Learn WITH THE FAMILY IN Equip GROUPS
Equip Groups are a practical way for our church to continue building a multi-ethnic family of faith on mission with King Jesus. These courses will give our family a chance to learn and grow together so that we are better equipped to love and serve one another. They'll begin in February and replace our Community Groups for 6 weeks. Below, you will find the list of classes we are offering. We hope that you will prayerfully consider which group is right for you!
The Role of White Believers in the Multi-Ethnic Family
Ally Currie and Melanie Taylor
This group will humbly and courageously explore questions like...
- Is "white" an ethnicity?
- What should I do with the real emotions of guilt and shame in this conversation?
- Is "white privilege" real? If so, what does Scripture have to say about it?
Through activities, conversations, reflections, and prayer we'll journey toward joyfully embracing our full identities as sons and daughters of the Most High God.
Defeating Shame and Pursuing Freedom
We live in a culture of shame where we have all at one time experienced the effects of shame both individually and relationally. This course will examine the Biblical narrative of shame and how it plays out in our lives, our families, our culture, and in our churches. We will explore the difference between shame and guilt and ways to find healing. We will begin to unearth our own shame stories in order to celebrate the freedom offered through the Gospel.
Healing Heart Wounds
"The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit." - Psalm 34:18
In life, we all experience grief, loss, and heartbreak. These experiences can cause us, or those we love, to feel broken, abandoned, and hopeless. In this course, we will discuss trauma, grief, and loss through a biblical lens while walking through the process of healing and recovery.
How to Study the Bible
Chris and Ebony Taylor
"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth." - 2 Timothy 2:15
This group is for those who desire to understand how to study the Bible, in order to live faithfully and purposefully in today's world. This class will be a practical approach to attaining the objective meaning of the biblical text, by observing its details and overall design.
Basics of Christianity
Jordan Howerton and Hunter Hawes
As Christians we all want to grow in our faith, but sometimes it's hard to know where to start. Basics of Christianity aims to give you a strong foundation to grow from. We'll cover everything from Biblical theology to spiritual disciplines and more. So whether you're a new Christian or simply wanting to revisit the essentials, Basics of Christianity is for you.
How to Steward God's Money
As Christians, we all want to be good stewards of what God has blessed us with... but sometimes we need help with how to do this. And all of us need to understand why it is so important. This group will provide some practical help on handling money, as well as scriptural basis for why it is so important to do so.
What does it mean to "make disciples?" It's a common phrase in our churches and something we know we are called to do, but many of us are confused as to what discipleship consists of, or feel we are not qualified for the task. Come join us for a biblical and practical exploration of discipleship as we seek to be obedient to the Great Commission.
Cultivating a Life of Habitual Prayer
As followers of Christ, we are instructed to "pray without ceasing" (1 Thessalonians 5:17). But what does a lifestyle marked by habitual prayer look like? This class teaches about the biblical practices of prayer with an emphasis on the Holy Spirit, worship, spiritual warfare, Heaven, and evangelism.