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Twenty-three courses and workshops on topics of interest to church leaders and staff members will be offered at a special equipping conference entitled “Equip05” to be held July 31-August 5, 2005 in the north-central Indiana town of Winona Lake.
Subtitled “Sharpening People for a Progressive Movement,” the educational opportunities are open to all and feature nationally-known experts teaching in many areas. Some courses are available, if desired, for seminary credit, including credits toward the Doctor of Ministry degree at Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake.
Among the courses available are “Strengthening Spiritual Vitality” by well-known author Jerry Bridges; “The Effective Communicator” by Dr. Donald Sunukjian; “The Connecting Church” by Texas pastor Randy Frazee, “Preparing Your Church for the Age Wave” by church growth expert Dr. Win Arn, and more.
Additional subjects include “Leading Turnaround Churches,” “Feeding Yourself From the Word of God,” “Lay Counseling for Women,” “Renewing the Vision for Christian Camping,” “A Biblical Prophecy Timeline,” “Mentoring Girls,” “Current Theological Trends,” “Principles and Practice of Prayer,” “Effective Worship Services Using Music and Media,” and many more.
The courses are offered as part of the national conference of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, but are open to all, whether attending the Brethren conference sessions or not.
A 16-page description of all courses and instructors is available. For more information, prices, specific times of courses, and lodging information, contact Tom Avey or Sandy Barrett at (574) 269-1269 or log onto www.equip05.com for information about Equip05.