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The Alliance EquippingU

EquippingU is a collection of leadership tools designed specifically to equip Alliance pastors and leaders as they live spiritually healthy lives and successfully lead healthy C&MA churches.

EquippingU will help you to develop strong, vibrant churches that effectively reach diverse peoples in your community for Jesus. You will receive spiritual fuel to avoid burnout and proven safeguards to enable you to stand strong and lead well in the face of temptation.

Who is this for?

Every Alliance pastor and church leader is invited to participate in three equipping programs featuring experienced practitioners and gifted communicators—from inside and outside The Alliance. Each program is designed with a specific purpose:

  • EquippingU LIVE for interpersonal learning in a small group context
  • EquippingU PODCAST for individual learning
  • EquippingU COUNCIL for growing with the greater Alliance family at Alliance Council 2021 in Nashville, TN

Leaders must be learners, and these courses will provide you multi-faceted opportunities to grow and be stretched in your personal life and ministry capacities. By God’s grace, the U.S. Alliance will continue to be a movement led by healthy, growing pastors and leaders who multiply disciples, workers, leaders, and healthy churches to advance God’s Kingdom in local communities and to the ends of the earth.

With EquippingU LIVE, you’ll join with a local group of pastors and leaders or connect via a live online streaming presentation. We’ll provide an interactive Q&A session and encourage you to process it with your group.

Two LIVE events will be held annually—one related to effectiveness in ministry and leadership and the other designed to enhance the leader’s emotional, spiritual, and marital health.

October 17, 2019 Grace Church, Middleburg Heights, OH: 12:00 p.m. EST

Effectively Communicating God’s Word

Preaching and teaching are at the heart of what we do as pastors and leaders. Join host Terry Smith (Church Ministries vice president) and a diverse panel as they share their preparation process, key components of their delivery, and how they invite their audience to respond. You’ll leave with proven practices, resources and an encouragement to deliver with accuracy, excellence and passion.

Your Hosts

  • Terry Smith Vice president for Church Ministries

  • Jen Ashby Executive director of Ministries — Derwood Alliance Church

  • Ron Morrison Senior Pastor — Hope Alliance Bible Church

  • Mitch Kim Senior Pastor — Wellspring Alliance Church

  • Jonathan Schaeffer Senior Pastor — Grace Church Middleburg Heights

Previous Sessions

Session One: An Outward-Focused Church 11/7/2018

Session Two: Dealing with Sexual Sin and Pornography 03/07/2019

The EquippingU Audio Podcast is designed to provide Alliance pastors and leaders lively and helpful discussions related to living spiritually healthy lives while leading healthy churches. Each of these 30-minute interviews will underline priorities and values vital to healthy leaders and churches. Each season will offer a wide range of topics to equip, encourage, and challenge you as a pastor or leader.


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