Sunday Mornings 9:00 am and 10:30 am
Equip is our Sunday morning educational hour where we seek to instruct the body of Christ in such a way as to encourage service and the building up of one another. Click here to listen to audio from current and past Equip classes.
Introducing Equip K-Groups! The "K" stands for koinonia, which is "fellowship" in New Testament Greek. K-Groups are one of NCC’s expressions of a warm, fellowship environments in which we can fulfill the “one another” commands of Scripture while growing together in mutual discipleship and encouragement for the equipping of the body of Christ.
We have two K-Groups that will meet on Sunday mornings throughout the year in addition to the Student Ministry class. Please consider joining one of the following groups:
First Hour (9:00 am - 10:15 am)
The Battle Belongs to the Lord...But You are the Soldier!
Leaders: Ray Mehringer & Mike Grant
As Christians, we are in a spiritual battle of some sort on a daily basis. In warfare, battles are fought on different fronts, for different reasons, and with varying degrees of intensity. The same is true in spiritual warfare. Our spiritual battles and warfare are real, even though we cannot physically see the attacker. But, we can educate ourselves on how the battles are fought and how they impact our lives on a daily basis.
Jesus has come and conquered. The war is already won in the heavens; however, every day victory is achieved here on earth by knowing, believing and understanding the battles that we are enduring daily, regardless if we are passive or active in the battles. This Bible study on understanding the Battle of Spiritual Warfare will give us a foundation on where, how and what the battles look like in our lives. We are going to examine three main areas of where the battles are fought: the Spiritual Battle, the Worldly Battle, and the Battle Within Us. We will review and discuss what the Bible says regarding these areas and will learn how to apply the scriptures to our personal lives to bring victory over these battles. It begins with learning the truth of God's Word and dispelling the lies of the enemy.
Second Hour (10:30 am - 11:45 am)
Blueprint: Paul's Master Plan for Organizing and Protecting the Church of the Living God
Leaders: Jerry Marshall & Tim Handyside
How do you effectively organize the church? What model of church leadership does the apostle endorse? Can anybody occupy the teaching office of the church? Was it the men or the women of the church in Ephesus who were teaching false doctrine? Does the church today still need to protect itself from false teachers and their corrupt doctrines? If so, how do we do that? What are the critical aspects of a worship service? What about announcements, special music and invitations? Is celibacy for the cause of Christ biblical? What is the function of the OT law in the church? Can true believers fall away from the faith? What are the characteristics of a faithful minister? Are “creditable” accusations sufficient to cause an elder to step down from the office? What is the danger of materialism? Do rich Christians have to give up their wealth in order to faithfully follow Christ? Is wealth evil?
These questions will be addressed in the upcoming Equip Class through a verse-by-verse study of the Epistle of 1 Timothy. It will be an interactive study where questions and comments are welcomed.
The Life of Solomon: Wisdom and Ruin
Leader: Jason Todd
Money, sex, and power: Solomon had it all. The wisest man who ever lived struggled to love God amidst the lures of this world. This short class will study Solomon's life and see what lessons we can learn from this intriguing poet-king.