With the growing concern and impact of COVID-19, the 2020 Equipping The Saints Conference scheduled for March 31st -April 2nd has been POSTPONED!!! As of today, the plan is to reschedule the Conference for a later date.

We will be sending out more information in the coming weeks regarding new dates, changes, and refund requests. We apologize for any inconvenience, but safety and your well-being is our priority at this time.

Registration Options

  • $150
    January 5, 2020 - March 15, 2020

  • Select if only planning to attend ticketed events

  • 5 or More Registrants Required

Group Registration


The following special events will be a part of the Equipping The Saints Conference, but will not be covered by the conference registration fees.  The following events require additional cost.

Ticketed Events

  • ETS Scholarship Luncheon

    ETS Scholarship Luncheon

    The Equipping The Saints Conference will reward and honor students who have shown a commitment to excellence. Join us as we impact our communities through education.

    Keynote Speaker: Pastor Frederick D. Haynes
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    Wednesday - April 1, 2020
    11:50 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Price $50.00

  • Men's Breakfast

    Men's Breakfast

    Join Pastor Damien Epps for Breakfast
    The Topic of Discussion: "How To Win On Your Knees"
    Thursday - April 2, 2020
    8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

    Price $20.00

  • Women's Breakfast

    Women's Breakfast

    Join Dr. Wanda Bolton-Davis for Breakfast
    The Topic of Discussion: "Victory Through Prayer"
    Thursday - April 2, 2020
    8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

    Price $20.00

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Registrant Information



Workshops - Tuesday, March 31, 2020

{Please Select One Workshop Per Session}

  • Pastor Claybon Lea, Jr.
    This class is designed to present tools to effectively preach through the Gospels. The Gospels are inherently suited for preaching because their origin lies in the preaching of Jesus. When Christ preached, He proclaimed the good news of the soon-coming Kingdom of God. This class will focus on passages that enable us to share the Good News of Christ.

  • Pastor Addis Moore
    This class is designed to present practical tools to transform the atmosphere of your church. This workshop will provide essential elements for ministries that aid in creating a warm culture of hospitality. Ministries such as ushers, greeters, parking-lot attendees, new-member orientation would benefit on these tools to make guests feel welcome.

  • Dr. Daniel Simmons
    This Class is designed to examine our role and responsibility for equipping the saints for the work of the ministry. Why should we be equipped? What does it mean to be equipped? What are some of the results when the saints are equipped?

  • Pastor Robert Townsend
    This class will reflect on tools that can help cultivate a spirit of excellence in your church. Most churches settle for average when God has equipped us to be a model of excellence. Excellence has to intentional. This workshop will examine what excellence looks like.

  • Pastor Byron C. Stevenson
    This class is designed to implement tools that enable leaders to establish and grow kingdom men in your church. This session will examine how to equip men to overcome some of the challenges faced in order to fulfill their God-given potential.

  • Pastor Derick Easter
    This class is designed to teach effective ways of reaching this generation by using technology and other 21st Century tools of teaching. Don’t let your own fear or lack of understanding about technology get in the way of letting your church use digital devices in appropriate ways. Technology, when understood and used for righteous purposes, need not be a threat but rather an enhancement to spiritual communication.

  • Pastor Damien Epps
    This class is designed to provide biblical insights into the power and practice of prayer. This session will examine how prayer is instrumental in the growth and development of ministries and ministry leaders. Prayer serves as a catalyst in your relationship with God, by igniting your prayer life and helping you to mature in your role as a disciple for Jesus Christ.


  • Pastor Claybon Lea, Jr.
    This class is designed to present tools to effectively preach through the Gospels. The Gospels are inherently suited for preaching because their origin lies in the preaching of Jesus. When Christ preached, He proclaimed the good news of the soon-coming Kingdom of God. This class will focus on passages that enable us to share the Good News of Christ.

  • Pastor Jeffrey Johnson
    This class is designed to offer a biblical model of Leadership exemplified by Jesus who submitted his own life to sacrificial service under the will of God. He sacrificed his life freely out of service for others. He came to serve although he was God’s son and was more powerful than any other leader in the world.

  • Pastor Robert Townsend
    This class will reflect on tools that can help cultivate a spirit of excellence in your church. Most churches settle for average when God has equipped us to be a model of excellence. Excellence has to intentional. This workshop will examine what excellence looks like.

  • Dr. Sheila Bailey {For Pastor's/Minister's Wives Only}
    This class is designed to equip and empower the minister's wives to be productive and supportive in ministry. These workshops will examine scenarios that bring blessings and burdens at the same time. Sister Bailey will share her experiences with the minister/pastor’s wives about her journey.

  • Pastor Addis Moore
    This class is designed to present practical tools to transform the atmosphere of your church. This workshop will provide essential elements for ministries that aid in creating a warm culture of hospitality. Ministries such as ushers, greeters, parking-lot attendees, new-member orientation would benefit from these tools to make guests feel welcome.

  • Pastor Daniel Simmons
    This Class is designed to examine our role and responsibility for equipping the saints for the work of the ministry. Why should we be equipped? What does it mean to be equipped? What are some of the results when the saints are equipped?

  • Minister Leon Lewis
    This class is designed to examine what Worship Is from a Biblical perspective. What does it mean to worship in Spirit and In Truth? Would God be pleased with what we call worship?

  • Minister Valerie McMurray
    This class is designed to examine the value of our devotional life, our spiritual disciplines, and maintaining our desire for the things of God. Life will attempt to get us so busy that we become complacent in our devotion, discipline, and desire for spiritual growth and development. This workshop will highlight some principles that will enable us to maintain our spiritual fervor for God.


  • Pastor Jeffrey Johnson
    This class is designed to offer a biblical model of Leadership exemplified by Jesus who submitted his own life to sacrificial service under the will of God. He sacrificed his life freely out of service for others. He came to serve although he was God’s son and was more powerful than any other leader in the world.

  • Pastor Frederick D. Haynes III
    This class is designed to create an open dialogue about social issues that plague the world we live in and seeks to advance Social Justice by educating and preparing congregations and community organizations to work for social justice. The aim of this workshop is to empower believers to get involved in producing solutions and best practices that can be carried back to and implemented in their communities.

  • Dr. Sheila Bailey
    This class is designed to examine the ministry of Restoration. Leaders need to be equipped to empower fallen believers to know they can begin again. When a believer falls, spiritual believers are required to help by ministering to them and helping to restore them into fellowship with God and their spiritual family. Unfortunately, many believers who commit sins that badly destroy their fellowship with the Lord have a hard time finding help from the Church.

  • Pastor Byron C. Stevenson
    This class is designed to implement tools that enable leaders to establish and grow kingdom men in your church. This session will examine how to equip men to overcome some of the challenges faced in order to fulfill their God-given potential.

  • Pastor Derick Easter
    This class is designed to teach effective ways of reaching this generation by using technology and other 21st Century tools of teaching. Don’t let your own fear or lack of understanding about technology get in the way of letting your church use digital devices in appropriate ways. Technology, when understood and used for righteous purposes, need not be a threat but rather an enhancement to spiritual communication.

  • Minister Valerie McMurray
    This class is designed to examine the value of our devotional life, our spiritual disciplines, and maintaining our desire for the things of God. Life will attempt to get us so busy that we become complacent in our devotion, discipline, and desire for spiritual growth and development. This workshop will highlight some principles that will enable us to maintain our spiritual fervor for God.

  • Pastor H.B. Charles Jr.
    This class is designed to challenge and encourage preachers to “cut it straight”, rightly dividing the word of truth. This class will provide tools for preachers to preach faithfully and clearly. This class will examine the meaning and methods of expository preaching.

  • Minister Leon Lewis
    This class is designed to strengthen the relationship between the Pastor and the Worship Leader. This class will introduce methods that help the worship leader craft and create music that connects with the weekly message. The Worship leader can have a significant impact on the effectiveness of the Worship Experience. Do you understand your role and responsibility? Do we really understand what Worship Is?


Workshops - Wednesday, April 1, 2020

  • Bishop Rudolph McKissick
    Many believers suffer from spiritual burnout. The demands of ministry have forced many to feel overwhelmed, depressed, and tempted to throw in the towel. This class will present tools that will enable leaders to survive the many pressures of ministry.

  • Pastor Frederick D. Haynes III
    This class is designed to create an open dialogue about social issues that plague the world we live in and seeks to advance Social Justice by educating and preparing congregations and community organizations to work for social justice. The aim of this workshop is to empower believers to get involved in producing solutions and best practices that can be carried back to and implemented in their communities.

  • Pastor Claybon Lea, Jr.
    This class is designed to present biblical principles to aid in minister to those who are hurting. It is vital to know how to minister to people in crisis. In doing this, your spirit is just as important as your words. Sickness, death, job loss, divorce, emotional breakdown, immobilizing guilt, relational conflict and a host of other factors bring unspeakable pain to the hearts of people. Hurting people don’t need a quick fix; they need companionship.

  • Dr. Sheila Bailey
    This class is designed to equip and empower minister's wives to be productive and supportive in ministry. These workshops will examine scenarios that bring blessings and burdens at the same time. Sister Bailey will share her experiences with minister/pastor’s wives about her journey.

  • Pastor Robert Townsend
    This Class is designed to examine the biblical concept of stewardship. This class provides a model of what it means to be good managers of what God has entrusted to us. God owns everything; we are simply managers or administrators acting on his behalf. We will all give account to the rightful owner as to how well we managed the things he has entrusted to us.

  • Pastor Byron C. Stevenson
    This class is designed to equip leaders to deal with conflict. This course will provide tools to avoid and manage conflicts that will seriously interrupt the ministry of the church. Conflict is inevitable, so why not be prepared?

  • Pastor Damien Epps
    This class is designed to provide biblical insights into the power and practice of prayer. This session will examine how prayer is instrumental in the growth and development of ministries and ministry leaders. Prayer serves as a catalyst in your relationship with God, by igniting your prayer life and helping you to mature in your role as a disciple for Jesus Christ.

  • Minister Leon Lewis
    This class is designed to examine what Worship Is from a Biblical perspective. What does it mean to worship in Spirit and In Truth? Would God be pleased with what we call worship?


  • Pastor Chris Davis
    This class is designed to re-examine the responsibilities of those who preach and teach the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our culture has shifted from empowerment to entertainment. As preachers, we must be committed to substance rather than style. Paul said, “If we seek to please men, we are not servants of Christ” (Galatians 1:10).

  • Pastor H.B. Charles Jr.
    This class is designed to challenge and encourage preachers to “cut it straight”, rightly dividing the word of truth. This class will provide tools for preachers to preach faithfully and clearly. This class will examine the meaning and methods of expository preaching.

  • Pastor Byron C. Stevenson
    This class is designed to equip leaders to deal with conflict. This course will provide tools to avoid and manage conflicts that will seriously interrupt the ministry of the church. Conflict is inevitable, so why not be prepared?

  • Pastor Addis Moore
    This class is designed to provide leaders with practical training instructions that will strengthen the Sunday School and make it attractive to this generation. Although Sunday School ministry has been declining in recent decades, it is still the church’s best ministry for systematically communicating Biblical content and doctrine to people at every age level. Sunday School can still have an effective outreach.

  • Pastor Daniel Simmons
    This class will examine how to recruit potential volunteers, develop volunteers, and maintain volunteers for service in the kingdom. This class will examine methods to provide opportunities within your church for emerging volunteer leaders to develop and practice their skills.

  • Pastor Derick Easter
    This class is designed to examine the role and responsibility of the associate minister. Many associate ministers have not been trained on their specific assignments. This class will provide the necessary tools for associate ministers to serve in a supportive role without feeling insignificant. Associate ministers will understand they are valuable to the growth and development of the church.

  • Dr. Wanda Bolton-Davis
    Victorious Disciples is a class, based upon her life-transforming book, Victorious Disciples, and cutting- edge doctoral research. Dr. Wanda will discuss the discipleship deficit that has plagued many churches. She will provide practical information to help you move your ministry from spiritual complacency and stagnation to spiritual growth and reproducing. This workshop will provide pastors, staff, and lay leaders with practical tools for developing an effective discipleship ministry in your local church.

  • Minister Valerie McMurray
    This class is designed to examine the value of our devotional life, our spiritual disciplines, and maintaining our desire for the things of God. Life will attempt to get us so busy that we become complacent in our devotion, discipline, and desire for spiritual growth and development. This workshop will highlight some principles that will enable us to maintain our spiritual fervor for God.


Workshops - Thursday, April 2, 2020

  • Pastor Marcus D. Cosby
    This class is designed to give strategies that will enable leaders to work effectively with multigenerational ministry teams. This workshop will explore proven and practical techniques for ministering to multiple generations. God has composed the body, the church so that every member is significant. The members should have "the same care for one another" To have this care, understanding between the generations is necessary.

  • Pastor Chris Davis
    This class is designed to re-examine the responsibilities of those who preach and teach the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our culture has shifted from empowerment to entertainment. As preachers, we must be committed to substance rather than style. Paul said, “If we seek to please men, we are not servants of Christ” (Galatians 1:10).

  • Pastor Addis Moore
    This class is designed to provide leaders with practical training instructions that will strengthen the Sunday School and make it attractive to this generation. Although Sunday School ministry has been declining in recent decades, it is still the church’s best ministry for systematically communicating Biblical content and doctrine to people at every age level. Sunday School can still have an effective outreach.

  • Dr. Wanda Bolton Davis
    Victorious Disciples is a class, based upon her life-transforming book, Victorious Disciples, and cutting- edge doctoral research. Dr. Wanda will discuss the discipleship deficit that has plagued many churches. She will provide practical information to help you move your ministry from spiritual complacency and stagnation to spiritual growth and reproducing. This workshop will provide pastors, staff, and lay leaders with practical tools for developing an effective discipleship ministry in your local church.

  • Pastor Damien Epps
    This class is designed to provide biblical insights into the power and practice of prayer. This session will examine how prayer is instrumental in the growth and development of ministries and ministry leaders. Prayer serves as a catalyst in your relationship with God, by igniting your prayer life and helping you to mature in your role as a disciple for Jesus Christ.

  • Bishop Rudolph McKissick
    Many believers suffer from spiritual burnout. The demands of ministry have forced many to feel overwhelmed, depressed, and tempted to throw in the towel. This class will present tools that will enable leaders to survive the many pressures of ministry.

  • Pastor Derick Easter
    This class is designed to examine the role and responsibility of the associate minister. Many associate ministers have not been trained on their specific assignments. This class will provide the necessary tools for associate ministers to serve in a supportive role without feeling insignificant. Associate ministers will understand they are valuable to the growth and development of the church.


  • Pastor Chris Davis
    This class is designed to re-examine the responsibilities of those who preach and teach the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our culture has shifted from empowerment to entertainment. As preachers, we must be committed to substance rather than style. Paul said, “If we seek to please men, we are not servants of Christ” (Galatians 1:10).

  • Pastor Marcus D. Cosby
    This class is designed to give strategies that will enable leaders to work effectively with multigenerational ministry teams. This workshop will explore proven and practical techniques for ministering to multiple generations. God has composed the body, the church so that every member is significant. The members should have "the same care for one another" To have this care, understanding between the generations is necessary.

  • Minister Leon Lewis
    This class is designed to strengthen the relationship between the Pastor and the Worship Leader. This class will introduce methods that help the worship leader craft and create music that connects with the weekly message. The Worship leader can have a significant impact on the effectiveness of the Worship Experience. Do you understand your role and responsibility?

  • Pastor Robert Townsend
    This Class is designed to examine the biblical concept of stewardship. This class provides a model of what it means to be good managers of what God has entrusted to us. God owns everything; we are simply managers or administrators acting on his behalf. We will all give account to the rightful owner as to how well we managed the things he has entrusted to us.

  • Pastor Daniel Simmons
    This class will examine how to recruit potential volunteers, develop volunteers, and maintain volunteers for service in the kingdom. This class will examine methods to provide opportunities within your church for emerging volunteer leaders to develop and practice their skills.

  • Minister Valerie McMurray
    This class is designed to explore the dimensions of spiritual wholeness. Human beings are designed for wholeness in spirit, soul, and body. The word wholeness is defined as completeness, soundness, or the achievement of full potential in every aspect of being. God has provided everything we need to live a life of health and wholeness.

  • Pastor Derick Easter
    This class is designed to teach effective ways of reaching this generation by using technology and other 21st Century tools of teaching. Don’t let your fear or lack of understanding about technology get in the way of allowing your church to use digital devices in appropriate ways. Technology, when understood and utilized for righteous purposes, need not be a threat but rather an enhancement to spiritual communication.





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