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CenterPoint

CenterPoint... Where Faith and Life Connect

CenterPoint is an adult Christian Enrichment Education program offering Classes, Forums and Regional Religious Studies for persons at all stages of their faith journeys.

  • Classes, ranging from basic to advanced, provide content aimed at enhancing understanding of the Christian faith and what it means to be a disciple of Christ in modern life.  Classes typically meet for five sessions on either Sunday or Tuesday evenings.  The instructors are drawn from VPC staff, regional pastors, seminary faculty, and community professionals.  Basic discipleship classes are free; a $25 fee is charged for all other classes.
  • Forums are special one time events focused on a topic of timely interest.  They are usually held immediately following the 11:00 am Sunday service, and an inexpensive lunch, when requested in advance, is offered as an option.
  • Regional Religious Studies combines in-class study with travel to a geographical region, to provide students a first-hand exploration of the religious heritage and history of a specific country or region, and to promote a better understanding of our religious history.  The course, referred to as a Discovery Journey, is designed to provide opportunities for VPC students and pastors to move religious studies beyond the book world, to the world of reality.  There is no classroom substitute for the intensive learning and insights that come from walking where believers through the centuries lived, worked, worshiped and died.  Discovery Journeys to international destinations usually last 15 to 21 days, those in the United States are shorter.  A five-session class on either Sunday or Tuesday evenings to learn about the culture and history of the destination, scope of the journey, as well as some travel related tips and suggestions precedes all Discovery Journeys.

For more information about CenterPoint, contact Glenda Simpkins Hoffman at 703-938-9050 x114, or glenda.simpkinshoffman@viennapres.org.

Classes

  • The CenterPoint class on the History, Art and Architecture of Italy starts April 27.  This 6 week course on Sunday evenings is an orientation for the September Discovery Journey, but is open to all who are interested in Italy.  The class meets Sunday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in Room 322/323 on April 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, and June 1, 2014.  There is no fee for this class, however registration is requested.  Registration is not required for anyone who has signed-up to participate in the Discovery Journey.  View the class flyer for more information and to register.

Forums

  • There are no Forums currently scheduled.

Regional Religious Studies

Planning for the Discovery Journey to Italy in September 2014 is completed, and enrollment applications are now being accepted.  Details pertaining to this trip are provided in the PDF documents below:

Request for Enrollment Application Form for the
Discovery Journey to Italy in September 2014