Equipping Gods People (EGP): Began as new ministries in 2013 as an
avenue to help people in local churches grow in their leadership skills of
guiding their congregations to greater effectiveness in disciple making.
Equipping God’s People (EGP) is developed around two modules, each
module being 4 sessions.
- The first Module offers Orientation, Our World Has Changed,
Renovating Churches and Streamlining Your Church. Two books are
studied with this course: “Renovate or Die” by Bob Farr and “Simple
Church” by Thom Rainer & Eric Geiger.
- The Second Module covers Personal Leadership, Focusing Outward,
Real Life Evangelism and Healthy Small Church. Two books are
read during this Module also, “The Externally Focused Church” by
Rich Rusaw & Eric Swanson and “The Healthy Small Church” by
This course is fee based to cover the cost of books and materials and is
coordinated at the District Level through the Lay Servant Committee.
Groups may be Clusters or District based and churches are encouraged to
send teams of people (ideal teams are about 10% of the average worship
attendance; however a church could send as few as one person).
The groups will meet at a variety of times from weekend nights to Saturday
or Sunday afternoon for three hours. Check with your District office or a
neighboring District office to discover when and where these courses are
In addition to helping to prepare leadership for churches the completed
course (24 hours) will fulfill training requirements for Basic and Certified
Lay Servant Ministers. Check out the video promo below.