WHAT this is...
We believe in biblical lifelong learning! For this reason, we are offering an E_quipping opportunity for easy on-line training for staff, lay leaders and growing disciples of Jesus.
E_Quipping is designed to:
E ducate lay and ministry leaders
Q uestions answered
U nlimited options
I ntegrates technology for ease of use
P ersonalized to meet your leadership needs
P rofessionally created curriculum
I ndividually administered
N umerous course options
G rand Rapids Theological Seminary course content approved.
ALL THIS ADDS UP TO E_quipping ministry leaders to successfully learn, serve and lead!
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E_quipping: Lay Leadership Training Program
Coming soon... a kick-off a unique cooperative effort between RBCMinistries, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary and First Baptist Church to train lay leaders for ministry. It's called E_quipping. The following courses make up the lay leadership training program.
Course Title & Course Description
How to Study the Bible -- A basic course in Hermeneutics
Foundations of Effective Leadership -- To understand what leadership development and how to most effectively serve those you lead
Developing Your Spiritual Life Your Spiritual Life: To learn and understand the
essentials of Spiritual Formation in our individual lives
Old Testament Basics -- Getting to Know the Old Testament
New Testament Basics -- Overview of the New Testament, Things we thought we knew
Know Why You Believe – Introduction to Christian Apologetics
10 Reasons to Believe the Bible To provide an introduction to the basis for believing in the Bible
10 Reasons to Believe in the Christian Faith Examining the credibility of the Bible’s founder, the reliability of its book, its explanations for life and its offer for salvation
10 Reasons to Believe God Became a Man Jesus Christ continues to be one of the most controversial people in history. Few people have much of a problem as long as he is portrayed as a kindly moral teacher. But his biblical claim to be God is often met with strong opposition and disbelief. 10ReasonsToBelieveGodBecame A Man" will examine the evidence, including Jesus' claims, eyewitness accounts, fulfilled prophecy, miraculous signs and other sources.
10 Reasons to Believe in a God Who Allows Suffering This study is intended to challenge us to wrestle with difficult issues of faith. The Bible calls us to "test all things" (1 Thessalonians 5:21), and we can do that because our faith is grounded in fact and well-reasoned thought. Difficult questions, such as, "Why GodAllowsSuffering," can find deep, soul-satisfying answers in the pages of Scripture, resulting in confidence born out of eternal truth.
First Steps in Christian Counseling
Ministering to People in Pain -- Helping us to come alongside people in pain to minister to them effectively
SoulCare Foundations 101 -- This course is designed to help you enter people’s interior lives at a meaningful level and make a lasting difference as they deal with life’s struggles and crises.
Those who complete all 11 courses will receive a certificate of completion from RBC, GRTS, and FBC for the First Baptist Church Lay Leadership Training Program. The first two courses in a 11-course track that will be offered ....
Fall Classes: 10 Reasons to Believe the Bible / Old Testament Basics
10 Reasons to Believe the Bible is an RBC Day of Discovery Study - In a world full of religious books, all claiming authority over the lives of the followers, is there good reason to believe the Bible is any different? Any better? Any more reliable? The source of spiritual authority we choose to commit our lives to will impact how we live and who we become. Learn in this series of studies why you can have confidence in the teachings and wisdom of the Bible and why you can trust this Book with your life as you consider the evidence behind "10 Reasons to Believe the Bible".
Old Testament Basics - Many people are curious about the Old Testament but may lack an understanding of how it fits together. In this Bible Basics FastTrax course, Dr. Sid Buzzell provides a simple overview of this enduring and influential part of the Bible and examine spiritual insights that speak to our hearts today.
Men/Women: Both Course Length: 11 wks
Teacher: James Pettit Cost: No Charge
Prep: For certificate:
Students - 100 min. of Online study/wk. For auditing students: no outside work required
First Baptist Church of Lowell - 22 75 W. Main - Lowell, MI 49331- (616) 897-7168
Receive communication from leader/on-site coordinator regarding E_Quipping opportunity
Attend a brief informational meeting, or info is presented at a gathering/group/individual
Receive instruction packet on how to begin
Begin online course, receive regular communication from coordinator
Attend scheduled gatherings for the purpose of group discussion regarding online course as directed.
HOW to log-on and get-in...
CLICK HERE for a .pdf pictorial walk-through for locating/logging-in, etc.
Web Process for Participant:
Click on E_Quipping Logo/Link or here
Branded website will load, click on create new account and register (confirmation is emailed to you)
After account is activated and Thank You screen appears: GO TO ►Non-Certificate Program Courses (Free), (unless you wish to take one for credit) then in "search courses," enter the course you will be taking in the search box.
Choose the course to begin from instructions received by on-site coordinator. Next screen asks if You would like to access the course. Click Yes and begin the course.
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