What is equip
Ephesians 4:12-13 teaches that one of the tasks of the church is to, “equip God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” One of many ways we do this at TCC is through our Equip Discipleship Classes.
Once or twice a year TCC will offer a 7-10 week evening class which will cover a topic relating to growing as a disciple of Jesus. The goal of these Equip classes to help attendees feel confident in engaging in various Christian practices. The classes are designed to be a cross between a class room and a home group. All are welcome.
Some topics we hope to be covered:
Life the the Full: Understanding and living in the full life Jesus came to bring
How to read the Bible: The Why and How of Bible Reading (Available as a Podcast)
God’s Big Picture: Unpacking the Storyline of the Bible
Prayer: Talking and Listening to Jesus
Sharing Jesus: Evangelism for Non-Evangelists
Making Room for Life (February 2020)
Fall 2019 Equip Class
Life to the Full - Listen to the podcast below, or click here for the iTunes Podcast.
In John 10:10 Jesus says, “The thief comes only to kill, steal, and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” Jesus’ claim is that abundant life is found in him, and in this 7 week Equip class we want to explore this claim. What did he mean when he said this, and what implications should this have to our lives? Our culture has many offerings for the "full life", Jesus' claim is unique, and challenges much of our cultures' assumptions around fullness and happiness.
The tentative class outline:
September 24, Session 1: "The Gospel: What is so good about the good news?”
October 1, Session 2: "Reorientation: Responding to the good news"
October 8, Session 3: ”Spiritual disciplines week 1: The inward practices that cultivate the full life?"
October 15, Session 4: "Spiritual disciplines week 2: The outward practices that cultivate the full life?"
October 22, Session 5: "Christian Character: How responding to the good news changes us"
October 29, Session 6: "Christian Community: The good life as a community life"
November 5, Session 7: "Sharing the full life: Evangelism and witness of the full life"
Equip Podcast Series
TCC understands that giving an evening from your week can be difficult. So we’ve committed to providing the teaching from Equip classes in podcast form. The podcasts are not recording of the class, but rather a recording of the same content in a different way. The podcasts try to be kept between 20-25 minutes, so you should be able to take one in while driving from Terwillegar Towne to downtown Edmonton!
Listen to the 2018, “How to Read the Bible” Podcast series, by clicking here.
Listen to the 2019, “Life to the Full” Podcast series below, or by clicking here.