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 Semester

The Winter Session Is Starting!

Equipping U is gearing up for the the New Year Join us for the Expo and classes!

Equipping U Expo: January 8 After the Member’s Meeting

Classes Start: January 15

Walk-ins are always welcome to every class, even if the semester has already started. A membership at Bethel is not required and visitors are also welcome. We’d love to see you in class!

Please see the current list of classes below. For a list of room locations, click here.


The Power of God's Names by Tony Evans

Teacher: Pastor Doug Echols and Neal Robinson
Type: Co-Ed
Room: Fellowship Hall
Book Cost: $14.00
Because of God’s depth of character, He has a variety of names to reflect His different capacities of relating to humanity. God is called Elohim when referenced as the all-powerful Creator. He has a name for any and every situation that you can find yourself in. Get to know the names of God through this six-session study because it is in knowing His character and His capacity that you will rest and discover both peace and power in His covenant care.

In Defense of the Bible: A Comprehensive Apologetic for the Authority of Scripture

Teacher: Dawson Bailey
Type: Co-Ed
Room: R-13
Book Cost: $40.00 (Text Book is Optional)
In Defense of the Bible gathers exceptional articles by accomplished scholars (Paul Copan, William A. Dembski, Mary Jo Sharp, Darrell L. Bock, etc.), addressing and responding to all of the major contemporary challenges to the divine inspiration and authority of Scripture. A weekly outline of material will be provided.

We Saved You A Seat by Lisa Jo-Baker

Teacher: Rhonda Robinson and Susan Willard
Type: Women’s
Room: S-15
Book Cost: $14.00
In this 7-session Bible study, Lisa-Jo Baker and friends from (in)courage explore our relationship with Jesus as the ultimate model for authentic friendship. Nothing shapes us like the impact of a friend—it’s how Jesus radically and intimately connects with us. So instead of chasing perfection, overcome your fear of being known and find the courage to connect.

Tuesday Mornings at 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday Evenings at 6:15 p.m.

Gideon by Priscilla Shirer

Teacher: Shirley Lawing
Type: Women’s
Room: S-14
Book Cost: $15.00
This 7-session study will encourage you to recognize your weakness as the key that the Lord gives you to unlock the full experience of His strength in your life. Instead of ignoring, neglecting, or trying to escape your weaknesses, learn to see them as the gifts given specifically and strategically by God. If you’ve ever felt insufficient, ill-equipped, incompetent, or outnumbered, this study is for you.

Only Tuesday Morning at 9:30 a.m.

Made to Crave by Lysa TerKeurst

Teacher: Ginny Hopkins
Type: Women’s
Room: R-15
Book Cost: $11.00 for Book, $10.00 for Devotional
The reality is we were made to crave. Craving isn’t a bad thing. But we must realize God created us to crave more of him. Many of us have misplaced that craving by overindulging in physical pleasures instead of lasting spiritual satisfaction. If you are struggling with unhealthy eating habits, you can break the “I’ll start again Monday” cycle, and start feeling good about yourself today. Learn to stop beating yourself up over the numbers on the scale. Discover that your weight loss struggle isn’t a curse but rather a blessing in the making, and replace justifications that lead to diet failure with empowering go-to scripts that lead to victory.

Only Wednesday Evenings at 6:15 p.m.

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis (Book 4)

Teacher: Phred Paul
Type: Men’s
Room: S-15
Book Cost: Materials Provided at No Charge
In the classic Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis explores the common ground upon which all of those of Christian faith stand together. Bringing together Lewis’ legendary broadcast talks during World War Two from his three previous books The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality. Mere Christianity provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear this powerful apologetic for the Christian faith.

Parenting From The Tree Of Life

Teacher: Emerson & Dorcas Byrd
Type: Co-Ed
Room: R-12
Book Cost: $15.00
In the beginning, God created the universe and declared it to be good. He created man in His own imagine, male and female, and placed them in a garden, where He also placed two fruit bearing trees. The Tree of Life and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. The fruit of the first tree brings life, the fruit of the second leads unto death. This is where the human story begins—this is where our story begins—with a choice between life and death. But not just life or death, but rather a choice between a way of life and a way of death. Two trees with two different outcomes. From which tree will your parenting be guided?

Institute in Basic Life Principles Seminar

Teacher: Keith Arthur
Type: Co-Ed
Room: R-11
Book Cost: $8.00
The Basic Seminar addresses seven Biblical principles that apply to every person, regardless of culture, religion, age, education, or social status. It emphasizes the factors needed to develop and maintain healthy, growing relationships with God, family members, and friends.