Previous Equip 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.
Reconstructing Faith Equip Forum | Nov 5, 2022
Mercy Church hosted guest speaker Barnabas Piper on November 5, 2022, to teach about faith reconstruction. Throughout three sessions, we learned how to ask questions, explore doubt, and cultivate tools to think about our faith. If you find yourself going through this process, or you know people who are, check out the recordings from the weekend and learn how to ask questions without losing your faith in Jesus, the scriptures, and the church.
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.
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. Learn more!
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. See the schedule!
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. Learn more!
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. Learn more!
God & Politics
Session 2 – The Great Reqiurement (Transcript)
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.
Lunch & Learn
Aug 25 | School and Covid-19
Sep 1 | Leading Well in Singleness
Sep 8 | Leading Well in Marriage
Sep 15 | Meeting with God
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… Read more!