Equipping for Ministry Network
Equipping People for Ministry in the 21st Century
The Equipping for Ministry Network provides opportunities for churches and individuals to work together to provide resources for growth and nurture of people in ministry. A library of resources may be accessed and checked out by churches or individual members.
The Network churches meet together to respond to requests for workshops or materials. In addition the Network provides staffing by educators and librarians to maintain the resources and assist clients. There is a group within the Network that provides current and up-to-date online tools for learning and a group that plans and schedules workshops and speakers.
The Learning Resource Center
The Learning Resource Center (LRC)* is arranged by Dewey Decimal System and all materials are cataloged online. One room contains all of the books and print resources and the other houses the audio-visual resources and the children’s collection.
The LRC is open for self-serve check-out anytime the church is open (Monday-Friday from 8:30 A.M-4:30 P.M.and most evenings) and is fully handicapped accessible. The LRC is staffed three days each week (Monday from 10:00 A.M.-2:30 P.M., Wednesday from 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M., and Saturday from 10:00 A.M.-noon) Simply call ahead (937-433-1810) for best service. Every effort is made to provide copies of curriculum samples. There is an extensive collection of student books for support of Adult Education curriculum.
Call Jeanne McIver at 937-433-1810 to arrange a consultation for an individual or committee onsite.
Learning Resource Center Online Calalog
*The LRC is the property of Southminster Presbyterian Church. The LRC is maintained in part through the gifts of time and money from churches and individuals who use its collections and through the cooperative purchasing power of Network members. Support is also received from Presbytery of the Miami Valley through the Equipping for Ministry Network. Membership in the Network is open to individuals and to churches of all denominations.
Online Learning Resources
A sub-group of the Network works to provide a listing of online resources that might be helpful for Reformed churches and their members. Every effort is made to connect also with a listing of resource people within the presbytery and denominations who might provide help with programs and ideas. Click here to see the listing of Online Learning Resources.
A sub-group of the Network works to provide speakers at regular intervals currently in cooperation with United Theological Seminary. Other speakers may be invited if two or more churches cooperate in sponsoring a speaker or topic.
Upcoming speakers and classes
February and March 2014:
The Rev. David Hawley: a study of the Gospel of Mark, Sundays, 3:00-5:00 P.M.
October 19, 2014: Dr Rodger Nishioka from Columbia Seminary will be our guest speaker
Join the Equipping for Ministry Network
Membership in the Network is open to anyone who wishes to work on the task.
Contact: Eric Pasanchin, Southminster (email)
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