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Join us for an exciting new program for leadership development at Covenant UMC called EQUIP. Whether you have taught Sunday School for two decades or more, hold a position of authority in your professional life, or you're fresh out of the blocks, we believe that God is continuously calling women and men of all ages into more passionate and confident leadership.

EQUIP is a fresh opportunity to grow in leadership. It will include training and sharing of experience and knowledge through which we can become a more unified and effective body for the transformation of this community and our world. It is a year-long program for leaders in every area of ministry through the church. We will be joining together for 6 sessions on Saturday mornings. In that time we will hear from a respected and experienced leader, then engage and respond in small groups, delving deeper into the topics introduced in the larger session. The whole aim is to be more sustainability equipped for leadership.

Miss a Session? No problem. Each Session is a stand alone opportunity to grow into leadership. Attend as many as you can. Session notes and videos will be posted here at a later date.


SESSION 3    12 November 2022

"Servant Leadership" 

Rev. Shannon Stringer, Director of Leadership Development, Indiana Conference UMC


SESSION 4    11 February 2023

“Authentic Leadership" 

Rev. Russ Abel, Conference Superintendent, East & Northeast Districts


SESSION 5    15 April 2023

"Nurturing Leadership" 



SESSION 6    20 May 2023

"Celebrating Leadership"

Rev. Christi Murray


We'll gather at 8:45am for refreshments and begin promptly at 9:00am.

Each Saturday Session begins at 9:00am and concludes at 11:00am

Faculty includes:

  • Rev. Chris Nunley, Lead Pastor, Covenant UMC
  • Rev. Christi Murray, Community Pastor, Covenant UMC
  • Rev. Shannon Stringer, Director of Leadership Development, Indiana Conference UMC
  • Rev. Russ Abel, Conference Superintendent East & Northeast Districts
  • Other local and denominational leaders from around Indiana

These 6 sessions form the foundation of our fresh and consistent approach to the development, support and training of leaders in every area of ministry at Covenant UMC. Your participation and advocacy of equip will be vital to the health and strength of the journey of discipleship in this faith community. We're excited for you to join us.