Equip Ministry

Whether you are exploring the Christian faith, beginning a relationship with Christ, or growing and maturing in your faith, we offer classes and resources designed to help you. Equip classes cover a wide range of topics from Bible study, theology and apologetics to biblical stewardship and leadership. Regardless of the topic, our goal is to help you grow in your knowledge and application of the truth.

Consider these four stages of a faith journey:
Discovering

You may have questions or doubts about what the Bible says, feel skeptical about the church, or may seek God in times of need. You want to know more about real faith and what “church” is all about.

Connecting

You may have questions about what living for Christ means and have an increasing desire to connect with God and His purpose for your life. Your desire has led you to consider three important relationships: your relationship with Christ, His Church, and developing community with other believers.

Growing & Enriching

You are growing in Christ through community with others and bearing spiritual fruit that represents being connected to Him. Growing in Christ is a natural and supernatural result of following Christ. As we grow in Christ through abiding, giving, and serving, we become more like Jesus. Your growing relationship with Him makes you want to know more about Jesus and be more like Him.

Maturing & Multiplying

You want to influence others and your world for Christ. You desire to do so by pouring your life into others. You want to bring Christ into the culture you encounter on a regular basis. You want to know how to defend the faith and influence people for the glory of God.


Finding a Class that is Right for You.

  1. Determine where you are on your journey of faith.
  2. Choose a class that fits your journey of faith and will help you take the next step toward maturity.
  3. Register for your selected class here or email Carrie at callen@fbccov.org
  4. Invite others to join with you.

Classes:

Spring 2018 Equip Classes
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Love, Hope, & Joy:
Letters from a Roman Prison

We live in perilous times where uncertainty and despair seek to permeate our lives. However, even in the midst of chaos we as believers can still continue to love, to remain hopeful, and to experience joy via DVD.

Beginning January 7th
Led By: Martha Bailey
Room U502 | 10 weeks | 5:00-6:30pm | Women’s Bible Study


REFIT: Exercise and Faith

REFIT® is a Revolutionary fitness experience that changes people from the inside out. REFIT® workouts are for everybody regardless of age, shape, size or ability. The workout formula is easy to follow and will both challenge fitness enthusiasts and welcome beginners.

Beginning January 7th
Led by: Lori Lewis
5:00pm | East Assembly | on-going | No Cost | Women’s Class


Women’s Bible Study

Poured Out: Facing Our Last Days With Hope
Hear the apostle Paul’s heart as we study – 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Timothy, and Titus-which were written to correct wrong doctrine, to encourage believers to stand firm in their faith, and to model how to face our final days with Hope. Make no mistake, Paul’s goal was not to preserve his life but for his life to be Poured Out for Christ.

Beginning January 10th
Led by: Martha Bailey
Worship Center | 10:00-11:30am | No cost but registration is required
Childcare by reservation only


Pastor’s Bible Study

Walk through Scripture verse by verse. Our pastor leads an in depth study of God’s word week by week and challenges participants to live a life worthy of the gospel. His current study explores the book of Acts and is filled with practical application for everyday living.

Led By: Dr. Waylon Bailey
Fellowship Hall | No Cost | On-Going | Begins 6:45PM


Being Baptist:
What’s the Big Deal

What does it mean to be a Baptist?
Not even everyone raised in a Baptist church understands being Baptist, and those coming to our church from other denominations understandably have questions. Dr. Rex Butler is coming to FBC Covington to lead a study on “Being Baptist.” Questions will include: Where did Baptists come from? Why do we practice believer’s baptism? What is the difference between the Lord’s Supper and the Mass, the Eucharist, or communion? What do we believe about salvation Baptists often are called a “people of the book,” so bring your Bibles and join in.

Beginning Jan 10th
Led By: Dr. Rex Butler
Room W412 | 5 Weeks | no cost | Begins 6:45PM


Sticky Faith
Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids

Nearly every Christian parent in America would give anything to find a viable resource for developing within their kids a deep, dynamic faith that “sticks” long term. Sticky Faith delivers. Research shows that almost half of graduating high school seniors struggle deeply with their faith. Recognizing the ramifications of that statistic, Sticky Faith is geared to spark a movement that empowers adults to develop robust and long-term faith in kids of all ages.

Beginning Jan 10th
Led By: Dr. Bill Boren
Room W404 | 5 Weeks | Cost: $10 | Begins 6:45PM


I Once Was Lost

How do people come to Jesus in today’s postmodern culture? Not by a mechanical, linear process of cookie cutter conversions. Nor by a nebulous spiritual wandering that never culminates in decision and commitment. Over the last decade, Don Everts and Doug Schaupp have listened to the stories of two thousand postmodern people who have come to follow Jesus. Everts and Schaupp describe the factors that influence how people shift in their perspectives and become open to the Gospel. They provide practical tools to help people enter the kingdom, as well as guidelines for how new believers can live out their Christian faith.

Beginning Feb 21st
Led By: Dr. Bill Boren
Room W404 | 8 Weeks | Cost: $10 | Begins 6:45PM


The Gospel Goes To Work

Work is core to our lives and the gospel is core to our faith. This study introduces a fresh framework that explores how the gospel should shape our work as well as how it could. Learn how to live out your faith in the workplace and how it does not have to conflict with your job or vice versa. This study takes us further into our faith so we can embody the gospel as a part of our work, office, home, or anywhere work may take us.

Beginning Feb 21st
Led By: Dr. Jeff Andry
Room W411 | 6 Weeks | Cost: $13 | Begins 6:45PM


Helping Without Hurting in Short Term Missions

Have you thought about participating in a short-term mission trip? This may be the study for you. Helping Without Hurting in Short-Term Missions aims to prepare people to do short term missions as effectively as possible while doing no harm to the people and communities being served. This book helps to equip teams to avoid harming materially poor communities and to translate their experience into lasting and mutual engagement with missions and poverty alleviation centered around the good news of Jesus Christ.

Beginning Feb 21st
Led By: Glynn Robinson
Room W408 | 8 Weeks | Cost: $13 | Begins 6:45PM


Sunday School Matters

This training series will help Bible Fellowship leaders build, expand, and maintain a healthy Sunday School ministry. You will be trained in the skills required to grow a viable Sunday School and bring vibrancy to your church. Featuring video training sessions from outstanding national leaders, Sunday School Matters covers topics ranging from leadership, vision, and teaching, to evangelism, care, and the structuring of this vital component of a healthy church.

Beginning Feb 21st
Led By: Clif Smith
Room W409 | 12 Weeks | Cost: $10 | Begins 6:45PM


Financial Peace

No matter where you are in your financial journey, get ahead with this life-changing class, training and study. Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson money class that teaches step-by-step how to create a budget, pay off debt, spend wisely, and save for the future.

Beginning Feb 21st
Led By: Dr. Stephen Mikell
Room W401 | 9 Weeks | Cost: $85 | Begins 6:45PM


The Meaning of Marriage

Modern culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul mate; that your spouse is there to help you realize your potential; that marriage does not mean forever, but merely for now. But these modern-day assumptions are wrong. Timothy Keller, with insights from Kathy, his wife of thirty-seven years, shows marriage to be a glorious relationship that is also misunderstood and mysterious. The Meaning of Marriage offers instruction on how to have a successful marriage, and is essential reading for anyone who wants to know God and love more deeply in this life.

Beginning Feb 21st
Led By: Josh and Leslie Jordan
Room W403 | 7 Weeks | Cost: $15 | Begins 6:45PM


PLACE: Finding your Place in Life & Ministry

PLACE is an intentional process for mobilizing members into meaningful ministry. Learn how God has empowered you for service through spiritual gifts and individual abilities. Come connect your passion with a ministry program here at FBC and experience:

P – Personal Discovery
L – Learn Your Spiritual Gifts
A – Abilities Awareness
C – Connect Your Passion With Ministry
E – Experiences in Life

Beginning Feb 21st
Led By: Mark Graves
Room W405 | 5 Weeks | Cost: $10 | Begins 6:45PM


Jesus Among Secular Gods

As belief in the secular gods of atheism, hedonism, relativism, and humanism continues to grow, it’s more important than ever for believers to be able to defend and share the claims of Christ. Not only has the Christian world-view been devalued and dismissed by modern culture, but its believers are also openly ridiculed as irrelevant. This study challenges the popular and trending philosophies of the day, skillfully pointing out the fallacies in their claims and presenting compelling evidence for absolute truth as found in Jesus and revealed in Scripture.

Beginning Feb 21st
Led By: Paul Keating
Room W402 | 8 Weeks | Cost: $13 | Begins 6:45PM


Finding I Am: How Jesus Fully Satisfies the Cry of Your Heart

What is the deep cry of your heart? The ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it. Join Lysa TerKeurst on the streets of Israel to explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Through this interactive, in-depth study we will be trading feelings of emptiness and depletion for the fullness of knowing who Jesus is like never before.

Beginning Feb 21st
Led By: Juli Windom
Room W410 | 7 Weeks | Cost: $15 | Begins 6:45PM


Walking in Wisdom: An Overview of Old Testament Wisdom Literature

These four studies will give you a great overview to Old Testament Wisdom Literature found in the books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, and Job. In Proverbs, subjects such as parenting, character, aging, and sound financial planning will be addressed. Ecclesiastes will focus on perception vs. reality in one’s handling of curiosity (of innocence or perversion), bitterness, and character. In Song of Songs, the study will suggest a more open conversation between emerging teens and elders about love, sex, and marriage–showing how God enabled ancient Israel to address such a volatile topic; plus showing how love and affection are relevant for the home. The presentation in Job will focus on suffering; but will draw in more topics on spiritual warfare, having a godly mindset, and rightly understanding God’s sovereignty in our lives.

Beginning May 2nd
Led By: Dr. Archie England
Room W412 | 4 Weeks | No Cost | Begins 6:45PM


Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a ministry that facilitates God’s healing and frees adults from addictive, compulsive, or self-destructive behaviors. The eight guiding principles of the program allow participants to find a new rhythm in their journey through life and deepen their relationship with the Savior.

Tuesday 7pm | Worship Center | on-going | No Cost


The Landing

The Landing is a year-long program that helps middleschool and high-school students (ages 12-18 and 6th-12th grade) travel the path to freedom, healing, and wholeness. This dynamic resource mirrors the content presented in the adult Celebrate Recovery Program.

Tuesday 7pm | East Assembly | on-going | No Cost


Celebration Station

Celebration Station is a complementary children’s resource to Celebrate Recovery. Adults explore topics that bring healing and wholeness and kids discover the same truths in age-appropriate ways! Celebration Station is for children in K- 5th grade

Tuesday 7pm | Base Camp – Children’s Assembly | on-going | No Cost


Grief Share

You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Grief Share resources help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.

Beginning January 10th
Led By: Sharon Gauthreaux and Sharon Goubler
Wednesday 6:45pm | Room: W407 | 13 Weeks | No Cost


Divorce Care

Find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce. Divorce Care is a friendly, caring group of people who walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone.

Beginning Jan 10th
Led By: Fred Selby
Wednesday 6:45pm | Room: W406 | 13 Weeks | No Cost


Grief Share

You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Grief Share resources help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.

Led By: Ann Harwell
Thursday 9am | Bride’s Room | on-going | No Cost


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Spring 2018 Equip Classes