June 24–30, 2018
Equip exists to provide space for high school students to explore what they believe, why they believe it, and how to best live that out in the world. The Equip schedule is designed to incorporate each of these elements.
Below is the 2017 Equip schedule. We will update it with the 2018 schedule as soon as all our dates and activities are confirmed!
“It was the first time in which I actually took down notes when the speakers gave their talks, something I have never been able to do.”—Equip participant
Arrival and La Vida Team Building
Gordon College Adjunct Lecturer in Theology, Lauri Haugen presents Why Theology Matters
Morning Session: "Gear Up!"
Afternoon Activity: "Creation Care" with Dorothy Boorse, Professor of Biology
Whale Watching with Cape Ann Whale Watch
Morning Session: "Gear Up: Leah"
Afternoon Session: "Be Here Now"
High Ropes Course in the Gordon Woods with Abby Stroven, Senior Director of La Vida
Morning Session: "Gear Up: Esther"
Afternoon Activity: "Urban and Global Missions" with Sarah Snodgrass, Director of Global Missions, and Kika Ghobrial, Youth Pastor & Young Life Urban Ministry Leader
Morning Session: "Gear Up: Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego"
Afternoon Activity: "Social Media, Technology and Innovation"
Tech Workshop with Russ Tuck, Professor of Computer Science
Morning Session: "Gear Up: Elisha"
Afternoon Session: "The Arts"
Playwright and Improv Workshop with Norman Jones, Theatre Arts Director and Chair
9 a.m.: Student departure
Tom is a graduate of The University of Georgia (BA), Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div.), The University of Edinburgh (Th.M.) and is completing a Ph.D. in Homiletics at The London School of Theology and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Director of Discipleship
Lauren is a graduate of Eastern Nazarene College (BA) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where she received her MA in Counseling. She brings to her role at Gordon College a fusion of spiritual formation and psychology and a passion for inspiring others to pursue an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ.