Welcome to Equipping!
The Equipping Ministries Team is dedicated to providing resources and training to the people of the New Mexico Annual Conference as they make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
The vision of Equipping Ministries in providing the training and learning for local church leadership is that the NM Annual Conference excel at enabling this transformation.
The mission of Equipping Ministries is to strategically offer training and leadership opportunities which will positively impact local churches in their efforts to make disciples of Jesus Christ.
The Equipping Ministries Team will be planning training sessions over the next 5 years to more deeply examine the Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations and for Fruitful Living, based on the books written by Bishop Robert Schnase.
Intentional Focus for Local Church training opportunities over the next 5 years:
2008-2009: Radical Hospitality trainings
2009-2010: Concentration on Passionate Worship
2010-2011: Intentional Faith Development will be emphasized
2011-2012: Risk-Taking Mission and Service will emphasized
2012-2013: Extravagant Generosity will be celebrated
In addition to these ongoing 5 Practices trainings, we are also helping fund other training opportunities as funds are available. Equipping Scholarship Application
Look to the links at right for leadership training information and other timely events.
RESOURCING THE IDEA OF METRICS IN MINISTRY MEASURE
Many have requested reprints of a recent article from the Lewis Center and Dr. Lovett Weems Jr, “Metrics: A Tool for Learning, Not Judging.” Some want to use it with their Vital Congregations efforts pertaining to metrics. In light of those requests, here is a one-page version to be downloaded:
Many of you may already receive the Lewis Center’s free biweekly online newsletter, Leading Ideas, but if you do not, feel free to subscribe at:
You may also want to check out a free ten-minute video, “Why Worship Attendance Matters and Clues for Improving It,” at