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 at the button below or email groups@fbccov.org
  4. Invite others to join with you.
Register Here

Wednesdays


Equip Night Schedule:

6:45-7:45pm – Equip Classes

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.

Led By: Dr. Waylon Bailey
6:45pm | Central Hall and Live Stream

Stream Live

Financial Peace University

Planning for the future is hard when you’re still paying for the past! There’s a better way! Join our Financial Peace University class, and we’ll learn how to beat debt and make a plan for the future together! Interested? This nine-lesson class uses biblical wisdom and common sense to help you tackle budgeting, pay off debt, and make your money work for you!

Cost is $129.99. This gives you access to the Ramsey+ platform for one year. Ramsey+ includes multiple classes with on demand video content such as: Financial Peace University, Legacy Journey, Smart Money Smart kids and more. It also includes three different apps: FinancialPeace, EveryDollar and BabySteps. But you also get tons of other great features like virtual groups with Financial Peace University, coaching resources, tailored content and budget reporting. You can try it free for 14 days

Led By: Vince Talazac
Room W401 | 9 Weeks
Beginning September 23rd at 6:45pm

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PLACE: Finding Your Place in Life and 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 to serve 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/Bill Boren
Room W405 | 6 Weeks | Book Available in Bookstore | Cost $15
Beginning September 23 at 6:45pm

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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: Sharon Gauthreaux
W407 | 13 Weeks | No cost
Beginning September 9th at 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.

Led By: Fred Selby
W406 | 13 Weeks | No cost
Beginning September 9th at 6:45pm

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THE ARMOR OF GOD by Priscilla Shirer

All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you. A cunning, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you – your emotions, your mind, your family, your future. But…when the enemy meets a woman dressed for the occasion, he fails miserably. Join Priscilla Shirer in a 7-session Bible study that will challenge you to suit up, stand firm, and secure victory in your life.

Led By: Josette Hatley
East Assembly | 7 Weeks | Cost of Book: $15 (available in the Bookstore)
Beginning September 30th @ 6:45

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LADIES BIBLE STUDY: MESSY RELATIONSHIPS

Our country seems to be spiraling out of control with messy relationships all around, and yet, no one wants to own the problem. It all began in the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve refused to own their sin, a choice which has plagued every generation since then. But don’t despair because God wants to help us live together peacefully by restoring and mending broken relationships. Join us as we gain help with our own messy relationships by looking at the conflict surrounding the lives of the Patriarchs – Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in Genesis 12-36.

It’s a study about real people with real problems embraced by a real God.

Pre-Registration is Requested to speed up check-in. Ladies who attended previous Bible Studies will NOT be automatically registered.

Registration required for Childcare – PRESCHOOL ONLY. To Register email Darlene Drivon

Worship Center | Women’s Class
Beginning September 16th at 10:00am

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Ongoing Classes:


Sundays & Saturdays
Connect Groups

Connect Groups are offered for all ages and life stages. In a Connect Group you will experience:

  • In-depth Bible Study – More than simply hearing another sermon, Connect Groups provide involvement and time to participate in open discussions regarding biblical principles and spiritual growth. This time will help you dig in and better understand the ideas and concepts taught in the Word of God.
  • Small Groups – Beginning in Connect Groups, a special close-knit circle of friends cen be formed beyond the walls of the church. With these groups come a safe place to express concerns and an atmosphere of healthy transparency.
  • Encouragement – Only in a small group setting like Connect Groups can you be stimulat3es towards love and ministry, and have the opportunity to encourage one another.
  • Utilizing Spiritual Gifts In Service – Connect Groups encourage you to be involved in exercising your spiritual gifts to mutually uplift the body of Christ. This is done in a variety of ways to ensure that there is something for everyone.

We offer Connect Groups for all ages. If you are interested in joining a group, please contact us at groups@fbccov.org.

Sunday Evenings
Discovery Class

We began this class with you in mind. This class is for people who are new members and those who are interested in knowing about membership at FBC. This is a perfect setting to ask questions and get answers.

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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 [CURRENTLY POSTPONED]

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 available from birth through PreK.

Wednesday Evenings
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

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
Room W412 | Ongoing | No Cost | Begins 9:00am

Register Here