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Join us on Sundays at 9am.

Our equip classes are designed to do more than just fill you with knowledge. We pray that what you learn and experience in these groups leads to a stronger faith, stronger relationships, and a better knowledge of who you are in Christ.

Led by knowledgeable and passionate teachers and friends, each group is prepared to equip you with a better knowledge of God's Word and His plan for your life, wherever you're at. We hope you will join us for this hour of community (and coffee, of course)!

A gospel-driven, multi-generational ministry.

Often, there exists a gap between the needs of our world and the practical abilities of God’s people to meet those needs. Equip is created to step into this gap by developing leaders with Christ-centered, Bible-based training for everyday life. The goal is to assist Christ-followers in engaging thoughtfully and impactfully with the church and in the world around them.

Each season, a variety of classes will be offered that cover important areas of growth in the Christian life: knowing God, growing close to Him, serving Him, and sharing His good news with others. The Core Course will always be available, and you’re encouraged to attend it at least once, whether you’re new or a longtime member. This class will cover core information both about this church and the healthy Christian life.

Fall 2023 courses

core course: join the discipleship journey

Instructor: Pastor John Strubhar

Location: Room 113a (lower level)

Age: High school to adult


Learn about the history, beliefs, core values, mission and vision of EBCC (membership). Discover what the Bible says about spiritual gifts and how you can discover yours. Find out what life groups are all about, and how you can share your faith with your friends.

a better vision of manhood

Instructor: Justin Mortier

Location: Room 114a (lower level)

Age: High school to adult (men)


Strong, authentic men build strong families, churches and communities. But today, many men are in a state of drift and confusion. They are searching for a better vision for manhood in a culture that keeps changing and challenging us.

answers in genesis

(preschool, kids, youth)

Preschool: Room 108 (lower level, kids wing) Elementary: Room 102 (lower level, kids wing) Youth: Room 112b (lower level)


This 3-year journey through the Bible takes us chronologically from Eden to eternity, finding Jesus every step along the way. All three classes move through the Bible simultaneously, each with their own age-appropriate teaching style.

learning how to trust God in all things

Instructor: Dale Zick

Location: Room 201 (main level)

Age: High school to adult


Is God really in control? What about evil and suffering? What about temptations and trials? This class will investigate the character of God and how that understanding impacts how we walk with God each day.

navigating emotions biblically

Instructor: Leah Reist

Location: Room 114b (lower level)

Age: High school to adult (women)


So often we don’t know what to do with the emotions that we are experiencing, and we respond in ways that aren’t biblical or healthy. In this study, we will take a look at what the Bible has to say about emotions and how to deal with them in a healthy, biblical, God-glorifying way.

1 corinthians

Instructor: Pastor Reist

Location: Café (lower level)

Age: High school to adult


The theme of 1 Corinthians is unity in the church. Unfortunately, the secular culture of that time – not unlike our secular culture – was negatively impacting this new church in Corinth. This class will examine how the gospel helps to deal with issues that can be divisive like church authority, immorality among believers, sex, and marriage.

biblical distinctions

Instructor: Phil Wielenga & Ken Bowman

Location: Room 113c (lower level)

Age: High school to adult


Words have different meanings in different contexts. For example, we know that believers are forgiven once and for all in Christ. Yet in Matthew we read, “If you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.” How are we to understand this? This class will seek to bring clarity to such biblical distinctions in God’s Word.


Objectives of Equip

  • To align with and advance the mission, vision, and values of East Bay Calvary Church for the sake of the Gospel and the glory of God

  • To deepen the treasure of biblical knowledge among God’s people with the aim of developing comprehensive application to the myriad of life and ministry challenges

  • To equip believers in personal devotion to Jesus Christ resulting in greater love for God and more faithful obedience to Him

  • To provide specific on-ramps into ministry, both formal and informal, in the church and the community

  • To build a culture of action and multiplication resulting in the ongoing development of disciples and leaders

  • To set the stage for more inter-generational ministry by establishing meaningful learning exchanges between the various ages


Dr. John Strubhar | Interim Lead Pastor


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