Grab your community group at any time to move together through a course, or join an open group that launches 3 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 learners cannot start a course whenever they choose. However, we offer these courses multiple times each year. Since the course is completely online, learners have the flexibility to participate in discussion questions, listen to the material, and view the content at a time and location convenient for them.
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After registering for an Equipping Online Course, an invitation is emailed to learners the week the course starts. Each person must click “accept” in the email invitation. If learners have never taken a course, they will need to create a Pathwright account, which is not the same as the learners’ Watermark account. Once they have created an account and logged in, they will have access to their course material. New material will unlock each Thursday morning.
We use a third-party company for our online platform, so the fee helps cover our overhead costs. We also believe that having “some skin in the game” is a motivator for participants to complete the course. The cost does not include the purchase of the optional book.
Each Equipping Online Course has an 8-week window to complete the entire content. If learners fall behind during the 8-week window for the course, they still have access to the material that is available to the cohort. For example, if the course is currently in its fourth week of content but learners have only completed week 2, they still have access to all 4 weeks’ worth of content. Learners have the flexibility to catch up within the 8-week window.
No. The courses are open to everyone. We have had learners from around the world, including Turkey and Australia! We hope that the courses will encourage learners who have not trusted in Christ to explore His claims and to answer the question, “Who do you say I am?”
Learners who do not finish within the 8-week window will no longer have access to the course materials when the window closes. To regain access, they must re-register and pay the course fee again. Learners who complete the entire course will continue to have access to all course materials even when the course window is closed.