to equip the saints for the work of ministry,
for building up the body of Christ,
until we all attain to the unity of the faith
and of the knowledge of the Son of God,
to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature
of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children,
tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about
by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning,
by craftiness in deceitful schemes.

Ephesians 4:12-14

The Equipping Ministry (EQP) devises intentional strategies and plans programs to provide venues for church members and attendees to be equipped and trained to do the work of the ministry, and to train them for deployment to the
ministry and church leadership positions.

Scripture References: Acts 6:1-6; 1 Corinthians 12; Romans 12; Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Timothy 3:1-13; 2 Timothy 2:2; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-5; 1 Peter 4:10-11.

To worship God is the very core of a Christian’s response to God – the very heart of his existence. Worship is simply to recognize the worth, value, majesty, honor, and glory of God. The chief duty of every believer is to see the worth of God and
to give Him the honor and glory that is due His name. There is nothing more important in a person’s life than to be oriented toward worshipping God.

LEAD is the discipleship program for GCF South Metro members to be trained in basic biblical knowledge and practical ministry skills. Every GCF South Metro member is automatically enrolled in the LEAD Discipleship Institute.

LEAD is committed to equip disciples with biblical foundations and ministry skills that would allow them to grow in spiritual maturity through serving in the various ministries and taking part in fulfilling the mission of the Church.

LEAD incorporates classes, ministry experience, and accountability groupings to grow disciples with a balanced perspective of Christian life, ministry and service towards being a multiplying disciple.

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Foundational Classes

Class 101 (Church Membership), Class 201 (Spiritual Disciplines), Class 301 (Spiritual Gifts), Class 401 (Sharing Your Faith), Basic Doctrine Class (Knowing Your Faith)

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Formation Classes

Spiritual Disciplines (Cultivating your Inner Life), Prayer and Fasting, Worship

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Functional Classes

Leading Growth Groups, Everyday Evangelism 2 (EV2), Understanding the Bible, Teaching and Preaching

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Framework Classes

OT and NT Theology, Kairos, Disciples of A Certain Kind, Servant Leadership, Biblical Portrait of Marriage

As we equip GCFSM disciples for life and ministry, we also prepare our people for ministerial and pastoral leadership. This is where we can encourage our younger adults and those with the sense of call from the Lord to be part of our PASTORAL MENTORING
PROGRAM, a special arm of the LEAD PROGRAM. The LEAD PASTORAL MENTORING PROGRAM is a long-term investment of the church to grow the future pastors and leaders for the church and beyond. It ensures continuity in the pastoral leadership of the church
which is a vital element in the church health and growth. The program is not a substitute for seminary training, hence, it is a training/preparation ground for our members as they consider the call for church leadership/pastoral offices.