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 first semester of Equipping Classes on Sunday, September 13th.
(For a brief bio, click on the teacher's name).
Hebrews | Taught by Pastor Jake Grogan in room 105
Isaiah | Taught by Rita Mauldin in room 106
1, 2, and 3 John | Taught by Mark Hamilton in room 121
The Basics of Spiritual Growth + Our Only Hope
Taught by Skipper Bennett in room 181
The Basics of Spiritual Growth is a study on the Lord's Prayer as a model for how we relate to God.
Our Only Hope is a study on the supremacy of Christ in our postmodern world.
How to Read Your Bible + Bible Study Methods
Taught by Jason Sadler in room 182
How to Read Your Bible is a course on how to study the Bible inductively, which emphasizes the most basic tools, principles, and processes for Scripture reading and application.
Bible Study Methods is a deeper look at Scripture interpretation and application.
Old Testament Survey, part 1
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 Gospel, Salvation, and Other Religions
Taught by Andrew White in room 103
The Gospel, Salvation, and Other Religions is a study of the exclusivity of Christ and world religions. We pray this class will lead you to proclaim the gospel in the power of the Holy Spirit.
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.