Frequently Asked Questions
WHO ARE GOSPEL COHORTS FOR?
In a nutshell, Gospel Cohorts are biblical training for men and women to make disciples in their unique, everyday context for the glory of God. It's training for people who do not have the time, resources, or desire to attend a full seminary program. While the training is deep and extremely beneficial, the workload is light enough for a majority of people, in most life situations, to thrive in.
WHAT IS THE LEARNING PHILOSOPHY OF GOSPEL COHORTS?
Let's face it, we want to learn more, but where do we fit it in our schedule? Some of us are great at self-study, and some of us do better in a classroom environment. We believe that our hybrid approach of an online delivered curriculum, done in study groups, and gathered for Conference Weekends is an excellent solution.
WHAT'S THE TIME COMMITMENT?
Gospel Cohorts are built on learning in community. You do not meet in a classroom setting, other than the two Conference Weekends, where we gather for a Friday night, and most of a Saturday together. On a weekly basis, there is flexibility. You'll be meeting with your Study Group once a week, but you can meet at a time and place that fits best for your group.
You can anticipate that the reading and coursework will take about 3 hours per week, and the Study Group meetings will often last 60-90 minutes, at whatever weekly time works best for you and your Study Group members.
WHAT IS A STUDY GROUP?
At the heart of Gospel Cohorts is study-group based learning. A Study Group is a few people who meet weekly and discuss the assigned readings and assignments. On their own, the content of the learning materials and Conference Weekends is exceptional, but a Study Group is the glue that binds learning, growth, and community with strong theological foundations.
Our desire is that Study Groups are multi-generational, non gender specific, and made up of people who are part of the same church.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The cost is $325 per person. Married couples can register together for $550. These costs cover the curriculum itself, as well as costs associated to the two Conference Weekends. This is not a money making thing for us! If money is what's holding you back from participating, please let us know (here) and we can discuss a scholarship.
WHAT DATES DO I NEED TO KNOW?
Registration is open now!
Registration closes January 4, 2022
Intro Night: January 7th, 2022
Conference Weekend 1: March 18-19, 2022
Conference Weekend 2: June 3-4, 2022
WHAT HAPPENS ON A CONFERENCE WEEKEND?
There are two Conference Weekends (plus an Intro Night). The highlights of the time will be spent hearing from a keynote speaker who will be teaching on some topic that's applicable to the curriculum for that term, as well as listening to each student give an 8 minute presentation from that semester's curriculum. These are incredibly encouraging times, and are the backbone of the Gospel Cohort experience. Lunch and snacks will also be served and often there will be a time of worshipping Jesus together.
WHERE DOES IT MEET?
Conference Weekends will be held at the Anthem TO Office. 2667 N. Moorpark Rd. Suite 200. Thousand Oaks 91360.
Weekly Study Groups will be held at times and locations decided by each Study Group.
CAN I JOIN MID-YEAR?
CAN I PARTICIPATE IF I DON'T LIVE IN VENTURA COUNTY?
Absolutely! The only requirements are that you register alongside at least two other students from your region (to form a Study Group) and that you attend every Conference Weekend in Thousand Oaks.