Christian Education

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.

Learning Opportunities

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”.

Christian Learning Academy

September 2, 2017 – November 25,  2018 | 9:00-9:45am

Our Christian Learning Academy convenes each Sunday and features both traditional Bible study through Precepts for Living curriculum and nontraditional Bible study through Christian foundations Bible studies. Attendees select one 45-minute class from either curriculum for a 12-week period (refer to page 2 for class descriptions and locations). It is never too late to study God’s Word and discover the promises He has for you. Join us each Sunday at 9:00am

Course Descriptions

Precepts for Living Biblical Studies

Course: God’s World and God’s People (Genesis)

The study for this quarter surveys the book of Genesis in developing sessions on God’s creation of the universe,earth, and people. God is revealed as the Creator, Sustainer, Judge and Redeemer. Discover how God continues to co-labor with sinful humanity in reconciling and recreating order in all things.

Men’s Class: Classroom #4

Men’s & Women’s Class: Classroom #3

Women’s Class: Classroom #2

Christian Foundations Biblical Studies

Course: Character by God’s Design: Respect, Stewardship, Perseverance 

Children explore the three character qualities of respect, stewardship and perseverance in an experiential learning environment. Lessons are rooted in scripture and designed to equip children to reach their full potential and become the people God created them to be.

Pre-K – First Grade: Classroom #B14

Second– Third Grade: Classroom #5

Fourth– Fifth Grade: Classroom #6

Sixth – Eighth Grade: Classroom #7

*Course for 9-12th Grade: God’s Graffiti: Inspiring Stories for Teens

Location: Classroom #9

No one escapes the challenges of childhood, but we can conquer them! Highlighting noted at-risk youth in the Bible and sharing his own story of growing up in poverty amid crime and violence, Rev. Romal Tune details how obstacles can become opportunities through faith.

*Course for Young Adult Class: Know Your Why Part 2

Location: Library (Upstairs)

A study for young adults, this course features real-life examples of how we struggle with social media, how it masks our real struggles and how to reclaim a Christ-centered life. Refresh and rediscover your understanding of the qualities of life with Christ brings.

Men and Women Classes

Course #1: Tell it! Shout it! Witnessing for Jesus

Location: Boardroom (Upstairs)

Jesus told us we should be lights in the world. Lights shows people the way. Christians, especially those who tend to be timid, often struggle to know how they can be an effective witness for Christ. Since Christians can witness by their life and their lips, Tell It! Shout! illustrates how to do both.

Course #2: God's Vision or Television? How Television Influences What We Believe

Location: Classroom #8 

How much time do you spend watching TV? Can television subtly alter what you believe or change the way you look at reality? This author helps us compare the facts about television's influence with the Bible's words about the outlook God wants us to have on life. Is your world-view shaped more by looking at God's Word or by looking at the television?

Please contact Christina Hamilton, Christian Learning Academy superintendent, at or call (703) 938-8525 for additional information regarding Christian Learning Academy classes.

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

July 9–July 13, 2018

6:00–8:30pm | FBCV Campus and Classrooms

Vacation bible school is a fun and interactive adventure based on a themed curriculum in a week-long program that engages youth, adults and families using Bible stories, religious song, arts and crafts, skits, or healthy living activities. Each age group will have an amazing learning program which includes a field trip for our senior high and a dynamic engagement activities for our youth.