Equip invites you to grow as a follower of Jesus and trains you to help others grow in Him as well.

Apply for Equip

What is Equip?

Equip is a cohort-based, intentional discipleship pathway offered at both Outward locations. Equip invites you to grow as a follower of Jesus and trains you to help others grow in Him as well.

Equip takes place over three 10-week sessions during the course of a year. Through reading books, watching video content featuring seminary-level instructors and Bible teachers, engaging in online activities, and participating in weekly cohort discussions, you will have the opportunity to grow in your faith and put what you’re learning into practice.

Equip will focus on enriching your personal relationship with Jesus through the DEVOTION session, anchoring your theology and doctrinal beliefs in DOCTRINE, and then training you to make disciples through the final course of the year, DISCIPLESHIP.

If you’re ready to invest in taking steps toward growing deeper in your faith...then Equip is for you!

We believe that Equip will give you the tools and resources you’ll need to continue on mission here at Outward, loving Jesus and living outward.

Apply for Equip

The next opening for Equip applications is now! A new cohort will start in fall of 2023 at both Outward Salem and Outward Silverton. Please note there is a cap on size per cohort and application does not guarantee entry to the current cohort.

Equip FAQ's

How often does Equip meet?

Equip meets over the course of a year in three 10-week sections: Devotion, Doctrine and Discipleship. Cohorts begin in January, April, or September. No Equip cohorts take place over the summer.

How much time should I plan to commit?

In addition to the weekly cohort meeting (1.5 hours), you can plan for 1.5-2 hours a week in reading or assignments. This varies by person.

Is childcare provided?


What day/time is Equip?

Equip meets different days of the week. The upcoming Salem cohort is meeting Sundays after service. Other cohorts may meet at different times or days.

Is there a cost?

Yes, you are responsible for purchasing the books required for Equip through the 3 sessions. The books range in price and can often be found sold for a discount. Outward does have a few books available to borrow.

Does Equip take the place of an Outward Group?

This is a personal decision, but most people find that the commitment of Equip takes place of an Outward Group for the time period they are in the cohort. God has called us to community and the Equip cohort has the feel of a community group that meets weekly during each of the three sessions.

Love Jesus. Live Outward.

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