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When God Writes Your Story

Equipped - 9/20/2019 12:00:00 AM

We all love to hear the spiritual adventures of others, but when it comes to our own stories – most of us prefer smooth sailing to challenges and difficulties.  How about you? Is some trial about to overwhelm you? Then don’t miss Chris Brooks’ conversation with Robert and Nancy Wolgemuth as they review the faithfulness of our God who can be trusted through the perplexing times of life!  

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Theological Thursday: The Study of the Bible

Equipped - 9/19/2019 12:00:00 AM

Have you wondered how we got our Bible and why we can be sure it’s true?It is Theological Thursday when we dig into key elements of the Christian faith.  This time we will review how the Word of God came to us and the reasons we can fully trust it for our lives now and for eternity.  Let’s talk together about the Bible and how it came to us, on this important edition of Equipped!

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Leading a Small Church

Equipped - 9/18/2019 12:00:00 AM

Pastors carry the burden for the souls of their church members, especially those who pastor smaller churches. It’s one of the most neglected and challenging ministries! Dr. Eric Moore from the Moody Seminary joins Chris Brooks to address the issues faced by small church pastors and offer real-world, Biblical solutions! Learn how to build up your pastor on this edition of Equipped!

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Headlines, News & Christian Views

Equipped - 9/17/2019 12:00:00 AM

National and international news stories often bring opportunities for Biblical conversations.  Dr. Jim Denison is a pastor and culture watcher who blogs regularly on current events.  He joins Chris to discuss several key news stories from a redemptive perspective – bringing the hope of the Gospel into all of life!

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Mental Health in the Ministry

Equipped - 9/16/2019 12:00:00 AM

Another young pastor has succumbed to his struggle with depression and taken his own life.  Our minds swirl with questions like “How could this happen to a man of God?” or “What about our own pastor – is he OK?”It’s time for an honest discussion about the mental health struggles of those in ministry. Chris Brooks wants to hear from the pastors and those who love them as we learn to care well for those in ministry.  We invite your calls on this edition of Equipped! National Suicide Prevention Hotline:  1-800-273-8255 American Association for Christian Counselors: 800-526-8673 Focus on the Family Counseling: 1-800-A-FAMILY

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The Bullying Breakthrough

Equipped - 9/13/2019 12:00:00 AM

It can be heartbreaking to see kids who can’t escape from the school bullies because of cyber technology but there is hope! Youth culture expert Jonathan McKee brings real-world help so parents, teachers, and youth leaders can connect with kids, open doors of dialogue, and provide the encouragement they need and the validation they long to hear. 

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Love Languages of Special Needs Families

Equipped - 9/12/2019 12:00:00 AM

Raising kids is challenging these days but having ‘special needs children’ places even more demands on a marriage and family. How can couples stay close and carry the load together?  How can the rest of us help ease the strain for them? Elementary educator and author Jolene Philo shares the secrets to implementing the 5 Love Languages in a Special Needs family on this important edition of Equipped!

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Back to School: What Young People Need Most

Equipped - 9/11/2019 12:00:00 AM

What do our high school or college students need most as they head back to school this year? On this edition of Equipped, we’ll prepare parents and youth leaders to minister well to the next generation!  What can we do to help our kids walk faithfully with the Lord and successfully navigate the challenges of high school and college?  Find solid answers here, on Equipped!

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Do Miracles Happen Today?

Equipped - 9/10/2019 12:00:00 AM

Is God still performing miracles today? Former atheist and investigative reporter Lee Strobel pursued this crucial question and came to unexpected and provocative conclusions.  Lee joins Chris Brooks to discuss God’s intervention in the lives of real people. Your calls are welcome as we pursue reasonable and Biblical answers about miracles!

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Restoring Fallen Leaders

Equipped - 9/9/2019 12:00:00 AM

When a leader falls or a friend rejects the God they once loved, how should Christians respond? We’ll discover the ministry of reconciliation with Dr. Winfred Neely, a man who loves the Church and has trained young pastors for nearly 20 years. Learn when and how to offer spiritual restoration to those who are broken and long to find their way back to the family of God.

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Preparing our Kids for Troubled Times

Equipped - 9/6/2019 12:00:00 AM

Children in America face the threat of violence in places that should feel safe like school and home. How do you explain a good God to a child or teenager who has just come face to face with suffering and loss? As a cold-case detective, J. Warner Wallace has addressed many of the hard realities of life.  As a student of God’s Word and children’s author, he will share rock-solid truths that will help our children navigate their own pain while trusting their heavenly Father.  He will also introduce some kid-friendly resources for developing a solid Christian worldview so our children can move into their teen years, secure in their faith.

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Smart College Financing

Equipped - 9/5/2019 12:00:00 AM

It’s graduation season! If you have students in your life, you are probably thinking about college or you may be an adult considering further training for a career.  But how are you going to pay for all that education? Anthony Oneal walked that road and learned some lessons the hard way.  Now he spends his time helping other folks do it smart! Anthony Oneal will help you get through college with a solid bottom line!

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The Bullying Breakthrough

Equipped - 9/4/2019 12:00:00 AM

It can be heartbreaking to see kids who can’t escape from the school bullies because of cyber technology but there is hope! Youth culture expert Jonathan McKee brings real-world help so parents, teachers, and youth leaders can connect with kids, open doors of dialogue, and provide the encouragement they need and the validation they long to hear. 

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Sex, Jesus and Conversations the Church Forgot

Equipped - 9/3/2019 12:00:00 AM

We need to have an honest talk about sexuality in a world that is overly obsessed with bodies and pleasure.  The church has politely set standards but left gaping holes about real issues impacting people both inside and outside the church. As a result, many of us are misguided and have fallen victim to shame and brokenness. Mo Isom will unpack healing truth in order to reclaim sex for our good and God’s glory! This discussion is not for little ears but for the rest of us, please to tune in and join this crucial conversation.  

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Be Part of the Counter Culture

Equipped - 9/2/2019 12:00:00 AM

Christians today face the unique challenge of engaging controversial topics in the public square. From homosexuality to abortion and assisted suicide, it’s helpful to know how to engage emotionally-charged issues with wisdom and from a biblical perspective. David Platt, founder of Radical, Inc., describes how Christians can offer an unapologetic and winsome witness to the truth in the current cultural battlefield. 

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