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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
upcoming Classes & Forums
Beyond the Color Barrier | June 7
This class helps participants identify and understand their ethnic stories as well as healthily engage in conversations about ethnicity/race. The class will meet Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 pm. Registration closes 6/1.
The Gospel Class | June 9
This class will cover the foundational aspects of the gospel and provide a unified context for future classes participants may take through Mercy’s Equip ministry. The class will meet Friday evenings from 7:00-8:30 pm. Registration closes 6/1.
Family Devotion | April 24
Financial Stewardship | Mar 16
Previous Classes & Forums
God & Politics
This Equip Forum has already happened, but you can find resources from the evening below!
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.
Click here to watch the recorded event.
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,...
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…