About Us

DAVE DAWSON                 MISSION                 THEOLOGY

Dave Dawson, Founder of Equipping The Saints

Dave Dawson Dave Dawson, Founder of Equipping The Saints, has been involved in the training of lay people for nearly forty years. As a highly effective communicator, Dave is an experienced teacher and conference speaker. He has taught Equipping The Saints at Denver Conservative Baptist Seminary, Dallas Bible College, and at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, under Dr. Roy Fish. For twelve years he conducted a year-long internship on training laymen to do the work of ministry for the Field Education Department of Dallas Theological Seminary. Dave was the National Director for The Navigators for twelve years in Singapore. It was there that Equipping The Saints was developed to equip lay people. Dave is the father of four grown children, and lives with his wife, Mary, in Dallas, Texas. He travels extensively throughout America, Asia, Europe, the Eastern Block and Africa in cooperation with mission agencies and other groups to develop Equipping The Saints and discipleship training in national and international churches and denominations.

Our Mission

The Wheel The Mission of Equipping The Saints is to help churches and mission organizations to train ordinary lay people to do the work of ministry and to edify the Body of Christ as instructed in Ephesians 4:12. Equipping The Saints seeks to practically balance the Great Commandment of Jesus Christ with His Great Commission in the lives of lay people through hands-on training programs.

Our Theology

Equipping The Saints is not associated with any church or denomination however, it does hold fast to the fundamental tenets of the Christian Faith as articulated in the Apostles Creed. Equippint The Saints affirms truth that can be proven through sound biblical exegesis and leaves the interpretation of issues which could be divisive to each organization or denomination. The inter-denominational perspective found in Equippint The Saints' materials and training programs is strictly maintained so that it may serve along-side conservative, evangelical and fundamental Bible-based churches and organizations.

Doctrinal Statement

We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired by God, and inerrant in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life.

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary and is true God and true man.

We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also that spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and in the case of those who reach moral responsibility become sinners in thought, word and deed.

We believe that the Lord Jesus died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.

We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven, in His present life there for us, as High Priest and Advocate

We believe in "that blessed hope," the personal, and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting, conscious punishment of the lost.