Sunday Mornings 9:00 am and 10:30 am
Welcome to Equip!
Equip Classes on Sundays are a vital part of our ministry here at New Community Church. They offer wonderful opportunities to build relationships and study God’s Word together. “Equip” comes directly from Ephesians 4:12 where the church is called to a fundamental mission: to “equip the saints for the work of ministry.”
Our Equip Classes are structured in a six-week, rotating class format. We offer different classes in each six-week block that will help you apply God’s Word to all kinds of practical life areas. For example, we’ll have classes on how to read your Bible, biblical parenting, and how to think about modern cultural issues. The consistent six-week rotation of classes will allow you to be exposed to many areas of equipping over the course of time.
Foundationally to our Equip Structure are our Core Classes. These are five classes that lay the biblical foundation for a basic healthy Christian life. They will be offered every year, and we encourage you to attend them when possible. These classes include the following:
- Discovering NCC: Our membership class that introduces you to NCC and life here at our church.
- Core Christianity: A class that explores the foundational biblical truths on which the Gospel rests.
- Talking About Jesus: A class that helps you know how to share your relationship with Christ with others.
- How to Read Your Bible: A class that prepares you to accurately read and interpret Scripture.
- Biblical Discipleship:A class that equips you to answer the Great Commission’s call to make disciples.
Equip Class Offerings
(September 11 - October 16)
Discovering NCC (9:00am)
Taught By: Doug Hayward
You will have the opportunity to meet the elders and staff, and spend time going through our distinctives, beliefs, leadership, and history. If you would like to participate in this opportunity, please click here to sign up.
How to Read Your Bible (9:00am)
Taught By: Erik Grant
Have you ever read a passage of the Bible and had no idea what you were reading or how it should apply to your life today? This class will help you learn how to read and study your Bible accurately and confidently by going over the basic principles of interpretation (known as Hermeneutics). We will cover the foundational steps of observation, interpretation, and application, and also work through a passage of Ephesians together as a class. By the end, you will have all the tools you need to open your Bible and rightly understand any passage of God’s Word in way that He intended. Click here to join the Church Center group for this class!
Marriage of Your Dreams (10:30am)
Taught By: Jeremiah Kirberg and Jim Davis
When two people say “I do,” they expect to begin the perfect journey of a lifetime. But those expectations of the perfect marriage are sure to fade away in the struggles of everyday life, and many are shocked when their marriage morphs into something they didn’t intend it to be. A long-term, gospel-centered marriage needs to be grounded in something sturdier than romance. In this class, we will work through Paul Tripp’s “The Marriage of Your Dreams” to see how we can have the marriage that we all want but struggle to have. This class will feature transparent discussion (not forced for those not comfortable discussing) and homework assignments for you and your spouse to work on together during the week. Click here to join the Church Center group for this class!
Student Ministry Class (10:30am)
Taught By: Drew Nilius
In the Ascend Equip class, we desire to see students come to saving faith and be equipped to live life for Christ all the more. A lot of students read their Bibles but don’t know how all the books come together. The differences in Old and New Testament can feel confusing. In this class, we will be exploring the overarching story and message of the Bible by looking at the four major themes of Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Restoration. This class will help students better read their Bibles by helping them see the big picture no matter what passage they’re studying. Click here to join the Church Center group for this class!