First Baptist Church of Vienna’s Christian Education provides tools to enhance understanding of God’s Word to be effective disciples of Jesus Christ and for continuous development and maturity in our relationship with Him. First Baptist Church of Vienna makes available multiple learning opportunities for worshipers to access biblical studies, courses and discussions enabling us to fulfill our command to make disciples.
Resources, discussions and networking opportunities through the education process enhance the teaching of facilitators and deepen our faith. In addition to Wednesday Bible studies, worshipers select from diverse courses and studies provided through key ministries – Christian Learning Academy, Institute and Small Groups, and Vacation Bible School.
Christian Learning Academy
December 3, 2017–February 25, 2018
March 4—May 27, 2018
June 3—August 26, 2018
September 2—November 25, 2018
9:00-9:45am | FBCV Classrooms
One of the church’s primary vehicles for Christian education, the Christian Learning Academy meets each Sunday morning from 9:00-9:45am. The academy features content for children to adult through traditional Sunday School Bible study with the Precepts for Living curriculum and non-traditional Bible study with the Christian Foundations curriculum, both in 12-week semesters. Refer to the Christian Education Course Catalog for course descriptions and dates.
Institute and Small Groups
Additional learning opportunities are available through Institutes and Small Groups.
A series of courses offered for six weeks, the Institutes explore biblical principles, increase understanding, apply acquired knowledge to personal lives and influence society. The Small Groups of 8-12 people provide opportunities to study God’s Word while fellowshipping in a relaxed setting. The content addresses the daily challenge of people using books, articles, media and authentic conversations.
Vacation Bible School
July 9–July 13, 2018
6:00-8:30pm | FBCV Campus and Classrooms
A fun and interactive adventure based on a themed curriculum, this week-long program of religious education employs Bible stories, religious song, arts and crafts, skits, healthy living activities and engages children of all ages, adults and families. The 2018 theme was “GodSquad: Special Agents in Action”.
FBCV Mid-Week Worship
The Book of James
The Testing of Faith
Greetings to the twelve tribes
Who is James, a ________ ___________ of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ
To whom does he speak; ___________ __________ scattered abroad.
Profiting from Trials
If a person’s ______is genuine, it will prove itself during times of trouble.
_________connotes __________, or something that ________ the pattern of _______, _________, _____ and ______________ in someone’s life.
Knowing the testing of your faith produces ____________ (endurance).
Double-minded suggests that one’s mind or ______ is divided between God and the _________; one who believes in God but fails to ________ Him when trials come.
Loving God Under Trials
What is the reward God promises for enduring trials and temptations? (James 1:12)
__________ – Believers who successfully endure _________
________ – Passive, painful survival, never ____________faith in God
________________ – _____ _________
______________ – “Passed the ________”
Crown of Life – _________ ________ , the believers ultimate reward
Qualities Needed in Trials