Our church members need good foundations to grow. Through the Equip Classes, we are offering a series of classes to church members so that they exhibit a faith that seeks understanding.


Equip classes are a series of 8-12 week courses designed to train the church to make disciples of Jesus Christ. They cover several areas such as biblical theology, systematic theology, and applied theology. The format of each course is designed in such a way that course members not only receive instruction but also, consider the practical implication of the various topics and are equipped to apply their beliefs to each sphere of their lives.


“How long, O Lord?” This question from the Psalms is repeated because the Psalms are, as Calvin noted, “an anatomy of all the parts of the soul.” We know all too well the consequences and effects of this fallen and broken world. Whether it’s grieving the loss of a loved one, suffering the effects of someone else’s actions, or enduring the evil of this world, we are faced with constant refrain: “How long, O Lord?” In these nine weeks, Pastor Joseph and Biblical Counselor Amber Henderson will help us consider biblical foundations and helpful practices as we face grief and suffering in the Christian life. You can find the overview here.


Guiding books:

Tripp, Paul David. Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life Doesn't Make Sense (Wheaton: Crossway, 2018).

Guthrie, Nancy. What Grieving People Wish You Knew About What Really Helps (Wheaton: Crossway, 2016).

Powlison, David. God's Grace in Your Suffering (Wheaton: Crossway, 2018).

Wright, H. Norman. What to Say When You Don't Know What to Say (Eugene: Harvest, 2014).


CHRISTIANITY & POLITICS: August 4 - September 29


THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: October 6 - November 24


Still have questions? You can reach out to to the Pastor Joseph at joseph.lanier@fairviewchurch.org.