Watermark’s Online Equipping courses offer a variety of opportunities for you to strengthen your faith and gain a greater understanding of God’s Word.
This is a great opportunity for you to expand your understanding of Scripture and deepen your walk with Christ.
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.
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.
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.
Online Equipping for Community Groups
All online courses are available to Watermark community groups. Community groups can start a course at any time.
Through group-based learning and discussion, you and your community group can learn more about Scripture and gain a better understanding of the Christian faith.
Community Groups have the opportunity to communicate Moderator selection, course pace, and start date of the course in the request form.
For individuals registering to take an Online Equipping Course, the start date is determined by ample fellow registrants for the course and the availability of a Moderator. Courses will be launched weekly.
Courses are completely on online, giving learners the flexibility to participate in discussion questions, read and listen to material, and view the content at a time and location convenient for them during the week.
Moderators provide the course learners with accountability, encouragement within the course, and help to foster the discussion. Each course has a Moderator who is also a ministry partner, helping to shepherd the course learners and be available for questions.
Community Groups provide a Moderator from within their group, whether that is a Shepherd, a Director, the Community Group Leader(s), or a member of the Community Group, that is encouraged and impassioned to shepherd their group through the course material. Reach out to Shepherds and Directors with questions.
Moderators are provided for queue-based groups, which are composed of individuals seeking to be equipped, not Community Groups.
Yes. Please provide the name(s) in your Online Equipping Course registration. Questions can be sent to email@example.com.
Yes. One member of a Community Group will submit a request form to provide members of the Community Group with the registration form. In the request form, members who will be participating can be indicated. Upon submission, an email with the registration form will be sent to those members to complete in order to launch their Online Equipping Course
We recommend taking the courses in the listed order, but it is only a recommendation. Pray about and process with your Community which order is best for you. Find all courses offered.
After registering for an Online Equipping Course, an invitation is emailed to learners the week the course starts. Each person must click “accept” in the email invitation. Upon acceptance of the invitation, learners will have access to course material.
First-time learners, please register for an Online Equipping Courses. Upon completion of registration and launch of the Online Equipping Course, an invitation will be sent by email that a learner must accept for access to their course. Learners who are actively taking a course or have previously completed a course can go to watermark.pathwright.com.
To sync Watermark and Pathwright accounts and for single sign-on, learners can,
Check your email address on Pathwright:
Once your email address is the same on both systems, you should be good to go!
If you have any questions during this process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 recommended optional book.
Community Groups can customize their pace in the initial registration to provide ample opportunity for growth and completion. For individuals, each Online Equipping 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 previous lesson material that is available to the cohort. For example, if the course is currently in its fourth lesson of content but learners have only completed lesson 2, they still have access to all 4 lessons’ worth of content. Learners have the flexibility to catch up within the 8-week window.
The required material takes about an average 2-3 hours per lesson to complete in an 8-week course pace. Each course also offers about an hour’s worth of additional, but highly recommended, reading material. Course pace and individual learning style will be a factor to consider.
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?”
No, the Online Equipping Courses cover different materials. Information about Equipped Disciple.
Learners who do not finish within the course 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. Those who complete the entire course will continue to have access to all course materials even when the course window is closed.