equipping people for life

Equipping U is designed to provide a small group experience for adults so we may dig deeper into a specific area of our faith life.

These areas are related to the spiritual disciplines of Abiding in Christ, Living By God’s Word, Praying in Faith, Building Godly Relationships, Witnessing to the World, and Ministering to Others.

As such, we offer classes each Fall/Winter and Spring semesters designed for women, men, and married adults to learn more together.

“practice these things; be committed to them, so that your progress may be evident to all”.

1 Timothy 4:15

Winter 2023 Semester!

Welcome to the Winter Semester of Equipping U! Please see below for the list of classes and join us on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. for class!

Classes start on Wednesday, January 18! There is no registration, and you are free to walk into any class all semester.

For a list of room locations, click here.



Teacher: Pastor Doug Echols
Type: Co-Ed
Room: Sanctuary
Book: n/a

Description: Please join Pastor Doug for this study on Revelation.

The Knowledge of the Holy

Teacher: Pastor Keith McMinn
Type: Co-Ed
Room: Music Suite (S-44)
Book: The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer

Description: What is the nature of God? How can we recapture a real sense of God’s majesty and truly live in the Spirit. Tozer’s The Knowledge of the Holy, a modern classic of Christian testimony and devotion, addresses these and other vital questions, showing us how we can rejuvenate our prayer life, meditate more reverently, understand God more deeply, and experience God’s presence in our daily lives.

Daniel (by the Faith Bible College)

Teacher: Dr. Kevin Newman
Type: Co-Ed
Room: S-15
Book: None

Description: How should we live in a society which no longer values our faith in Christ? The book of Daniel gives a real-life scenario of a person who endured the Babylonian Captivity successfully. This course will examine the life and prophecies of Daniel.
Cost: $25
Length: 10 Weeks, January 18 through March 29, with no class on February 8

Answering the Skeptics and Building our Faith

Teacher: Chuck Weddle, Stuart Johnson, and Bill Payne
Type: Co-Ed
Room: R-13 & R-15
In this course, follow along with video series, “Patterns of Evidence” where we look at archeological evidence for the Exodos and also “The Heavens Declare” where we see evidence from science and astronomy for a Biblical Creation. Materials are from Answers in Genesis.

New Life in Christ

Teacher: Ken & Donna Hertzler
Type: Co-Ed
Room: R-9

The title of this course comes from 2 Cor. 5:17, “If any man is in Christ he is a new creation.  Old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new”. If we are a new creation, that should be evidenced by a new lifestyle; the old way of living won’t do anymore.  This course will help you develop some of the characteristics of that new lifestyle, no matter if you’re a new Christian or have been saved for a long time. Do you have a personal Bible study each day? Do you have a time of prayer each day? Jesus tells us we are to be his witnesses and we are to make disciples. Are you able to share your testimony with neighbors and friends? Have you ever presented the gospel to somebody? Jesus asked His disciples, “Why do you call me “Lord, Lord” and not do what I tell you?”(Luke 6:46)   Here is an opportunity to start doing what Jesus tells us.  
The course consists of in-class Bible study plus exercises to do at home to develop your new life.


Ruth: Loss, Love, and Legacy

Teacher: Alicia West
Type: Women’s
Room: S-15
Book: Ruth by Kelly Minter
Description: Ruth is a women’s Bible study of Ruth’s journey of unbearable loss, redeeming love, and divine legacy. This study delves into the virtuous character of Ruth, her unique relationship with her mother-in-law Naomi, and her blossoming love with Boaz. If you’ve ever felt devastated, struggled as a stranger, longed to be loved, or wept along the way, you’ll find a loyal sister in Ruth.

Mama Bear Apologetics

Teacher: Ginny Hopkins
Type: Women’s
Room: S-13
Book: Mama Bear Apologetics by Hillary Morgan Ferrer
Description: Mama Bear Apologetics™ is the book you’ve been looking for. This mom-to-mom guide will equip you to teach your kids how to form their own biblical beliefs about what is true and what is false. Through transparent life stories and clear, practical applications—including prayer strategies—this band of Mama Bears offers you tools to train yourself, so you can turn around and train your kids.