Equipped Disciple FAQs
Do I have to start with an Open Group to begin taking Equipped Disciple?
Equipped Disciple Open Group is only available on Thursday nights. The Thursday night Equipped Disciple class and the Spanish Equipped Disciple ministry are the only classes offering the Open Group at the Dallas campus. This is not your first step. If you are ready to get started but the session has already begun, we can help you get plugged. A 90-minute open forum of practical discussion on the basics of growing strong in Christ. Come join us on the 3rd floor of the West Tower. No class registration is needed, however Training Ground (children’s ministry) registration is required. Please submit request for children’s ministry by clicking on this link and then also taking care of payment. More information can be found below on the question(s) pertaining to children’s ministry.
How long is the commitment to Equipped Disciple? Can I start with any of the classes or do I have to start at Equipped Disciple 1?
Equipped Disciple is a three-part training series. At the Dallas campus, each class (Equipped Disciple 1, Equipped Disciple 2, Equipped Disciple 3) is 11 weeks long. Each class builds on the previous, so all participants are required to start with Equipped Disciple 1 and are encouraged to complete Equipped Disciple 2 and 3.
When is Equipped Disciple offered?
The Dallas campus offers Equipped Disciple on Monday mornings (women only), Wednesday mornings and Thursday evenings three times a year, Spring, Summer and Fall. Monday takes the Summer off. Please check registration for specific start dates.
How do I get started?
Please register for the appropriate day of the week, class you will be taking, and communicate if you are taking the class with others. Also, please communicate if you need Training Ground, children’s ministry, for your family. Submit payment online prior to class starting.
How much does it cost?
Each class costs $20 per person. This covers the course and the book. If you have children and need Training Ground, children’s ministry, there is an additional cost of $10, paid only once for the whole family.
What is Training Ground? What are the age limits?
Training Ground is our children’s ministry that is available to families as a discipleship opportunity to help children grow in their faith in an encouraging and engaging environment while parents are attending Watermark midweek ministries. Please communicate whether you need Training Ground, complete the Formstack Survey and submit payment of $10 once per family. Monday mornings have Training Ground for children 8-weeks old to 5 years old (non- kindergarten). Thursday evenings have Training Ground for children 8-weeks old to 5th grade. Not available on Wednesday mornings.
Is Equipped Disciple online?
Equipped Disciple is not offered online. Teachings are not recorded and there is a strong community aspect in the encouragement, growing, and learning together as we grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18). We do offer Equipping Online Courses throughout the year. For more information go to watermark.org/equippingcourses.
Do you have to be a member (or a member of Watermark) to participate in Equipped Disciple?
Membership is not required to participate in Equipped Disciple. If you are coming with friends or others that you know and would like to be placed at the same table, please communicate those names in your registration.
Can a Community Group go through Equipped Disciple together?
Yes, Community Groups can be placed together. Please communicate those names in your registration.