Equipping Hour

Spring 2023 Rotation

On Sunday mornings we have several opportunities to engage with others in fellowship. One of those outlets is though  equipping classes that enable smaller groups to learn together and apply God’s Word to different aspects of our lives. The courses are 12 weeks long and change seasonally. If you miss one that you desire to attend, don't worry, most will be offered again at a later date! 

9:00 AM | Soul Care | Toly Molitvenik & CR Messer
In response to hearing about someone’s difficult situation, have you ever thought, “I wish I could help, but I don’t know where to start?” Soul Care is designed to help you grow in coming alongside people, and walking with them through life’s many difficulties. The commands to care for one another, speak truth to one another, bear one another’s burdens are given to all believers. But so often believers feel that only a professional counselor, or a pastor is qualified to help. This is not the biblical model of care. The Bible calls every believer to grow in maturity and to speak truth to people and build them up in love (Eph 4:15-16). Soul Care is designed to be the entry point of learning how to do this better. Biblically, change is a community project. Soul Care is required for all of our Community Group leaders, but we pray that everyone in our church will eventually go through this training. We believe that this will help us become a church that is known for our love and care, as we seek to help others follow Christ more. Due to the nature of this class, it has a capacity limit of 26.

9:00 AM | Ecclesiology | Dave Shepard
Why does the church exist? How does the church function? Is the church still relevant in our day? In this course entitled Ecclesiology, or the study of the church, we will consider these and other questions as we learn about God's plan for the church. Join us as we take a journey through the Bible and see the historical, miraculous, and divine basis through which the Lord has determined to make Himself known to a lost world, in His precious bride, the church!

9:00 AM | Singleness, Dating, and Marriage | Mark Hardy (16+)
Join us to develop biblical perspectives on Singleness, Dating, and Marriage.  Though the bible doesn't specifically teach on "dating", there are many biblical principles that we can apply to navigate this vital area.  The class will help you to think biblically about singleness and the great blessings it includes, and will help you to approach dating and the possibility of marriage in ways that will glorify God and protect you against error.  The class is recommended for any single individuals, including older youth.  Parents of youth who would like to develop wisdom in this area in order to effectively guide their children are also welcome.

11:00 AM | Discovering Grace | Pastor George
This course serves as an introduction to Grace Bible Church for those who are interested in becoming members or simply want to learn more about our church. It will cover the doctrinal statement of GBC as well as our vision of each person engaging in discipleship and helping another follow Jesus better. We will cover what discipleship is and how you can engage in discipleship practically at Grace Bible Church.

11:00 AM | Parenting Teens | The Gregorys and the Cassidys 
We comically recall before we had children, we thought we had all the answers about how parents ought to be raising their children … and then we had some of our own and we realized our idealism failed to align with realism! This course will address how to navigate through the stages of parenting dealing with school-age children. There aren’t “pat” answers to parenting, but there are principles that God’s Word provides us to guide us in our stewardships as parents rearing our children. We will seek to equip parents in this class to know and apply these principles consistently to the glory of Christ Jesus. It will be team taught by Pastor Rick & Pat (via a short video) and then led by John and Sharon Cassidy.