Semester One has been quite different from our usual traditional set up with most of our students having their classes via messenger face time. Class times were at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 7pm. This mode of delivery is an indication of our future as a social media platform and online ministry centre. We have adapted to the new ways of doing ministry and praise God for the fruitfulness experienced over this semester. Semester Two has continued with new students and a few returning students. All our students are actively engaged in ministry and this is very encouraging as they study God’s Word to show themselves approved unto God.
Extension Classes in the Philippines
Our Principal and the team enjoyed a blessed ministry in the Philippines from the 15th to the 27th of May. The intensive training for students went very well and the women’s seminars were a real boost as they experienced the empowering presence of God in their midst. The College has also enlisted a few network churches, a Christian School and a counselling ministry as part of its greater network of ministries. Equip College Network of Ministries (ECNM) is now up and running with churches and ministries included from Western Australia, Indonesia, South Africa and the Philippines. The Principal will continue to meet with these Pastors and Leaders to draw up a more hands-on approach with regard to training support and the like. This model of networking presents a global awareness of missions and ministry and it is exciting to know that each network partner is focused on the Great Commission. All ministries are intent on leading and equipping people to know, follow and worship Christ as Lord and Saviour.
Ministry in South Africa
Our Principal and his wife, Lee, will be conducting ministry and training as well as network consultations in South Africa from mid September to early October 2019. There are potentially new network churches and ministries that will be pursued as part of Equip College Network of Ministries (ECNM). Our network church, The Upper Room Lighthouse Church, have been providing shelter for the homeless flood victims for quite some time now and this will be a significant part of our ministry to this church. Preaching, teaching and consultation will take place here. Another potentially new network church, The Free Church of Christ, is celebrating its 36th anniversary. Our Principal is the guest speaker at this anniversary service. This will be a significant time for Equip College in terms of the potential for an increased networking in various parts of South Africa.
As part of its consultative ministry to churches and marketplace ministry, Equip College will ordain two (2) Ministers into the Pastoral Ministry.
Tania Truman - Graduate of BCWA, also serving as the Deputy Chairperson of Equip College. Tania ministers to ‘youth at risk’ as a counsellor.
Joseph Adebisi - Graduate of Harvest Bible College and recently completed a Short Course in Spiritual Leadership at Equip College. Joseph is waiting on the Lord for further leading into ministry pending his visa outcome. Presently, he is conducting Bible studies through Prison Fellowship.
The service will take place at our platform church, namely, Grace Community Church on 25th August at 9.30am. Address: Cyril Road Community Hall, High Wycombe.
Our prayer is that God will continue to shape their calling and ministry for His glory.
The College continues to be fruitful without compromising the Word of God. We ask that you keep us in your prayers as we fulfil the Great Commission of our Lord. The challenging times in which we live, calls us more to prayer and unswervingly holding on to Christ, our Solid Rock.
Onward Christian Soldiers…
“The LORD bless you, and keep you: The LORD make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace” (Numbers 6:24-26).