DALLAS—The Baptist General Convention of Texas has partnered with the Canadian Convention of Southern Baptists to offer leadership, evangelism, Bible study and church-starting training sessions online.
Recorded sessions with accompanying presentation materials can be viewed at http://texas.e-quip.net/. Bill Claiborne, BGCT leadership training and development specialist, hopes the online offerings will help people across the state participate in the training they desire without expending valuable resources.
“Our goal is to provide on-demand training videos for every area of church life,” Claiborne said. “With more than 170 videos currently on the site, we are striving to address the full scope of church needs. The training opportunities will include leadership, evangelism, age group needs, Bible study, church starting, and much more.
“We are seeking to respond to the training needs of busy staff members, as well as the person in the pew who wants or needs training but does not have the vacation time or the resources to attend a conference that may be hundreds of miles from their home. This venue offers the opportunity to open their computer wherever they are and have access to training at no cost, with a slide presentation. This not only works for the individual, it will also work with groups of people in a home or on the church campus.”
The BGCT regularly will add sessions about new topics to the site to meet Texas Baptists’ needs. Claiborne believes Texas E-quip will be a helpful addition to the training sessions BGCT staff members lead across the state.
“Users visiting e-quip receive free, on-demand training videos from leading practitioners across North America,” he said. “From church planters to lay leaders, e-quip has just on time training for the motivated leader. Texas E-quip offers us the ability to reach out to people across the planet.”