Prospective Partners

The EQUIP Network consists of a variety of churches and other ministry organizations who have partnered with Southeastern to provide practical theological training through mentorships. A mentorship is an intentional discipleship relationship between a Field Leader and a student for the purpose of learning from one another as they strengthen the church and fulfill the Great Commission. These mentorships allow students the opportunity to gain up to 36 credit hours while remaining firmly planted in their ministry. EQUIP courses are ideal for training interns, developing staff, strengthening Sunday school teachers or small group leaders, or helping ordinary lay people go deeper in their walks with Christ. EQUIP in no way seeks to replace your current model of discipleship or import yet another program. Instead, we want to work with you, utilizing your gifts and experience to provide the most robust, accessible and contextual learning experience possible.

EQUIP Leaders who meet the necessary education requirements have the opportunity to lead any of the courses below. The EQUIP Office Staff will work with you to develop a working syllabus unique to your church/ministry organization that incorporates necessary components of each course while also utilizing your ministry experience. All EQUIP courses are offered every semester (Spring, Summer, Fall) through two types of courses:


Eligible Field Mentors who possess a ministry-related Master's degree and have significant ministry experience can lead these courses. Mentored Internship courses enable students to gain practical ministry experience in various areas of ministry under the supervision of a Field Mentor. The mentor and the student work together to develop a ‘personalized’ experience in the ministry organization. Students can earn up to 9 credit hours towards a degree program through Mentored Internships.


PMN7900/EQC - Mentored Internship
BCO7900/EQC – Mentored Counseling Internship

Practicums are the field-based equivalent to courses offered on campus. Field Instructors who hold a post-M.Div. degree (Ph.D., D.Min., Ed.D., Th.M.) can lead practicum courses. Instructors have the opportunity to equip students through a combination of classroom instruction, ministry related experiences, and mentoring relationships. EQUIP provides Field Instructors with customizable syllabus templates for each course that allows them to utilize their own ministry experience and ministry context to produce a robust training opportunity for their students. 


PMN6501/EQC - Pastoral Ministry & Leadership Practicum
PMN6733/EQC - Christian Leadership Practicum
PMN6721/EQC - Administration & Education in the Local Church Practicum
PRS6101/EQC - Bible Exposition I: Hermeneutics & Preparation Practicum
PRS6501/EQC - Bible Exposition II: Communication & Delivery Practicum
BCO5502/EQC - Biblical Counseling Practicum (Counseling Training Required)
MIS6551/EQC - Developing a Church Planting Methodology Practicum
MIS6541/EQC - North American Church Planting Practicum
MIS6591/EQC - International Church Planting Practicum
MIS5101/EQC - Christian Missions: Principles and Practice Practicum
EVA5101/EQC - Evangelism: Nature and Practice Practicum
EVA6611/EQC - Personal Discipleship & Disciple-Making Practicum

All courses require the following elements:

14 hours of mentorship over a minimum of 12 weeks

4 hours of ministry each week

12 pages of writing

800 pages of reading

24 hours of classroom instruction

14 hours of related practical experiences

12 pages of writing

900 pages of reading