The Equipping Ministry exists to equip and release our church body to deepen their understanding and experience of God & His word, develop genuine, Spirit-led living, and consistently invest in making disciples.
It is our hope that you would prayerfully consider taking one course each year to invest in your spiritual growth!
Apologetics and Worldview
Are you prepared to defend your beliefs when challenged? Understanding the Christian worldview and applying it to challenges, helps us navigate our world by discovering truth in a post-truth culture. In this course you will be trained to think clearly when you are on the battlefield of ideas and gain practical insight on engaging a lost world. (Fall Only, Sunday Morning, 10:45am, Oct 13th – Nov 17th)
Art of Marriage
No matter how well you prepared, once you say, “I Do”, that is the moment the relational work begins. Every marriage is unique, expressed by the colorful personalities of each spouse and textured by the circumstances at play in their lives. Blending these to make marriage work is a divinely inspired art form – challenging to master, but definitely worth the effort. In The Art of Marriage, we weave together expert teaching, engaging stories, man-on-the-street interviews, humorous vignettes and much more to portray the hope and beauty of God’s design for marriage. (Cost $12, Fall – Sunday Morning, 9:00am, Sept 8th – Oct 13th, Spring – Sunday Morning, 10:45am, Jan 5th – Feb 9th)
Art of Parenting
Do you wish every child came with their own “How To” manual to aid in the parenting process? This video-based study is designed to not only help parents find new ways to integrate faith into everyday parenting moments, but also to create an environment where moms and dads can shoulder burdens together, celebrate breakthroughs, and relate to one another’s day to day parenting journey. Parents will finish the study with renewed confidence in parenting, fresh insights on parenting children of different ages, and a parenting plan unique to each child’s personality and gifts. (Cost $12, Fall – Sunday Morning, 9:00am, Sept 8th – Oct 27th, Spring – Monday Evening, 7:00pm, Jan 6th – Feb 24th)
Bible Study Methods
Knowing what to read and how to apply God’s truth can sometimes be difficult. The goal of Bible study as a whole is to make application of the Scripture to our lives while the goal of interpretation, within Bible study, is to discover the meaning of the text. Only after we know the meaning of a text can we understand the significance that a specific text has for us. The Bible has one interpretation or meaning, with many applications. Not only will you learn the methods of studying the scriptures but also you will gain a confidence in being able to understand, enjoy and apply God’s transforming Word. (Fall – Sunday Morning, 10:45am, Oct 13th – Nov 17th, Spring – Sunday Morning, 9:00am, Feb 9th – Mar 15th)
“Come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations.” Are these scriptures you have spent time thinking about but haven’t quite figured out how to apply? Whether you struggle to put these verses into action or need some encouragement in discipleship, we want to support you. In this course we are going to discover the pathways to discipleship and how you can begin your journey toward fulfilling the Great Commission. (Fall – Sunday Morning, 9:00am, Sept 8th – Oct 6th, Spring – Sunday Morning, 10:45am, Jan5th – Feb 2nd)
Disciplines of Grace
Understanding the depths of our creator can sometimes seem to be out of our grasp. During this course you will learn and understand that God intends the disciplines to be a part of every believers life. The spiritual disciplines are best experienced in community within marriages, discipling relationships and those whom we live life with. (Spring Only – Sunday Morning, 10:45am, Jan 5th – Feb 9th)
Have you ever felt you have more to offer…at work, at home, at church, in life? This small group experience will help you discover, optimize and unleash the resources God has placed inside you. Your “SHAPE” is the unique combination of your personality, strengths, skills, gifts and passion. This 7-week guided discovery journey is supported by video content and proven assessments that inform personal reflection and group discussion, with input from a trained Coach. You will gain confidence and clarity about how you add the most value to others and best contribute to a team; prioritize where you need to grow the most; and expose how you are most vulnerable to self-defeating behaviors that could sabotage your relationships or derail your leadership. This is your invitation to discover your unique identity for fulfilling your God-inspired dreams. (Cost $60, Fall – Sunday Morning, 10:45am, Oct 6th – Nov 17th, Spring – Sunday Morning, 9:00am, Feb 2nd – March 15th)
Financial Peace University
“Cut the credit cards”, “Debt is Dumb”, “Zero-based Budget”: these are phrases that you are likely familiar with, if you’ve ever heard of Dave Ramsey. However, FPU is more than Dave Ramsey. It’s a blueprint for how to properly handle God’s money and how to find peace with your finances. Whether you grew up with an understanding of how to balance a checkbook or not, this course will give you the basics you need to win with money, change your family tree, and ultimately be a blessing to others. (Cost $99, Fall – Monday Evening, 7pm, Sept 9th – Nov 4th, Spring – Monday Evening, 7pm, Jan 6th – Mar 2nd)
It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. (Cost $15, Fall Only – Thursday Evening, 6pm, Aug 22 – Nov 14th)
Many of us know what we believe but sometimes have a hard time expressing why we believe it. Whether you are struggling to articulate your beliefs or just need a refresher in Fellowship’s Core Doctrines, this course is for you. We will take six weeks and walk through our core beliefs and help you build a theological foundation that supports them. (Fall – Sunday Morning, 9:00am, Oct 13th – Nov 17th, Spring – Sunday Morning, 10:45am, Feb 9th – Mar 15th)
The Prayer Course
Prayer can be difficult and we need help; even the disciples needed help as they asked Jesus, “Lord, teach us to pray”. This is an 8 week journey through the Lord’s Prayer with video instruction, small group discussion and practical tools to aid in one’s prayer life. It is for anyone who wants to deepen their prayer life and their relationship with God. We will explore the topics: Why Pray?, Adoration, Petition, Intercession, Unanswered Prayer, Contemplation, Listening, and Spiritual Warfare. (Fall – Sunday Morning, 9:00am, Sept 22nd – Nov 10th, Spring – Monday Evening, 7pm, Jan 6th – Feb 24th)
The Story Project
Have you found it difficult to reconcile what you know about the Bible and the life you live? Whether it is that, or a complicated back story to your own life, this course will provide an engagement with scripture and your story within the context of community. With that hopefully you will be able to experience God’s grace on a deeper level. (Fall – Sunday Morning, 9:00am, Sept 8th – Oct 13th, Spring – Sunday Morning, 9:00am, Feb 9th – Mar 15th)
Registration for these courses will be available in August 2019.