Equipping Hour

In the Gospels, when Jesus calls the first disciples, we discover that a disciple is a person who:
  • follows Christ
  • is being transformed by Christ
  • engages in the mission of Christ

We recognize that all people are on a journey of becoming a fully-formed disciple of Jesus Christ. Whether you have just begun this journey or have been a Christian nearly your whole life, we want to meet you right where you are. Disciples are hand-crafted, not mass produced, and there is no one-size fits all strategy for discipleship.

Equipping Hour consist of two options:
  • Courses: Equipping People In Community (EPIC)
    Our EPIC courses are broken out into three tracks with specific topics of study that will be offered for 6-weeks at a time.  You can choose a different offering, depending on what best fits where you believe you need to grow as a disciple.

  • Classes: Sunday School
    Ongoing classes offer a more traditional approach to Sunday morning classes that are formed around a specific age and stage of life.  They meet on an ongoing basis.

BIBLICAL/THEOLOGICAL TRACK
This track will focus on courses that help us narrow in on what we believe and why, and will strive to engage your head to become a disciple who can make disciples.

TRANSFORMATIONAL TRACK
This track will focus on courses that include spiritual practices and practical Biblical tools for topics such as parenting, marriage, and money aimed to help transform our lives to grow more fully in Christ.

MISSIONAL TRACK
This track will offer courses that include both practical theology and best practices for service and mission. These courses will seek to put our hearts into action, and remind us of our call to “go and make disciples of all nations”.

NOTE: In order to have a fruitful and successful learning experience, we encourage you to attend our classes faithfully and review your materials prior to coming to class every Sunday.

Biblical/Theological Track

  • Course Title: Foundations of Christianity: Reformed Theology (part B)
  • Primary Resource: TBD (cost $20 – option to purchase at registration)
  • Facilitator Teacher: Julia Leeth, Denise Phelps, and Chris French
  • Location: TBD
  • Description: This course will equip us biblically and theologically in order to have a more fully formed understanding and foundation of our Christian faith as Presbyterians.  We will examine what are known as the five solas of the Reformation which include sola scriptura (Scripture alone), solus Christus (Christ alone), sola fide (faith alone), sola gratia (grace alone), and soli Deo gloria (glory to God alone).  The five solas form the nucleus of the evangelical faith. They not only capture the gospel of Jesus Christ and explain how that gospel takes root in the sinner, but they also define where the authority of that gospel resides and to what end that gospel is preached and proclaimed
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Transformational Track

  • Course Title: Life Together
  • Primary Resource: Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer (cost $10 – option to purchase at registration)
  • Facilitator Teacher: Amy French
  • Location: TBD
  • Description: Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer gives practical advice on how life together in Christ can be sustained in families and groups. We will examine the role of personal prayer, worship in common, everyday work, and Christian service to equip us to have the kind of faith posture and perspective that enables us to experience the transforming work of Christ
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Missional Track

  • Course Title: When Helping Hurts
  • Primary Resource: When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert (cost $20 – option to purchase at registration)
  • Facilitator Teacher: Kristy Elmore, Bert Crump, and Chris French
  • Location: TBD
  • Description: When Helping Hurts offers a different framework for thinking about poverty and its alleviation.  Rather than simply defining it as a lack of material things, we will explore the roots of the issues: broken relationships with God, self, others, and the rest of creation.  We will unpack the basic principles of poverty alleviation in an accessible way.
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FOUNDATIONS
Primarily parents of young children seeking to impart practical, relevant, and Biblical wisdom as they support each other on the journey of parenting and strive to build a strong foundation in their homes. Meets in Learning Center 207A & B.

COVENANT
Primarily Empty Nesters in their 50’s – 60’s.  This is a small group of men and women studying different passages each week with fellowship and bible study. Meets in McKechnie Room.

HORIZONS
Primarily middle-age group that connects in a larger class setting for a Biblical based presentation with discussion and caring. Meets in Molly Ann Smith.

SEEKERS
This intergenerational class shares God’s Word in a smaller group setting around the table. Meets in Massey Tucker 3rd Floor Large Conference Room.

VOYAGERS
Primarily people over the age of 65+. They are a larger class with Biblically based presentation that cover topics and studies on different books of the Bible.  Meets in Massey Tucker Hall C.

Need more info?

If you are interested in participating in one of these classes, please contact Sandra Babcock.

Upcoming Adult Ministry Events

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