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:

Sunday Evenings
Beginning Aug 19th

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 August 19th
Led by: Lori Lewis
5:00pm | East Assembly | Ongoing | No Cost | Women’s Class

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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 August 19th
Led by: Martha Bailey via DVD
Room E306 | 5:00-6:30pm | 10 weeks | *Women’s Bible Study

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Wednesday Mornings
Beginning Sept 5th

Convinced: The Life & Ministry of Jesus from Luke’s Perspective

Luke was convinced that Jesus was the Son of God and the Savior of the world. Although he had not met Jesus in the flesh, he had traveled extensively with the apostle Paul and witnessed the powerful impact our Lord had on Paul’s life as well as on his own life. After careful research and interviews with the disciples who had been with Jesus and seen the Risen Lord, he wrote The Gospel of Luke to dispel any doubt about Jesus’ identity. Luke wanted his friend Theophilus and other early believers to be convinced, and he wants us to be convinced, too.

Beginning September 5th
Led By: Martha Bailey
Central Hall | 10:00-11:45am | No Cost |
Child Care by reservation only

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Wednesday Evenings
Beginning Aug 22nd

Equip Night Schedule:

Session 1 starts August 22
Session 2 starts October 3

5:00-6:30pm – Fellowship Meal & Library Open
6:00pm – Orchestra Rehearsal
6:30pm – Preschool / Children/ Youth
6:45-7:45pm – Equip Classes
6:45pm – Adult Worship Choir


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 | Ongoing | Begins 6:45PM


SESSION 1
Beginning Aug 22nd

Sovereignty, Suffering, and Spiritual Warfare: Investigating Job’s Trials

This study will look at various aspects of the sovereignty of God and the believer’s life. It will also investigate how the believer should handle suffering, and how spiritual warfare can impact a believer’s life.

Led by: Dr. Archie England, Professor of Old Testament Hebrew, occupying the J. Wash Watts Chair of Old Testament & Hebrew
Room W412 | 6 Weeks | No Cost

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Reasonable Faith in an Uncertain World

The class will cover the following topics: In Defense of the Resurrection, Why God Allows Evil, Science & Religion – The Privileged Planet, Biblical Inerrancy, Fate of the Apostles, and Cultural Apologetics.

Led by: Scott Hymel
Room W402 | 6 Weeks | $10
(purchase book in the Equip Bookstore)

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HomeWorks: The Church’s Role in Foster Care & Adoption

Scripture gives all believers a call to care for orphans – it is a clear representation of the heart of God and a remarkable demonstration of the Gospel for the world to see. The Church is uniquely equipped and resourced to stand in the gap for vulnerable children and everyone can participate. Join us for a study on the Biblical approach to Foster Care & Adoption including a survey of the current foster care crisis in our nation, state & community, and the role that the Church has in ministering to vulnerable children & the families who love and serve them.

Led by: Kim & Kristyn Carver, PhD – foster & adoptive parents, advocates & leaders in Louisiana’s foster care movement
Room W403 | 6 Weeks | No Cost

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Equipping You to Pray

A Disciple making opportunity to develop your personal, family and corporate time with God.

Led By: Jay Johnston
Room W408 | 6 Weeks | No Cost

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Financial Peace University

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.

Led By: Dr. Stephen Mikell
Room W401 | 9 weeks | $85
(purchase book in the Equip Bookstore)

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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

Led By: Mark Graves
Room W405 | 5 Weeks | $10
(purchase book in the Equip Bookstore)

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SESSION 2
Beginning Oct 3rd

Gospel Revolution: Recovering the Power of Christianity

Are you trying to be more patient? More generous? More… religious? The objective of this Bible study is to help you simply abide in Jesus. When you are captivated by the love of Christ, the natural results are patience, generosity, self-control, passion, and kindness. You will become more self-disciplined and less selfish. The gospel is the power of God. It produces within believers a heart that desires God. And it’s the only true source of joy, freedom, radical generosity, and audacious faith. Discover ways to let the gospel work in your heart the way religion never has and never could.

Led by: Paul Keating
Room W402 | 8 Weeks | $13
(purchase book in the Equip Bookstore)

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Goliath Must Fall: Winning the Battle Against Your Giants

It’s likely you have a threatening giant in your life . . . an adversary or stronghold that’s diminishing your ability to live a full and free life. Frozen in the grip of rejection, fear, anger, comfort, or addiction, you’ve lost sight of the promise God has for your life. Demoralized and defeated, you’ve settled for far less than his best. God has a better plan for you—a plan for you to live in victory. We will see that the key to living free from our giants is not better slingshot accuracy but keeping our eyes on the one and only giant-slayer: Jesus.

Led by: Josh Jordan
Room W403 | 7 Weeks | $11
(purchase book in the Equip Bookstore)

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The Art of Parenting

Lay a spiritual foundation that your children will build on for the rest of their days. Drawing on expertise gleaned through their years of ministry, the Raineys offer advice on how to help your kids discover who they are in Christ, live wisely and honorably, foster godly connections, and understand God’s purpose for their lives.

Led by: Bill Boren
Room W404 | 8 Weeks | $10
(purchase book in the Equip Bookstore)

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Just Open the Door: How One Invitation Can Change a Generation

Change a generation with something as simple as an invitation. For many of us, inviting people into our lives and homes feels more like inviting judgment on our entertaining skills and stress on our already maxed-out schedules. But what if you knew that opening your front door had the power to radically change the world? To make an impact and leave a legacy with everyday invitations? Jen Schmidt has set out to reframe how we think about hospitality and to equip us to walk a road of welcome in our daily lives.

Led by: Juli Windom
Room W409 | 7 Weeks | $13
(purchase book in the Equip Bookstore)

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Equip for Healing
Tuesday Evenings

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.

Central Hall | Ongoing | No Cost | Begins 7:00PM


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.

East Assembly | Ongoing | No Cost | Begins 7:00PM


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.

Base Camp – Children’s Assembly | Ongoing | No Cost | Begins 7:00PM

Free childcare is available from birth through PreK.


Wednesday Evenings

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 August 22
Led By: Sharon Gauthreaux and Sharon Goubler
Room W407 | 13 weeks | No Cost | Begins 6:45PM

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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 August 22
Led By: Fred Selby
Room W406 | 13 weeks | No Cost | Begins 6:45PM

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Thursday Mornings

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: Debbie Schmidt
Bride’s Room | Ongoing | No Cost | Begins 9:00AM

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