What are the Equip Seminars?

In Ephesians 4:12 the Bible says that God gives the church shepherds and teachers “to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.” The purpose of the Mercy Hill Equip Seminars is to provide biblical and theological teaching to equip everyday Christians to live out their faith in daily life.

* There will be no childcare provided for this event but we will offer childcare reimbursement. Click this link to access the form.

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Dates/Times: Oct 9, 16, 23, 30 – 6:30-8:30pm
Address: Regional Campus | 7616 Business Park Dr. Greensboro, NC 27409

Taught by: Dr. Bobby Herrington
This seminar will be taught by Bobby Herrington. Bobby is the executive pastor at Mercy Hill and also has a Ph.D. in Theological Studies.

Seminar Description:
What does the Bible say about how to discover God’s will for your life? Making decisions in accordance with the will of God is one of the most pressing issues Christians face on a day to day basis. The goal of this seminar is to give the Christian confidence in making decisions that align with God’s will.

Week 1: Introduction to the Will of God
Week 2: How Not to Make Decisions
Week 3: What the Bible says about the Will of God
Week 4: A Detailed Biblical Paradigm for Decision Making

Book provided: Decision Making and the Will of God by Garry Friesen

Dates/Times: Oct 9, 16, 23, 30 – 6:30-8:30pm
Address: Regional Campus | 7616 Business Park Dr. Greensboro, NC 27409

Taught by: Jeremy Dager, Randy Titus
This seminar will be taught by Jeremy Dager and Randy Titus. Jeremy is our Executive Pastor of Ministries and Randy is our Executive Pastor of Operations. Both Jeremy and Randy have educational backgrounds in theology and Christian Ministry. 

Seminar Description:
Western civilization is in the midst of a cultural crisis when it comes to marriage and the family. Unfortunately, the church has also been affected by this crisis. Much of the decline of marriage and the family is a result of a faulty foundation. This seminar will provide a foundation for marriage and family from a biblical, theological, and practical basis.

Week 1: A Biblical Foundation for the Family
Week 2: Marriage as it was meant to be
Week 3: Healthy Practices for Everyday Marriage
Week 4: The Biblical Purpose of Parenting

Book provided: God, Marriage, and Family by Andreas Kostenberger and David Jones

Dates/Times: Oct 9, 16, 23, 30 – 6:30-8:30pm
Address: Regional Campus | 7616 Business Park Dr. Greensboro, NC 27409

Taught by: Jason Campbell
Jason is a Community Group leader and teaches regularly in the Kid’s Ministry.

Seminar Description:
*Both High School students and College students may sign up for this class* Students are assaulted from all sides by our culture and its increasing hostility toward Christianity. Students with a Christian worldview need to be prepared for this battle with a firm foundation of how and why Christianity stands head and shoulders above competing worldviews in our society. Through learning the arguments and evidence for the truth of Christianity, students will be built up in their own faith and prepared to defend the faith to others.

Week 1: Philosophical Arguments for God and Tactics for Discussing Your Christian Faith
Week 2: Objective Morality and the Problem of Evil
Week 3: Scientific Evidence for God and Atheistic Objections
Week 4: Historical Evidence for the New Testament and the Resurrection

Book provided: On Guard: Defending the Faith with Reason and Precision by William Lane Craig

Dates/Times: Oct 9, 16, 23, 30 – 6:30-8:30pm
Address: Regional Campus | 7616 Business Park Dr. Greensboro, NC 27409

Taught by: Dr. Mark Nickens
Mark has a Ph.D. in Church History and has taught Church History classes at 20 seminaries, universities, and Bible institutes in the USA (Liberty University), Belize, Nigeria, Kenya, and India.

Seminar Description:
On October 31, 2017, many around the world will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the hammer strike heard around the world. On this date in 1517, it is said that Martin Luther started the Protestant Reformation when he nailed his 95 Theses to the front doors of the Castle Church at Wittenberg, Germany, calling out the sinful excesses of the Roman Catholic Church. The effects of Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation on the church and the world are impossible to overstate. Had the Reformation never happened, you possibly would not be attending Mercy Hill church today. But in many ways, Luther’s life and teaching are every bit as relevant for us today. This class will discuss how Luther’s life and ideas so long ago still impact our daily faith and the way we read the Bible.

Week 1:  The background of the dilemma: Why did Luther (and do we) experience spiritual angst?
Week 2:  The dilemma has a solution: What answer did Luther (and do we) find in the Bible?
Week 3:  The solution has a problem: What issues did this cause for Luther (and cause for us)?
Week 4:  The problem is not really a problem: How did Luther (and should we) eventually act toward God? 

Book provided: Luther the Reformer: The Story of the Man and His Career by James M. Kittleson and Hans H. Wiersma

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Dates / Times / Location

When: Monday Nights, October 9 – December 11th (nine week course)  – 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Regional Campus | 7616 Business Park Dr. Greensboro, NC 27409