Education

Education is a significant ministry in the life of the Community Church, for we affirm that one is never done growing in the faith. To that end, the Education committee in conjunction with the Pastor and other professional staff offers a variety of programs for spiritual growth. In the past we have offered programs such as Islam 101, Handel's Messiah, Lost Christianities, the Theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Parables, Music Appreciation, and The Reformation. We have a number of ongoing weekly programs such as Women's and Men's bible study groups, a Monday lecture series, retreats, "small groups,"and book reviews. For specific information or times and dates of current programs, please contact the church office at 480.471.7239, view the church calendar, or email ssharp@verdefaith.org

Center for Spirituality & the Arts

The Center for Spirituality & the Arts is dedicated to increasing our spiritual understanding and awareness through education and the arts. To that end each year we plan a comprehensive and unique series of lectures and artistic events to expose us to new ways of thinking and experiencing God.


Our programs can be found on the website under Calendar & Events. Click on "calendar & events" to find information on our upcoming concerts and lectures.  For information about obtaining tickets, please contact the church office at 480.471.7239 or email our office administrator at ssharp@verdefaith.org

Spiritual Themes in Literature

"Spiritual Themes in Literature" discussions continue.  Each month the pastor will suggest a book to read and those of us who are reading it can discuss it via email or face to face during the month.  During the summer there will be discussion dates at 10 am in the library on July 18th, August 15th, and September 19th.   We hope you will join us!


The schedule for upcoming books is as follows:


July:  Till We Have Faces by CS Lewis

August:  Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather

September:  To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon



Upcoming Bible Studies

We offer a variety of different Bible Study and Small Discussion groups.

  • ONGOING Bible Study Series Led by the Pastor

    This season the Pastor has led Bible Studies focused on various topics.  The sessions are held on Wednesdays from 9 - 10 am in Founders' Hall.  The remaining topic includes Esther and will run through May 30th. 


    Please contact the Pastor at the church office at 480.471.7239 if you have any questions.

  • ONGOING Bible Studies Led by the Parish Associate

    Michael Northrup leads a weekly Bible Study on Tuesday mornings open to men and women, from 8 - 9 am in the library in Founders' Hall.  We are studying THE BOOK OF JAMES.  The last session for this season will be held on May 15th, then this class will break for the summer.  Stay tuned for upcoming topics for next season!


    If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact Michael Northrup at mnholy@sbcglobal.net or 480.322.9294.  

  • ONGOING Parish Associate's Bible Studies

    Michael Northrup is leading a second weekly Bible Study on Thursdays from 4 - 5 pm in the Library.  We will finish our study of THE BOOK OF 1 PETER on May 24th.  


    This Bible Study will continue through the summer months with the following topics:


    June 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th:  Making A Christian Marriage Better, utilizing the book, "Boundaries in Marriage" by Cloud and Townsend

    July 12th, 19th, 26th, August 2nd:  The Christian and Godly Finances, utilizing the book, "Giving It All Away and Getting It All Back Again - The Way of Living Generously" by Hobby Lobby Founder and CEO, David Green

    August 16th, 23rd, and 30th:  Lessons from the Book of Nehemiah

        

    If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Michael Northrup at mnholy@sbcglobal.net or call him at 480.322.9294.


  • Men's Bible Study - JOIN US NEXT FALL

    Ed Carpenter leads a Men's Bible Study that will resume next Fall on Thursday mornings from 7:30 - 8:30 am in the Community center Boardroom.  

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We are located at 25603 Danny Lane, Rio Verde, AZ  85263 close to Scottsdale, Fountain Hills & the Rio Verde Foothills   PH:480-471-7239