VGrowth Track: Your Next Steps
The VGrowth Track exists to help you get the Bible Basics, be strengthened in your beliefs and live the life God created for you! Experiencing the life Jesus has for you starts with knowing what He’s given you! You can’t experience the joy, wisdom, peace, health and satisfaction that belongs to you in Christ if you don’t know for certain He wants it for you. That’s what we cover in both “Getting a Grip on the Basics” and in “Getting a Grip on the Basics of Serving God.”
The VGrowth track consists of 2 easy steps that will equip you to grow in your faith and discover your God-given strengths and talents. Additionally, when you complete the first step, you are eligible to serve as a volunteer on the VCrew so that you can do the eternal stuff that we know your heart longs to do! These courses are also the prerequisites for becoming a Member of VFC.
Whether you’re a new Christian or a seasoned believer, we encourage EVERYONE to get involved in the VGrowth track!
So, what’s next?
Step 1: Take the Getting A Grip On The Basics Course
Sept 8 - Dec 1 | 9am or 11am | The Basics Classroom
This course has been a part of the DNA at VFC since Day One! In 1990, Pastors Jeff and Beth taught the first Getting a Grip on the Basics class from their kitchen table. Since then, Valley Family Church has always been about the basics. For the first 20 years as a church, everyone who wanted to get involved at VFC took the Getting a Grip on the Basics course to grow in their faith. Getting A Grip On The Basics was, and is, a foundational course for every Christian, whether you’ve known the Lord for 2 minutes or 20 years and helps ensure that we’re all on the same page when it comes to our faith.
We are thrilled to bring this class back to Valley Family Church in the original way it was taught. Whether you’re a new Christian or a seasoned believer, if you want to grow in your faith, refresh yourself in the basics, become a member at VFC or serve as a volunteer on the VCrew -- dive in and take your first step: sign up for Getting a Grip on the Basics today! Join anytime!
We are offering this FREE course in two easy formats:
You can take it “live” every Sunday morning at 9am or 11am Valley Family Church. Over this 13 week course, you’ll go through the “Getting A Grip on The Basics” book written by Pastor Beth and grow in your faith with a group of VFC-ers! Grab a friend and sign up to take the course live every Sunday morning. If you need to miss a live class, you can make it up through our online option!
If taking the course live doesn't work for you, we'll be offering an "on demand" option where you can take it completely online with 24/7 access - anywhere, anytime. Through a series of brand new video teachings from Pastor Beth, you'll be encouraged in your walk with God through this virtual classroom. You'll also be able to jump into discussion with other students taking the course.
Once you’ve completed Step 1, it’s time to take your next step:
Step 2: Getting A Grip On The Basics Of Serving God
Join Anytime | Online
The Getting A Grip On The Basics Of Serving God course is designed to help you get a better understanding of God’s view of the Church, the ministry of “helps”, important heart attitudes of a servant and God’s plan for spiritual authority. You’ll learn about your own specific talents and spiritual gifts that will help you to grow in your faith and sharpen your leadership skills.
Now, is the time to invest in your own spiritual growth! You can’t microwave your spiritual growth any more than you can microwave the fruit that is produced on an apple tree — but by focusing on the process of growth and watering the roots in our hearts with the basics of God’s Word we will see dramatic growth in our lives and in our relationship with God! Sign up today and take your next step of Getting A Grip On The Basics of Serving God!
This course is offered “on demand" where you can take the course completely online with 24/7 access - anywhere, anytime. Through a series of brand new video teachings from Pastor Beth, you'll be encouraged in your walk with God through this virtual classroom. You'll also be able to jump into discussion with other students taking the course.
How much do the courses cost?
They are FREE! We know these courses will help you grow spiritually and give you a solid foundation in your faith, so we’re offering the courses completely free!
It is not required, but it is recommended that you purchase the Getting a Grip on the Basics book/Getting a Grip on the Basics of Serving God book so you can follow along with the teaching either online (just click here) or at the Basics Center in the atrium for only $10.
When and where are the courses held?
The Live courses will be held at Valley Family Church every Sunday morning at 9 or 11am in The Basics Classroom located on the north side of the building (we’ll give you all of the details when you sign up!) The courses launch three times throughout the year and run for 13 consecutive weeks. But you can join at ANYTIME, we have new students joining the class each week. The Online courses are held whenever it’s convenient for you! That’s the beauty of the on demand option!
What if I can’t make it to all of the Live classes?
That’s okay! You can “make up” the class you missed through the Online option. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to grow in your understanding of who God is and what His Word says, so we’ve made the Online option open to anyone. Simply sign up for an account and watch the lesson you missed. If you need, you can choose the hybrid option and take some classes live and some online.
How often do these courses launch and can I join at anytime?
The Live course will launch three times throughout the year in September, January and May, and will run for 13 consecutive weeks. YES - YOU CAN JOIN AT ANYTIME! Whether you want to start at week 1 or can’t begin until week 4 that’s okay! You can hop right into the live class and either 1) make up for the weeks you missed online or 2) continue with the class until you loop around to the week you started at. We want to make the VGrowth Track as easy as possible - so don’t hesitate. Jump into the course today!
How do I register for the course?
Simply register online using the buttons above, or at the Basics Center on Sunday morning.
What will I learn throughout this course?
The Getting a Grip on the Basics class is all about the BASICS and strengthening your foundation of faith. We’ll cover topics like, how to know for sure you’re a Christian, how to pray, how to hear from God, how to develop your faith, how to be an overcomer, how to live the abundant life, how to be filled with the Spirit, and more!
The Getting a Grip on the Basics of Serving God course is all about better understanding God’s view of the Church, the ministry of “helps”, the important heart attitudes of a servant, God’s plan for spiritual authority and learning our own specific wiring, talents and spiritual gifts.
Who will be teaching the course?
The courses are taught by Pastor Beth either in person or through a series of videos. We will also have a variety of other instructors and facilitators to help with the course.
I’ve already taken Getting a Grip on the Basics & Getting a Grip on the Basics of Serving God, do I need to take it again?
We highly encourage EVERYONE to take the class, whether it’s your first time or you’ve taken it before. Technically, you don't have to take it again, but why not refresh yourself in the basics? There is always more to learn and understand in the Lord and we know you’ll be strengthened in your beliefs even more by taking the courses again. Plus, by strengthening your own relationship with God and understanding of the basics of your faith, you’ll feel more equipped to help others grow in their relationship with God. We know many people who have taken the courses multiple times and they always come back with testimonies of what God is teaching them!