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Equip Courses

Living Hope’s Equip Ministries provide resources, core courses, Adult Bible Fellowships, and training events to help Living Hope disciples follow Jesus with biblically-transformed minds, passionate hearts, and faithful lives.

Equip Forum | Fall 2023

A Christian Response to the Culture’s Call for Equality

One of the ongoing tension points in our current cultural conversation is a demand to affirm equality for all people – regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, education, or social status – in our words and actions. And many times, in those conversations, Christians are accused of being unloving opponents of equality at best, and angry, prejudiced bigots at worst. How do we respond to that accusation – with honest and love?

Equip Forums are targeted training opportunities that help disciples explore and address crucial theological and cultural questions from a biblical and Gospel perspective. They are built with times for teaching and for Q&A.

In this, our first Forum, we will look at the reasons for the culture’s demands around equality, the Bible’s clear response to it, and how lovingly expressing that truth keep us engaged with people who tend to distrust us so that Jesus and the gospel can be clearly seen.

Fall 2023
Saturday, October 14 | 9-11:30a
Living Hope Fellowship Hall or Chapel (TBD)

Core Equip Courses

Holy Habits

Becoming Like Jesus from the Inside Out

Jesus called His disciples to live His life, His way. Growing like Jesus requires the intentional training of
the soul through essential spiritual practices or disciplines that have shaped Christians for centuries: Bible reading & study, prayer, silence, fasting, and the Sabbath. Join is as we study the Biblical roots and literally practice these habits together.

Alpha & Omega

The One Story We Find Ourselves In

You will get to know the Bible, the sacred text of your faith, like never before. You’ll see how where the
individual books of the Bible fit into the big Story of Creation, Fall, Rescue and Restoration. You’ll learn the Bible’s key people, the turning points, and core truths. Participants will read, hear, and explore the unfolding story of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation—and by the end, be able to tell the whole story in your own


Making Disciples Where You, Your Friends, & Jesus’ Gospel Cross

Jesus called His disciples to make disciples of spiritually lost people where they live, work, learn, and play.  We’ll explore how to connect with our lost friends, engage in gospel conversations, and use Three Big Things and The Disciple’s Life to help others know and begin the journey of following Jesus. (Christian Witness) 

True North

Navigating Your Journey as a Disciple by the Truths of the Bible

It’s important that disciples of Jesus develop knowledge, understanding, and convictions concerning what they believe about the core doctrines of Christianity– and why. This course will help you build a firm foundation for life on God’s Word so that you can confidently and faithfully live by His truth in an ever-changing world. 

Gospel Formed

How the Gospel Shapes All of Life

The gospel of Jesus Christ is the core message of the Christian faith. But is not given only to save us from eternal judgment; it is meant to transform us for daily living — shaping who we are, how we live, how we relate to others, how we suffer, how we engage the culture, and more.


Resolving Everyday Conflict

Wherever people relate, conflict happens. Every person is coming out of, is in the middle of, or is entering a season of conflict. God calls His children to take the initiative as peacemakers, living out the reconciling promises of the gospel. This course will teach a simple, Biblical process for processing conflict and pursuing peace with others in all kinds of relationships. 

Additional Courses

Gospel-Centered Marriage

Christian marriage is a mystery that calls a man and a woman to “become one flesh” for a lifetime. But that journey is no fairy-tale; it requires that a couple get real about their sin and brokenness, and lean together into the hope of Jesus’ gospel as they navigate communication, conflict, sex, gender roles, and more. 

Membership & Ministry

Becoming a Covenant Member of Living Hope

Christianity is not a solo faith. Jesus calls us to life together as a faith-family. In this one-time course (1 hour in-person with portions on-line), required for membership, explore the basics of being part of our Living Hope family by exploring our story, vision, mission, strategy, values, structure, beliefs, relationships, covenant responsibilities, and more.   

Access RightNow Media for Free

RightNow Media has been called the Netflix of Christian video resources. Through RightNow’s video streaming service, you gain access to thousands of Bible teaching sessions, conferences, and family-friendly children’s programming. And its completely FREE to Living Hope members and attenders! Just email info@lhbg.org to request access to RightNow Media. For more information about the services, visit rightnowmedia.org.

Please note: Although RightNow Media has a record of presenting material that is consistent with our Articles of Faith, Living Hope’s elders, pastors and ministers cannot unequivocally endorse all videos and studies there. The sheer amount of material makes it impossible to review everything. Should you find a resource with questionable teaching or content, please email equip@lhbg.org and we will review it.

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