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 EquippingU 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 of The Alliance.

Leaders must be learners, and these courses will provide you with 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.

EquippingU Podcast

The EquippingU Podcast is designed to provide Alliance pastors and leaders with lively and helpful discussions related to living spiritually healthy lives while leading healthy churches. Each of these 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. Listen today on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify, and/or Podbean.

New EquippingU Podcast episodes are released on the 15th and 30th of every month.

Video Podcast Now Available

You can now watch a video version of the podcast on our YouTube channel.

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EquippingU Live

With EquippingU Live, you’ll join a local group of pastors and leaders to 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.

Next EquippingU Live Session:

Deepening Our Reserves: Emotional Intelligence for Pastoral Health and Resilience

Thursday, April 20, 2023 | 12–2 p.m. EST

Congregations and communities are at their best when pastors are thriving; yet, pastoral ministry is filled with exhausting, complex challenges that can leave ministers feeling overwhelmed and burnt out. The long-term, sustainable solution is not trying harder or working longer hours. This session will show you how to build emotional intelligence, which, when practiced regularly, will lead to ministry health and resilience.

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Your Host: Dr. Timothy Koller

Tim is a husband and father and serves as an associate dean and professor of leadership at Denver Seminary. He has a Ph.D. in leadership studies and is a certified Capable Life Coach. Tim has years of experience in pastoral ministry and non-profit leadership. His doctoral research focused on the relationship between emotional intelligence and the use of power among lead pastors. His passion is to develop competent servant leaders who display integrity and holy imagination.

Previous Sessions

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EquippingU Dynamic Influence

EquippingU Dynamic Influence is a two-year training track for pastors and leaders of Alliance churches with 200 or fewer people in attendance. Participants will meet online for four two-hour sessions each year. The training will cover timely topics including how small churches can grow during a pandemic.  We are here to help pastors in small churches find resources, lead well, and help their churches thrive.

Contact [email protected] for more information.

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EquippingU Maximum Impact

EquippingU Maximum Impact equips, coaches, and networks Alliance lead pastors to maximize the impact of their local churches by tending to the nine essential elements of a healthy, thriving church as highlighted by the PEAK Assessment. Over a three-year period, coaches and cohorts will meet monthly for nine months of the year and annually for a two-day summit in November.

The three outcomes of EquippingU Maximum Impact are:
Transformation: The pastor is experiencing significant paradigm shifts.
Translation: The pastor is communicating the paradigm shifts to his congregation and community.
Transference: The pastor is applying what he is learning to help his congregation grow and reach the greater community for Christ.

Email [email protected] for more information.

EquippingU Community

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