Many couples plan for their wedding but fail to plan for marriage. With more than 35 years of experience counseling couples, Dr. Gary Chapman has found that most marriages suffer because they never prepared well to work together as a team. If you are looking forward to marriage, newly married or need to improve your relationship, don’t miss the next edition of Equipped with Chris Brooks!
What does the Bible say about children who don’t have families to care for them? Jedd Medefind explores the Biblical mandate for orphan care with a special focus on the National Foster Care Initiative. He will also explore the many roles we can play in caring for the growing number of children who need a stable home. If you think Foster Care isn’t for you, think again! You may be just the person God can use to support children and families in a way you never expected to do!
Today we honor the life of renowned evangelist Dr. Billy Graham and the life-giving message he proclaimed, the forgiveness of sin through Jesus Christ. Ed Stetzer, Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College, will remind us of the vital responsibility we have to offer this same hope of forgiveness and eternal life those in our sphere of influence. Whether you are already a Christian seeking to know God better or are unsure of your eternal destiny, Ed and Chris look forward to talking with you today on Equipped!
Among Jesus’ final words on earth was a command to be His witnesses to the ends of the earth. In this day of global communication, are there still people who cannot hear about the love of Jesus, God’s plan of forgiveness and the sure hope of heaven? If so, what can we do to get the gospel to them? SEND International’s Michelle Atwell brings answers and stories of God at work around the world, next time on Equipped with Chris Brooks!
Single fathers shoulder heavy burdens and their needs are different than those of single moms. Matt Haviland, founder of A Father’s Walk ministry, has been a single dad for many years and understands the struggles these men face. Next time on Equipped, Matt will talk with Chris Brooks about how a single father can impact his children for their good and God’s glory.
There have been conversations among some Christians about the need to move on from their Evangelical identity. Dr. Vince Bacote,Theology professor and director of the Center for Applied Christian Ethics at Wheaton College, will address the failures of the Evangelical movement to be a voice and example in areas of race, society and culture. He will also offer a hope-filled directive for the future, trusting God to create a stronger Body that reflects Heaven’s reality of unity within our various races.
You may have dreamed of having your own business or you want to grow your bank account to care for your family well. Chris Brooks wants to be sure you have the economic wisdom that comes from God’s Word itself. Next time on Equipped, he will share sound Biblical teaching and talk with his friend and small business coach Ian Watts. Together they will take your calls and help you grow a business that honors God and cares for your community!
Pastor or Mrs. Pastor, how is your marriage this Valentine’s Day? With nearly 30 years in Christian service, Geoff and Sherry Surratt have experienced the tremendous joys and challenging lows of ministry life. Along the way, they also experienced the rip-tide that is only visible to couples in Christian ministry – that undercurrent that can pull your marriage under. It’s a candid conversation about the unique demands of ministry life which may be just the life-line your marriage needs!
Many couples plan for their wedding but fail to plan for marriage. With more than 35 years of experience counseling couples, Dr. Gary Chapman has found that most marriages suffer because they never prepared well to work together as a team. If you are looking forward to marriage, newly married or need to improve your relationship, don’t miss the next edition of Equipped with Chris Brooks! Dr. Chapman will take your calls and guide you toward success with your spouse!
The U.S. Census Bureau reports 23% of our children live with single mothers. What have you done to reach out with love and encouragement to the single moms you know? Michelle Lynn Senters raised 2 daughters on her own and knows first-hand how hard this job can be. She shares insider information on demonstrating the love of Christ to single mothers, practically and spiritually. If you are a single mother, we want to hear from you, too, next time on Equipped with Chris Brooks!
The Christian life is not a light-hearted commitment. It takes courage, intention and discipline. It can be a struggle to obey when it’s not popular, or to yield our rights to others, or to live joyfully in the face of hopelessness. For a big dose of encouragement, don’t miss Chris Brooks’ conversation with author and speaker Lina Abujamra about authentic Christianity and the resolute love of Jesus!
When Jesus encountered people, He never left them the same and He responded differently to women than he did to men. He always met them at their deepest need with His life-changing love. Author Kelli Worrall reminds us that Jesus is the same Person today - He still longs to meet your needs and change your life! Join the conversation as we examine personal encounters with Christ and the transforming power of His Love.
When it comes to speaking truth, no one does it more directly than Pastor Ralph Douglas West. Whether he’s in his pulpit in Houston, addressing a conference in Chicago or talking with us on the radio, you can count on Pastor West to give it to you straight! We ‘ll talk about Christians in our culture and what we need to be one new people, next time on Equipped with Chris Brooks!
Jesus called Satan the father of lies and these lies are at the root of our struggles in life. Where do we find freedom? In the One who conquered Satan and his lies! Bible teacher Nancy Demoss Wolgemuth will point us to Biblical truths for a life of victory and abundance in Christ!
Greg Thornton, interim president of Moody Global Ministries joins Chris with a special invitation for all our listeners.
Then we’ll examine what Christian unity looks like in today’s culture. Researcher, pastor and missiologist Ed Stetzer joins Chris to examine the mandates Jesus left for his followers that propel us toward true oneness and influence for God’s glory!
Chris Brooks is the senior pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1600-member church in the heart of Detroit. Chris is also a Dean at 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 and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah and Sophia.