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The Alliance EquippingU

EquippingU is designed to equip Alliance pastors and leaders to live spiritually healthy lives and lead healthy churches.

EquippingU will encourage Alliance pastors and leaders to develop strong, vibrant churches that effectively reach diverse peoples in their communities for Jesus. Attendees will receive spiritual fuel to help them avoid burnout and safeguards that will enable them to stand strong and lead well in the face of temptation.

Who is this for?

All Alliance pastors and church leaders are invited to participate in three equipping programs featuring experienced practitioners and gifted communicators—from inside and outside The Alliance. Each program is designed with a specific purpose:

  • EquippingU LIVE for learning in small groups
  • EquippingU PODCAST for individual learning
  • EquippingU PRE-COUNCIL for growing together with the Alliance family

Leaders must be learners, and these programs will provide Alliance leaders opportunities to grow and be stretched in their personal lives and ministry capacities. By God’s grace, the U.S. Alliance will continue to be a movement led by healthy, growing pastors and leaders who multiply disciples, workers, leaders, and healthy churches to advance God’s Kingdom in their local communities and to the ends of the earth.

In EquippingU LIVE, you’ll be able to join with a group of pastors and leaders in your area and connect online via a live presentation. We’ll provide an interactive Q&A session and encourage you to process it with your group. If joining with a group is not possible, you can view LIVE individually as well.

Two LIVE events will be held annually—one related to effectiveness in ministry and leadership and the other designed to enhance the leader’s emotional, spiritual, and marital health.

November 7, 2018 Crown College: 11:00 a.m. CST

Session One: An Outward-Focused Church

“An Outward-Focused Church” will explore The Alliance’s clear call from the Lord to be a movement that evangelizes and plants churches—in this and all nations. Currently, too many of our churches are plateaued or declining, having turned their focus inward rather than outward for a variety of reasons.

Join host Terry Smith (Church Ministries vice president) and Tom Lundeen (Alliance pastor) as Tom explains what it takes to be a church that is passionate about lost people. You’ll walk away from this talk with practical ways to focus your church on reaching lost people in your community.

Your Hosts

  • Terry Smith: Since 1981, Terry has served The Alliance as a pastor in Florida and Pennsylvania and as both the assistant superintendent and superintendent of the Eastern Pennsylvania District. Terry currently serves as vice president for Church Ministries.

  • Tom Lundeen: Tom has been a pastor and an international worker with The Alliance since 1979, currently serving as lead pastor at Riverside Church in Big Lake, Minnesota. He always considers it a privilege to speak to Alliance teams and leaders.

These 30-minute interviews will underline priorities and values vital to healthy leaders and churches. Each season (10 to 13 episodes) will offer a wide range of topics to equip, encourage, and challenge you as a pastor or leader.


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