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 2017 theme was “The Faith Run: On Course with God”.

Christian Learning Academy

December 3, 2017 – February 3, 2018 | 9:00-9:45am

Our Christian Learning Academy 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. You are invited to join any class.

Course Descriptions

Precepts for Living Biblical Studies

Course: Faith in Action

Participants explore the twofold nature of faith as belief and action. You will study examples of proclaiming faith in Christ and lessons showing how our actions both as individuals and communities demonstrate our faith in Christ.

Men’s Class: Classroom #4

Men’s & Women’s Class: Classroom #2

Women’s Class: Classroom #2

Pre-K – Kindergarten: Classroom #B14

First – Second Grade: Classroom #5

Third – Fourth Grade: Classroom #6

Fifth – Eighth Grade: Classroom #7

Christian Foundations Biblical Studies

*Course for 9-12th Grade: Not a Fan

Location: Classroom #9

If Jesus were to sit down with you right now and have a DTR (Define the Relationship) conversation, how would you respond? Are you truly his follower or just a fan---or perhaps someone who doesn’t even care about the difference? This powerful study guides teenagers on a journey from FAN to FOLLOWER.

*Course for Young Adult Class: Know Your Why

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: Job: Wrestling with God

Location: Boardroom (Upstairs)

Explore the book of Job to ponder the most difficult questions of life such as why is there pain, suffering and heartache in the world.

Course #2: Decisions – Seeking God’s Guidance

Location: Classroom #8

God gives us free will. Do you wish He would make those decisions for you? This study equips us to make decisions and to apply those principles to our lives, today based on Biblical teachings.

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.