Several times a year we offer classes outside the Bible Study hour. These delve into such things as deeper Bible Study, social issues, practical guidelines, history, topical studies, and others. Typically these classes begin at 6:00 PM on Wednesday nights in the fall and spring.
To get an idea of what has been offered in FIRST EQUIP classes, check out past classes below:
"Experiencing God"A recurring class since 2012Revised and expanded, this outstanding study guides learners to experience the kind of relationship with God through which they come to know and do His will. This very popular study has been instrumental in changing the spiritual lives of millions.
"The Life and Ministry of the Messiah"August 2012
This study will help participants experience the land of Jesus in stunning visual imagery (via DVD), which illuminates Jesus' teachings and helps participants understand the context in which he lived and preached. This interactive study connects history and culture to religion and geography and relates biblical truth to modern society.
"Read the Bible for Life: Listen, Understand, Respond"February, 2012 This 8-session study taught participants how to read the various types of bibilical literature in a way that helped them unlock God's intended meaning enabling them to accurately interpret the Bible and appropriately apply its teachings to life. Some homework was required. Workbook cost was $12.00
"Mentoring: How Along-The-Way Discipleship Will Change Your Life"February, 2012 This study helped participants understand mentoring as a God-given relationship where one growing believer encourages and equips another to reach his or her potential as a disciple. This study was a practical and spiritual guide to biblical mentoring, providing easy-to-model life application for how to be a mentor. The workbook cost was $10.00.
“Digging Deeper: Methods for Personal Bible Study”September 2010Do you want to study the Bible on your own, but you aren’t sure how? Or are you stuck in a rut and want to learn some fresh ways to dig into Scripture? This study is for you. We will seek to grow in our ability to love, understand, and apply God’s Word by learning eight different methods of personal Bible study. We will also be introduced to several helpful resources and tools that aid in Bible study. “Experiencing God”September 2010Over the years God has used the truths of this study to awaken believers to a radically God-centered way of life. As a result, millions have come to know God intimately, to recognize His voice, and to understand His will for their lives. God is inviting you to experience Him in an intimate love relationship through which He reveals to you His will, His ways, and His work. Through the biblical principles in this course, God can teach you how to (1) know when He is speaking to you; (2) recognize His activity around you; (3) adjust your life to Him and His ways; (4) identify what He wants to do through you; and (5) respond to His activity in your life. “Five Things God Uses to Grow Your Faith”September 2010What adjective best characterizes your faith? Dynamic…genuine…flourishing…elusive… stalled…or ineffective? Imagine how different your outlook on life would be if you had absolute confidence that God was with you. Imagine how differently you would respond to difficulties, temptations, and even good things if you knew with certainty that God was in all of it and was planning to leverage it for good. In other words, imagine what it would be like to have PERFECT faith. In this DVD-driven study, well-known speaker and author, Andy Stanley, builds a biblical case for five things God uses to grow BIG faith.
Christianity, Cults, and ReligionsOctober 2011 This 6-session DVD-based curriculum will explain in a clear and simple way the history, background, and beliefs of the most common world religions and cultic groups: Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Mormonism, Jehovah's Witnesses and other groups. Participants will gain a solid Scriptural foundation for their own faith so that they can answer the questions of other groups - who is Jesus? What do we believe about God? What happens after death? How do the other religions view salvation?
Discovering the BibleOctober 2011
This 4-session DVD-based curriculum will provide a basic introduction to the Bible: what it is, where it came from, how it came down to us, and how to use it. This is an excellent study for those who have little or no background in the Bible, and a stimulating refresher for those who have loved the Bible for years. There is no cost to participate in this study.