Debbie Stephens from Equipped to Go recently visited our campus and led a system wide security training in an effort to update our administrators and leaders in the most recent security and crises management techniques. Our desire is to help our students follow the great commandment all the while remaining safe as they work in the fields. Debbie’s wisdom, insight, and experience was invaluable to our team in helping us see some of our previous mistakes and how we can avoid making any new ones in the future. Regardless of what kind of team you lead, trust us, you can learn something from Debbie’s ability to articulate how we can all be safer as we GO.
ACE HUBBARD, Director of Missions, Christian Academy of Louisville
Equipped To Go has been a valuable asset to us in the growth and development of our Congregational Trips Department. With 50+ teams being sent out annually, we needed a training platform to train and equip our team leaders, and Equipped To Go provided just that!
W. PAUL RUPERT, Coordinator Congregational Trips - Gateway Church Southlake, TX
I would recommend Equipped To Go without hesitation as an outstanding resource for your church, as you develop long-term partnerships with missionaries on the field, or plan to engage an unengaged unreached people group as a missionary church to those God leads you to serve. They have excellent skills in the areas of training, logistics, strategy and communication!
ALAN DUNCAN, Senior Associate Pastor-Church Growth, Manley Baptist Church
Debbie has a heart to see people who are engaged in the Great Commission be fully equipped for the task. She is a great teacher and equipper. She will help people in your church be better prepared for cross cultural missions.
LARRY MCCRARY, The Upstream Collective
Debbie is a disciplemaker with a heart for the nations. She has trained team leaders & led teams to the ends of the earth. Combining passion with practice, she is effective in communicating the ‘how’ of missions as well as the ‘why.’ I wholeheartedly recommend her to assist your church in its mission!
PHIL N, Director of Affinity Connections Team, IMB - International Mission Board
Over the past eighteen months, God has impressed on the hearts of our young adults a need to reach out to a particular people group located outside the U.S. Historically, our church has a long track record of missions and service within the borders of the U.S., but our involvement in work outside the continental U.S. has been non-existent. With no prior experience, we knew we had a steep learning curve ahead of us. A colleague recommended we contact Debbie Stephens with Equipped To Go. I am so glad we did. Debbie helped us set up a training session that provided a great foundation for missions in other countries. Her passion, expertise, and wealth of experience in this area quickly put us on a good path. Debbie’s training approach helped us better understand what we could expect and what questions to ask. Debbie’s tips on how to develop the proper mindset for missions is proving to be invaluable. Because of the help we received from Equipped To God, we are moving forward, with greater confidence, along the path to which God is calling us. Without hesitation, I would recommend Debbie and Equipped To Go to anyone planning mission activities outside the continental U.S.
GARY ALLEY, Student/Young Adult Pastor-First Baptist Church Kingston TN
Debbie Stephens’ passion for global missions combined with her gifts as a teacher and her hands-on experience in directing a church’s international program make her a trainer and consultant par excellence. Your church’s global impact will take leaps forward by engaging Debbie’s help to develop your program and train your leaders.
ELLEN LIVINGOOD, President - Catalyst Services