Discipleship Classes at Rich Pond

“to equip the saints for the work of the ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.”
Ephesians 4:12
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God’s Means to our maturity

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n this passage of Scripture the Apostle Paul shows that some of the most powerful means the Lord uses to grow us to Christ-like maturity are through the “shepherds and teachers” He raises up in the church (Eph. 5:11). This is both humbling and terrifying!  It is humbling, because we see that the Lord uses imperfect people equipped and gifted by the Holy Spirit, to teach us the Gospel and all of its practical applications in our life (5:15).  It is terrifying because no teacher is inherently qualified for such a meaningful task; plus for those who are called to teach, they will be held accountable to the Lord (James 3:1).
We at Rich Pond Baptist Church, desire to be good stewards of our various gifts and one another’s time by being intentional about the classes we offer when we gather together.  The classes we offer have broad application, but we will focus our attention to 5 areas of study: Biblical Studies, Family Ministry, Christian Thought, Spiritual Foundations, and Missions & Evangelism. Equip Classes will be offered Wednesday evenings, Sunday evenings during the evening service, and as occasional Sunday school classes.

The aim of our Equip classes is to foster serious, faithful, humble thinking that leads to passionate Christ-centered living, which overflows in loving others.

The Equip program is designed to make us more intentional with the classes and times that we already offer.

We greatly desire the congregation at Rich Pond Baptist Church to have a deeper understanding of God’s Word with all of its implications.  We understand that the truths of the Gospel cannot be compartmentalized.

Gospel truths impact every part of our lives- how we understand culture, what we value, to how we relate to one another.