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.

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.


EquippingU Podcast

The EquippingU 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 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 Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Podbean.


EquippingU Live

With EquippingU LIVE, you’ll join with 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.

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EquippingU Live: Soul Care in Stressful Times

Thursday, March 17, 2022, 12:00 p.m. EST

Crisis has a way of exposing the cracks in our soul. More pastors are struggling with anxiety, depression, and discouragement than ever before. Yet, God has promised to redeem all things to make us more like Jesus. How do we capitalize off the dark days for our own personal maturity and intimacy with Christ? How do we overcome the obstacles, bounce back with resilience, and lead with faith to advance the Kingdom amid the darkness? What are the personal practices that we need to engage in to overcome in days like these?

Your Host: Rob Reimer

Rev. Dr. Rob Reimer is a professor of pastoral theology at Alliance Theological Seminary in Nyack, NY, and was the founding and pastor of South Shore Community Church in Massachusetts. Rob is also an accomplished author. His books, Soul Care, River Dwellers, Spiritual Authority, Calm in the Storm, Deep Faith and Pathways to the King, have been sold worldwide. Rob regularly speaks at pastor conferences, leadership conferences, churches, and seminaries around the world. Rob and his wife, Jen, live in the Nyack, NY, area with their four children, Danielle, Courtney, Darcy, and Craig.


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.

For more information, contact: [email protected]

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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 attending 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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