Pleasant Valley Institute
Current Courses Available:
Kings and Prophets: Passing the Mantle – A 5-week study for men and women will be offered on Thursdays, beginning June 6, 1-3pm or 5:30-7:30pm. All are welcome to bring dinner and eat during class. Kathy Dickinson will lead this inductive study. Could there be a man or woman in our time who would boldly believe God and proclaim His Word? This study from 2 Kings and 2 Chronicles will help you experience the unchanging power of God in changing times. $15 if registered by May 29, $20 after. Register below.
Isaiah 58, Fasting that is Pleasing to the Lord, a 6-week mission-oriented study for men and women has begun, but it’s not too late to join. Thursdays, beginning April 25, from 6:45-7:45pm. Sue Johnson will coordinate this study with guest speakers looking at oppressions like poverty, prison, and human trafficking; and how God calls us to respond. Bring your Bible. No cost for materials. Please pre-register below.
Precepts: Kings and Prophets: “God Searches for a Heart Fully His” A 5-week study for men and women, will be offered on Thursdays, beginning April 18, 1-3pm or 5:30-7:30pm. All are welcome to bring their dinner and eat during class. Kathy Dickinson will lead this inductive study. God says we are to love Him with all of our heart. Is that really possible? $15 if registered by April 9, $20 after.
Why take a PVI course?
Pleasant Valley Church is a place where people are experiencing new beginnings in Christ. People, young and old, experiencing the great blessing of salvation. This is just the beginning. God desires all His Children to grow spiritually toward maturity and be equipped to live significant and fruitful lives.
Spiritual maturity involves progressive change in three key areas of our lives:
Character: Our Heart—Becoming progressively more like Christ in our attitudes and actions.
Knowledge: Our Head—Grasping the major themes of Scripture and forging an understanding of faith and life based on Scripture.
Skill: Our Hands—Developing our gifts and skills and employing them for ministry in the church and world for the purpose of bringing glory to God.
PVI exists to encourage growth in these vital areas in people’s lives. It is primarily a teaching and equipping ministry. Various topics and issues will be offered in one of three different formats:
Examples of Class Offerings
Note: This list of classes and seminars is a preliminary list. Offerings will vary based on a variety of circumstances. Topics not mentioned below may be offered as well. Watch for an orange box on the right when there are current offerings.
*Old Testament Survey
*New Testament Survey
*Selected Books of the Bible
*Precept Bible Studies
*Christian Foundations (Basic Theology for Today’s Christians)
*Bible Study Skills and Spiritual Disciplines
*Discovering and Developing Your Divine Design
*Developing the Leader within You
*Twenty-One Irrefutable Laws of the Leader
*Joshua’s Men (Leadership Development Group)
Character and Relationships
*Parenting with Purpose
*Biblical Portrait of Marriage
*Becoming a Contagious Christian (Evangelism)
*Telling Your Story
*Discovering Your Shape for Ministry
*Every Day with Jesus
*Small Group Leadership Training
*Teaching That Changes Lives
*Preparing Your Child for Baptism and Communion
Who is Pleasant Valley Institute For?
It’s for people who are serious about their
relationship with Christ and the life they are living with Him.
It’s for people who are committed to learning more about their Christian faith and how to live that faith more abundantly.
It’s for people who want to gain a better grasp of God’s Word.
It’s for people who want to discover their own “divine design” and develop the leader within them so they can become more effective in life and ministry.
It’s for people who are willing to devote time to study outside of class. The amount varies depending on the class, but ranges from a minimum of one hour to four hours of weekly preparation.
It’s for both individuals and small groups. You can register individually, or an entire existing small group can register.
Why is Pleasant Valley Institute important?
“PVI is one of the most important things we are doing here at Pleasant Valley. It’s important because we desire to be a part of what God wants to do in people’s lives—real life change involving character, knowledge, and skill.”
Contact: Church Office