Grab your community group at any time to move together through the course, or join an open group that launches 5 times a year. Each week, you can complete the lesson at a time and place convenient for you.
Cover to Cover
The Story of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation
During this course, you will be guided through the entire Bible to give you an understanding of the structure, timeline, and major themes of Scripture.
The Life of Christ
The Mission and Message of Jesus
This course will give you a deeper appreciation for Jesus as we examine the context, claims, works, message, death, and resurrection of the greatest life ever lived.
Foundations of Christian Discipleship
This course will help you understand the foundations of Christian discipleship. You will gain a deeper knowledge of the Christian life and a clear way forward to grow in your relationship with Jesus.
The Origin and Reliability of God’s Written Word
Where did Scripture come from? What confidence do we have that it is reliable? What relevance does an ancient book have for our lives today? In this course you will discover the origin, reliability, and relevance of God’s written Word.
Keys to Effective Bible Study
How to Read, Interpret, and Apply the Bible
Do you ever wonder if your understanding of Scripture is accurate? Do you find it challenging to interpret the Bible? Are you looking to gain skills to enhance your study of God’s written Word? This course will equip you with the tools you need to effectively read, interpret, and apply Scripture.
Know What You Believe
Understanding the Essentials of Christianity
Are you able to explain the basic beliefs of the Christian faith? Do you know why you believe what you believe? This course will teach you the essentials of Christianity and the implications doctrine has on decisions we make every day.
Answering the Tough Ones
How to Respond to Skeptics
How confident are you at answering commonly asked questions of the Christian faith? This course will equip you to give an accurate, measured, biblical response to issues like the problem of evil, the reliability of Scripture, and various pressing social issues.
Equipping Online for Community Groups
Get equipped with your community group through group-based learning and discussion that guides you into a deeper understanding of the Christian faith.
This flexible format provides an opportunity for all members to participate. Discussion questions are embedded in the course to stimulate conversation and growth as you study Scripture together. Each week, you and your group listen to audio recordings of the teaching content and take part in weekly reading assignments, discussion questions, and review quizzes.
Cost: $20 per course, per person. Contact your Community Shepherd for more information.
The format of the courses requires an official start and end time, which means that a learner cannot start a course whenever they choose. However, within the course registration, learners will choose whichever course they would like to take, and the flexibility that is offered is the convenience of not having to come to a specific building at a specific time.
Learners have the ability to progress through the content (within the 7 weeks of the course window) at a location that is best for the learner, and during the day/week/weekend that is convenient for each individual learner. The discussion is ongoing, so learners can participate in discussion questions throughout the week, listen to the material and view the content in a flexible manner that relates to the learner’s individual schedule, within the 7 weeks of the course window.
First, register for an Equipping Online Course. Second, once the invitation is sent via email address provided, each individual learner must accept the invitation.
If a learner has never taken an Equipping Online Course, they will need to create a new account (not the same account as Watermark account). Once they have created a new account and logged in, they will have access to the course that they are registered. From there, learners will have the ability to progress through the content on a weekly basis. The week’s material will unlock each Thursday, early in the morning.
The cost of the class does not include the purchase of the book. The book is an optional purchase but is highly recommended for study and discussion within the course. The online course has a cost due to a couple factors: The use of an outside company that provides access to the material, if a participant were to be taking an Equipping Course in live format there is class fee, and then also the financial motivator, “some skin in the game.”
Each Equipping Online Course has a 7-week window to complete all the content, 100%. If the learner falls behind, they will have access to all the material leading up to the calendar’s availability.
For example, if the course is currently in its fourth week of content, but a learner has only progressed through 1 or 2 weeks’ worth of content, they will have access to all 4 weeks’ worth of content, and the learner would need to use the flexibility provided to catch up, within the 7-week window.
Yes, however, each course cost $20. Each learner has the ability to register for one or more courses, but the individual’s calendar and discipline to complete the course material is on the individual learner to decide if taking more than one course is appropriate.
No. The courses are welcome to be a resource to equip all people, in all places in their relationship with Christ, from all over the world! We have had people from all over the United States and including some learners from Turkey and Australia participating in these courses.
Yes. Please contact your Community Shepherd and email firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration can be found here.
Yes. Please email email@example.com for more information. Communication of this is necessary, otherwise not guaranteed.
Unfortunately, no. If a learner does not finish the course in the 7-week window, their access to the material is not extended. They may register for the course again to have access, paying the registration fee once more.