The purpose of EquipCentral is to teach the Bible in order to equip Christians to think and live biblically as witnesses of Jesus Christ to our world. “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV). We believe the Bible has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy and equips us for every good work the Lord has for us.

View the EquipCentral overview, explaining the core course curriculum and many other details of this teaching ministry.

EquipCentral is designed to have a core course curriculum of 12 classes that is designed to make a Bible college type of curriculum available to all people. Each quarter, some of the core courses will be offered in addition to a great lineup of elective courses. Children can attend age-appropriate KidCentral Classes.

EquipCentral core courses:

  • Old Testament Survey 1.  A study of general issues pertaining to the Old Testament and the Pentateuchal and Historical books. Authorship, date, historical background, and critical theories will be topics of discussion for Genesis-Esther, including a survey of their contents.
  • Old Testament Survey 2.  A study of Job through Malachi, the Old Testament Poetical and Prophetic books. Authorship, date, and historical background will be discussed, including a survey of their contents.
  • Exploring the New Testament Gospels. A study of the four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John): a survey of the content of each book and the harmony of the four books.
  • Exploring the New Testament Letters. Introductions and surveys of theological content and historical context for each of the letters, as well as the authors.
  • Being A Minister of Reconciliation.  A study of truly following Christ and being active in His mission. Discipleship and evangelism will be a focus as well as general spiritual formation of a believer.
  • Bible History & Interpretation.  A study of the origins of the Bible, the importance of Scripture in the life of the church and individual lives, and how to understand it best.
  • Biblical Counseling and Theology: Helping People With God’s Grace.  A theological study of the sufficiency of Scripture in counseling life’s problems, with practical applications made to help students and those with whom they will speak.
  • Christian Ethics.  An introduction to the major ethical systems with a special focus on Christian approaches. Includes an examination of contemporary ethical issues from a biblical worldview.
  • The Doctrine of God. A study of the existence of God and His attributes, including a thorough examination of the Trinity and some specific work of God—creation, miracles, and prayer.
  • The Doctrine of Christ and Man. A study of the person and work of Jesus Christ, the nature of people, and a person’s need for Christ. Covers the creation of people in the image of God, the uniqueness of male and female, the doctrine of sin, and God’s covenants.
  • Soteriology  (The Study of Salvation).  An intensive study of God’s provision of salvation for man focusing on justification, regeneration, sanctification, glorification, and other elements of the atonement of Jesus Christ to rescue lost souls.
  • Eschatology & Ecclesiology  (The Study of the Last Things & the Church).  An intensive systematic study of the doctrine of last things. Topics will include at least: death and the intermediate state, the Second Coming of Christ, the Tribulation period, and the millennial reign of Christ. Several weeks will focus on the purpose and function of the Church.