Serve and Equip provides free Bible training resources online in a variety of formats including multi-media and YouTube links. Each of these tools are available for you to use and share with others – providing you do not charge for their use (see license agreement). There are Bible book outlines, Bible Surveys, Devotional Studies, Topical Studies, Training Diagrams as well as Church leadership resources. All of these resources can be of value to you from the time you realize that your sins can be forgiven which gives you new life in Christ, on to the process of maturing and becoming a more effective disciple maker who is able to teach others also.
Be sure to take a look around the website to find resources that would be of value to YOU – today.
Serve and Equip also provides limited technical support to those serving in Christian ministry as time allows and God provides opportunity and means.
Serve and Equip was established in May of 2014 at the request of the board of directors of American Indian Bible Institute (AIBI).
AIBI was established in 1966 for the purpose of developing godly reproducing Christians in the Native American communities of Los Angeles, California. Over the course of time, hundreds of pages of Bible training materials were developed that were designed for those with English as a second language and were not culturally specific in presentation. As of 1999, these free Bible training resources, which were used in AIBI’s local classes, became available on-line on the AIBI Resources website (http://www.aibi.org). This outreach of AIBI continued to grow in exposure and usage. It has expanded through the internet to individuals in over 140 different countries. Free computer CDs have been sent to over 70 different countries.
In order to provide the opportunity for this aspect of the AIBI outreach to continue to expand as the Lord allows, in 2013, the AIBI board requested the establishment of what is now known as “Serve and Equip”.
Statement of Faith
A summary of what Serve and Equip holds to:
Bible – The Bible is the inspired Word of God that is without (and unable to have) error in the original manuscripts. It is the authority over all life and practice.
God – God is the single uncreated Spirit who eternally exists in Three coequal and coeternal Divine Persons: The Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Father – The Father is the Sovereign King. Everything exists for His glory.
Son – Jesus Christ humbled Himself and became a man to obey the Father and redeem the elect.
Spirit – The Holy Spirit moves in the hearts of man through the Word of God to accomplish the purposes of God.
Creation – God created all things, including man and woman in His image, as recorded in Scripture.
Fall – Man chose to disobey God, even though He had been nothing but kind to him. This forever placed all mankind in slavery to sin.
Condemnation – All men deserve the eternal punishment of God’s wrath, as sin must be punished according to His character.
Salvation – By turning from sin to God in repentance and faith, man acknowledges that his payment was laid upon Christ, who is the perfect substitute in life and death. Raised from the dead providing new life. It is by grace alone, through faith alone, and in Christ alone that man is saved from sin and its punishment. Salvation is offered to all men, though true life requires the work of the Holy Spirit in the heart.
Sanctification – Christ purchased those who turn to Him and commands Spirit-enabled transformation. The man given new life is to use this life for Christ.
Glorification – One day which is postponed only by God’s patience toward sinners, all men will be judged for their deeds. Those who accepted Christ’s payment on their behalf will be counted as righteous because of Christ and will be brought into eternal fellowship with Him. Those who do not turn to Christ will be eternally judged and under the just wrath of God.