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 One Week Class on Romans 7 – Paul’s Pivotal Struggle With Sin: We will wrestle with the text together, looking to the Holy Spirit to lead us into a greater understanding of its meaning and application.  Many people wonder what stage of Paul’s life this passage covers. We will study this and many other aspects of Romans 7.
WHEN: Sunday, February 11, 2018, 10:45 a.m.
WHERE: Student Center, Valley Church
WHO: Led by Dan Thompson and Jamie Allen
Dan Thompson holds a BA in history from Cal Poly SLO, and an MA in exegetical theology from The North American Reformed Seminary. Dan reads prolifically, loves God, and is passionate about God’s Word. Dan’s knowledge in Greek and Romans 7 will help you wrestle with the passage so you can come out on top of this oft-perplexing text.
Refreshments provided. For more info, contact Jamie Allen at or stop by the Expand & Equip patio table on Sunday before the class starts.

The Theology Program Course 4: The Theology Program is an intense theological studies program, designed for busy people who may never go to seminary but want deep theological training. It consists of six 10-week courses. The fourth course, covering humanity and sin, will be held Mondays 7-9 p.m., in the Student Center from February 12, 2018 to May 21, 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. Completion of Courses 1 to 3 is not required for you to take Course 4. 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 (

Course 4 – Humanity & Sin Schedule

2/12/2018 Session 1: Why God Created Man
2/19/2018 No class, President’s Day holiday
2/26/2018 Session 2: The Constitution of Man (Monism)
3/5/2018 No class, 2nd Friday week
3/12/2018 Session 3: Dualism
3/19/2018 Session 4: Creation of the Soul
3/26/2018 Session 5: The Imago Dei in Humanity
4/2/2018 NO CLASS
4/9/2018 Session 6: Original Sin: Pelagianism
4/16/2018 NO CLASS
4/23/2018 Session 7: Original Sin: Augustinianism and Arminianism
4/30/2018 Session 8: Free Will
5/7/2018  Session 9: Egalitarianism
5/14/2018  Session 10: Complementarianism

For more information, contact Jamie Allen at the patio table or email