.
Ongoing — 9:00 am • NEB 212
Closer to Christ is designed for single or married adults to spend time in God’s word. As a group we select a book in the Bible and work through it verse by verse. We discuss what we read and apply it to our lives. We welcome new members at any time; no matter where we are in our study. This is a great class for the new believer as well as the seasoned Christ follower.
February 17, 2019
Whether you have been at Monte Vista Chapel six months or six years, a Discovery gathering is a great place to discover who MVC is and where we believe
God is leading us. In this two hour, interactive time, we will explore what it means for us to partner together in following Jesus and becoming more like him.
We will begin by unpacking a little bit of our history, share our vision and values, and help answer any questions about what it means to be a member, and
more importantly, a part of what God is doing at Monte Vista Chapel. Click here to register.
Begins January 13, 9:00am • NEB 211
As we continue on our journey of Becoming Love we are invited to a deeper connection with God and one another. As we receive God’s love for us we are not only able to love and care for ourselves more but also embrace authentic community; a way of living that unifies us with God and each other. Throughout scripture God instructs us how to do life together through eleven core One Anothers. This six week class will be highlighting eight of these One Anothers in Scripture with the intention of Becoming Love towards one another.
Ongoing — 9:00 am • NEB 214
One Way is an ongoing adult Bible study class. Each week they have a time of fellowship and prayer together. In October and November they will look at Church History: “Christ’s love stands strong” Think about it, the church, through Christ’s strength, has been influencing history for almost 2000 years. And certainly more important, the church, through the amazing love of Jesus, has been transforming individual lives for 2000 years. The stories of the church through the ages are powerful, amazing, and sometimes challenging and yet they can empower your faith and your relationship with Jesus. Join this study of church history and discover how Christians nearly 2000 years ago worked out their faith and shared the message of Jesus with their world. See how the church stood strong in the midst of terrible persecution, strange doctrinal heresies, and was a bea-con of light in the dark ages. We will start with the book of Acts and then move through the next 1500 years of church history. No cost
6:00pm • SEB 124
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life.” Matthew 11:28-30 –The Message
We offer a place of recovery from different kinds of brokenness. Our desire is to encourage you into a personal relationship with Jesus and help you become his fully devoted followers. We start with large group time including the reading of the Serenity Prayer and the 12 Steps. Then we break into small group time. Breakouts are: Drugs and Alcohol, Making Peace with Food, Women’s Wounded Soul, Men’s Wounded Soul, and Relationship Dependency.
Begins January 15 – 6:00pm • SEB 223
Fresh Start is a safe place for those who are facing divorce or separation. Offering a Christian perspective, we will work through the typical stages of a divorce on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level. If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Rapp at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 634-4935.
Begins January 15, 6:30 pm • SEB 121
When it comes to the process of becoming more like Christ (discipleship) there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Although, we believe there are certain principles and Rhythms that are helpful. Pathways is a 7-week class and discussion group that provides an opportunity to create a Rhythm of Discipleship for your life. Pathways is the next step after MVC’s Discovery Class, and we desire everyone to participate in it over the coming year! This is a free class.
This class is full for this semester. We will have a new class start August 20 on Tuesday nights for 17 weeks.
How would you rate your marriage on a scale from 1-10?
Whether you are at 8 and would love to get to 9, or you feel you’re at 3 and would love to get to 4, re|engage is for those who want to grow closer as a couple. At re|engage we will examine God’s design for marriage and apply principles from the Bible to guide couples towards growth in their relationship with one another.
Starts January 16–6:30pm • Library
Sensible Shoes is a story about the spiritual journey. Join us as we enter into the journey of four women as they travel deeper into life with God also. This book is for those of us who want to travel deeper into life with God.
9:00 am • SEB 124
Moms Club is a Christ-centered group for moms of young children. Once a month we offer a morning where we explore topics, speakers or demonstrations that are relevant to us as moms. The other weeks of the month we break up into small groups led by Mentor Moms. We begin with breakfast each week, and we have great conversation and laughter. You are invited to join us!
Story Group offers a sacred space where we can be lovingly listened to in Group Spiritual Direction. Its purpose is to learn to listen deeply to God, self, and others through a process of individual sharing of daily life to see where God is inviting cooperation. “It is absolutely crucial… to keep in constant touch with what is going on in our own life’s story and to pay attention to what is going on in the stories of others’ lives. If God is present anywhere, it is in those stories that God is present.” Friedrich Buechner.
Men’s options are still forming, please email Eric at email@example.com or call at (209) 634-4935 for more information.