It is our joy when our students discover God's Word and grow in their love for Christ while they serve in their local churches. Here are some of their testimonies.
"Taking this course has enabled me to see things from a Biblical Theology perspective and in light of the Cross. This has helped in my reading of the Bible and seeing things in its context, and to have a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Word and the gospel. It was challenging juggling studies, work and family, but it was worth it. A big thank you to the teachers, my husband for journeying together in this course and encouraging me to persevere, and all those who lent a hand in caring for our young son during classes and exams."
"I came to the study with one expectations - grasp a overview of the master plan of the entire bible, the study however helped me to grasp the "Master" behind the bible. My favourite modules are Bible Overview, Promise To Fulfilment, Christian Worship.
Studying from module to module I began to see God in such a new way, which I had never seen before- so comprehensively, completely, coherently. His holiness, His unchangeable character, His long suffering grace, His cry of faithfulness towards his unfaithful people-- everything jumped out from the Bible so clearly!
As a result of this discovery, my serving became a respond to his great love, challenge and difficulties becomes an opportunity to discover His faithfulness and power, I see people's needs more and judge them less. Now by God's grace I always intentionally try to relate the Bible story with the original biblical setting, historical and theological setting- which always leads to greater understanding to God's word and greater passion to Lord Jesus! Equip study has helped me live and serve with greater passion, joy and confidence. Praise the Lord in carrying me through this 5 years journey!"
"Right from the onset of the course, we were advised not to rush to complete the course by cramming too many subjects in a year but to take our time and enjoy the journey. This journey which began in Term 3 of 2010, was made more challenging with the need to juggle between studies and various other commitments. However, all the effort was worth it has enabled me to study the Bible in a systematic manner besides helping me to see things from a theological perspective. I'm thankful to the teachers, fellow students and especially my wife for their company during this journey as it has helped me to grow in my understanding and application of the Bible.
Soli Deo Gloria!"
"The mission of our Christian Education ministry is "Teaching people to know God, trust Him, love Him, and enabled by the Holy Spirit serve Him". Since the CE ministry at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church introduced to its members Equip Ministries Theological Training over 5 years ago, many have benefitted from the studies. As a result of the intellectual rigour required in undertaking the course we have gained a deeper understanding of God's Word - in all spiritual wisdom so that we might walk in a manner worthy of the Lord."
"I am very grateful to Equip for providing me with this great opportunity. The courses have been immensely helpful in my spiritual growth as a Christian as well as in the areas of ministry I am involved with. Some of the courses such as Bible Overview have helped me to see how the different books of the Bible fit together and that there is one underlying story that runs through them all: God's plan for salvation of mankind culminating in Jesus' death and resurrection. Other courses have delved deeper into individual books or topics and helped me understand the word of God better. I wholeheartedly recommend them to any one who wants to have a deeper understanding of Scriptures and become an better witness to the message of gospel. To God be all the Glory."
"At the age of fourteen, I found the Bible to be somewhat boring, complex and incomprehensible; yet felt a strong obligation to read it as a professed Christian. I signed up for Bible Overview, hoping that it would at least help me to make sense of what I was reading each night. The course delighted me, helping the fragments of information I had read fit together to unveil the 'big picture', and I grew hungry for more. Being in a high school that uses Jeremiah 29:11 and Philippians 4:13 as assurance of financial stability and academic success, I soon began to spot the massive flaws in the teachings of my school. I corrected teachers and students alike- not due to genuine concern about their faith, but due to a certain sense of superiority I had, knowing that my knowledge of the Bible exceeded that of my teachers.
I believe pride then, rendered all my knowledge useless. Equip courses are a delight to study and an incredibly useful tool for unearthing the treasures of the Bible. It has helped me in so many ways to know God more and to love Him more, and to apply Biblical teachings in every area of my life. Yet our sinful nature is subtly dangerous, sometimes elevating our view of ourselves because we possess more theological knowledge rather than helping us see ourselves in comparison to the infinite beauty of God's glory.
I believe knowing and loving God for who he has revealed himself to be rather than who we want him to be is crucially important to every Christian, and Equip courses makes that so much easier. By all means use it to study God's Word, to help you delight in and obey the Bible; and let it point always to the sufficiency of Jesus and not ourselves."