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The EQUIP Network

ENTRUST, EMPOWER, EDUCATE

Empowering local churches and ministry organizations to take an active role in the theological education of their students.

Southeastern Seminary believes that some theological education is best done in partnership with the local church. As part of the Center for Pastoral Leadership and Preaching at SEBTS, the EQUIP Network empowers churches and ministry organizations to offer accredited and accessible courses to students at the highest level of theological training. The EQUIP Network weds the seminary experience with real life ministry opportunities to provide students with the most integrative ministry training available. Students can fulfill their remaining degree requirements through our integrative online, hybrid and/or campus-based classes.

The EQUIP Network desires to entrust theological education back to local churches and other ministry organizations. We are not interested in transporting a seminary program, but seek to resource you to accomplish your vision for equipping leaders to serve Christ’s church and fulfill His Great Commission. To this end, we encourage EQUIP Leaders not to limit their mentorships only to credit-seeking students, but to design their courses to allow non-credit seeking individuals to participate. EQUIP courses enable ministry leaders to provide theological training to credit seeking students as well as non-credit seeking staff, deacons, small group leaders, and lay people. These opportunities have the potential to leverage discipleship programs by producing robust disciples of Jesus who maximize their church or ministry organization’s disciple-making strategy.

The EQUIP Network is one of Southeastern’s most valuable means of training students to fulfill the Great Commission. It allows individuals to remain in their local church while being trained in theology, biblical studies & pastoral ministry.

-Dr. Danny Akin

Students can earn up to 36 credit hours

Field Ministry

Mentored Internship

Missions Practicum

Practicums

Bible Exposition I: Hermeneutics & Preparation

Bible Exposition II: Communication & Delivery

Administration & Education in the Local Church

Pastoral Ministry & Leadership

Christian Leadership

Evangelism

Personal Discipleship & Disciple-Making

Christian Missions

Developing a Church Planting Methodology

Church Planting in a Global Context

Biblical Counseling (Counseling Training Required)

Frequently Asked Questions

6 EQUIP COMPATIBLE DEGREE OPTIONS

EQUIP courses can apply towards any degree (on both the graduate and undergraduate levels); however, these degrees are most compatible and can be fully completed at a distance. Students should consult their degree program to identify which courses apply toward their specific degrees.

Master of Divinity

MDiv in Christian Ministry

MDiv in Christian Ministry

 

MDiv in Missiology

MDiv in Missiology

 

MDiv in North American Church Planting

MDiv in North American Church Planting

 

Master of Arts

MA in Christian Ministry

MA in Christian Ministry

 

MA in Christian Studies

MA in Christian Studies

 

MA in Church Planting

MA in Church Planting

 
Students

Students

Students

Recommend your church or ministry to be an EQUIP partner.

 
Churches and Ministries

Churches and Ministries

Churches and Ministries

Do you currently have or would like to begin a mentorship? Would you like to strengthen the discipleship culture in your church or ministry organization?

 
Other

Other

Other

Would you like to learn more about the EQUIP Network and how we can serve your ministry?