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The Alliance EquippingU

EquippingU is a collection of leadership tools designed specifically to equip Alliance pastors and leaders as they live spiritually healthy lives and successfully lead healthy C&MA churches.

EquippingU will help you to develop strong, vibrant churches that effectively reach diverse peoples in your community for Jesus. You will receive spiritual fuel to avoid burnout and proven safeguards to enable you to stand strong and lead well in the face of temptation.

Who is this for?

Every Alliance pastor and church leader is 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 interpersonal learning in a small group context
  • EquippingU PODCAST for individual learning
  • EquippingU COUNCIL for growing with the greater Alliance family at Alliance Council 2021 in Nashville, TN

Leaders must be learners, and these courses will provide you multi-faceted opportunities to grow and be stretched in your personal life 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 local communities and to the ends of the earth.


With EquippingU LIVE, you’ll join with a local group of pastors and leaders or connect via a live online streaming presentation. We’ll provide an interactive Q&A session and encourage you to process it with your group.

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.

March 19, 2020 Lilburn Alliance Church, Tucker, GA: 12:00 p.m. EST

Strengthening your Marriage

Every marriage has its challenges; but throw in the busyness and stress of ministry and it becomes even more challenging. Crawford and Karen Loritts’ marriage has survived and thrived during decades of doing ministry together. They will provide practical advice from their many years of experience to help strengthen marriages. I hope that your spouse will participate with you in this live webinar.

Your Hosts

  • Crawford and Karen Loritts Crawford and Karen have been featured speakers at Family Life marriage conferences. They have traveled to Africa, Fiji Islands, the Caribbean, Canada and throughout the USA as speakers. They are co-authors of Developing Character in Your Child.

    Crawford is the host of two national radio programs, the weekend program Living a Legacy, and the daily program Legacy Moments.

    Presently, Crawford serves as Senior Pastor at Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, GA.

Previous Sessions

Session One: An Outward-Focused Church 11/7/2018

Session Two: Dealing with Sexual Sin and Pornography 03/07/2019

Session Three: Effectively Communicating God’s Word 10/17/2019


The EquippingU Audio Podcast is designed to provide Alliance pastors and leaders lively and helpful discussions related to living spiritually healthy lives while leading healthy churches. Each of these 30-minute interviews will underline priorities and values vital to healthy leaders and churches. Each season will offer a wide range of topics to equip, encourage, and challenge you as a pastor or leader.

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