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Equipping God's People Courses now being offered


Do you have a leadership role, or wish to have a leadership role, in your home church?  Do you want to learn how you can help your community and church?  Are you called to serve?  This training program is just what you are looking for. 

This program is a comprehensive eight-session course of study designed to equip new leaders and renew current leaders.  Some sessions require the participant to read a book prior to attending the session.  The core purpose of Equipping God’s People is to strengthen the leadership of laity of the Susquehanna Conference in order to help congregations be more effective in making disciples and transforming the world.

The 8 classes and required texts are:

1)       Orientation
2)       Our World Has Changed
3)       Renovating Churches (Renovate or Die, by Bob Farr)
4)       Streamlining Your Church (Simple Church, by Thom Rainer & Eric Geiger)
5)       Personal Leadership
6)       Focusing Outward (The Externally Focused Church, by Rich Rusaw & Eric Swanson)
7)       Real Life Evangelism
8)       Healthy Small Church (The Healthy Small Church, by Dennis Bickers)

Participants will be provided participant workbooks, but should provide their own required

Equipping God’s People Module I this class is required for all those beginning their path in Lay Servant Ministry and can also be used as a renewal class for those who need to fulfill the requirement of taking a class every 3 years.  It is also an excellent class for ANYONE who serves in ANY leadership role within the church.


Date: Starting Saturday, March 4 - The class will run from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Grace UMC, 85 York Street, Wellsville, PA 17365

Date: Starting Sunday, March 19 - The class will run from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: Bethany UMC, 121 W Broadway, Red Lion, PA 17356

Date: Starting Saturday, March 25 - The class will run from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location: Emory UMC, 35 Center Square, New Oxford, PA 17350

Cost of each class: $12 for all 8 modules


Make check payable to York District of the Susquehanna Conference, and mail to:

Kathryn Heaps
46 Mt. Olivet Church Rd
Fawn Grove, PA 17321

If you have any questions please contact Kathy Heaps at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Brochure and Registration Form - Registration Deadline: February 11, 2017