Since Frank officially released his discipleship course, Living by the Indwelling Life of Christ, it has exploded.
Over 1,800 people have registered and many are commenting on its profound impact.
What follows are the questions we have received about the discipleship course and our answers.
Q. If I get the course, do I have to complete it within a certain time frame?
A. No, you can work through it at your own pace at any time and from any place.
Q. If I get the course today, how long will I have access to it?
A. You will always have access to it. There is no expiration date. So you can start it today and finish it 5 years from now, if you want. 🙂
Q. Why does the course open and close?
The same reason why college courses open and close. It’s best to have a new group of students taking the course at the same time. This also gives Frank more margin to interact with the students via the Q & A. In addition, it gives us time to work on any technical problems when registration is closed as well as time to create more Home Editions, which takes both time and money to produce.
Q. I’m a pastor. If I get the Church License, can all of my congregants access the course, and can they do it on their own time or do they have to go through it at the same time?
A. All the members of your local church will be given access with the Church License, and they can work through the course at their own pace. Again, there is no expiration date so they will always have access. Even if a church has only 10 members, if they all chip in equally, they will get the course at about half price. If a church or Bible study group has more than 10 people, the price is even better.
Q. I’m married. If I get the course, does my wife have to get her own to go through it?
A. No. By getting the Individual License, your spouse has access to the course also. (The same for the Home Edition.) This doesn’t apply to friends, however, only to couples. This is stated on the course page.
Q. Is this course for organic or missional churches only?
A. No way. It’s for any individual Christian who wants to learn how to live by the Lord and it’s for any type of church. We have traditional churches, institutional churches, liturgical churches as well as organic churches, simple churches, local men’s groups, women’s groups, and local Bible studies that are taking the course. If you’re a Christian who is interested in making practical Paul’s words, “Not I, but Christ lives in me,” then this course is for you.
Q. I’m going through the course right now and I’m impressed with the quality of it. The messages are blowing me away. This is meeting a big need in my life and I want my friends to know about it. How can I share it with them?
A. Easy. Just send them the course link – TheDeeperJourney.com – where they can read all about the course, including testimonials. They can also access the free samples and join the wait list.
Q. I’m half way through the course and I must say that I’ve never heard that living by the indwelling life of Jesus is the core of discipleship. In fact I’ve never heard anyone talk about this today. Now I see it so clearly in the Bible. Why is this?
A. Well, you are right in that it’s rarely taught today. The reason, we believe, is that most preachers just read and follow the popular contemporary scholars and preachers of our time. So they are merely repeating what they’ve heard and read. They’ve not read the authors, both past and present, who have unveiled this critical dimension of the Christian walk.
Q. How long is the course?
A. All together, the course messages are just under 9 hours total. The workbook is 40 pages long and it contains many free audio messages as well. So it contains well over 15 hours of teaching with those added. Again, you can go through the course at your own pace, and it’s always available to you.
Q. Can I get the course on CD and is there a physical workbook?
A. Yes, the Home Edition of the course has everything in a CD and a workbook in a physical binder.
Q. Before I get it, can I read what other people are saying about the course?
A. Yes, click here to read testimonials from people who heard the messages live or took the course when Frank first delivered them.
Q. Can I get a sample of the course so I know if I want to get it or not?
Introduction (Epic Jesus) – the course makes this conference message practical.
Session 1 (Living by the Indwelling Life of Christ – Part I)
The Deeper Journey – Part 2
Q. Can I download the audios and put them on my iPod or iPhone?
A. Yes. Once you get the course, you can download each audio session and put them on your smart device or computer.
Q. This is probably a stupid question, but I assume there’s a registration fee for the course because it costs quite a bit for you all to produce, right?
Yes. Premium courses like this one cost an astronomical amount of time and money to produce. And those costs are ongoing. In addition, when a person pays for a course like this, they value it. People who get high-quality resources for free take them for granted. But when a person has skin in the game (so to speak), they take advantage of the resource, and this ends up benefiting them. So in that respect, charging a price for a resource like this course is to the benefit of the users, especially when most of Frank’s other work is free of charge. See this article for more on this subject.
Q. Can I pay for the course with credit card?