Words have power. In a 10-20 minute sermon, every word counts. We want our sermons to transform lives and make disciples of Jesus Christ. This class helps you to take your message and make it relevant in the lives of Christians today. Very good class and you will enjoy it! --Gerald Steele, Laity, Broken Arrow
I found out about this class a few minutes after the Course began, so I missed the first session. I had just been assigned as the supply pastor for my church as our pastor accepted another position as chaplain in a large hospital. I had assisted that pastor for 16 months, and our prior pastor for 19 years, but when preparing my first few sermons I realized I knew nothing. I truly believe this course was a God-send for me. The timing was incredible and the understanding and information it has given me has been crucial to my sermons. It has given me a thirst to continue my learning and has helped equip me to continue to grow. --Debbie Biehler, Local Pastor, LoyalIf you want information about the next time this course is offered, click the page heading above "The EQUIP Course."
Dr. Tobey is an Elder in the Oklahoma Conference, and has been under appointment for sixteen years and is currently appointed to Prague and Arlington UMCs. She has a B.A. in Organizational Leadership from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, OK, and a M.Div. and D.Min. were both completed at Phillips Theological Seminary, Tulsa, OK.
Dr. Tobey’s doctoral work combined her great passion for preaching and teaching. Her faith and belief in God’s work through the laity of the church has prompted her work: Equipping the Saints: Teaching Preaching to Lay Preachers and Local Pastors, which resulted in the curriculum for EQUIP.