We believe that the privilege and responsibility of gospel ministry belongs to all the people of God, not just a select few. Our goal is to unleash the entire church for the work of gospel ministry. In order to better equip you for this calling, we offer the following equipping opportunities and resources.
Crosstalk is a bimonthly forum where we discuss theological, cultural, and practical issues from a biblical perspective. Join us on Sunday mornings at 11:00 am in the Woodside Room.
December 17, 2017
February 18, 2018
April 15, 2018
June 17, 2018
A series of related courses aimed at equipping you in the personal ministry of the Word of God.
Course 1: How People Change
This material is a practical introduction to the Christian life. It lays out a transferable and understandable picture of how change happens in a person’s life by God’s grace. Fundamental questions include “Why do people do the things they do?” and “How does lasting change take place?” Once someone goes through the curriculum they gain self-understanding as well as an understanding of how to help others.
Course 2: Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands
This study is a practical introduction to helping others grow and change through the Word of God. By following the model of how Christ came and cared for lost sheep, the participants grow in their ability to compassionately walk with another person as they encourage them in their Christian life. The fundamental question this resource is answering is, “How can I wisely help another person grow in grace?”
Course 3: Change and Your Relationships
This study delves into basic relationship skills as well as character issues that are essential for people to embody as they seek to help others. The most powerful context for lasting change to take place is within the framework of Christ-centered, Word-based relationships with others. Since that is the case, it is imperative for leaders and those they train to grow in their relationship skills.
Group Leader Orientation is for all of our current group leaders (including Growth Groups, Men's Groups, and Women's Studies), and anyone who is interested in pursuing group leadership in the future.
We discuss the vision and purpose of group ministry at Riverstone Church, the role of the group leader, and talk through some things that we are going to be introducing that will help to equip current and prospective group leaders to more effectively lead and shepherd their groups.
Those who attend receive a binder of resources as well as a Group Leader Application, which can also be downloaded here.
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