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May 21, 2019

Overcoming Grandparenting Barriers

Grandparents matter! No one can love a child quite like a grandmother or grandfather does. However, divorce, estrangement and prodigals can complicate relationships but even in these difficulties, you can make a difference in the life of your grandchild!  Bring your concerns and join the discussion as we learn to overcome barriers and influence the next generation for Christ!

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May 20, 2019

Reviving Your Marriage

How’s your marriage going? Don’t you love listening to couples whose marriages have gone the distance? Their stories are so inspiring!  Chuck and Cynthia Swindoll have been married over 50 years! Like a wise grandfather, Chuck will share insights for moving our marriages from surviving to thriving so that we can become one of those wonderfully wise couples. Move toward a better marriage - on this edition of Equipped!

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May 17, 2019

Adoption & Marriage: An Inside Look

Is your marriage ready for adoption?  Chris Brooks is a huge fan of adoption! Three of his five children are adopted.  He knows that this is a rewarding relationship but it’s not always easy and we need each other! Every child needs the support of a loving family – and so do their parents!
Join Chris for an inside look at adoption & marriage and how you can help.

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May 16, 2019

Solas! Foundations of the Faith

Do you know what defines Christianity and keeps our theology clear and simple? The answer is 5 little Latin phrases called the Solas.  These 5 Solas are the benchmarks of Biblical faith.  They are as important today as they were 500 years ago!  If you wonder what Christians really believe or you need a little clarity in your own walk with Jesus, join Chris Brooks for a deeply historical and profoundly relevant discussion.

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May 15, 2019

Helping Urban Communities

Here at Equipped, we like to explore how God works in difficult places.  Next in focus is God at work in the cities of our nation.  Urban ministry is often considered one of the most difficult but God is on the move! Great things that happen when the Church steps out and into the lives of people in Urban America. 

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May 14, 2019

4 Habits of Joy-filled Marriage

What separates happy marriages from miserable ones? Surprisingly, it's not healthy communication. It's not conflict resolution skills. While those are helpful, the best marriages have a smaller “joy-gap!” Marcus Warner and Chris Coursey have studied the connection between relationships, neuroscience and Scripture.  They help us re-train our brains toward more connection and resilience so we can strengthen our marriages through the power of joy!

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May 13, 2019

Reaching Rural America for Christ

What is God doing among the people living in rural areas of America?  After all, rural lands cover most of North America.  Next time on Equipped, we will focus on reaching rural communities for Christ. Bert Spalding and Doug Routledge of Crossroads Farm will share the unique needs and powerful partnerships that lead to effective ministry in small towns and churches.

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May 10, 2019

God and the Single Mother

Are you a single mom or were you raised in a single parent family? Then you know the pain and self-doubt that can leave single mothers feeling broken and forgotten by God.  Chris Brooks and Michelle Lynn Senters are here to remind you of the promise that you are not alone, God is with you, and He will help you build a strong home and legacy of faith for your family!

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May 09, 2019

Hope for Parents of Prodigals

Are you the parent of a wayward child? Licensed parent and family educator Lori Wildenberg will offer practical ways of navigating your relationship with that child—whether they are rejecting faith, dabbling in sin, or wholeheartedly embracing sinful behavior. There is hope! After all, their struggle isn’t really with you— it’s with God!

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May 08, 2019

Courage in Loss

Losing a loved one can bring crippling grief and loneliness. Miriam Neff knows that pain and has allowed it to transform her life. She joins Chris with inspiring stories of some often overlooked women of the Bible – women whose grief, strength and faith will empower all of us to face our darkest days with the confidence that we do not walk alone!

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May 07, 2019

Feels Like Home

How connected do you feel to other Christians in your life?  People inside and outside the Church are longing for meaningful relationships. We all need a sense of belonging and fewer people find this in their own families. The church has an amazing opportunity to step into this gap and make people feel at home! Let’s talk about what it means to be the family of God and how it can impact our world for Christ! 

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May 06, 2019

4 Battles Every Young Man Must Face

It’s never been harder to be a guy than right now and they need our help! Young men face more distractions to godly living than ever before. If your son has a smartphone or gaming system—or ever leaves the house – don’t miss the next edition of Equipped as Jonathan McKee brings blunt, practical, Biblical wisdom for guiding our guys through the biggest battles they face each day!

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May 03, 2019

Reviving Your Marriage

How’s your marriage going? Don’t you love listening to couples whose marriages have gone the distance? Their stories are so inspiring!  Chuck and Cynthia Swindoll have been married over 50 years! Like a wise grandfather, Chuck will share insights for moving our marriages from surviving to thriving so that we can become one of those wonderfully wise couples. Move toward a better marriage - on this edition of Equipped!

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May 02, 2019

Praying for America

Today marks the 67th annual National Day of Prayer in the United States.  Millions of Christians will stop their daily routines to call on God in repentance and humility, asking Him to unify and heal our nation. Chris and some special guests will lead us into a powerful hour of prayer on behalf of our churches, government, families and more. Won’t you join us in praying for America on this edition of Equipped with Chris Brooks?

Download the Prayer Guide here
National Day of Prayer website

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May 01, 2019

Science and Religion – can they co-exist?

Can science explain everything?  Many people think so - but are there questions science simply cannot answer? Renowned mathematician and Christ-follower, Dr. John Lennox explains the necessity of living at the intersection of both science and Christianity in order to understand the universe and ourselves.

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Chris Brooks

Chris Brooks is the Teaching Pastor of Woodside Bible Church, a multisite congregation across the metro-Detroit area.    Chris served for 20 years as the Senior Pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1600-member church in the heart of Detroit. He also served as the campus dean of Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan. A popular Detroit radio host since 2005, Chris is author of Kingdom Dreaming and Urban Apologetics. He graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Finance, completed his MA in Christian Apologetics at Biola University, and graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is currently pursuing a DMin degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, and Sophia.

Equipped with Chris Brooks

Equipped with Chris Brooks

Equipped with Chris Brooks encourages you to grow spiritually, think critically, and live compassionately in your community. Interact with Chris as he empowers you to live out the gospel in a rapidly changing culture. This live, one-hour program, airing weekdays at noon CT, features special guests and welcomes your participation by calling in and by plugging in through social media.