Welcome to Village University
What is VU?
Village University (VU) is our program of adult education program at Village. We are serious about the life of the mind and the indispensable role its development plays in a person’s spiritual growth. We believe cultivating a culture where rigorous thinking and respectful dialogue is valued is a part of loving God “with all of our minds” (Mk. 12:30). To that end we offer a variety of classes and seminars throughout the year, targeting all major areas of Christian thought, both theoretical and practical.
Currently VU offers two types of classes: year-round classes and term-based classes. Year-round classes run continuously throughout the year, never require registration, and often combine a community-building component (e.g., sharing and prayer) together with a study or lesson of some type. Folks are welcome to join these anytime (just drop in!). Term-based classes require registration and typically run for 6-9 weeks during the fall, winter, and spring. (For the 2016-17 year, we will only have Fall and Spring terms, and classes will run from 9-12 weeks.) These are more squarely focused on instruction, though the form of that instruction may vary.
VU’s fall term began the weekend of Sept. 17/18. However, registration is now closed. The offered classes are:
Term-based Classes (Registration Required)
- Biblical Models of Prayer (Jeremy Jones)
- Living Fruitful Christian Lives (Dan Esping)
- Race, Multiethnicity and the Bible (Cameron Hackett)
- Our Father’s World: Caring for Creation (Grant Spickelmier)
Year-round Classes (No Registration Required)
- Koinonian Class
- Bridgebuilders Class
- Dr. Gordon Borror’s Class
- Mosaic Cross-Cultural Fellowship
- Sisters of Unity
For more detailed class information click here.
Note that there will be no winter term this year. VU’s spring term will begin the weekend of Mar. 4/5. Registration will open the weekend of Feb. 4/5. Please check back then to see what the new classes will be.