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Founders:

Joe Friberg
Tammie Friberg

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Founders Joe and Tammie Friberg launched Equip Disciples with the simple vision of facilitating ministry by members of Christ's Body as they exercise their spiritual gifts. God has distributed gifts across the Body. His purpose is that every Christian should become mature and minister to others and serve them with their gifts. This includes laypeople who, through a lifetime of walking with Christ, have vast reservoirs of life experience, knowledge of Scripture, and perspective that can be shared with others.

In many parts of the world, church leaders don't have the benefit of many of resources that we take for granted. While we are far from perfect as individuals or as churches, still, our Christian, Bible-based heritage offers many benefits we can share with others. Even we as laypeople have blessings to offer other believers across the globe.

At the same time, we have many things to learn ourselves. Whenever we cross boundaries to preach the gospel, teach the Scriptures, disciple others, encourage the work of ministry--we invariably find that we ourselves are encouraged, challenged, and strengthened in our own faith and obedience. We often gain a clearer perspective on ourselves as we observe others' lives. Or it often happens that another person's perspective on our lives opens our eyes to our own cultural blind spots.

As iron sharpens iron,
    so one man sharpens another.
(Proverbs 27.17)

Tammie and Joe have three children ages seven to fifteen. Each of them has come to know and love the Lord, and are actively and enthusiastically serving the Lord in their own ways. They assist in classes for younger kids or help with computers and media, according to the gifts and talents God has given them.

Tammie serves as Executive Director of Equip Disciples and oversees much of what we do, so if you contact us, she is likely to be the person you'll hear from first.

Joe serves as President of Equip Disciples, gets involved in many of the mission projects, and helps out with many assorted details.

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