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Online registrations are closed, but you can still sign up to Equip on the day.

Please note the timetable below as your subject choice will be limited



Equip Training Day this year will be held on Saturday, 25 March 2017 from 9am to 5pm at Temple Christian College.

Equip Training Day aims to train and equip Christians from South Australian Churches and Christian organisations of any denomination for ministry and mission.

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Open to all, but eagerly supported by the evangelical network across South Australia, providing a greater breadth and depth of training than any one church could produce by itself.

Equip is a ministry of EFAC – SA which aims to maintain and promote a strong Biblical witness through Churches in SA to advance the cause of the gospel.

There are minimum and maximum numbers for each subject so pre-registration is necessary! Registrations close Wednesday 22nd March. Morning tea/Lunch/Afternoon tea is provided.

Registration AUD$55.00
Concession Registration AUD$45.00

Credit Cards accepted - Visa/Mastercard

Registration includes all materials, teaching and food.

If money is a problem, please see your pastor.

This year Equip is able to offer a number of AUD$40 travel grants to people travelling over 100km each way. If you are travelling to join us, please register for Equip them apply to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before March 17th 2017.


Timetable

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STREAM 9AM - 10.30AM 11AM - 12.30PM 1.15PM - 2:45PM 3:15PM - 4:45PM
SPIRITUAL LIFE SESSION FULL
GROWING YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD THROUGH SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER
CRAIG LOVEDAY
SESSION FULL
GROWING YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD THROUGH SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER (9AM-10.30AM)
CRAIG LOVEDAY
About: Scripture and prayer are a powerful combination in flourishing our relationship with God. It is important to avoid guilt, fear or pride-motivated devotional techniques, so in this workshop we will focus on applying God’s grace to our hearts as the fuel for growing in our walk with God.
For: Every Christian
SESSION FULL
LIVING IN THE SPIRIT: HOW IT WORKS OUT IN DAILY LIFE
SIMON DENT
SESSION FULL
LIVING IN THE SPIRIT: HOW IT WORKS OUT IN DAILY LIFE (11AM-12.30PM)
SIMON DENT
About: How does the Holy Spirit shape all the aspects of daily life, from sport to politics, from prayer to partying and everything in between? Learn more about the life in Christ that has its fullness in the power of the Spirit.
For: Christians wanting to be spiritually fruitful in everyday life
SESSION FULL
MONEY MATTERS
NAOMI BEAMES
SESSION FULL
MONEY MATTERS (1.15PM-2:45PM)
NAOMI BEAMES
About: In today’s society, money matters a lot. It is often the gauge of a successful life. Find out what Jesus teaches about money and learn the attitudes and principles God wants us to have to manage money faithfully and effectively in the face of life’s big financial challenges.
For: Christians who want to be good stewards of money as a spiritual discipline
SESSION FULL
MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR TIME
DAVID WRIGHT
SESSION FULL
MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR TIME (9AM-10.30AM)
DAVID WRIGHT
About: We all have a need to get things done! How does being a Christian shape the way you see your life and priorities? How does the gospel shape the way you use your time and how can you develop skills to manage your time wisely to make the most of it?
For: Christians who are trying to juggle life
OUTREACH
EVERYDAY EVANGELISM FOR ORDINARY PEOPLE
SAM BLEBY
EVERYDAY EVANGELISM FOR ORDINARY PEOPLE (9AM-10.30AM)
SAM BLEBY
About: Telling the good news about Jesus is not just for the particularly bold and gifted, but something every Christian can do, including you! Come and be equipped to see how God might use you in everyday ways to bring people to Christ.
For: Ordinary Christians
READING THE BIBLE ONE TO ONE
LAURA MADDOCK
READING THE BIBLE ONE TO ONE (11AM-12.30PM)
LAURA MADDOCK
About: If you want a help a non-Christian explore the Christian message, then reading the Bible one to one is an ideal way to do it: it’s flexible, personal and tailor-made to their situation and questions. Come and find out how.
For: Any Christian
REACHING MIGRANTS WITH THE GOSPEL
MEE PING LAU
REACHING MIGRANTS WITH THE GOSPEL (1.15PM-4.45PM)
MEE PING LAU
About: God has brought the nations into your neighbourhood. Why is it important that we reach out to migrants? How can we connect with them and what are the issues in sharing the gospel with people from other cultures? Find out strategies you can put to work through your church for reaching migrants with the gospel.
For: Christians encountering other cultures in Adelaide
ANSWERING TOUGH QUESTIONS
GEOFF LIN
ANSWERING TOUGH QUESTIONS (9AM-12.30PM)
GEOFF LIN
About: Questions that seem to be ‘deal breakers’ for non-Christians can often be the doorway into great gospel conversations. This seminar will provide you with a framework to understand and answer tough questions the world commonly asks.
For: For Christians wanting to engage with the tough questions the world often asks
NO LONGER RUNNING
ANSWERING TOUGH QUESTIONS
GEOFF LIN
NO LONGER RUNNING
ANSWERING TOUGH QUESTIONS (1.15PM-4.45PM)
GEOFF LIN
About: Questions that seem to be ‘deal breakers’ for non-Christians can often be the doorway into great gospel conversations. This seminar will provide you with a framework to understand and answer tough questions the world commonly asks.
For: For Christians wanting to engage with the tough questions the world often asks
WORK
GOING TO WORK WITH GOD: CONNECTING YOUR WORK TO GOD’S PLANS FOR THE WORLD
JOHN MILLER
GOING TO WORK WITH GOD: CONNECTING YOUR WORK TO GOD’S PLANS FOR THE WORLDN (9AM-10.30AM)
JOHN MILLER
About: You may spend more time working than doing anything else in life. How does your work (paid or unpaid) fit with God’s plans for the world and how does the gospel shape the way that you work? See your work in a new light and find out ways to do your work for God’s glory.
For: Christians wanting to make sense of their work
THRIVING IN A SECULAR WORK ENVIRONMENT
JOHN MILLER
THRIVING IN A SECULAR WORK ENVIRONMENT (11AM-12.30PM)
JOHN MILLER
About: Life in the workplace can be difficult: there are pressures, frustrations and relationships to deal with. How can Christians not merely survive work but meet these challenges and thrive in the workplace?
For: Christians feeling the pinch at work
CHURCH
WELCOMING AND INTEGRATING NEWCOMERS
MATT LEHMANN
WELCOMING AND INTEGRATING NEWCOMERS (9AM-10.30AM)
MATT LEHMANN
About: How do newcomers feel when they walk into your church? How do you welcome and connect with them so that they can connect to Jesus? Every Christian has a role in welcoming and integrating newcomers into their church. Be equipped to do it well.
For: Every Christian
NO LONGER RUNNING
THE MINISTRY OF ENCOURAGEMENT
EMILY JUST
NO LONGER RUNNING
THE MINISTRY OF ENCOURAGEMENT (11AM-12.30PM)
EMILY JUST
About: Every Christian needs encouragement, but who will give it to them? Any Christian can learn how to build others up in the context of church, small group or conversation. You don’t need to have a job or role in church to do it. The more Christians who can develop this ministry, the stronger our churches will be.
For: Every Christian
LEADING PRAYER IN CHURCH
CAROLINE LITCHFIELD
LEADING PRAYER IN CHURCH (1.15PM-2.45PM)
CAROLINE LITCHFIELD
About: It is a privilege to lead others before God’s throne of grace through prayer. What is prayer? What does Scripture teach about the way we should lead it? Learn how to write and lead clear, gospel-centered prayers to which the whole congregation can give their ‘Amen’.
For: Christians ready to step up to leading others in prayer
READING THE BIBLE IN CHURCH
MARK HAWKES
READING THE BIBLE IN CHURCH (3.15PM-4.45PM)
MARK HAWKES
About: At the heart of church is hearing the Word of God. Learn how to prepare to read the Bible and principles for reading well so that God’s voice is clearly heard.
For: Christians who are or want to read the Bible publicly
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
GROWING CHILDREN SPIRITUALLY TO MATURITY
MIKE COWIE
GROWING CHILDREN SPIRITUALLY TO MATURITY
MIKE COWIE
About: If children are going to stand strong in their faith into adulthood they will need to develop a robust faith and maturity now. Learn the Biblical foundations of leading children to maturity in faith and how this works out in the context of Children’s Ministry.
For: Christians in Children’s ministry or wanting to start
PREPARING TO LEAD A CHILDREN’S MINISTRY SESSION
KATY ANNIS
PREPARING TO LEAD A CHILDREN’S MINISTRY SESSION
KATY ANNIS
About: What would help you step up into the role of being the main leader of a Children’s ministry session? Find out the things you need to do to prepare and be equipped to serve your church in this role.
For: Christians beginning to lead Children’s ministry
CHILDREN’S TALKS: FROM BIBLE STORY TO PRESENTATION IN CHURCH
COLIN TAYLOR
CHILDREN’S TALKS: FROM BIBLE STORY TO PRESENTATION IN CHURCH
COLIN TAYLOR
About: What do you need to know to create a Children’s talk to present in church? How do you move from the Bible story to the presentation of it? Find out how to do Children’s talks that are both faithful to the Bible and engaging for children.
For: Those giving Children’s talks or wanting to start
SMALL GROUPS SESSION FULL
WRITING FRESH BIBLE STUDIES
DAVE BROWN
SESSION FULL
WRITING FRESH BIBLE STUDIES (9AM-10.30AM)
DAVE BROWN
About: Small groups can stagnate if the Bible studies become predictable and routine. Writing your own Bible studies can help your group really engage with God’s Word. Find out the ways you can write fresh Bible studies that will have your group digging into Scripture week by week.
SESSION FULL
LEADING SMALL GROUPS TO THRIVE
SIMON JACKSON
SESSION FULL
LEADING SMALL GROUPS TO THRIVE (11AM-12.30PM)
SIMON JACKSON
About: Small groups can be the life-blood of the church – if they function well. How can leaders promote the life of their small group so that the group dynamics are healthy and the group grows in Christian fellowship, learning, prayer and service?
SESSION FULL
PASTORAL CARE IN SMALL GROUPS
ANNE ECKERMANN
SESSION FULL
PASTORAL CARE IN SMALL GROUPS (1.15PM-2.45PM)
ANNE ECKERMANN
About: Small groups are the ideal context for people to be cared for pastorally. What makes pastoral care effective in small groups? What steps can you take to overcome barriers to real relationships and help your group become a genuinely caring Christian community?
SESSION FULL
REACHING OUT THROUGH SMALL GROUPS
BEN WOODD
SESSION FULL
REACHING OUT THROUGH SMALL GROUPS (3.15PM-4.45PM)
BEN WOODD
About: Mission is hard. So, let's do it together! This seminar will explore how our small groups can be more effective at reaching out by taking on the identity of being a "family on mission together".
For: Christians in small groups
RELATIONSHIPS
MARRIAGE: HOW HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS WORK
RICK CAMBRELL
MARRIAGE: HOW HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS WORK (9AM-10.30AM)
RICK CAMBRELL
About: A healthy marriage requires careful attention. Discover the practical wisdom available to us about the attitudes, actions and words that help marriages to work well within a Christian framework.
For: Husbands and Wives
NO LONGER RUNNING
PARENTS: HANDLING SCREEN TIME
DAVE MACGILLIVRAY
NO LONGER RUNNING
PARENTS: HANDLING SCREEN TIME (1.15PM-2.45PM)
DAVE MACGILLIVRAY
About: Children and technology go hand in hand these days, but this can create issues for the way they think, develop and relate. How does a parent balance screen time, learning and family life? This seminar helps parents navigate the tricky terrain of technology and children.
For: Parents of children
PARENTING TEENS
DAVID & SUSAN BASSETT
PARENTING TEENS (3.15PM-4.45PM)
DAVID & SUSAN BASSETT
About: A practical session looking at how to apply the Bible's wisdom to the wonderful task of parenting teenagers. Nurturing relationships, communication, expectations and the exercising of grace and forgiveness will be explored in this session.
For: Parents of teenagers
PASTORAL CARE
THE ART AND PRACTICE OF PASTORAL CARE
PAUL HUNT
THE ART AND PRACTICE OF PASTORAL CARE (9AM-10.30AM)
PAUL HUNT
About: How do we approach pastoral situations with a Christian way of thinking? What can we do to ensure we bring Christ into the contexts where we are caring for people in need? Whether you are starting out in pastoral care or growing in the role, this subject sets the groundwork for a range of pastoral contexts and contrasts the Christian framework with the "medical" model of pastoral care.
For: Anyone starting out in or engaged in Christian pastoral care
SESSION FULL
CARING FOR PEOPLE WITH DEPRESSION
GEOFF SUNSTROM
SESSION FULL
CARING FOR PEOPLE WITH DEPRESSION (11AM-12.30PM)
GEOFF SUNSTROM
About: How can we support and care for people going through depression? While not taking the place of professional counselors, find out how Christians can be wise and informed ‘people helpers’ who understand depression and support people in their journey.
PASTORALLY CARING FOR SENIORS
IAN AND JAN BRUCE
PASTORALLY CARING FOR SENIORS (1.15PM-2.45PM)
IAN AND JAN BRUCE
About: Seniors are in a stage of life with its own particular needs, questions, challenges and opportunities. Be equipped with a Biblical framework for ministering to seniors sensitively and effectively.
MUSIC & TECH
SINGING THE PRAISE OF GOD: BIBLICAL FOUNDATIONS APPLIED
MARK PETERSON
SINGING THE PRAISE OF GOD: BIBLICAL FOUNDATIONS APPLIED (9AM-12.30PM)
MARK PETERSON
About: Everyone wants a good music ministry, but it is easy to be driven by pragmatics. What are the Biblical foundations for singing the praise of God and how can they be applied in your church? Come and explore how we can glorify God and strengthen Christians through singing.
For: Musicians, music directors and pastors
THE MINISTRY OF AUDIO
ANTHONY MAYFIELD
THE MINISTRY OF AUDIO (1.45PM-4.45PM)
ANTHONY MAYFIELD
About: If you’re wanting to get involved with the audio ministry in your church or other ministry, come and learn the Biblical principles that shape audio ministry and the practical skills that enable it to serve people.
For: People wanting to learn the ropes of audio ministry
THEOLOGY
THE TRINITY FOR LIFE
TIM PATRICK
THE TRINITY FOR LIFE (9AM-12.30PM)
TIM PATRICK
About: How does the Triune nature of God properly shape our understanding of ourselves, salvation, love and our entire way of thinking? The doctrine of the Trinity is one of the most important and distinctive Christian beliefs, vital to a life of faith in Christ. This seminar will explore the doctrine of the Trinity and its practical implications for our daily lives.
SESSION FULL
UNDERSTANDING GENESIS
KATY SMITH
SESSION FULL
UNDERSTANDING GENESIS (1.45PM-4.45PM)
KATY SMITH
About: The book of Genesis, beginning with a universal focus on the creative work of the sovereign Creator and ending with the conviction that God brings good from evil intent, powerfully communicates that the God we worship reverses chaos and barrenness into life and flourishing. Join us as we explore how the different parts of Genesis proclaim this foundational message and how this impacts our lives, living under this sovereign God, in a broken world.

Location


Equip Training Day 2017 will be held at Temple Christian College, 2-6 Henley Beach Road, Mile End.

Parking is available on the Eastern side of James Congdon Drive or in the surrounding streets.

Temple Christian College can be reached by public transport either via the Adelaide Metro Belair or Seaford Train lines to the Mile End station, or the 162, H20, H20C, H22, H30, H30C, H30S, H32, H33, H33C, J1, J2 or N30 Buses to Stop 1 Henley Beach Rd - North side.