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 Jan 6th

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 6th
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 January 6th
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 Jan 9th

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 January 9th 
Led By: Martha Bailey
Central Hall | 10:00-11:45am | No cost but registration is required |
Child Care by reservation only

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Wednesday Evenings
Beginning Jan 9th

Equip Night Schedule:

Session 1 starts January 9
Session 2 starts March 13

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 Jan 9th

Marriage Oneness

Make an investment in your marriage. Marriage Oneness is a class designed to move couples from “you” and “me” to “we”. Each standalone session equips couples to better experience unity and intimacy in key areas of their marriage. Sessions include discussion around: communication, spiritual beliefs, conflict resolution, sexual intimacy, roles and responsibilities, money, and family and friends. Each couple is encouraged to purchase a workbook set prior to the first session.

Led by: Bill Boren and Josh Jordan
Room W412 | 8 Weeks | Book Available in Equip Bookstore

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Reasonable Faith in an Uncertain World

The class on Christian apologetics will cover the following topics: Historicity of Jesus (2 classes), The Triune God, Darwin and Design, C.S. Lewis Seminar, Biblical Archaeology, Is Jesus the Only Way to God?, In Defense of the Resurrection.

Led by: Scott Hymel
Room W402 | 8 Weeks | Material provided with no purchase
necessary

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The Biblical Story

There is nothing in the world like the Bible – a narrative of God’s interaction with mankind throughout human history written by 40 different authors over a 1500 year time span. From the beginning to the end, the message is miraculously the same – look upon Him and be saved. This series lays out the narrative structure of the Bible in a simple but deep presentation that will take you from whatever place you are in your understanding to a new depth of understanding and worship.

Led by: Josh Jacob
Room W410 | on-going

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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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Stuck: The Places We Get Stuck and the God
Who Sets Us Free by Jennie Allen

Many women are hurting and feel stuck—stuck trying to be perfect, stuck in sadness, stuck pursuing more stuff to make them happy. If you find yourself in this often invisible struggle of heart and mind, this 8-session DVD study will help you get unstuck. Author Jennie Allen provides a safe place to take a deep look inside yourself, expose areas where you are stuck, and find the freedom God intended for you. This study will push you face to face with Jesus, and in the process, you will grow closer to the women around you as you go to war with stuck places. The trenches are a good birthplace for the deepest of friendships.

Led by: Jeanne Spell
Room W409 | 8 Weeks | Women’s class

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Faith Lessons: Life and Ministry of the Messiah

Journey back to the time of Jesus. Marvel at the magnificence of Herod’s palace. Scramble among the ruins of Qumran. And wonder at the simplicity and wisdom of Jesus’ parables. In the Life & Ministry of the Messiah, you and your group will discover how the events of Jesus’ day impacted his life and ministry and then you’ll learn how it affects yours. Filmed on location in Israel, Faith Lessons is a unique video series that brings God’s Word to life with astounding relevance.

Led by: Charles Vandercook
Room W404 | 8 Weeks | Book Available in Equip Bookstore

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SESSION 2
Beginning March 13

Yawning at Tigers: You Can’t Tame God, So Stop Trying

When was the last time you were overawed by God’s majesty? Have you ever stood in stunned silence at his holiness and power? In our shallow, self-centered age, things like truth and reverence might seem outdated, lost. Yet we’re restless. And our failed attempts to ease our unrest point to an ancient ache for an experience of the holy. Drew Dyck makes a compelling case that what we seek awaits us in the untamed God of Scripture—a God who is mysterious yet powerfully present, dangerous yet accessible. He is a God who beckons us to see him with a fresh, unfiltered gaze.
Yawning at Tigers takes us past domesticated Christianity, into the wilds where God’s raw majesty, love, and power become more real and transformative than we could ever imagine.

Led by: Glynn Robinson
Room W403 | 6 Weeks | Book Available in 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 | Book Available in Equip Bookstore

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Counter Culture

Counter Culture Bible Study Book includes six sessions with DVD teaching outlines, small group discussion guides, applicable Scripture, individual study, and practical application. The Bible is clear on a number of issues:
• Who God is—the holy, just, and gracious Creator of the universe
• Who we are—men and women created in the image of God for our good and for God’s glory
• Who Christ is and what He has done—His life, death, and resurrection
• What it means to follow Christ—to die to ourselves and to live in Him
• Why this matters for eternity—heaven and hell are at stake in our response to the gospel
So how do these truths affect how we respond to the social issues of our day—realities such as poverty, slavery, abortion, sexual immorality, the degradation of marriage, the neglect of orphans and widows, racism, and persecution?

Led by: Paul Keating
Room W402 | 6 Weeks | Book Available in Equip Bookstore

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Faith Lessons: Path to the Cross

In The Path to the Cross, God’s story continues with the intense devotion of his people. Discover how their passionate faith prepares the way for Jesus and his ultimate act of obedience and sacrifice at the cross. Then, be challenged in your life to live as they did – by every word that comes from the mouth of God. Filmed on location in Israel, Faith Lessons is a unique video series that brings God’s Word to life with astounding relevance. By weaving together, the Bible’s fascinating historical, cultural, religious, and geographical contexts, teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan reveals unique insights into the Scriptures’ significance for modern believers.

Led by: Charles Vandercook
Room W404 | 6 Weeks | Book Available in 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 January 9
Led By: Sharon Gauthreaux
Room W407 | 13 weeks | No Cost | 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 January 9
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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