RH Equip

Redemption Hill Church exists to cultivate Gospel-Centered, Grace-Driven, and Mission-Minded people; and one aspect of cultivating disciples involves the particular ministry of equipping (Ephesians 4:11-12, Hebrews 13:20-21).

Your elders currently teach and proclaim the gospel during our Sunday gatherings, and ensure that it is applied across all the RH Communities, other smaller gatherings, and in families and individuals across Redemption Hill. We are now excited to extend this teaching and application of the gospel, and give more opportunity for the particular ministry of equipping.

Beginning in 2019, we will be introducing RH Equip. A series of interactive courses, intended to equip folks across both Redemption Hill Church congregations with the skills and tools to apply gospel riches in their own lives and homes; and among friends, family, and co-workers.

To this end, we have developed a limited number of Core Courses that we hope every member can take. These courses would include content and practices fundamental to being a faithful and fruitful disciple, and each Core Course would be offered at least once a year. Additionally we want to offer an ever-expanding number of electives that address particular needs as they arise.

The Core Courses would be offered throughout the year, and would each be five weeks long, with a range of 5 to 25 participants per course. Classes would be offered on Tuesday nights at The Fourhundred, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Childcare will be provided.
 

Upcoming Course Registrations
  • Seeing and Enjoying Jesus in the Scriptures – Tuesday, April 23rd. Click here to register, or or email Chris if you have any questions.
  • Apologetics | Exploring Reasons for Belief – Sunday, April 28th. Click here to register, or or email Chris if you have any questions.
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    Core Courses

    Everyday Church | This course will explore our calling to an ordinary life with gospel intentionality. Using 1 Peter and Everyday Church, participants will be challenged to think biblically about the church and making disciples. This will get very practical and encourage individuals and RH Communities to engage with the unbelievers around them. Participants will also write a short-version of their personal Creation, Fall, Redemption, Restoration story for the purpose of understanding the gospel’s work in their lives, and with a view toward sharing it with others.

    Sovereignty & Salvation | This course will explore the riches of the gospel as described in the five doctrines of grace using Putting Amazing Back into Grace by Michael Horton. The goal for this course will be to move participants toward a more robust and joy-filled understanding of how God redeems his people.

    Gospel Transformation | This course will explore how the gospel changes us from the inside out. Using How People Change and other resources, participants will work with the Heat-Thorns-Cross-Fruit paradigm to learn how to apply to the gospel to themselves and others. Each student will have the opportunity to submit a Personal Growth Project, and be coached through the process.

    Rhythms of Grace | This course will explore proven practices that help us respond well to God’s grace: Praying, Bible Reading, Celebrating the Sacraments, Gathering as the Church, and Using Your Spiritual Gifts. Our hope is to engage with these with more expectation and benefit, and be equipped to encourage others to do the same.

    Seeing and Enjoying Jesus in the Scriptures | Have you been wondering how to jump-start your daily worship? How to read the bible regularly and with satisfaction? How to meaningfully share what you are learning with your spouse, kids, and friends? This course will introduce the Community Bible Reading (CBR) Journal, and cover the CBR lectures: Invitation, Surrender, Jesus in the Old Testament, and The Bible in Community. Each session will involve working through Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication together, and will also look to equip others to use this tool in small group settings.

    How to Study the Bible | This course will introduce basic concepts of exposition and application; including consideration of the various genres, importance of historical and literary contexts of scripture, and use of study aides. The goal will be to equip men and women to have more effective personal study, and learn to teach bible passages to others.
     

    Winter Term

    January 22nd, 29th, February 5th, 12th, and 19th
    Everyday Church | This course will explore our calling to an ordinary life with gospel intentionality. Using 1 Peter and Everyday Church, participants will be challenged to think biblically about the church and making disciples. This will get very practical and encourage individuals and RH Communities to engage with the unbelievers around them. Participants will also write a short-version of their personal Creation, Fall, Redemption, Restoration story for the purpose of understanding the gospel’s work in their lives, and with a view toward sharing it with others.
     

    Spring 1 Term

    February 26th, March 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th
    Rhythms of Grace | This course will explore proven practices that help us respond well to God’s grace: Reading the Bible, Corporate Worship, Sacraments, Serving, and Stewardship. Our hope is to engage in these with more expectation and benefit, and be equipped to encourage others to do the same.

    The Gospel at Work | What is God’s purpose for my work? How should the gospel change the way I do my job? How does a Christian strategize and plan their career? Most Christians spend half of their waking lives at work, but we go to work with serious misunderstandings of how God intends Christians to think and live in the workplace. God provides a better way to think about work: “Who we work for is more important than what we do.” This course will help you think biblically, live wisely, and act practically in your workplace.

    April 9th
    Gospel Fluency | We’ll spend one evening exploring how asking good questions and listening to others can help us declare the gospel in meaningful ways. Our hope is to leave this evening with more confidence about taking the next step in conversation with an unbelieving friend.

    Healthy Tensions in Gathered Worship | Conversations about worship on Sunday often produce much more disagreement than agreement. Even though the act of worship is innate, knowing how we’re to worship God isn’t. Is worship an event, or all of life? Should worship be planned, or spontaneous? Should it be directed to God, or one another? Is worship about my head, or my heart? This course will seek to examine the number of seemingly paradoxical, or at least contrasting, ways to worship God when we gather together, and how our call as worshippers of God isn’t just to be “balanced” in our approach to Sunday morning, but to become more faithful.

    Everyday Christianity: How to Take Small Steps in the Great Commission | It is easy to feel overwhelmed and inadequate in light of Jesus’ call to make disciples of all nations. Join us as we look at our own fears and obstacles in light of God’s glory and power displayed in the gospel. We’ll remind ourselves of the promised hope we have in God’s Word, and explore simple and practical ways to “live such good lives among” the unbelieving so they themselves may one day see and glorify God (1 Peter 2:12).

    Side by Side | Course description coming soon!
     

    Spring 2 Term

    April 23rd, 30th, May 7th, 14th, and 21st
    Seeing and Enjoying Jesus in the Scriptures | Have you been wondering how to jump-start your daily worship? How to read the bible regularly and with satisfaction? How to meaningfully share what you are learning with your spouse, kids, and friends? This course will introduce the Community Bible Reading (CBR) Journal, and cover the CBR lectures: Invitation, Surrender, Jesus in the Old Testament, and The Bible in Community. Each session will involve working through Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication together, and will also look to equip others to use this tool in small group settings.

    April 28th, May 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th
    Apologetics: Exploring Reasons for Belief | How would you respond if a coworker asked you: Can a rational person believe in God? How can a good God allow so much evil? Can we trust the bible? Can you prove the resurrection? Can we agree with other religions? Perhaps you have been wondering about these for yourself as well. Join us for a five-week course where we take some time to do some of the hard work of searching our own hearts for lingering questions or doubts. Come be equipped to better work these reasons for belief into your ongoing conversations with new and not-yet-believers.
     

    Summer Term

    May 28th, June 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th
    Sovereignty and Salvation | This course will explore the riches of the gospel as described in the five doctrines of grace using Putting Amazing Back into Grace by Michael Horton. The goal for this course will be to move participants toward a more robust and joy-filled understanding of how God redeems his people.

    Marriage Basics | Course description coming soon!
     

    What People are Saying

    Everyday Church
    I was inspired to keep deepening my relationships with non-Christian friends and also to remember that the pressure is not entirely on me to “convert” someone but to be able to listen to their story well while sharing with them parts of mine and articulating how Jesus fits into that. – Jane

    Sharing your story is vital and not something that we typically do with people we do not know all that well. It helped with increasing vulnerability and taking some of the intimidation factor out of sharing some of the more vulnerable parts of life. It made me think that I could do that again (and will!) – Casey

    The biggest part for me has been identifying how to draw out people’s functional idols with attentive questions. Also, this was a space where people could open up and talk freely about their lives and how the Gospel applied to them. – James

    Sovereignty & Salvation
    Coming into this class, I had been wrestling with fear & doubt and a lack of joy and confidence. My prayer was that by the end of the class, God would use these truths to encourage my heart and bring about joy. I learned in small pieces about each of the doctrines, but seeing the big picture and how they all fit together in and throughout Scripture was really impactful for me. Praise God that my salvation has nothing to do with ME. I feel relief & peace, knowing that God is the one who chose me, rescued me, and keeps me. – Cait

    This course helped me to treasure God’s mercy in a deeper way as I meditated more on my sin and on the riches of His grace! Thank you so much for all that was put into this! – Susanna

    I left this class feeling immense comfort that God specifically chose me. I recognize God as bigger and more sovereign than I did before. – Cody

    Gospel Transformation
    Each of the lessons were so rich, that I thought we could have gone multiple weeks on each. Chris: the Lord worked through you in remarkable ways to synthesize key themes. Thank you for your preparation and sacrifice to lead us through this very valuable text, filled with such life-altering theology. – Gary

    Being able to visualize the chart was so helpful. It gives me visual direction, and I’ve found I make it to the CROSS quicker and intentionally am striving with God’s help to bear fruit instead of thorns. – Kathleen

    For the first time being a Christian, I am learning how to deal with my emotions biblically without just :”praying about it” or “reading the bible” trying to fix my behavior but not addressing the real issue. – Marcus

    My friend asked if I would partner with her to take this course, I reluctantly agreed – to come to ONE class. LOL! God has such a sense of humor – having used my fear of man (not wanting to disappoint my sweet friend) to get me right where He wanted me to be. This study was SO timely and an absolute LIFE CHANGER. I would highly recommend both this study and the book When People are Big and God is Small to every single person in the church body because it is NEEDED by ALL. – Jo