Equip Training Day this year will be held on Saturday, 24 March 2018 from 9AM to 4:45PM 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

*Last Minute Registration Add $5 to rego
Applicable from Friday 15th March

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 16th 2018.


Timetable

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STREAM 9AM - 10.30AM 11AM - 12.30PM 1.15PM - 2:45PM 3:15PM - 4:45PM
SHARING YOUR FAITH AND EVANGELISM
CROSS-CULTURAL EVANGELISM
BERNIE LEO
CROSS-CULTURAL EVANGELISM
BERNIE LEO
About: Learn the basis for cross-cultural evangelism (especially between Australian and Asian cultures), and how to practically consider culture, mindset and language when sharing the gospel
For: Everyone, especially those who want to communicate the gospel cross-culturally
GETTING TO THE POINT
KAREN MORRIS
GETTING TO THE POINT
KAREN MORRIS
About: This workshop will help you explain the gospel simply and clearly to give you greater confidence when talking about Jesus with your friends
For: Anyone who wants to share their faith
USING YOUR FAITH STORY IN EVANGELISM
KAREN MORRIS
USING YOUR FAITH STORY IN EVANGELISM
KAREN MORRIS
About: Explore the power of your personal story in evangelism so that you can use your experience of faith to talk about Jesus
For: Every Christian
5 OR LESS SPACES LEFT
TURNING THE CONVERSATION TO JESUS
KAREN MORRIS
5 OR LESS SPACES LEFT
TURNING THE CONVERSATION TO JESUS
KAREN MORRIS
About: Using current events or issues, how can we move general conversations with friends to a discussion about Jesus?
For: Anyone who is frustrated by superficial conversations that never lead to Christ
WORLD VIEWS, LIFE VIEWS: WHAT THEY ARE, WHY THEY MATTER, AND HOW THE GOSPEL ENGAGES THEM
ANDREW KATAY
WORLD VIEWS, LIFE VIEWS: WHAT THEY ARE, WHY THEY MATTER, AND HOW THE GOSPEL ENGAGES THEM
ANDREW KATAY
About: This seminar will explore world views in our culture, what’s at stake for the gospel and equip you to engage positively and powerfully with the people you interact with in your work, leisure, social, family and church settings.
For: Anyone engaging with non-church friends and those involved in leadership, teaching, preaching or pastoral ministry.
WORLD VIEWS, LIFE VIEWS: WHAT THEY ARE, WHY THEY MATTER, AND HOW THE GOSPEL ENGAGES THEM
ANDREW KATAY
WORLD VIEWS, LIFE VIEWS: WHAT THEY ARE, WHY THEY MATTER, AND HOW THE GOSPEL ENGAGES THEM
ANDREW KATAY
About: This seminar will explore world views in our culture, what’s at stake for the gospel and equip you to engage positively and powerfully with the people you interact with in your work, leisure, social, family and church settings.
For: Anyone engaging with non-church friends and those involved in leadership, teaching, preaching or pastoral ministry.
TOUGH QUESTIONS
JAMES "JIMBO" MITTELSTADT
TOUGH QUESTIONS
About: In this workshop we’ll think about the overall approach to answering tough questions, look at some common examples and work out how to bring the conversation back to Jesus!
For: Anyone who’s felt stumped, perplexed or frustrated in their attempts to answer other people’s tough questions about Christianity
TOUGH QUESTIONS
JAMES "JIMBO" MITTELSTADT
TOUGH QUESTIONS
About: In this workshop we’ll think about the overall approach to answering tough questions, look at some common examples and work out how to bring the conversation back to Jesus!
For: Anyone who’s felt stumped, perplexed or frustrated in their attempts to answer other people’s tough questions about Christianity
SKILLS AND STRATEGIES FOR BRINGING JESUS TO THE WORK PLACE
SIMON HILL, CRAIG BROMAN & CHERYL CHAPMAN
SKILLS AND STRATEGIES FOR BRINGING JESUS TO THE WORK PLACE
SIMON HILL, CRAIG BROMAN & CHERYL CHAPMAN
About: Our workplaces are our mission fields to spread the gospel, but sometimes you can feel blocked and stuck for ways to do this. This session will explain how Jesus’ grace empowers us to evangelise and provide practical strategies for doing this.
For: Those desiring to bring Jesus into their work and colleagues/friends
SMALL GROUP LEADING
MAKING SENSE OF BIBLE PASSAGES
ROD MORRIS
MAKING SENSE OF BIBLE PASSAGES
ROD MORRIS
About: This workshop will explore the basic skills for understanding the Bible for leading small group studies.

It will help participants move through a Bible passage, interpreting and noticing what’s said, and developing appropriate application for life.

For: Potential or new Bible study leaders
SESSION FULL
STIMULATING EFFECTIVE BIBLE STUDY IN SMALL GROUPS
ROD MORRIS
SESSION FULL
STIMULATING EFFECTIVE BIBLE STUDY IN SMALL GROUPS
ROD MORRIS
About: Rather than simply comprehension questions or mini sermons, how do you help a group study understand what’s actually in a Bible text and explore the Bible together?
For: Bible study leaders who want to move beyond published Bible study guides and prepare their own studies
PREPARING A SERIES OF BIBLE STUDIES FOR SMALL GROUP STUDY
ROD MORRIS
PREPARING A SERIES OF BIBLE STUDIES FOR SMALL GROUP STUDY
ROD MORRIS
About: This session will use Philippians as a case study to explore the preparation of a series of Bible studies for a small group that wants to look at the whole of a biblical book over a period of time.
For: Bible study leaders preparing their own series of studies.
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
GIVING GREAT KIDS’ TALKS IN CHURCH
ALLY RUSSELL
GIVING GREAT KIDS’ TALKS IN CHURCH
ALLY RUSSELL
About: Explore how to write and deliver helpful, biblical kids’ talks.
For: Anyone who does or is aspiring to give great kids’ talks in church or kids’ programs
TOUGH QUESTIONS KIDS ASK
ALLY RUSSELL
TOUGH QUESTIONS KIDS ASK
ALLY RUSSELL
About: How do you answer the tough questions children ask and how do you get them to ask them in the first place?
For: Parents and anyone leading kids’ programs
BEING CREATIVE IN KIDS’ MINISTRY
ALLY RUSSELL & CHERIE JAESCHKE
BEING CREATIVE IN KIDS’ MINISTRY
ALLY RUSSELL & CHERIE JAESCHKE
About: Explore how to use multimedia technology to teach the Bible to a visual generation.
For: Anyone in kids (or youth) Ministry
SPIRITUAL LIFE & RELATIONSHIPS
ROMANCE IN MARRIAGE
KAREN & ROD MORRIS
ROMANCE IN MARRIAGE
KAREN & ROD MORRIS
About: Marriage is like learning the violin: painful at times, but beautiful if you persevere. This session will encourage you to maintain loving and faithful marriages, and avoid the danger of taking your spouse for granted when caught up in the reality and busyness of everyday life
For: Anyone Married
CHANGED BY THE POWER OF GRACE
SIMON HILL
CHANGED BY THE POWER OF GRACE
SIMON HILL
About: Grace is supposed to be good news. This seminar will show us how grace can powerfully change and mature us now rather than make us just try harder in the future.
For: All Christians desiring to grow by grace
CHRISTIANS AND CONFLICT
*NEW SPEAKER*
KEN NOAKES
CHRISTIANS AND CONFLICT
KEN NOAKES
About: Most of us don’t like conflict, but conflict occurs in every relationship in our lives and leaving it unresolved is costly. This session will equip you with godly wisdom, practical skills and vital tools to have meaningful and “fierce conversations” in every area of our lives with those we care about.
For: Christians
5 OR LESS SPACES LEFT
GODLY DISCONTENTMENT – ASPIRATION OR HERESY?
KEN NOAKES
5 OR LESS SPACES LEFT
GODLY DISCONTENTMENT – ASPIRATION OR HERESY?
KEN NOAKES
About: Our society seems captivated by the idea of being content. The Bible also encourages Christians to be content. But is it the same kind of contentment? How do Christians live in the world, but not of the world?
For: Christians who wants to be godly in character and gospel focused in life.
CHURCH MINISTRY & PASTORAL CARE SESSION FULL
CARING FOR PEOPLE AT CHURCH WITH MENTAL ILLNESS
ALLY
SESSION FULL
CARING FOR PEOPLE AT CHURCH WITH MENTAL ILLNESS
ALLY
About: Half of all Australians experience mental illness in their lifetime. Come and be equipped with biblical wisdom and practical skills to care holistically for people suffering mental illness.
For: Christians who want to extend gospel-shaped care to those affected by mental illness
CHURCH IN PLAIN ENGLISH
ALLY
CHURCH IN PLAIN ENGLISH
ALLY
About: Be equipped with practical tools to make church life and the good news of Jesus accessible to your neighbours from non-English speaking backgrounds
For: Christians who want to connect their linguistically-diverse neighbours with church and Jesus
THINKING CHRISTIANLY ABOUT DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
WENDY LIN
THINKING CHRISTIANLY ABOUT DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
WENDY LIN
About: Digital technology is part of life – screens, social media and non-stop information. How do we embrace the good and be aware of the dangers? We’ll consider how to move forward with wisdom, discretion and an awareness of the heart issues at stake
For: Christians who want to think about how they interact with digital technology
CURRENT ISSUES
RESPONDING THEOLOGICALLY TO SAME-SEX ATTRACTION
GEOFF LIN
RESPONDING THEOLOGICALLY TO SAME-SEX ATTRACTION
GEOFF LIN
About: This workshop will help us to see what the Bible says about same-sex attraction.
For: Any Christian thinking through this issue
Note: There is some duplication of material in this subject and CHURCHES WHICH CARE FOR CHRISTIANS WITH SAME-SEX ATTRACTION and you should only attend one of them. Please choose the one which best fits your needs as an individual or a church leader.
CHURCHES WHICH CARE FOR CHRISTIANS WITH SAME-SEX ATTRACTION
GEOFF LIN
CHURCHES WHICH CARE FOR CHRISTIANS WITH SAME-SEX ATTRACTION
GEOFF LIN
About: This workshop is for church leaders to help them develop practical, theologically-grounded strategies for caring for those in our churches who struggle with same-sex attraction.
For: Christians with church leadership responsibilities wanting to be better equipped to care for people with same-sex attraction (pastors, elders, home group leaders)
Note: There is some duplication of material in this subject and RESPONDING THEOLOGICALLY TO SAME-SEX ATTRACTION and you should only attend one of them. Please choose the one which best fits your needs as an individual or a church leader.
LIVING OUT GOOD NEWS IN A BROKEN WORLD
*NEW SPEAKER*
ROBIN CARTER
LIVING OUT GOOD NEWS IN A BROKEN WORLD
ROBIN CARTER
About: How can we move from polarising “red button” social issues to understanding God’s heart for justice? Explore the justice heart of God and how he calls us to live justly in a broken world.
For: All Christians
THEOLOGY SESSION FULL
THE DOCTRINE OF REVELATION: HOW DO I KNOW WHAT GOD WANTS ME TO KNOW?
TIM PATRICK
SESSION FULL
THE DOCTRINE OF REVELATION: HOW DO I KNOW WHAT GOD WANTS ME TO KNOW?
TIM PATRICK
About: here are many different ideas about how we know God, but some are potentially dangerous and can send us looking in the wrong places. In this seminar, we will think about how we know God through General Revelation, Special Revelation and Specific Revelation.
For: Anyone wanting to think sharply and deeply about some of the central tenets of the Christian faith
5 OR LESS SPACES LEFT
INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL THEOLOGY
DAVID WRIGHT
5 OR LESS SPACES LEFT
INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL THEOLOGY
DAVID WRIGHT
About: This is the most important subject you'll ever do! We will explore how the whole Bible hangs together from beginning to end. It will help you understand how the different stories about Noah or David or Jacob's multi-coloured coat fit in a bigger picture. Guaranteed to help you read the Bible better for yourself and to help you teach it to others.
For: Everyone

Location


Equip Training Day 2018 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.