Learn & Grow

We’re committed to helping those who want to experience a more abundant life. What follows is a list of opportunities outside of Sunday mornings and small groups to grow deeper in faith. There’s a place for everyone and we encourage you to begin taking these next steps now.

Seek

A ten-week course designed to help people who are asking front-end questions of faith explore those questions together. Learn more on our Exploring Faith page.

Vineyard 101 - belong

A three-hour introductory course to the Charlottesville Vineyard Church and the Association of Vineyard Churches. This is a great first step in your journey to discover if Vineyard is a good fit for you. Or, if you’ve already made that decision, Vineyard 101 will help you take some of the next steps into the community life of the church. We’ll get to know each other, tell the Vineyard story, discuss some theological cornerstones, and look at some of the practical aspects of how and why we do things the way we do.

For more information or to join our next Vineyard 101 class, contact Nathan at Nathan@cvillevineyard.org

Vineyard 201 - spiritual formation

A three-week interactive course designed to help participants grow deeper in their faith and understanding of God through the study and practice of spiritual disciplines, such as scripture reading, prayer, and fasting.  If you are interested in taking the next steps in your relationship with God, this course is for you.

For more information or to join our next Vineyard 201 class, contact Nathan at Nathan@cvillevineyard.org 

VINEYARD 202 – UNDERSTANDING AND ENGAGING SCRIPTURE

A two-week class that explores where the Bible came from, the differences between translations, and how to interpret scripture.  If you are interested in learning how to better understand the Bible, this course is a great next step for you. 

For more information or to join our next Vineyard 201 class, contact Nathan at Nathan@cvillevineyard.org 

VINEYARD 203 – who is god? (theology series)

Who is God? What is the Trinity? What does this mean for our day-to-day lives? This two-hour class engages the most fundamental question of the Christian faith. If you have ever wondered how Christian understandings of God have developed over time, and what this practically means for how we live, this class is for you!

For more information or to join our next Vineyard 203 class, contact Nathan at Nathan@cvillevineyard.org

VINEYARD 204 – who is jesus? (theology series)

A two-hour class dives into the very heart of the Gospel.  What does it mean for God to become human? How did dying on a cross accomplish salvation?  What impact should Jesus’ identity and work have on how we live today? Join this class to explore these questions and more. 

For more information, contact Nathan at Nathan@cvillevineyard.org 

VINEYARD 205 – THE CHURCH’S HISTORY AND MISSION
(theology series)

Why are there so many types of churches and how did they develop? What should the church’s mission be in the world, and how can it become more effective? This two-hour class examines the history of how the global church developed, highlighting historical shifts, theological differences, and various models for how the church can help build God’s kingdom.

For more information or to join our next Vineyard 205 class, contact Nathan at Nathan@cvillevineyard.org

VINEYARD 210 – MULTI-ETHNICITY AND THE KINGDOM OF GOD

A four-week course with the purpose of building greater awareness, understanding and cultural dexterity regarding race and ethnicity. In this course, we explore the biblical foundations for ethnicity, the history of race in our culture and the American Church, discuss our current social context, and explore ways that God is calling us to heal, reconcile, and love our neighbors as ourselves.

For more information or to join our next Vineyard 210 class, contact Nathan at Nathan@cvillevineyard.org

Vineyard 301 - discover your niche

A two-week interactive course designed to help you discover how God has wired you personally and what the implications may be for your work in the Church and your joy in life.  We will explore what it looks like to discern God’s role in our lives and how we can take next steps into the work and ministry of Jesus. 

For more information or to join our next Vineyard 301 class, contact Nathan at Nathan@cvillevineyard.org

VINEYARD 310 – SHARING JESUS WITH OTHERS

A one-week workshop that equips participants to have spiritual conversations with others.  If you are interested in learning more about how to invite others to take steps toward Jesus, this class will offer practical tools to help you engage these conversations more effectively. 

For more information or to join our next Vineyard 310 class, contact Nathan at Nathan@cvillevineyard.org

VINEYARD 320 – Kingdom ministry

An eight-week course discussing what it means to live and move in the power of the Holy Spirit.  Covering topics such as healing, prophecy, and discerning God’s direction, this course offers teaching and practical exercises to train you in how to do ministry the way Jesus did.  

For more information or to join our next School of Kingdom Ministry class, contact Nathan at Nathan@cvillevineyard.org

Prayer Ministry Training

A two-week interactive course focused on the foundation of hearing from God and praying for others. We’ll cover a variety of topics and exercises, equipping you to more effectively pray for others in need. This is a prerequisite to joining our Prayer Ministry Team.

For more information or to join our next Prayer Ministry training, contact Nathan at Nathan@cvillevineyard.org

EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY SPIRITUALITY

A four-week course that examines the ways that emotional maturity and spiritual maturity are inseparable.  This class will equip you not only to understand the biblical vision for emotional health but to pursue personal healing. 

For more information or to join our next Emotionally Healthy Spirituality class, contact Nathan at Nathan@cvillevineyard.org

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY

A nine-week personal finance course that addresses topics such as budgeting, debt reduction, insurance, mortgages, and responsible giving.  This course is a great way to pursue biblically based financial planning and stewardship. 

For more information or to join our next Financial Peace University class, contact Nathan at Nathan@cvillevineyard.org