mercy equip

Practical training for gospel living

Reconstructing Faith Equip forum | November 5

Learn how to ask questions, explore doubt, and cultivate tools to think about your faith. If you find yourself going through this process, or you know people who are, we want to invite you to join us and guest speaker Barnabas Piper on Saturday morning as we learn how we can ask these questions without losing our faith in Jesus, the scriptures, and the church. The cost to attend this event is $5.

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If you have questions about any of the events, classes, or forums listed on this page, please email us!

Welcome to Mercy Equip

We seek to provide practical training for gospel living. As you grow in your faith and walk with Jesus, we want to equip you for every good work and help you to live out the gospel in everyday life. Below you will find a list of current and upcoming classes and forums, as well as articles that we help you navigate and consider important topics.

Whether you are new to your faith, new to Charlotte, or new to Mercy, our hope is that through one of our Equip events you will learn how to be a faithful disciple of Jesus who makes disciples of Jesus!

Bible Studies

Looking for other men or women who want to study God’s word together? We typically offer Men’s and Women’s Bible studies in the Spring and Fall each year.

Upcoming Opportunities

Women’s Bible Study | Sep 18

Join other women at Mercy as we study the word of God together! We will be using Jen Wilkin’s Bible Study, “God of Creation,” to help guide our Bible study time each week. This is a 10-week commitment, and groups will be available to join all over Charlotte on different days and times. RSVP here!

Men’s Bible Study | Sep 18

Men’s Bible studies exist to encourage men to become more like Jesus as they study scripture together and pray for one another. Join us this semester as we study the Gospel of  Mark. We will be using a study guide titled Mark: A 12-Week Study (Knowing the Bible) by Dane Ortlund. Register here!

Young Pros Quarterly Gathering | Oct 21

Our young pros will be meeting together on Friday evening! Go ahead and mark you calendars and more details about this gathering will be provided soon!

Make Disciples

We aim to make disciples who love God, love each other, and love our world. We believe if we do this we will see a gospel awakening in the city of Charlotte that is carried to the ends of the earth. Our ongoing classes seek to help you learn how to be a disciple of Jesus who makes disciples!

Ongoing opportunities

Lydia Collection | Women Only

The Lydia Collection strives to build professional women into successful gospel messengers. Through mentorship, teaching, and community, our goal is to inspire women to more effectively utilize their God-given talents in their careers and impact the working world for the sake of the Gospel. Join us from 6:30-8:30 pm at our Providence Road campus. Learn more!

Mission of God | Fall, 6 weeks

Introductory class unpacking the Biblical basis for missions and the current state of the world, designed to open your eyes to the heart of God to redeem every nation and to help you learn your place in His mission. Class is already in session for 2022. Please join us next fall and, in the meantime, check out our Missions Pipeline!

Bridges Out of Poverty Class | Spring

During this training, we will equip our people to be cross-cultural missionaries by teaching them to have competent compassion for those affected by poverty. The hope is that we will be ready to engage well in the communities we desire to serve. Class already in session for 2022, please check back or contact Joseph Anderson for more information.

Age-Specific Gatherings

Young Pros

Mercy’s desire is for young professionals to be connected to the local church and to learn how to make disciples right where they are or to explore God’s calling to go to the nations. Young Pros meet quarterly and gatherings will be listed on this page and our News & Events page.

Professional Women

Mercy’s desire is to equip everyone to be a disciple who makes disciples. One of our members who is passionate about helping women become gospel messengers in the workplace pioneered The Lydia Collection to accomplish this! See the ongoing classes section of this page for details.

55+

55 or older? You’re in the prime of life and our PRIME group knows it! PRIME meets once a month for dinner, fellowship, and encouragement. The next gathering will be listed on this page and our News & Events page.

Previous Classes & Forums

These classes and forums have passed, but occasionally there are resources available after the class. We have listed those resources below for your convenience.

Redeeming Sex Weekend 

Over this weekend, we will discuss what it means to redeem faithful Christian sexuality. In our day, there are many approaches to sex within the church. We want to offer a biblical and practical approach to sex, sexual integrity, purity, and intimacy. This weekend is for everyone! Whether you are single, married, in college, same-sex-attracted, or widowed we invite you to join us. Explore resources!

Articles

A Call to Love our Brothers and Sisters This Pride Month

Pride month brings an opportunity for Christians “as citizens of heaven, to live [our lives] worthy of the gospel of Christ…standing firm in one spirit, in one accord, contending together for the faith of the gospel” (Philippians 1:27). As citizens of heaven means we...

Lent 2022: Prayer + Fasting Guide

Mercy Family,  I’d like to invite you to join our church family in fasting and prayer in this Lent season. Beginning March 8, 2022, each Tuesday between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday, we are going to replace one or more of our routines of breakfast, lunch, and...

Mercy Equip: Why Should the Church Celebrate Black History?

Why should the church celebrate Black History? I think some Christians who don’t come from an African American culture would naturally ask: Why should the church celebrate a man-made holiday? After all, as the church, we don’t celebrate July 4th or Thanksgiving, or...

Juneteenth 2020

Pastor Rashard wrote this article for Juneteenth 2019. To provide some background around this day, we wanted to repost it this year for anyone who may not have had a chance to read it before. The links have been updated. If you'd like to hear more from Pastor Rashard,...

6 Prayers to Pray for Healthcare Workers

In every season, we want to be a church that cares well for all people, but especially in this unprecedented season, we want to be a church that cares well for all those who are affected by COVID19. One demographic who especially needs our prayers and care in this...