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And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Hebrews 10:24-25 NIV

Our Equip classes and Equip small groups enable us to carry out our mission of reaching the lost and training the saints. We offer topical classes at church throughout the year and Equip small groups (8-12 people) that meet in homes throughout Wise County. You can browse the classes and groups offered each semester and register online.

Following Jesus will radically alter the trajectory of your life. Jesus offers abundant life to everyone, but it won’t happen in isolation. The Bible teaches that spiritual growth happens best through relationships. At Victory, one of the ways we grow is through Equip small groups. Surrounding yourself with like minded believers is one of the best ways to strengthen your faith and better yourself.

Proverbs 27:17 As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.

Lizann and Acea

Equip Group Leaders: Acea and Lizanne Pickens
This group is for adults only and meets weekly in their home on Wednesdays at 7pm. Childcare will be available at church during this class. This group will be studying “The Comeback Series” by Louie Giglio. The “Comeback Series” is accompanied by a DVD and study guide. Feeling like you’ve blown it? Reached the point of no return? Your life hasn’t gone as planned? If so, you are not alone. We all know what it feels like to have life disappoint us and not work out as we’d hoped. We all know what it’s like to long for something different, something better, and something more.

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Equip Group Leaders: Austin and Courtney Hicks
This group is for adults only and meets weekly on Wednesdays at 7pm at Victory Church. Childcare will be available at church during this class. This group is geared toward younger married couples. “Louie Giglio’s Relatable DVD and study guide”. From the time we are born, relationships are constantly shaping who we are and how we engage with the world around us. Beginning with how we see ourselves, we develop a view of God and others that impacts the way we relate to our parents, navigate friendships, dating relationships and marriage.

Jonathan and Kara Shriver

Equip Group Leaders: Jonathan and Kara Shriver
Meets weekly in their home on Wednesdays at 7pm. This group is for adults only, childcare is available at the church during this time.

In this video-based Bible study, pastor and author Louie Giglio explores the fundamental question of what makes us relatable to others. He shows how God can change our perspective on relationships, give us greater purpose in dating and marriage, bring us peace in the midst of conflict, and help us restore relationships that seem broken beyond repair.

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Equip Group Leader: Pastor Allen Bates
This group is for adults only and meets weekly on Wednesdays at 7pm at Victory Church in the cafe. Childcare will be available at church during this class.

This 8 week class will focus on the basics of Christianity and Christian living. This class is a wonderful opportunity to learn about your faith and why you believe what you believe. Ephesians 4:11-12 Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.

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Equip Group Leaders: Heath and Wednesday Woods
This group is for adults only and meets weekly on Wednesdays at 7pm at Victory Church in the Kindergarten classroom located by the cafe. Childcare will be available at church during this class.

This group will be watching the DVD based guide of  “Crash the Chatterbox” by Pastor Steven Furtick, who focuses on four key areas in which negative thoughts are most debilitating: insecurity, fear, condemnation, and discouragement.

This class is currently full.

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Equip Group Leaders: Joe Neil and Marianne Henderson
This group is for adults only and meets weekly on Wednesdays at 7pm at Victory Church in Auditorium B located up stairs. Childcare will be available at church during this class.

In this small group bible study, “If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat”, by John Ortberg, participants learn how to move beyond fear, responding to God’s unique calling.

This class is currently full.

thomas and nicole

Equip Group Leaders: Thomas and Nicole Baird
This group is for adults only and meets weekly on Wednesdays at 7pm at Victory Church in the volunteer lounge located up stairs. Childcare will be available at church during this class.

Goliath Must Fall is a DVD based study guide. We all have giants in our lives that creep in and take over. Giants like rejection, anxiety, fear, anger, and addiction. These adversaries establish a foothold, and before we know it we are tolerating something that is diminishing the glory of God in our lives and holding us back from the freedom that Jesus intends for us. So how do we break out of these patterns once and for all?

This class is currently full.

Chris and Kate

Equip Group Leaders: Chris and Kate Bates
This Equip class will meet weekly in their home. This group is for adults only, childcare will be available at the church during this class.

Based on Steven Furtick’s book Crash the Chatterbox, this DVD challenges you and your small group to identify the lies of the chatterbox and replace them with the truth and affirmation found in God’s voice. Employing drama, comedy, and profound teaching, these videos will help you overcome the internal negativity that keeps you from fully experiencing life.

This class is currently full.

Gary and Connie

Equip Group Leaders: Connie and Gary Dickenson
This group is for adults only and meets weekly on Wednesdays at 7pm at Victory Christian Academy in the cafeteria. Childcare will be available at church during this class.

This group is geared toward seniors. “Anxious for Nothing Study Guide: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World” by Max Lucado. In this six-session Anxious for Nothing DVD Study by Max Lucado, he examines Philippians 4:4–8 to show how we can be anxious for nothing and discover true peace from God that surpasses human understanding.

This class is currently full.

Wanderskis

Equip Group Leaders: Larry and Natalie Wanderski
This group is geared toward young adults and meets weekly on Mondays at 6:30pm. Childcare is not available for this group. This group will be reading and discussing the new book “Crash the Chatterbox”, by Pastor Steven Furtick which focuses on four key areas in which negative thoughts are most debilitating: insecurity, fear, condemnation, and discouragement.

This class is currently full.

FAQ’s

Is childcare provided?
We will offer childcare at church for Equip groups and classes that meet on Wednesday evenings. You can drop your kids off at 6:30pm and must pick them up no later than 8:30pm. Equip groups that meet at other times/days during the week will have to make arrangements for their own childcare.

What types of groups are there?
The main categories for groups are Couples, Women, Men, Young Adults and Seniors. The categories below are broken down by location, meeting day, time, and curriculum.

Why should I join an Equip small group?
We believe in the power of small groups to impact your life, the lives of those around you, and even our community as a whole. We believe you can only go so far on your own. God designed us to be connected to each other so we can continue to grow in every facet of our lives.

When can I join a group?
The best time to join a group is in the weeks leading up to a new semester; however, the Equip sign-ups stay open for the duration of each semester to allow access to groups anytime a semester is underway.


Have an idea for an Equip small group? Want to start your own?

Our Equip small groups don’t just have to be on Wednesday nights. They can be at any time during the week and centered around several different options. Some Equip groups can be based on activities like golf, riding motorcycles, moms that want to meet up after dropping kids off at school and more. The first step is to let us know what you want to do. You can find out what the qualifications for leading a group are listed below.

Leader Qualifications
1.Be a born-again follower of Christ.
2.Regularly attend services at Victory Church.
3.Tithe regularly at Victory Church.
4.Complete the Victory Volunteer application and background check process.
5.Be in complete doctrinal agreement (no exceptions) with Victory Church.
6.Recognize the Bible as the final authority for our lives.
7.Be in full agreement with the Victory Church Equip Purpose.
8.Have the time, emotional capacity, and moral discernment to lead a group.
9.Have the spiritual maturity to create and maintain a safe and confidential environment for the group members.
10.Have a safe and stable home life.