Registration for classes for Life in the Word, School for Christian Growth and Family Life Seminars is now closed. Registration for term 2 will begin on 3 Mar.

Quarter 2 2024 begins on 7 April.

Level 3 Courses will be in-person at 9am and 12pm in classrooms across our regional locations.

Faith and the Supernatural (In-person at regional location, 9am)

Based on the Book of Acts, the student will be introduced to the work of the Holy Spirit in empowering the apostles and believers in the Early Church to fulfil Christ’s Great Commission. We will see how their faith resulted in supernatural signs and wonders enabling them to overcome internal difficulties and external persecution, so that the proclaiming of the Gospel “to the ends of the earth” could go on unhindered. The lives and ministries of Peter, Stephen (the first Christian martyr), Paul and others will be used to illustrate our study on this subject. With this background, the student will receive a proper context to exercise faith and the supernatural in our present times.

Romans and Galatians (In-person at regional location, 12pm)

Romans and Galatians are the two letters written by Paul to ensure that believers will have the knowledge and legacy of the one true Gospel of Jesus Christ. In Romans, Paul deduced systematically the fact of man’s sinfulness. It is only in Christ and what He did on the Cross that man can receive forgiveness of sin and be reconciled to God. Paul wrote Galatians because of the threat of a dangerous heresy taught by the “Judaizers”, who insisted that Gentiles had to be circumcised before they could become Christians. For Paul, this was a repudiation of the truth that man’s salvation is by faith and not by works of the law. As with all Paul’s letters, the great doctrinal truths taught are then applied to practical Christian living.

*The Christian Family (YouTube)
*Please note that this is a hybrid class. (9 lessons via YT & 3 lessons via Zoom on 28/4, 26/5 and 23/6 at 2pm).

The family as an institution is under tremendous pressure. Every day, we receive news reports about the challenges that marriages face, the increasingly complex problems our children go through such as drug addiction, sexual immorality, teenage gangs and unfulfilled relationships. What better way to understand how to build a family than to return to the plans of its Designer?

This course seeks to impart a Biblical understanding of the family as the institution that God has designed it to be. It shares important principles on the roles of the husband/father, wife/mother and children and their relationships with one another from the Word of God.

Asian Religions (YouTube)

*Please note that this is a hybrid class. (9 lessons via YT & 3 lessons via Zoom on 28/4, 26/5 and 23/6 at 2pm).

Knowledge of the religious world-view of our non-Christian friends and neighbours is essential if we want to win them to Christ. This course will equip you with an understanding of religion, its origins and its expressions through some of the major religions of the world. We will focus our studies on a comparative study of the major Asian religions – Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam – with biblical Christianity. The belief systems and the practices of these religions will be studied together with how they compare with measure up to what the Bible teaches. Two case studies will be presented to help students be aware of cultural and religious sensitivities that may cause roadblocks to the effective sharing of the Gospel.

Purpose of the Church (YouTube)

The Church seems to mean different things for different people. In this course, we offer the Biblical perspective of the Church. We will trace the original concept of the Church in Matt 16:18, then to its birth by the Holy Spirit in the Book of Acts. We will then follow its establishment and expansion by the apostles and ultimately to its present position. This course also deals with the roles, functions and responsibilities of believers as members of the Church to prepare and perfect her as the glorious bride of Christ for His return.

General Epistles (YouTube)

Why are the letters of James, Peter and Jude important? James deals with practical aspects of Christian living – Christianity made real through our words that brings life to others, our works of faith and our walk marked by godliness. The letters of First and Second Peter were written to encourage believers in the Early Church to keep their hope focused on the return of Christ in a time of severe persecution. It is this same hope that will see us through tough times. Jude was written to believers in the Early Church to warn them against the false teaching that God’s grace is an excuse for immoral living and to contend against false teachers who had denied “our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ”.

Theology (YouTube)

This course seeks to introduce you to the subject of theology — the study of God and the things associated with God and His work in creation. A broad-based approach will be taken to survey the main subjects, including:

  • The Bible — its origin, nature and its supernatural character
  • God — His existence, His nature and attributes
  • Sin — its origin, cause and effect
  • Salvation — its purpose and the means by which it is accomplished

The outcome we seek in studying theology is to equip believers with the knowledge of their faith so that they are able “to give a defence to everyone who asks them a reason for the hope that is in them” (1 Peter 3:15). We do this by ensuring that we have an understanding and a working knowledge of the main tenets of the Christian faith and the assurance of our identity as children of God.

Genesis (YouTube)

This study of the first book of the Bible is intended to lay a firm foundation for the believer’s knowledge of the rest of the Old and New Testament. The purpose, theme and structure of the book is summarised in a simple outline which divides it into two main sections:
• primeval history dealing with Creation, the Fall and the Flood;
• dispersion to the nations; and
• patriarchal history dealing with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph

The course takes the student through Genesis chapter by chapter. The provisions of sacrifice as atonement for sin and God’s covenant with mankind through Abraham are discovered within the events and personalities in the book.

Ministry Practics 1 (YouTube)

This course focuses on how to lead and minister effectively as a cell leader. The three-fold role of the cell leader is presented: to proclaim the good news, to watch over and protect the sheep and to develop and train members. Topics include nurturing, shepherding, loving with compassion and ministering to the need. Motivational and leadership principles are also presented with the aim of producing cell leaders who are influential, inspiring and impactful.

Life of David (YouTube)

This course will equip students with principles of leadership from the study of the life of David. His early training as a shepherd caring for his father’s sheep, had laid a foundation of faithfulness, commitment and courage. Leaders must be tested before they can be released fully into their God-given roles. From David’s life, students will learn how a leader should respond to and overcome hatred, jealousy, fear, insecurity, pride and selfish ambition. The ultimate test of leadership is that of sin and failure. How a leader handles these will either disqualify or qualify him for greatness in God’s kingdom. Out of David’s sin of adultery and murder and his subsequent repentance and brokenness, the Lord brought him to the place where he truly had “a heart after God’s own heart”.

Lives of the Prophets (YouTube)

Our study begins with Elisha, who received the mantle of Elijah after the latter was taken up to heaven in a fiery chariot. The life of Elijah is the subject of another course in Level 8. A second major section in this course is devoted to the three “major prophets” — Isaiah, Ezekiel and Jeremiah. They all had several things in common: they prophesied God’s impending judgment on Israel and captivity in Babylon because of the backslidden ways of their kings, priests, prophets and the people. They spoke of a time when God would graciously restore the destiny of the nation. They all went through
suffering and persecution because of their faithfulness to proclaim the Word of the Lord. Their prophecies were fulfilled. They accomplished the purposes of God in their time and generation.

The last part is an overview of Daniel, Jonah, Hosea, Amos and Zechariah. In each of the sketches of the prophets studied, we aim to learn from their call into the office of a prophet, the work of grace in enabling them to fulfil that call and their commitment to be faithful to the One who called them, even if it meant deprivation, punishment, imprisonment and death.

Ministry Practics 4

As its name implies, this is the fourth part in the practical aspects of training leaders to minister pastorally to meet the spiritual and temporal needs of God’s people. It deals in an in-depth manner with the pastoral duties and responsibilities of a minister in the context of VFC’s ministry structure. The course describes what these responsibilities are and how they are to be carried out. The student will be instructed on how to carry out water baptism and how to conduct weddings and funerals. These are three of the most important events for our members and for their immediate and extended families. The administration of these is crucial in caring for God’s people in the right way. A second major focus deals with the “how-tos” of leading worship, preaching and leading a church service. Lastly, the student is also taught how to conduct an evangelistic meeting.

Success In Life Through Godly Wisdom (YouTube) 

This course extracts timeless truths and shares nuggets of wisdom from the book of Proverbs. Godly insights into how we can live meaningful, happy and fulfilled lives are discussed. Topics covered in this course include the fear of the Lord, practising godly speech and behaviour and cultivating healthy relationships.

Psalms for Prayerful Living (YouTube) 

Quite often when we pray, we don’t know what to say to God. Enter a very special book in the Bible: the book of Psalms. Here, God provides us with the right language and expressions to pour our hearts before Him, showing just how much He wants to converse with us. In this series, we will learn to pray and experience God in a much deeper way.

Foundations For A Godly Marriage (2pm via zoom only for 6 weeks)

a) This course is designed for young adults, singles and couples contemplating marriage.

b) It is natural follow on for those who have completed the ‘Christian Courtship’ class.

c) For those considering marriage it is a necessary pre-requisite before they undergo one-on-one Pre-Marital Counselling.

d) This course forms the teaching component of marriage preparation including the meaning of marriage, communication and conflict resolution skills, intimacy and much more.

LEVEL 3

Level 3 Courses will be in-person at 9am and 12pm in classrooms across our regional locations.

Faith and the Supernatural (In-person at regional location, 9am)

Based on the Book of Acts, the student will be introduced to the work of the Holy Spirit in empowering the apostles and believers in the Early Church to fulfil Christ’s Great Commission. We will see how their faith resulted in supernatural signs and wonders enabling them to overcome internal difficulties and external persecution, so that the proclaiming of the Gospel “to the ends of the earth” could go on unhindered. The lives and ministries of Peter, Stephen (the first Christian martyr), Paul and others will be used to illustrate our study on this subject. With this background, the student will receive a proper context to exercise faith and the supernatural in our present times.

Romans and Galatians (In-person at regional location, 12pm)

Romans and Galatians are the two letters written by Paul to ensure that believers will have the knowledge and legacy of the one true Gospel of Jesus Christ. In Romans, Paul deduced systematically the fact of man’s sinfulness. It is only in Christ and what He did on the Cross that man can receive forgiveness of sin and be reconciled to God. Paul wrote Galatians because of the threat of a dangerous heresy taught by the “Judaizers”, who insisted that Gentiles had to be circumcised before they could become Christians. For Paul, this was a repudiation of the truth that man’s salvation is by faith and not by works of the law. As with all Paul’s letters, the great doctrinal truths taught are then applied to practical Christian living.

LEVEL 4

*The Christian Family (YouTube)
*Please note that this is a hybrid class. (9 lessons via YT & 3 lessons via Zoom on 28/4, 26/5 and 23/6 at 2pm).

The family as an institution is under tremendous pressure. Every day, we receive news reports about the challenges that marriages face, the increasingly complex problems our children go through such as drug addiction, sexual immorality, teenage gangs and unfulfilled relationships. What better way to understand how to build a family than to return to the plans of its Designer?

This course seeks to impart a Biblical understanding of the family as the institution that God has designed it to be. It shares important principles on the roles of the husband/father, wife/mother and children and their relationships with one another from the Word of God.

Asian Religions (YouTube)

*Please note that this is a hybrid class. (9 lessons via YT & 3 lessons via Zoom on 28/4, 26/5 and 23/6 at 2pm).

Knowledge of the religious world-view of our non-Christian friends and neighbours is essential if we want to win them to Christ. This course will equip you with an understanding of religion, its origins and its expressions through some of the major religions of the world. We will focus our studies on a comparative study of the major Asian religions – Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam – with biblical Christianity. The belief systems and the practices of these religions will be studied together with how they compare with measure up to what the Bible teaches. Two case studies will be presented to help students be aware of cultural and religious sensitivities that may cause roadblocks to the effective sharing of the Gospel.

LEVEL 5

Purpose of the Church (YouTube)

The Church seems to mean different things for different people. In this course, we offer the Biblical perspective of the Church. We will trace the original concept of the Church in Matt 16:18, then to its birth by the Holy Spirit in the Book of Acts. We will then follow its establishment and expansion by the apostles and ultimately to its present position. This course also deals with the roles, functions and responsibilities of believers as members of the Church to prepare and perfect her as the glorious bride of Christ for His return.

General Epistles (YouTube)

Why are the letters of James, Peter and Jude important? James deals with practical aspects of Christian living – Christianity made real through our words that brings life to others, our works of faith and our walk marked by godliness. The letters of First and Second Peter were written to encourage believers in the Early Church to keep their hope focused on the return of Christ in a time of severe persecution. It is this same hope that will see us through tough times. Jude was written to believers in the Early Church to warn them against the false teaching that God’s grace is an excuse for immoral living and to contend against false teachers who had denied “our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ”.

LEVEL 6

Theology (YouTube)

This course seeks to introduce you to the subject of theology — the study of God and the things associated with God and His work in creation. A broad-based approach will be taken to survey the main subjects, including:

  • The Bible — its origin, nature and its supernatural character
  • God — His existence, His nature and attributes
  • Sin — its origin, cause and effect
  • Salvation — its purpose and the means by which it is accomplished

The outcome we seek in studying theology is to equip believers with the knowledge of their faith so that they are able “to give a defence to everyone who asks them a reason for the hope that is in them” (1 Peter 3:15). We do this by ensuring that we have an understanding and a working knowledge of the main tenets of the Christian faith and the assurance of our identity as children of God.

LEVEL 7

Genesis (YouTube)

This study of the first book of the Bible is intended to lay a firm foundation for the believer’s knowledge of the rest of the Old and New Testament. The purpose, theme and structure of the book is summarised in a simple outline which divides it into two main sections:
• primeval history dealing with Creation, the Fall and the Flood;
• dispersion to the nations; and
• patriarchal history dealing with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph

The course takes the student through Genesis chapter by chapter. The provisions of sacrifice as atonement for sin and God’s covenant with mankind through Abraham are discovered within the events and personalities in the book.

Ministry Practics 1 (YouTube)

This course focuses on how to lead and minister effectively as a cell leader. The three-fold role of the cell leader is presented: to proclaim the good news, to watch over and protect the sheep and to develop and train members. Topics include nurturing, shepherding, loving with compassion and ministering to the need. Motivational and leadership principles are also presented with the aim of producing cell leaders who are influential, inspiring and impactful.

LEVEL 8

Life of David (YouTube)

This course will equip students with principles of leadership from the study of the life of David. His early training as a shepherd caring for his father’s sheep, had laid a foundation of faithfulness, commitment and courage. Leaders must be tested before they can be released fully into their God-given roles. From David’s life, students will learn how a leader should respond to and overcome hatred, jealousy, fear, insecurity, pride and selfish ambition. The ultimate test of leadership is that of sin and failure. How a leader handles these will either disqualify or qualify him for greatness in God’s kingdom. Out of David’s sin of adultery and murder and his subsequent repentance and brokenness, the Lord brought him to the place where he truly had “a heart after God’s own heart”.

Lives of the Prophets (YouTube)

Our study begins with Elisha, who received the mantle of Elijah after the latter was taken up to heaven in a fiery chariot. The life of Elijah is the subject of another course in Level 8. A second major section in this course is devoted to the three “major prophets” — Isaiah, Ezekiel and Jeremiah. They all had several things in common: they prophesied God’s impending judgment on Israel and captivity in Babylon because of the backslidden ways of their kings, priests, prophets and the people. They spoke of a time when God would graciously restore the destiny of the nation. They all went through
suffering and persecution because of their faithfulness to proclaim the Word of the Lord. Their prophecies were fulfilled. They accomplished the purposes of God in their time and generation.

The last part is an overview of Daniel, Jonah, Hosea, Amos and Zechariah. In each of the sketches of the prophets studied, we aim to learn from their call into the office of a prophet, the work of grace in enabling them to fulfil that call and their commitment to be faithful to the One who called them, even if it meant deprivation, punishment, imprisonment and death.

LEVEL 9

Ministry Practics 4

As its name implies, this is the fourth part in the practical aspects of training leaders to minister pastorally to meet the spiritual and temporal needs of God’s people. It deals in an in-depth manner with the pastoral duties and responsibilities of a minister in the context of VFC’s ministry structure. The course describes what these responsibilities are and how they are to be carried out. The student will be instructed on how to carry out water baptism and how to conduct weddings and funerals. These are three of the most important events for our members and for their immediate and extended families. The administration of these is crucial in caring for God’s people in the right way. A second major focus deals with the “how-tos” of leading worship, preaching and leading a church service. Lastly, the student is also taught how to conduct an evangelistic meeting.

SCG

Success In Life Through Godly Wisdom (YouTube) 

This course extracts timeless truths and shares nuggets of wisdom from the book of Proverbs. Godly insights into how we can live meaningful, happy and fulfilled lives are discussed. Topics covered in this course include the fear of the Lord, practising godly speech and behaviour and cultivating healthy relationships.

Psalms for Prayerful Living (YouTube) 

Quite often when we pray, we don’t know what to say to God. Enter a very special book in the Bible: the book of Psalms. Here, God provides us with the right language and expressions to pour our hearts before Him, showing just how much He wants to converse with us. In this series, we will learn to pray and experience God in a much deeper way.

FAMILY LIFE SEMINAR

Foundations For A Godly Marriage (2pm via zoom only for 6 weeks)

a) This course is designed for young adults, singles and couples contemplating marriage.

b) It is natural follow on for those who have completed the ‘Christian Courtship’ class.

c) For those considering marriage it is a necessary pre-requisite before they undergo one-on-one Pre-Marital Counselling.

d) This course forms the teaching component of marriage preparation including the meaning of marriage, communication and conflict resolution skills, intimacy and much more.