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

Dennis Bickers.


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

being offered.


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.