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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.

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.

EquippingU Council will be held Friday, June 4 as part of Alliance Council 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. This event is for those who are attending Council either in person or online. The theme this year is disciplemaking. Join us to deepen disciplemaking in your church.


Carey Nieuwhof Disciplemaking in our 2021 Culture
Choco de Jesus Disciplemaking in the Inner City
Ralph Moore Disciplemaking That Leads to Church Multiplication
Bill Allison Disciplemaking With the Next Generation
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With EquippingU LIVE, you’ll join with a local group of pastors and leaders to 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.

Supporting Mental Health in the Church

April 13, 2021: 12:00 p.m. EST

How does understanding and supporting mental health fit into spiritual formation? As church leaders, we find ourselves ministering to all kinds of people, including those who may struggle with mental health issues. Most of us would admit that we are ill-equipped to handle such situations. In this episode of EquippingU Live, we will tap into the expertise of two mental health professionals who will help us become aware of how mental and spiritual health are related and recognize and respond to mental un-health to support individuals and our churches.

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Your Hosts

  • Victoria M. Chiu, Licensed Mental Health Counselor-NY Victoria began work as a bilingual play therapist in lower Manhattan, treating young children and immigrant families who experienced grief, trauma, neglect, and attachment issues. From 2009–2017 she developed mental health work in mainland China for expatriates, Third Culture kids, and Chinese clients. Currently she is developing further expertise in systemic, relational approaches to therapy in her practice at Redeemer Counseling in New York City.

  • Joy E. Corby, Ph.D. Joy is a Third Culture kid and third generation Alliance international worker. She has worked in several counseling and mental health agencies and is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Pennsylvania. Joy now serves at Evangelical Seminary where she has led the master’s in marriage and family therapy program since 2008. Joy is also a “spiritual director,” having trained through Kairos School of Spiritual Formation.

Watch 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

Session Four: Leading the Church in the post COVID-19 Erasession Power Point 04/16/2020

Session Five: How to Multiply Your Church 11/12/2020

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 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.

Are you an avid EquippingU Podcast listener? Do you make sure you never miss an EquippingU Live webinar? We love that we get to empower you and your ministries through EquippingU, but we believe you will see even greater transformation in your leadership if you apply this content in community. Join the EquippingU Community Facebook group today to dive deeper into EquippingU content and get exclusive updates!


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