Service Times: Classic at 9:00am | Contemporary at 10:45am

Core Classes

Core: [kawr, kohr] the central, innermost, or most essential part of anything.

In Fall 2014 we offered the first of our "Core Classes." Each class meets 11 weeks and will be offered two times per year, similar to how college classes are offered. 

We call them "Core Classes" because we believe these classes are essential for training men and women to become what God has called all believers to be, "Disciples Making Disciples." 

In Spring 2015 two additional courses were added - "Spiritual Disciplines" and "An Overview of the Old and New Testaments" along with "Foundations of the Faith." In Spring 2016 "The Church - Ecclesiology" was offered and this fall (2016) we are adding "How to Share Your Faith." Additional courses will roll out with a total of 6.

All classes are being offered within a three year time frame. We have designed it this way so that everyone will be able to complete all of the "Core Classes" in a short period of time. It will also allow those who are in the Military to be able to complete all the classes within the typical time frame they are stationed at Ft. Knox.

Our desire is for all adults that are part of Severns Valley to complete all of the core classes. We are very excited about how God has led us to offer these classes and can't wait to see what He does through them.


  • Foundations of the Faith
  • Spiritual Disciplines
  • An Overview of the Old and New Testaments (Seeing Jesus throughout the entire Bible)
  • The Church (Ecclesiology)
  • How to Share Your Faith
  • Being A Disciple-Maker

Fall Semester Begins August 28, 2019
11 weeks

Marriage Matters-A Biblical Guide To Relationships

Every 13 seconds, there is one divorce in America. That equates to 277 divorces per hour, 6,646 divorces per day, 46,523 divorces per week, and 2,419,196 divorces per year. If that doesn't shock you, what will? For 11 weeks this fall, we will be learning how to take a Biblical approach to marriage and relationships. Whether you're single, married, or widowed, this class can benefit everyone! Meets 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Multi-purpose Room.

Class Sessions:

  • Back to the Basics - A look at how the Biblical basics of marriage in Genesis 1 & 2 are still impactful in today's marriages.
  • Owners Manual, Part 1 - A look at what Ephesians 5 has to say about the Husband's role in marriage.
  • Owners Manual, Part 2 - A look at what Ephesians 5 has to say about the Wife's role in marriage.
  • Leaving Home and Making Home - How to leave home well and build a biblical foundation for marriage.
  • Yada, Yada, Yada - Untangling the communication breakdowns in marriage and learning how to have healthy communication.
  • Battle Studies - Taking a look at issues such as anger, silence and distance from a biblical perspective in order to remove the battles from marriage.
  • Trust Me? - How do we often break trust and how to we restore that trust. Looking at learning how to trust each other.
  • Give and Take - Examining the stresses and tensions that increase marital struggles and learning how to strengthen marriage life.
  • Building Blocks - Faith, Forgiveness, and Repentance. Learning how those three core blocks help grow closeness and love.
  • The Marriage Core - Finding ways to focus on our attitudes and behaviors so intimacy and romance can grow in healthy ways.
  • Love and Protect - Looking at how to protect and strengthen marriage by blessing, encouraging, and affirming each other.