Roots & Branches Classes

Going Deeper and Reaching Out

Our series of Roots & Branches classes are designed to deepen and strengthen each person's individual walk with the Lord, and so to enable them to reach further into their community, cover a greater area of ministry, and bear greater fruit for the Kingdom. Topics are focused on areas that are crucial to a strong foundation in Christ, as well as, empowering individuals to go forth and be effective in the area of ministry to which God has called them. Unless otherwise noted in the description, Saturday classes at VCC are 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, in the Lobby. Lunch is provided for these, so sign-up is required. Sign-ups can be found in the Lobby as each class approaches.

Roots & Branches (description)
Class 1

September 21, 2019

Activate 58, with Hugh Halter, will be a time of challenging, activating and commissioning every believer into the true fast (Isaiah 58) of reaching out to the lost, the oppressed, the hungry, the homeless, the naked who are all around us…often an unseen state of the heart! It’s time for every son & daughter of God to be fully awake and walking in beautiful partnership with Holy Spirit to see His kingdom come and His will be done right here on earth as it is in heaven.

We hope that you will join us for this powerful one day event with Hugh Halter, who is a catalyst for this message. This isn’t about one church doing this, it’s about THE CHURCH! One day. One church. One mission. ACTIVATE 58

This is a free event, but registration is required:

Jesus Pursuit Church
2110 Santiam Hwy SE, Albany
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Class 2

November 9, 2019

God’s Vision for Women: A Day of Bible Learning & Discussion will be taught by Dr. Nijay K. Gupta, of Portland Seminary. Come find out what the Bible says about women, especially regarding women in ministry. This event for men, women, and teens.

Click here to register to attend.

Class 3

February 1, 2020

Come spend a day encountering God through creative, spiritual vignettes—integrally bound together with worship and directed prayer—all designed to draw you into the heart of the Father and bring freedom to areas where you may be bound. Communion will also be offered. Come as you are…leave changed!

Lead by Sarah Hatfield of Agape Family Fellowship.

Class 4

April 18, 2020

This video series, by Dr. Preston Sprinkle, introduces Christians to LGBT+ people, the language to use and avoid, a theologically faithful view of marriage and sexuality, and practical guidance on how to embody the love of Christ toward sexual and gender minorities with both grace and truth.

Videos and round table discussion lead by Pam Sand.

Class 7

People Podcasts

LIVE! Sunday mornings at 9 am, in the Youth Building.

Class schedule:

September 15 - October 6, 2019
Roger Peterson: The Incarnation

October 13 - November 3, 2019
     Carl Madison: Overview of the Gifts (1 Corinthians 12:1-11)

November 10 - December 1, 2019
     Jonathan Dinsfriend: Joy & Hope

December 8 - December 15, 2019
     Journey to the Manger

January 5 - January 26, 2020
     John Leon: The Process of Renewing the Mind & What Does Being an Adopted Son (non-gender) of God Look Like?

February 2, 2020
     Annual Ministry Celebration

February 9 - March 1, 2020
     Carl Madison: Led by the Spirit

March 8 - April 26, 2020
     Richard Rogers: Hosting His Presence (video series by Bill Johnson)

May 3 - May 17, 2020
     Shelly Herndon: Honoring God & People