5 Study Tracks!

If you're saying,
“I just want the current LIVE Class!”
Simple!  Just register for the SILVER Track!!

$0 /mo

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$37 /mo

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$47 /mo

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$57 /mo

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$77 /mo

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Choose Only One Track 

Free Track

Allows you to access all free courses & materials.

The purpose of this track is to give you valuable material while allowing you to see how our program works. We have free courses here, and other videos and materials. 

Free

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Bronze Track

Our Foundational Option. 

This track is specifically designed to help you develop responsible, contextual, and conversational study methods for biblical texts. 

This track has 3 pre-selected recorded courses. Move at your own pace. You will be able to offer feedback.

3 Specific Recorded Courses

  1. Course 1:
    Enhance Your Biblical Text Study................................ 16 hrs
    (Each segment below is required before the next one.)
BIBLICAL TEXT
      The Bible as a Book............................. (2.5 hrs)
      Study Tools........................................... (2.0 hrs)
      Backgrounds........................................ (2.0 hrs)
      OT/NT Flyover...................................... (2.0 hrs)
      OT Intro/Survey................................... (2.0 hrs) (coming)
METHOD
      PROBE................................................... (5.0 hrs)
      Supportive Engagement..................... (0.5 hrs)

(Course 1 is strongly suggested before or as you enter Gold/Platinum. Discussions often assume you have been through this material.)

BRONZE MEDALLION;
If you would like to earn the Bronze Medallion Award, you must also complete the next 2 courses and book.

  1. Course 2:
    Isaiah 40-56:

    “Streams in the Desert: Hope for Weary Souls” ........... 8 hrs

    (This course can only be taken after #1)

  2. Course 3:
    Lk/Acts:
    "Filled with the Spirit"
    ....................................................... 15 hrs

    (This course can only be taken after #2)

  3. Read this book: The Art of Biblical Conversation.

The recorded sessions are 1 hour each, just as they were delivered LIVE! And they will feel LIVE!

Upon completion and verification of all three courses and the book, you will receive the  Bronze Medallion Award commemorating your completion of this track!  

$37/mo

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Silver Track

If you "just want to sit in on the current LIVE Gold course," then you are in the right place. See Silver ACCESS below. 

What You Get

As a Silver Track member, you have full access to three tracks:

  1. the Free Track
  2. the Bronze Track
  3. the Silver Track

Following are specific to the Silver Track:

  1. Main Course:  "Silver ACCESS"
    Access to the Gold Track Recordings..................................................15 hrs
    • Silver ACCESS gives you direct access to the Gold Track LIVE course recordings.
    • You'll be "sitting in" by video the day after each LIVE session (i.e., you will not be attending LIVE). 
    • You'll also be eavesdropping on the private Gold 24/7 discussion group (i.e., you can read their comments, but you won't be able to reply); 

SILVER MEDALLION AWARD:
IF you decide you would like to earn a Silver Medallion you must also (at your own pace) complete the next 2 courses and book: 

  1. Course 2:
    Gospels: “101 Days with Jesus” [recorded]........................................... 19 hrs

  2. Course 3: 
    Genesis 1-11: “Then and Now” [recorded].............................................15 hrs

  3. Read the book:  Scripture, Canon, & Inspiration. 

The recorded sessions are 1 hour each, just as they were delivered LIVE! And they will feel LIVE!

Upon completion and verification of all three courses and the book, you will receive the  Silver Medallion Award commemorating your completion of this track!    

$47/mo

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Gold Track

The Mastermind Group: English text.

 Allows you to have full access to all aspects of the English-based program including a lively discussion community.  LIVE sessions (1 hour per week, which also get recorded) and 24/7 email discussion make this a powerful study environment.

Basic Info 

1. What Is the Gold Track?

The Gold Track is the heart and soul of our study program. Unlike the Free, Bronze, and Silver tracks (which are content-limited tracks), the Gold Track is a focused Mastermind Group for serious Bible study partners in a committed, ongoing study environment.

  1. This is an exclusive study track on a focused topic.
  2. It takes a motivated team through a year long study program announced for that year.   
2. Current Group Study Topic

For January to December 2021 the topic of focus is Apocalyptic Literature. This will take our group through numerous OT and NT texts, as well as some of the Dead Sea Scrolls and various apocryphal and pseudepigraphical literature. This will help you with every part of biblical literature; it is not a minor or insignificant subject in biblical documents.  

3. Email Discussion Group

You have access to our incredibly valuable 24/7 email-based discussion group. You will soon discover that this group is as valuable as the LIVE classes. In fact, the two work in tandem for a stellar study/learning experience.

You are manually added to the discussion group.  

What You Have Access To

Following are the specific features of the Gold Track

1. Full Access

 Allows you to have full access to all aspects of the English-based program.

  1. Access to the following Tracks:  Free, Bronze, Silver, Gold. (You are encouraged to work through the earlier tracks, because Gold will assume a knowledge of those tracks.)
  2. LIVE sessions (1 hour per week, which also get recorded and are available 24/7 for review) 
  3. 24/7 lively email discussion community

Mastermind groups are select groups. They are focused, committed, and the best opportunity for creating a dynamic group study.

2. Virtual Commentary

You will have access to over 1000 hours of biblical text courses and studies arranged by biblical book or topic. (e.g., 25 hours of studies in Matthew, etc.). Every new course we do automatically gets put into this resource for later reference. 

The Program

1. Some Important Requirements:

Open to all adults. There are some important requirements.   

  • Bronze Track Course #1 is a requirement (or at least strongly encouraged) for entry into Gold.
  • Enrollment for new study partners in the Gold Track is open only once a year (in January).
  • After January, the only way into the Gold Track is after one is a member of Silver for 3 full months and has demonstrated steady interest in the Gold Track.
  • Also, if one leaves the Gold Track during the year, there will be a financial penalty equivalent to one month ($57) to get back in before the next enrollment season begins.
  • Be sure to read the first FAQ below (in yellow) for more specifics. 

The goal is not to keep people out, but rather to build a strong, committed, and focused study community in a year-long study course.

These recorded sessions are 1 hour each, just as they were delivered LIVE! And they will feel LIVE!

2. The Gold Medallion Award

The requirements for this are being considered. This will be a rigorous, but achievable, study course that goes above and beyond merely attending LIVE or recorded sessions.

This is not a requirement; it is only for those who want to accomplish something truly worthwhile. Currently, the plan is that upon completion and verification of the prescribed requirements, you will receive a Gold Medallion Award, as well as an actual, physical 2-3 inch Gold Medallion commemorating that you have gone above and beyond the mere basics, and that you have shown excellence for this track!  (And no, of course it will not be real gold!)

$57/mo

Currently Full

Platinum Track

The Mastermind Group: Greek & English text. 

Allows qualified study partners to have full access to all aspects of both the Greek & English-based programs. 

"Qualified" means those who are learning First Year Greek or beyond. If you have had Greek previously, this group will help you strengthen and solidify it.

A great deal of attention is given to the study of the Greek text. Separate classes and discussion are held for Greek from the English based classes. Whether you have had Greek already, or want to learn Greek from scratch, this track will provide that for you.

This Greek Mastermind group is a select group. It is focused, committed, and the best opportunity for community study of the Greek text of the NT and OT

Some Important Requirements:

Although open to all adults, there are some important requirements.  For example: 

  • Because Platinum study partners have access to the entire Gold English group, enrollment guidelines for Platinum are the same as Gold.
  • If you leave the group during the year, there will be a financial penalty equivalent to one month ($77) to get back in before the next enrollment season begins.
  • Be sure to read the first FAQ below (in yellow) for more specifics.

The goal is not to keep people out, but rather to limit people from "bouncing in and out of the program" during the year. We hope to build a strong, committed, and focused study community in a year-long study course.

PLATINUM MEDALLION

(The requirements for this are being considered.)

$77/mo

Currently Full

Choose Only One of the Five

When you choose a Track, it becomes your Primary Track.
But you also get all the Tracks below it.
For example, if you choose the Gold Track as your Primary Track,
you also have access to Silver, Bronze, and Free.
But you only pay the Gold membership fee. 

For complete info about this and to choose one:

Go to the Registration Page

Platinum

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Free

FAQs
About the 5 Study Tracks

Lee Patmore

[The following is an actual post sent to everyone in our group
during an ongoing discussion on 10/23/2020.]

It strikes me as a profound credit to IABC that a Canadian woman in her 30’s without a college education is having this kind of a conversation
with a Ph.D. student in his 60’s (I’m guessing, Barry)
half way around the world in Romania.

I am immensely proud of Katrina and the journey she has been on these past few years in doing the research necessary for her to write her historical novel Dividing Sword and the next novel she has in the works. This kind of forum for conversation [that we have at IABC], under the guidance and leadership of someone of Gary’s caliber is truly a mind blowing opportunity. And I urge each of you to make the most of it.