Join us on Saturday, November 2nd from 8am - 5pm for Equip Day! This is a day designed to equip the members of Mountain View Community Church in various practical areas of our lives. There is no cost to attend though we do ask that you register in advance. Childcare and lunch are not provided. We hope that you walk away from Equip Day with practical training, resources, and being encouraged in your walk with the Lord.

Four class sessions will be offered so you can attend up to four classes. You can sign up for one to four classes during the day. The class descriptions are listed below the class schedule for the day. Classes are also grouped into a few categories throughout the day. You can take classes from any category, however, some people may desire to choose classes on a similar topic.

Equip Day will be held at LifePointe Church (West of Lemay and Prospect)
900 E Prospect Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80524
*Building Entrance located on the North East side of the building.

*Registration closes Sunday, October 27th.



Equip Day Schedule

Click here for Class Descriptions | Click here for Classes by Category

7:45 - 8:15 - Registration

8:15 - 8:30 - Corporate worship / prayer

8:45 - 10:15 - Session #1

  • Bible Study Tools (part 1 of 2)

  • Biblical Grandparenting

  • Genesis: The age of the earth and Noah's flood

  • Intentional Stewardship Through Budgeting and Planning

  • Ministry in the Marketplace

  • Parenting Teens

  • Sharing Your Faith

10:30-12:00 - Session #2

  • Bible Study Tools (part 2 of 2)

  • Genesis: Human & Linguistic Origins - Did We Really All Come from Adam & Eve?

  • Getting and Staying out of Debt

  • God's Heart for the Orphan

  • Missions

  • Parenting in a Technological Age

  • Women, Leadership and Complementarianism

12:00-1:30 - Lunch (on your own)

1:30-3:00 - Session #3

  • Cultivating Dependence through Prayer

  • Genesis: Is Faith in a Creator Rational?

  • Gospel Mentorship for Women

  • Love Your Neighbor

  • Money management for Teens

  • Parenting - a Vision for the Journey

  • Sharing Your Faith

  • The Joy of Generous Living

3:15-4:45 - Session #4

  • Church planting

  • Engaging Local Politics as Christians

  • Engaging People on the Intellectual & Emotional Problem of Evil

  • How to Provide Good Counsel

  • Money management for College Students

  • What to watch

Class Descriptions

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10 Churches in 10 Years: What is it going to take?
Kevin Wolfe
Why is church planting such a passion of ours at MVC? What will it take to plant 10 churches in 10 years? Whether you are a sender or one who goes on a team, come learn how you can play a significant part church planting.

A Heart for the Nations
Kevin Wolfe and Andy Brennan
Learn how to be a "global" Christian as we discuss God's heart for the nations and MVC's desire to send out workers to the nations. Learn more about our missions philosophy, partnership and what you can be doing now to be sent by MVC in the future.

Bible Study Tools
Jason McConahy
God's Word is a means of grace to help us draw near to Christ in daily intimacy. Come learn and practice some of the basic yet powerful tools that help us understand what the Bible teaches in any given text of Scripture, for the sake of deepening our fellowship with Him.

Biblical Grandparenting
Greg Yancey
God has intentionally created a multigenerational family blueprint and grandparents play an important role in this design, especially being “a key disciple-making influence” in the lives of their grandchildren. Many grandparents, even Christian grandparents, have a skewed and undervalued perspective of the importance of their role. Our American culture has contributed to this distorted view, putting a lower worth on grandparenting and has created social norms that conflict with God’s design and purpose for grandparents. In no other time in human history, grandparents have a golden opportunity to help influence and shape future generations for not only good but also for the sake of the Gospel. Grandparents are a crucial part in God’s plan to cultivate and encourage the faith of their grandchildren and they need to embrace the Biblical role and responsibilities that God has given them.

Cultivating Dependence Through Prayer
Dan Pourbaix
A life of depending on the Lord is fostered by a life of prayer. In this class we will look at what the Bible says about depending on the Lord, about seeking Him through prayer and look at examples of prayer in the Bible. We will also take time to learn a method to help fuel your daily prayer life.

Engaging Local Politics as a Christian
Jason McConahy and Nancy Eason

Engaging People on the Intellectual & Emotional Problem of Evil
Josh Elgard
A megalomaniacal dictator mandates the whole-sale murder of all European Jews. A Texas mother drowns her five children in a bathtub. An aspiring lawyer, driven by insatiable lust, terrorizes, rapes, and murders dozens of young women throughout the late 1970s. In 2004, a tsunami kills over 200,000 people in 11 countries in and around the Indian Ocean. What are we Christians to think and say about such moral and natural evils? Aren’t these (along with every other evil), as atheists would have us admit, proof that God doesn’t exist or that He’s not all-powerful or that He’s not all-loving? It seems you and I are in a "logical pickle" to defend the existence and nature of God in the face of gratuitous evils. Please join us as we unpack a rational defense for the co-existence of God and evil, and, more importantly, how we can come alongside others whose struggles with evil nullify trusting God.

Genesis: Human & Linguistic Origins - Did We Really All Come from Adam & Eve?
Cameron Butler
We will explore the question of whether all humanity can truly trace their origin to Adam & Eve and the implications from how we see this question. Along with this we will take a look at some challenging questions within the Genesis account. How can we adhere to a right view of the biblical narrative while also engaging science when it comes to human origins?

Genesis: The age of the earth and Noah's flood
Alex Florea
In this class, we will process the age-old question: How old is the Earth and why does it matter? From the time we were in kindergarten, we have been told the universe is billions of years old. But how does this fit into the Bible if we are to believe the book of Genesis is historical narrative? And how does Noah’s Flood fit into the discussion? Does it really matter if the flood was global or local? If the flood was global, do we see evidence of this today or do we see more evidence of a localized flood based on the current understanding of geologists? Since this is a highly controversial topic (there are solid believers on both sides), our goal is not to answer these questions dogmatically, but to consider the theological implications involved. We will seek a Biblical and scientific understanding as we approach these topics. Ultimately, as believers, how does (and should) the Bible shape our approach to answering the question of the age of the earth? Come join us for this interesting and fun topic!

Getting and Staying Out of Debt
Brian Creencia and Max Shaffer
This class will focus on principals and practical strategies for getting out of debt in a focused manner and avoiding it in the future for the purpose of having the financial peace and flexibility to plan purposefully and give generously. This class will not focus on budgeting primarily so please consider taking the Intentional Stewardship class as a pre-requisite.

God's Heart for the Orphan
Mark & Jen Sleeter and Nick & Joani Parish
Have you ever wondered what it practically looks like to be a defender of the fatherless? What happens to vulnerable children who have no family or families that struggle to take care of them? How do children who have experienced abuse and neglect begin to heal? We want to invite you to learn more about how to reflect God’s heart for the orphan. In this class you will hear stories from families at MVCC who are currently engaged in foster care and adoption. You will walk away with practical ways in which you can meet the needs of children in Northern Colorado and around the world. Our hope is that this class will inspire you to step into this difficult space and be used by God to bring stability and healing to the most vulnerable.

Gospel Mentorship for Women
Christine Anderson
We are invited by Christ into a life long cycle of imitating Christ and helping others do the same. Come learn about God's design for mentorship and practical ways to join in this wonderful journey!

How to Provide Good Counsel
Cameron Butler
Do you ever feel stuck when friends seek counsel from you regarding their lives? Come learn how to offer godly counsel and encouragement to others.

Intentional Stewardship Through Budgeting and Planning
Brian Creencia and Max Shaffer
Come explore everyday strategies for being intentional with money as stewards of what God has entrusted to us. We'll discuss practical steps for creating manageable monthly budgets and then move beyond the basics to talk about developing plans for the future, larger expenses and giving generously.

Is Faith in a Creator Rational
Josh Elgard
Faith and reason, it is widely agreed, are contradictory notions. To accept one necessarily requires rejection of the other. Naturally, this presumption puts us as Christians, who walk by faith, in a rather untenable position regarding any defense we undertake for God as Creator. How, then, can we better understand and articulate belief in the existence of God as intellectually compelling?

Love Your Neighbor
Aaron LeDuc and Ryan Fertig
How do we engage with poverty? How do we meet the needs of our neighbor? Come think critically about how to be salt and light in a world that so desperately needs wise, humble, and sacrificial people.

Ministry in the Marketplace
Jacob & Krista Chacko
How should a Christian view their work? What does it look like for us to work 'as for the Lord'? Is evangelism the goal of our work, or are there broader ways that we can live for Christ in our workplace? These are important questions for us to wrestle through, as we spend more waking hours at work than anyplace else. Join us for this interactive workshop as we walk through what the Bible has to say about our work and how we can practically live it out.

Money Management for Teens
Tim Hebert
In this hands-on and interactive class we will cover a variety of topics to help you set a foundation for financial health, including how to budget, when to spend and when to save, how to navigate the use of credit cards and how to think about various loans (such as student loans and car loans).

Money Management for College Students
Tim Hebert
We will cover a variety of topics to help you set a foundation for financial health, including how to budget, when to spend and when to save, how to navigate the use of credit cards and how to think about various loans (such as student loans and car loans).

Parenting In A Technological Age
Aaron LeDuc
Are you trying to discern how to parent your children in this digital age? How do we help our kids rightly engage with technology in a way that will lead to their greatest flourishing? Learn how to navigate the challenges (and opportunities) of technology with wisdom and purpose.

Parenting Teens
Kevin & Susan Wolfe
Sharpen your vision for parenting your teenagers through these critical years as you learn practical tools in shepherding your teen's heart.

Parenting: A vision for the journey
Jason & Sara McConahy
Why is it important as parents that we keep the big picture in mind, rather than constantly be reacting to the season of life our child is in and the (seemingly) critical needs of the moment? In this class we will discuss a Biblical framework for the big picture of parenting. This is geared for new or expecting parents and for parents of young children to help you have a paradigm / plan for parenting through the years.

Sharing your Faith
Brent Bovitz and Micah Wendt
We will learn practical tools for sharing the Gospel with those in your life who don't yet know Christ. This class will be very "hands-on" with lots of time to practice together and develop our confidence.

The Joy of Generous Living
Reed Johnson
Join us and be encouraged in your faith journey within finances as we dive into the blessings and fun of generous living. We will hear from some incredible individuals and families who have chosen to use their money and energy in exciting and unconventional ways to impact others and invest in God's Kingdom. We hope this class will strengthen your trust in God and empower you to experience the true gift of generosity.

What to Watch
Aaron LeDuc
We live in a world that is full of options, especially in regards to the amount of visual media that's available to us. As Christians, we should not be simply mindlessly consuming this content. Rather, we should be able to wisely understand, critique, and make a decision whether or not to thoughtfully engage. Spend some time developing practices and skills to judge the media we consume so you can decide whether to start that next episode on Netflix.

Women, Leadership and Complementarianism
Sara McConahy
Are you a woman who longs to see her life count for glory of God? Let's explore the theology and practice of God's perfect design for men and women laboring together for His Kingdom.

Classes by Category

Click here for Equip Day Schedule | Click here for Class Descriptions

Classes are grouped into a few categories throughout the day. You can take classes from any category, however, some people may desire to choose classes on a similar topic.

Apologetics

  • 8:45-10:15 - Genesis: The age of the earth and Noah's flood

  • 10:30-12:00 - Genesis: Human & Linguistic Origins - Did We Really All Come from Adam & Eve?

  • 1:30-3:00 - Genesis: Is Faith in a Creator Rational?

  • 3:15-4:45 - Engaging People on the Intellectual & Emotional Problem of Evil

Bible / Prayer

  • 8:45-10:15 - Bible Study Tools (part 1 of 2 - must take both parts)

  • 10:30-12:00 - Bible Study Tools (part 2 of 2 - must take both parts)

  • 1:30-3:00 - Cultivating Dependence through Prayer

Culture

  • 8:45-10:15 - Ministry in the Marketplace

  • 10:30-12:00 - God's Heart for the Orphan

  • 3:15-4:45 - Engaging Local Politics as Christians

  • 3:15-4:45 - What to watch

Equipping

  • 8:45-10:15 - Biblical Grandparenting

  • 10:30-12:00 - Women, Leadership and Complementarianism

  • 1:30-3:00 - Gospel Mentorship for Women

  • 1:30-3:00 - Love Your Neighbor

  • 3:15-4:45 - How to Provide Good Counsel

Making Christ Known

  • 8:45-10:15 - Sharing Your Faith

  • 10:30-12:00 - Missions

  • 1:30-3:00 - Sharing Your Faith

  • 3:15-4:45 - Church planting

Parenting / Marriage

  • 8:45-10:15 - Parenting Teens

  • 10:30-12:00 - Parenting in a Technological Age

  • 1:30-3:00 - Parenting - a Vision for the Journey

Stewardship

  • 8:45-10:15 - Intentional Stewardship Through Budgeting and Planning

  • 10:30-12:00 - Getting and Staying out of Debt

  • 1:30-3:00 - The Joy of Generous Living

  • 1:30-3:00 - Money management for Teens

  • 3:15-4:45 - Money management for College Students