Equip provides extensive training for Sunday School teachers. Each module takes about 2 hours. We have the privilege of partnering with various local churches in training their teachers and if your church would like to host a module, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Apologetics for Children
It is common for children to have their faith challenged – whether at home, at school, or with friends. In the multi-religious communities in which children grow up, it is crucial that children understand their faith, and know how to respond when it is challenged by others. In this seminar, we think about how to teach children the answers to common apologetics questions, so that they may effectively defend their faith and share it with others.
Building An Effective Children’s Ministry
What does an effective children’s ministry look like? How do you go about building a ministry that impacts children beyond their years in your programs? What are the essential pillars on which every children’s ministry should be built? Come and explore this vital topic and set your children’s ministry on a firm foundation that will impact children for decades to come.
Growing Godly Children’s Ministry Leaders
Godly leadership is vital to any healthy ministry. Such leadership involves both godly character, and sound convictions, and a commitment to grow in both. In this seminar we consider how to encourage leaders grow in knowledge and love of Christ, and to be servant-hearted leaders full of love for the children, and a willingness to sacrificially serve. It is a vital foundation session for all who seek to establish a children’s ministry on a firm foundation.
Safe Ministry With Children
Any child is a vulnerable human being and hence needs to be protected from harm and injury. Adults must take full responsibility for that protection, as part of their caring for children. Sadly, children frequently suffer various kinds of abuse as they grow up, often from family members, but occasionally by people in the church. We must be vigilant and develop a careful policy that screens leaders and protects them dangerous situations. In this seminar, we think about the importance of Safe Ministry with children and steps to take to ensure it.
Helping Children in Crisis
We live in a fallen world, full of disease, division, disaster, divorce and death. Children are not immune from experiencing such suffering, and it can have dramatic and disastrous results. In this seminar, we will consider how to prepare children for crisis and how to help them through crisis, both pastorally and practically.
We can so easily limit our role with kids to that of a teacher – downloading information and maintaining order. But the Bible says we are more – we are disciple-makers with a responsibility to shepherd and disciple the children under our care. We are to share not only the gospel, but also our lives. What will it look like to effectively pastor the children in our care? How do we appropriately get to know each child and apply God’s word to his/her life? Come to this seminar and find out!
Planning A Kids Church Program
There are so many curriculums available to help us as we teach children. But how do we work out what curriculum to choose? And how do we plan our lessons effectively so that they are connected and coherent from week to week? In this seminar we think about how to effectively plan the teaching program for the children’s ministry in your church.
Recruiting & Retaining Teachers
It’s announcement time, and once again the Pastor stands up and announces, “We need more children’s ministry leaders”. In many churches, it is a struggle to recruit teachers who are committed to children’s ministry in the long-term. Frequently, there is a high turnover of teacher. With a lack of experienced teachers, the children’s ministry flounders, and the children struggle to grow and mature in their faith. What if this could be different? What if we could effectively recruit and retain teachers for the long term? Come along to this seminar and learn how!
Presenting the Gospel To Children
How do you communicate God’s good news with clarity and passion? The good news of Jesus is for all – including children. Ministry to young people is a great mission field. Come along to this seminar to find out practical ways to share the gospel with children in an engaging way and to call them to repentance and faith.
Starting Out In Children’s Ministry
You’re new to children’s ministry and you’re not sure where to begin. Why do we do children’s ministry anyway? Why do it this way? Why I am I doing children’s ministry? In this seminar, we think about how to get started in children’s ministry, what are the key character and skills to be developed, and how to ensure you keep growing and maturing as a teacher in the long term.
Growing Servant-Hearted Children
God’s Spirit gives gifts to every Christian – gifts that are to be used to build up the body of Christ. This is as true for the young child who has come to faith as it is for the teenager or adult who have come to faith. God is at work in his people, changing them to be more like Christ and equipping them for acts of service for his glory. So how do we encourage Christian children to use their gifts to serve and glorify God? How do we identify their gifts, train them to use their gifts, and create opportunities for them to serve? This seminar will inspire and motivate you to become proactive in this area, and create a culture in your church where children are actively living out their faith.
Helping Parents Shepherd Their Children
Most parents know it is their responsibility to shepherd their own children… to teach their kids about the Lord…. to bring God-talk into daily life… to pray with their kids and for their kids. However few are actually doing it. We know from scripture that parents are to be the primary shepherds of their children. We also know that God wants us, in community, to raise our children to fear and love the Lord. So what role does the church play in helping parents? How do we raise this expectation with parents? And how do we support, resource and equip them to do it?