What is The Rock Hill Institute?

What is The Rock Hill Institute?

The Rock Hill Institute (RHI) is our training institute, offering courses to help disciples and leaders grow in biblical thinking, godly character, and ministry skills.

Our Two Tracts

1. Discipleship Courses – the goal of these 7-week courses is to equip disciples to declare, display, and delight in the gospel as members of our redeemed community. The courses include individual study of a gospel-centered book and the Scriptures as well as a weekly group discussion.

Examples of these courses include:

Financial Peace University (9 weeks)
Marriage Course
Gospel-Centered Living Courses
Fundamentals and Maturity
Our Statement of Faith
Stewardship Course
Spiritual Disciplines Course
Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution Course
Personal Evangelism Course

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2. School of Ministry Courses– these courses are geared toward developing vocational ministry leaders, but are open to anyone who is interested. This 2-Year School of Ministry curriculum includes 10 Acts 29 Equip Courses, the Perspectives Course, a Church History Course, and the EFCA Gateway Licensing Course.

The Acts 29 Equip Courses

Entrepreneur I & II
Marriage and Parenting

Here is a 2 Year Syllabus

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What Guides our Philosophy of Development in the RHI?

The RH Institute is Based in the Local Church

The best place to develop leaders and disciples is in the context of messy missional ministry.  Your time in the RHI is not meant to be a replacement for actual ministry involvement, but rather a supplemental training track that equips you for greater effectiveness.  Theology doesn’t have the option of staying in an ivory tower with so much brokenness surrounding us.  All theology is practical and all practice is theological.  The RHI aims to help you make the connections in your life and ministry.

It is Individually-Driven, but Community Focused

Not everyone is wired to simply go read a book and implement changes.  Many of us need some structure added to both hold us accountable and help us process through what we are learning.  The weekly reading and weekly gathering format is structured to provide an environment to let learning flourish.  There will be work to do, reading to cover, but there will also be a weekly time to process through these ideas with those you are in ministry with.  It seeks to pull in the best of both worlds.

It is Holistic in its Goals

The purpose of the RHI is not to simply fill your heads with lots of Biblical truths, but to help you develop (1) Biblical thinking (2) godly character (3) ministry skill.  Maturity is when these three aspects of development happen in harmony with one another.