EQUIP CLASSES

EQUIP Classes

The EQUIP program provides TCC members additional learning to grow in maturity and ministry skill. Learning is a broad exercise, requiring not only the mind, but all aspects of life. EQUIP integrates all aspects of learning, working with each participant to grow in character, ministry skill, and knowledge. 

Courses are offered twice yearly - in the fall and winter. More class information will be posted on The CIty. Please sign up on The City, or contact Renee Pederson (renee@tccmn.org) for more information. 

 

EQUIP II

After working hard and spending a few years getting established in the faith, we begin to see more clearly the needs of the people around us and we develop a strong desire to help meet those needs. We also immediately recognize that we need more training to be effective in addressing those needs. EQUIP II is designed to provide foundational training to equip TCC members serve a wide variety of ministry needs.

Dates: September 2016 through May 2017
Format: One 2-hour Saturday meeting per month
Cost: None
Requirements: Recommendation of House Church Leaders; see TCC EQUIP Document
Estimated Time Requirement: 8-10 hours/month, including the 2-hour meeting
Teacher: George Stagg. Contact Renee Pederson to sign up or for more information.

 

EQUIP III

Some Christians are called into ministry responsibilities beyond that of all Christians. These men and women may sense God calling and gifting them as teachers, elders, church planters, counselors, pastors, or evangelists. These men and women may enter into ministry leadership vocationally, bi-vocationally, or non-vocationally. Regardless, EQUIP III seeks to train these individuals with the knowledge and skills needed for a broad scope of ministry contexts and provide a foundation for a lifetime of fruitful ministry leadership.

TCC is offering two courses this winter/spring:

Theology in Culture 

This course helps participants see and implement the gospel and the Word of God with their mission to where they live and the purposes of God worldwide. 

Dates: January through May 2017
Format: Weekly Tuesday evening meetings, 7:30-9pm, total of 13-15 meetings
Cost: Tim Keller's book Center Church, approximately $20-$30; contact House Church Leader if need assistance
Requirements: Enrollment in or completion of EQUIP II, see TCC EQUIP Document
Estimated Time Requirement: 6 hours/week, including the weekly 2-hour meeting
Teacher: Josh Sleper. Contact Renee Pederson to sign up or for more information.

 

Paul's Letters: Shepherding Churches 

This course will look at Paul’s letters whose occasions prompted a specific address from him to help them overcome a particular challenge or set of challenges that threatened their unity, strength, and witness as a church. These letters are Romans, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Galatians, and Philippians. We will spend a brief time looking at all of these letters in general, but the bulk of the class will be spent working through the text of Romans. Through this process, we will develop and strengthen skills needed for the interpretation and use of Romans in the life of church that will carry over into other texts and needs.

Dates: February through May 2017
Format: Three Saturday morning meetings a month, 7:30-9:00am, total of 9-13 meetings
Cost: Book costs, approximately $50-$100; contact House Church Leader if need assistance
Requirements: Enrollment in or completion of EQUIP II, see TCC EQUIP Document
Estimated Time Requirement: 6 hours/week, including the weekly 2-hour meeting
Teacher: George Stagg. Contact Renee Pederson to sign up or for more information.