South West Equipping and Training (SWEAT) is a course with a difference…a unique and dynamic year of preparation for life and ministry. Not only does it include accredited biblical and theoretical teaching, its focus is on character development and leadership skills through practical training!
The year is geared towards maturing your faith as an individual and as part of a team, establishing knowledge and understanding of biblical principles, the Word of God and fostering your relationship with the Father. There is equipping followed by practical application, ongoing discipleship as you share accommodation with your leaders and community living making the year more than just your average Bible College…it’s a true foundation for life.
The heart of SWEAT is to practically equip leaders within the Church, community, family and market place with a Christ-centred foundation enabling them to make godly decisions that will sustain them in every area of their life and ministry.
SWEAT is designed for people of all ages, both singles and married couples, even families with children. The only prerequisite is to be young at heart and be ready to have your life accelerated into the fast lane with God in the drivers seat.
We first prepare you by looking at personal wholeness and biblical foundations. Highlights include a two-week orientation on the Cornish coast, a Leadership Training School, the 48hour challenge and the Amazing Race. Next we prepare you to take the message into the community. Courses include Project & Self Management, Principles of Preaching, Dance and Drama as well as two community projects; 'The Explorers Kids Club' and ‘Illuminate’ (a multimedia live entertainment event). Finally we equip you to lead. You will face your fears, understand poverty and go on local and national missions (working with other organisations), with schools work, youth clubs, community events and practically serving local churches.
You only have one life. Make it count!
Take a look at SWEAT in action…
Where is it?
SWEAT is based in the South West of England in Plymouth.