Excerpt from EQUIP Network
Empowering local churches and ministry organizations to take an active role in the theological education of their students.
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary believes that some theological education is best done in partnership with the local church. As part of The Global Theological Initiative, 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 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. Ministry leaders have the opportunity to add theological and practical depth to their discipleship ministries in order to multiply robust disciples of Jesus who seek to maximize their role in the Great Commission.
* Credits earned are conditional on acceptance and enrollment through Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
** Fees paid to the seminary are separate from fees paid to SWBI