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What does it mean to love and be loved by God? No matter where you are in your journey of faith, Venture Basics is designed to help you understand what it means to be a Christian.


Over the course of 4 weeks, this class addresses some of Christianity’s biggest questions: Who is God? Who is Jesus? What is the Bible? What does it mean to be a Christian? Does any of this matter?

Venture Basics is packed with tools, resources, and answers presented in a relatable way.


If you’re ready to get started or take some next steps with God, Venture Basics is the Perfect place for you!

What am I getting into?

This class is for ANYONE who wants to know more about what Christians believe about God, Jesus, The Bible, and Life. People with all levels of understanding and faith have enjoyed the class and found it very helpful and enlightening.


Over the 4 weeks, we want to review the basics about a life’s venture with God. Here’s a list of each week’s topics:


Week 1 – God and the Bible

Before we get too far into much discussion, let’s look at what there is to know about God. If there is a God, what kind of God is he and how could I possibly know Him?


Week 2 – Jesus on Trial:

Let’s put Christianity on trial. We’ll drag the Bible through some pretty rigorous tests to see if it’s reliable and see what type of tangible proof there could possibly be for faith in Jesus.


Week 3 – Good News

Good news changes everything, Christianity is a message of Hope. This week we explore the huge implications of some really good news. What does the Bible teach about “salvation?” And how do we claim it for ourselves?


Week 4: Transformation:

What does it mean to “become a Christian” is it just a title someone wears or is there more to it? This week there are discovering some major transformations that God asks us to make! it will change everything about how you view your faith. 


When: The class meets weekly for 4 weeks. Currently, the course is taught once in the fall and once in the spring on Sunday evenings from 4:45-6:45 pm. (sessions do not always go the full time.)

Where: Nir Family YMCA


Venture Basics is designed to teach us how to question what we believe and seek answers from reliable resources. Each week you’ll be given or shown resources that will help answer questions you have and give you the opportunity to learn for yourself what people have been discussing for centuries about God and Christianity.


Each student will receive:

  • Class notes for use in class each week as well as reference for years to come

  • A copy of the book “More Than A Carpenter” by Josh McDowell (an excellent work by a man who set out to prove Christianity was a hoax and was surprised by what he found.)

  • Access to online resources that we’ve collected as tools to explore faith and God.

I want in!

If you are interested in information about the next session of Venture Basics, fill out our comment box below and we will reply with some additional information.

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