He gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the 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 4:11–13 ESV)
What are Equipping Classes?
Equipping Classes are subject-driven and content-focused courses that take place during the Sunday education hour (9:30–10:30 AM). Our classes offer various levels of instruction on books of the Bible, theology, and biblical application in various areas of life. The desire for our ECs is for everyone to grow deeper in their understanding of the gospel, to learn to interpret and apply the Scriptures, to Biblically engage in culture, and to be transformed in daily living.
For a detailed explanation, check out our blog post, "What Are Equipping Classes?"
What Classes Are Available?
Classes will be offered on a semester basis.
We will begin our second semester of Equipping Classes on Sunday, January 3rd.
(For a brief bio, click on the teacher's name).
Romans | Taught by Pastor Jake Grogan in room 105
Genesis | Taught by Mark Hamilton in room 121
Theology of Work (with Dr. Gerry Breshears)
Theology 1 (with Dr. Owen Strachan)
24/6 (with Dr. Matthew Sleeth)
Taught by Skipper Bennett in room 181
Theology of Work "explores key questions such as who God is, what he has created people to be, how being the image of God affects the way we approach work, and what is the role of spiritual gifts in our job."
Theology 1 is a study on the core doctrines of the Christian faith.
24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life is a four-week video series on the benefits of observing and practicing a weekly Sabbath day of rest and worship.
Bible Study Methods (with Dr. Mark Strauss)
Understanding the New Testament (with Dr. Craig Blomberg)
Taught by Jason Sadler in room 182
Bible Study Methods is an in-depth look at Scripture interpretation and application.
Understanding the New Testament is a book-by-book overview of the New Testament and what it teaches.
Old Testament Survey, part 2 (with Dr. Douglas Stuart)
Taught by Bill Sessum in room 183
Old Testament Survey is a two-semester class overviewing each of the Old Testament books. In this class, you will learn the historical background, major themes, and insight into the stories, characters and teaching of each book.
The Story of Everything (with Jared Wilson)
Church History 1 (with Dr. John Mark Yeats)
Taught by Andrew White in room 103
The Story of Everything shows us how God's great story makes sense of the most amazing and the most mundane things in our lives.
Church History 1 covers the history of God's people from the first century through the middle ages.
Junior High + High School
Taught by youth leaders in the youth building
The students will learn from Scripture-based studies in the areas of apologetics, biblical interpretation, biblical relationships, core doctrines, ethics, evangelism and missions, servant leadership, spiritual disciplines, and worldviews.