Women of the Word Book Study
1 June – 27 July 2023
The Bible describes a disciple as an apprentice, someone who is learning how to live for and like Jesus. Rock Hill Institute is a space for this kind of learning, a holistic approach to discipleship that gives men and women the opportunity to grow in their love for God and his mission.
The God of the Bible has made himself known through a beautiful and complex story. We want to teach you how to study the Scriptures and see the unified narrative, the story about who God is and what he has done in the person and work of Jesus.
Theology is rooted in what is revealed in the Bible, and it is relevant for daily life. We want to teach the historic doctrines of our faith so that we can see how sound doctrine is foundational not just for thinking rightly but for living as a disciple of Jesus.
Story and Belief must shape and form us into people who live according to the way of Jesus. We want to teach the practical ways that we can become worshipers, family, servants, witnesses, prayers, and learners who are fluent in the gospel.
Every year, we offer three core classes, each of which focuses on teaching one area of discipleship: Christian Story, Christian Belief, and Christian Formation. These core classes are 6 weeks long, with one class offered in the fall (Oct-Nov), the spring (Feb-Mar), and the summer (Jun-Jul).
Throughout the year, we also offer Bible studies, 2-3 week elective classes, and one-time seminars.
A core class is six weeks long and is built around three fundamental aspects of Christian discipleship: Christian Story, Christian Belief, and Christian Formation. We believe that these topics are important for every Christian to learn, and we aim to make every core class applicable to everyone regardless of life stage, background, etc.
An elective class is a shorter class (2-3) with a more casual format and a more specific topic (e.g. parenting).
A seminar is a one-time event that usually lasts 1.5-3 hours long and covers a single topic in one session.
We believe that City Groups are one of the most important ways that members of our church can find community, care for one another, and live on mission. If you’re looking to grow as a Christian at Rock Hill, we recommend that you start by joining a City Group.
Lifelong learning is best done in community, so all of our City Groups choose one core class to take together each year. During those six weeks, they pause their regular rhythms to learn and grow together.
Rock Hill Institute is primarily for the formation of our members, but membership is not a requirement. Anyone is welcome to come and learn!
We believe in the power and growth that comes from learning in person and in community, so most of our classes are not streamed online. However, we record most classes and seminars and will eventually post them on this page and on our YouTube channel.
You can register by clicking on any of the upcoming classes above (most of our classes are free).
If you have any questions, let us know through the contact link below.