Periodically, members of our staff or church write articles to help equip us in various areas of life and faith. It’s been a while since our last article, but we’re back with a recent post from Pastor Rashard this February. Check it out below!
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. If you have any questions regarding any of the content of this page, please email email@example.com.
upcoming Classes & Forums
Take a class with us!
Mercy Equip classes and forums are meant to be a supplement of Christian growth for our members. These classes are academic in nature and do not replace the need for community groups.
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.
Previous Classes & Forums
These classes and forums have passed, but sometimes there are resources available after the class. We have listed those resources below for your convenience.
Women’s Bible Study
The purpose of our women’s Bible study is to train our women with Bible tools that lead to transformation. The goal is to increase Biblical knowledge within a deep community and a dedicated learning environment to gain greater affection for Jesus. This spring we will be walking through the study Everyday Theology: What You Believe Matters by Mary Wiley.
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.
Mission of God Class
This 6-week class is designed to open your eyes to the heart of God to redeem every nation and to help you learn your place in His mission. The class will meet weekly on Tuesday evenings at our Providence Road campus.
Women’s Bible Study
The purpose of our women’s bible studies is to walk through a book of the bible together, training women with biblical tools that lead to transformation. We want to increase biblical knowledge within a deep community to gain greater affection for Jesus. Join us this Fall as we study Romans 8 using a study by Trillia Newbell. Groups will meet at various times and locations. Click learn more to see all available group meeting times and to RSVP.
Men’s Bible Study
The purpose of our men’s bible studies is to walk through a book of the bible together, training men with biblical tools that lead to transformation. We want to increase biblical knowledge within a deep community to gain greater affection for Jesus. Join us as we study Colossians and Philemon this Fall. Groups will meet on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Click learn more to see all available group meeting times.
God & Politics
For further study, we recommend the following books:
1. Compassion (&) Conviction: A Guide to Faithful Civic Engagement by Christ Butler, Jason Giboney, and Michael Wear — This book lays out the biblical case for political engagement and helps Christians navigate the complex world of politics with integrity. Topics include political messaging, politics of race, protests, advocacy, and more.
2. Thou Shalt Not Be A Jerk: A Christian’s Guide to Engaging in Politics by Eugene Cho — Cho urges readers to stop vilifying those they disagree with, especially the vulnerable, and asks Christians to follow Jesus and reflect his teachings. Readers will be inspired to stay engaged, have integrity, listen to the hurting, and vote their convictions.
3. Onward: Engaging the Culture Without Losing the Gospel by Russell Moore — This book helps readers understand how the kingdom of God sets our priorities as believers and provides perspective on cultural issues. Moore discusses that as Christianity seems increasingly strange and even subversive to our culture, we as the church have the opportunity to embrace the distinctiveness of the Christian faith and to be marginalized for the sake of the gospel.
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Previous Equip Forums
How to Share the Gospel | Pastor Scott
how to share the gospel
Well, it’s now been about two weeks since our first Equip Forum and I’ve been so encouraged to hear from many of you as to how God has already been using our time together to grow you as a faithful and bold disciple, an evangelist. In fact, one of our members who attended the forum got the opportunity to lead someone to Christ at work the next day! Praise God! I’m convinced that as we continue to share and continue to plead with others to surrender their lives to Christ, we will see God save many more. Especially for those of you who weren’t able to attend this Equip Forum, I’d like to share some helpful resources with you here…