The Expand and Equip ministry facilitates focused discipleship training through periodic workshops, guest speakers, seminars, and courses to equip God’s people to be mature and loving followers of Christ. For more information, contact Darren Seitz or Jamie Allen

2018 Courses:

A Theology Program Course on Salvation: The Theology Program is an intense theological studies program, designed for busy people who may never go to seminary but want deep theological training. This course covers our great salvation from A-to-Z. It will be held Mondays 7-9 p.m., in the Student Center from September 10, 2018 to December 10, 2018. The weekly format is typically about an hour-long video by Credo House instructors C. Michael Patton and Rhome van Dyck followed by table discussion. There is no cost for the course. No homework is required. For more info, to sign-up, or to indicate your interest in attending, see Jamie Allen at the Expand and Equip table or contact by email (


Soteriology: What does it Mean to be Saved

9/10/2018 Session 1: Ordo Salutis, “Order of Salvation”
9/17/2018 Session 2: Unconditional Election
9/24/2018 No class
10/1/2018 No class
10/8/2018 No class, Columbus Day holiday
10/15/2018 Session 3: Conditional Election
10/22/2018 Session 4: Atonement: Historical Survey
10/29/2018 Session 5: Atonement: Substitution Theory
11/5/2018 Session 6: Calling and Regeneration
11/12/2018 Session 7: Conversion: Faith and Repentance
11/19/2018 No class, Thanksgiving week
11/26/2018 Session 8: The Doctrine of Justification
12/3/2018 Session 9: The Doctrine of Sanctification
12/10/2018 Session 10: The Doctrine of Perseverance

Treasure In Jars of Clay: A free 9-week course on topics including stress, anger, anxiety, depression, and addiction. Course held September 16 to November 11, 2018, Sundays, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Valley Church Activities Center (location subject to change depending on attendance). Breadth of course includes guest speakers covering basic knowledge and compassionate understanding of each topic, awareness of the spectrum of Christian and secular care with a discussion of advantages and limitations, Biblical help to handle the issue on a personal level, and interaction with professional counselors. For more information, see this FLYER.

For more information about these Expand & Equip courses, contact Jamie Allen at the patio table between services or email