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 Carrie at callen@fbccov.org
  4. Invite others to join with you.
Register Here

Changed: A Study of the Book of James – Women’s Bible Study

Wednesday Mornings Beginning January 8th
Are you different now than you were before you came to know Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior? Have you changed? Just as it is God’s plan for a caterpillar to be transformed into a beautiful butterfly through the amazing process of metamorphosis, it is also His plan for you to be transformed into a Christlike individual through the power of the Holy Spirit. CHANGED is a study of the Book of James and selected passages from other wisdom literature in the Old and New Testaments. It will help you in your spiritual transformation by showing you what practical Christianity looks like.

Led By: Martha Bailey
10:00 – 11:45 am | Central Hall | No cost but registration required
Childcare by reservation only (ddrivon@fbccov.org)

Register Here

Pastor’s Bible Study

Wednesday Evenings
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 | Fellowship Hall | No Cost | Ongoing


ESL for Spanish Speakers

Sunday Afternoons
Led By: Duncan Young
4:00 – 6:00 pm | Room W412


Classes Starting January 15, 2020:


Wednesday Evenings
Equip Night Schedule:

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

If God is Good: Faith in the Midst of Suffering & Evil

What causes natural disasters? Does the reality of evil expose God’s limitations? Will God use our suffering for good? Is pain necessary to build character? Offering hope and encouragement during difficult times, this study answers 20 tough questions about who God is and what he’s doing in the world.

Led By: Dr. Bill Boren and Dr. Jeff Griffin
W412 | 13 Weeks | Available in Bookstore

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Financial Peace University

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

Led By: Dr. Stephen Mikell
W401 | 9 Weeks | Kit Available in Bookstore

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The Smart Stepfamily: 7 Steps to a Healthy Family

In The Smart Stepfamily, leading expert Ron L. Deal reveals the seven fundamental steps to blended family success and provides practical, realistic solutions to the issues you face as a stepfamily.

Led By: Majure & Marie Savell and Bruce & Michelle Greene
W405 | 8 Weeks | Available in Bookstore

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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
408 | 6 Weeks | Available in Bookstore

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Biblical Interpretation

Learn how to interpret the Bible, the inerrant Word of God within the context of our increasing postmodern society. The course will focus on easy to understand exegetical methods, genre interpretations and applications.

Led By: Scott Hymel
W402 | 6 Weeks | Material provided with no purchase necessary

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Homegrown: Cultivating Kids in the Fruit of the Spirit

As parents, we want to raise children who know God, love Him, and share His love with the world. But raising kids who live out such faith is less about our own parenting skills and more about God’s power. Discover the fruit of the Spirit in the context of your parenting, learn how to cultivate growth in your children, and explore practical ways to live out the fruit of the Spirit together.

Led By: Darlene Drivon
W404 | 6 Weeks | Available in Bookstore

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How to Reach Your “1”: Steps to Identifying, Engaging, & Sharing Christ with Your “1”

Our church is in a campaign called Who’s Your 1?, encouraging us to identify one person that does not have a relationship with Christ and/or a connection to His church and reach out to them. You will be challenged to invite them into your life and into the life of our church. This class is designed to help you take the fear and obstacles out of reaching your “1.”

Led By: Glynn Robinson
409 | 4 Weeks | Material provided by leader

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Trustworthy: Overcoming Our Greatest Struggles to Trust God

When hard times come and it seems God is deviating from the plan we assume our life should follow, we’re much more likely to want to tame God, not trust Him. It’s then that we begin to press into our ways and our own timing. No human can carry the weight of being their own god, but so many of us try. In this 6-session study of 1 & 2 Kings, you can join Lysa TerKeurst in Israel as she honestly reveals the places of distrust in her own heart while exploring the deeply personal applicable Scriptures that will teach us how to truly trust God.

Led By: Juli Windom
403 | 6 Weeks | Available in Bookstore | Women’s Class

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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. Beginning January 15th.

Led By: Sharon Gauthreaux
W407 | 13 Weeks | Book provided at no cost

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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 15th.

Led By: Fred Selby
W406 | 13 Weeks | Book provided at no cost

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Classes Starting March 4, 2020:


Coaching Kids Made Simple: Coaching with Passion and Compassion

Coaching kids is meant to be simple in concept and rewarding in practice. This course is designed to help you learn solid coaching concepts, how to encourage kids, and how to integrate your faith into the discipline of coaching kids in sports. In theory, concept, and faith learn how you can make a difference in the lives of kids as you coach them.

Led By: Timmy Williams and Glynn Robinson
W402 | 9 Weeks | Material provided by leaders

We Over Me: Letters of Hope from Revelation

It’s easy to get frustrated with the local church. But God has a purpose and a plan that He uniquely accomplishes in and through the church, and He wants you to be part of it. Over 9 sessions, challenge your perspective and embrace your part in helping the church fulfill its calling.

403 | 9 Weeks | Available in Bookstore | Women’s Class

Grandparenting Matters

This DVD seminar experience is designed to encourage and equip Christian grandparents by teaching Biblical principles that will inspire you to leave a legacy of faith to your grandchildren. Grandparenting Matters will help you overcome obstacles, equip you with practices to implement in passing on your faith, and provide a strategy to reach the hearts of your grandchildren.

Led By: Ted Jackson
W404 | 6 Weeks | Available in Bookstore


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.

Saturdays at 5:00pm
Sundays at 8:15am, 9:30am, & 11:00am
Visit the Connection Center or click here to see a full list of connect groups.

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.
Upcoming Dates: January 26, March 29, & May 17

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.

Led by: Lori Lewis | Begins 5:00PM
East Assembly | Ongoing | No Cost | Women’s Class

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 available from birth through PreK.

Wednesday Mornings
Changed: A Study of the Book of James – Women’s Bible Study

Wednesday Mornings Beginning January 8th
Are you different now than you were before you came to know Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior? Have you changed? Just as it is God’s plan for a caterpillar to be transformed into a beautiful butterfly through the amazing process of metamorphosis, it is also His plan for you to be transformed into a Christlike individual through the power of the Holy Spirit. CHANGED is a study of the Book of James and selected passages from other wisdom literature in the Old and New Testaments. It will help you in your spiritual transformation by showing you what practical Christianity looks like.

Led By: Martha Bailey
10:00 – 11:45 am | Central Hall | No cost but registration required
Childcare by reservation only (ddrivon@fbccov.org)

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
Decision Counseling Room | Ongoing | No Cost | Begins 9:00AM


Register Here