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The Equipped Seminar Series will be held each summer and is an opportunity for the whole church to be equipped in areas vital to the Christian life. These seminars will provide our church body with tools for responding biblically as individuals and for encouraging one another biblically.

On Saturday, July 9, Dr. Ernie Baker will be our speaker. Dr. Baker has over forty years of experience in counseling and pastoral ministry and currently serves as the Pastor of Counseling and Discipleship at First Baptist in Jacksonville, Florida. He also oversees the online Biblical Counseling degree at The Master’s University and is a Fellow with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). Dr. Baker is the author of several articles/books/pamphlets.

This whole-day event will include several seminars; choose to attend every seminar or any combination of them. This series will cover a biblical understanding of the heart and worship, why we do what we do, and how understanding the heart helps us grow and change.

To better understand the significance of the heart, here is a recent testimonial from a student working through their sanctification assignment (edited for brevity and clarity):

“Counseling, and all of life, is an issue of worship – and ultimately I wanted to be the one being worshipped...With this revelatory understanding, I started analyzing my heart when tempted to be jealous and found the desire for praise (i.e. worship) to be a consistent root, so I started immediately putting off those desires for praise. At this point, I started to see immediate and true change, and this after not seeing significant change for about a year when looking up verses on jealousy and trying to put on new thinking only.”

Again, everyone in our church family is encouraged to attend these seminars, for equipping us for godly living. Registration is free.

Schedule for July 9:

  • 9:00 - 10:30 am - Seminar 1 - Understanding the Heart, Part 1
  • 10:45 - 12:00 pm - Seminar 2 - Understanding the Heart, Part 2
    • 12:00 - 1:30 pm - Lunch Break, on your own
  • 1:30 - 2:45 pm - Seminar 3 - Understanding the Heart, Case Study
  • 3:00 - 4:15 pm - Seminar 4 - How to Address Stubborn Desires through Worship