Because Inspired Discipleship includes regular engagement with a teacher and conversation with peers, there is a general schedule.
In 2019, we’ll conclude registration on August 30th and begin Created for Covenant, our study of the historical books of the Old Testament, on September 15th.
There will be no new lectures to watch, readings, or small group discussions during the week of Nov 24th (US Thanksgiving), the weeks of Dec 15th through Dec 29th (Advent/Christmas), the week of Feb 23rd (Start of Lent), or the weeks of April 5th through 12th (Holy Week and the Easter Octave).
Our final week/lesson of the 2019-20 year will be the week of May 10, 2020.
Can I “Miss” a Week/Lesson?
Yes! One of the benefits of an online learning experience is the flexibility to devote time when you have it to watching a lecture, reading the Bible, and more. For example, for a weekly lesson, the video lecture, readings, and written response questions will be available both before and after the particular week of the lesson. If you’re on vacation, have a busy time of work/family responsibilities, etc. it’s fine to work ahead or catch up after you return. (See “What’s a week/lesson like?”).
If you know that you’ll be unable to regularly participate in a video conference small group discussion at the same time most weeks, we recommend you choose an asynchronous (meaning “at any time”) style small group. These small groups will discuss via typing, as in a chat or discussion board, so that each person can participate at a time convenient to them.
Each lesson also includes live video conference Q&A with your professor. This is optional, so if you’re unable to attend regularly due to family/work commitments, etc. that’s completely fine!