FEBRUARY 14 - MARCH 28
SERIES TOPICS | SCHEDULE
2/14 Biblical Justice – Russ Adcox
2/21 Justice in the Old Testament – Robert Jackson
2/28 Justice in the New Testament – Russ Adcox
3/7 Justice in Practice (The Unborn) – Russ Adcox & Kathy Cook
3/14 Justice in Practice (Poverty) – Randy Nichols
3/21 Justice in Practice (Human Trafficking) – Lauren Pinkston
3/28 Justice in Practice (Race) – Russ Adcox & Ebony Lovely
S P E A K E R S
Dr. Lauren Pinkston
Lauren is an Assistant Professor of Business as Mission at Lipscomb University, Executive Director for Kindred Exchange, a non-profit focused on fostering authenticity and accountability in cross-cultural Christian Missions, and Maury Hills member. During her time living and working abroad, she discovered business to be a catalyst for community development, especially for survivors of exploitative labor. Her research with the Freedom Business Alliance pairs human trafficking crises with sustainable business models.
Russ has served as the Lead Pastor of Maury Hills Church since 2004. He is very active in the community and currently serves on the boards of the Maury County Chamber & Economic Alliance, Columbia Peace & Justice Initiative, and Pay Grace Forward. Russ seeks to connect the Bible to everyday life and teaches messages meant to inform faith and inspire action.
Kathy is the Director of Pregnancy Centers of Middle Tennessee. She is a strong advocate for all human life. She strives to revive hope for the pre-born. Kathy is focused on supporting vulnerable women and men in our community and beyond and supports all women and men experiencing unplanned pregnancies through education and tangible resources.
Randy is the Founder and Executive Director of Maury United Ministries (MUMs), providing volunteer-driven transportation for those in need of job-related, medical, Social Services, and personal needs transport. They also facilitate unity in the body of Christ in the community, and provide financial resources to other Christian ministries and individuals in Maury County. MUMs Garage receives and repairs donated vehicles to hardworking individuals and former MUMs passengers. Randy is one of many Co-Founders of Pay Grace Forward, helping pay day loan victims get free from exorbitant debt. He is a member of Maury Hills.
Robert A. Jackson, Jr.
Robert is an Adjunct Professor in the College of Bible and Ministry at Lipscomb University and serves on their Marriage & Family Therapy Advisory Board and the ENGAGE initiative as program consultant and teaching faculty. He is a Desktop Specialist at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia, Tennessee. He is an elder at Maury Hills. Having a heart for social issues, he has taught classes at Otter Creek Church in Brentwood, Tennessee called “The Arc is Long,” which focused on the church’s response to racial justice and reconciliation and “Continuing the Conversation” at Maury Hills.
Ebony serves as the Discipleship and Online Pastor at Maury Hills since 2018. She has served in various ministry roles of local churches and nonprofits. She also spent two years serving with a multiethnic church in the inner city of Richmond, California. Ebony has a passion for building a diverse church and seeing the kingdom of God lived out through discipleship and authentic community.
dig d e e p e r
This is probably one of the most challenging series we have done at Maury Hills, and we have tackled some tough ones. You probably have a lot of questions and would love the opportunity to ask them. Dig Deeper is a virtual group study designed to dig into your questions and the meaning behind what we hear in the series. Join in!
Ebony Lovely | Discipleship Pastor and group leader
March 11 - April 1 (online only)
Thursdays | 6 PM
Don't just listen to the messages. Learn and make a difference.
Abortion: A Rational Look at an Emotional Issue by R.C. Sproul
Why Pro-Life? Caring for the Unborn and Their Mothers by Randy Alcorn
What Every Church Member Should Know About Poverty by Bill Ehlig & Ruby Payne
When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor...and Yourself by Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert
Race in America by Phil Vischar
Beyond Racial Gridlock: Embracing Mutual Responsibility by George Yancey
GROUP DISCUSSION RESOURCES
Discussion guides will be added each week through the series.
IN THE O.T.
IN THE N.T.