First Things

Be a church leader with a freshly invigorated, clarified, and effective vocation.

Takes approximately 36 hours to complete.


Training more than one person?


Faith & Work, Justice & Mission Work, and Ministry Leadership

Course Description

First Things is a collection of twelve lessons on themes connected to the core of our human experience—Communion, Home, Fire, Vision, Burden, Voice, Context, Discernment, Opportunity, Threats, Risk, and Courage. Each of the twelve themes begins by exploring the heart of God, which leads to implications for the people of God, and finally to considerations for preaching and leading in response to our call to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God. The goal of the curriculum is a church leader with freshly invigorated, clarified, and effective vocation.

Meet Your Instructors

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Micah Groups

Brehm Preaching—A Lloyd John Ogilvie Initiative was established in 2009 as part of the Brehm Center for worship, theology, and the arts. Our vision is to catalyze a movement of empowered, wise preachers who do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God, leading others to join God’s mission in the world.

Micah Groups is the primary program that brings this vision to life. To date, more than 1300 preachers and church leaders around the world have joined this multiethnic, transdenominational movement of men and women leading the church to address pressing issues of justice while serving an ever more fragmented church.

What is a FULLER Equip course?

The FULLER Equip courses are designed with the goal of providing a comprehensive education in the study of Scripture and its practical applications to life, work, and the advancement of God's kingdom.

These courses are specifically tailored to meet the needs of learners around the world, offering a global perspective on the study of Scripture and its relevance to everyday life.

Whether you are looking to deepen your personal understanding of Scripture, or seeking to apply its principles to your professional life or ministry, FULLER Equip courses offer a wide range of resources and tools to help you achieve your goals.

From online lectures and interactive discussions to practical assignments and case studies, these courses are designed to engage learners at all levels and equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. So whether you are a beginner or an experienced student of Scripture, FULLER Equip courses have something to offer everyone.

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About FULLER Equip

FULLER Equip is an extension of Fuller Theological Seminary. It offers non-degree courses, professional certificate programs, training services, and research to help individuals and organizations advance the kingdom of God. FULLER Equip provides courses covering theology, leadership, counseling, and more. Professional certificate programs offer specialized study. Equip also offers training services such as customized workshops and coaching. Lastly, Equip conducts research and engages in strategic partnerships to innovate Christian ministry and service.

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