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I’m Registered, Now What?

Once you have joined and logged into Koinonia Institute, you have several options.

  • Download and listen to the weekly study
  • Download and listen to the weekly intelligence update
  • Participate in the discussion forums
  • Join a class — go to the Courses section to find out what materials you need for the classes you want to take.

Using the login credentials you created with your membership, click the “Enter the School” link at the top of any StudyCenter.com page to access the member area. The first thing you should do is enroll in KI Orientation – SO025, in order to learn how the StudyCenter.com school system works.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much time will I need to dedicate to this each week?

This depends upon you. You can listen to the weekly Bible studies and other materials that are available in the members area on your own schedule. Participating in the classrooms, on average, you will spend 2-5 hours per week, per class.

What does it cost?

The basic cost for membership is $25 a month. Your classroom lecture material is extra and the price varies depending on the length of the class. Go to Available Subsriptions for a more complete list of available purchase options.

What is involved in taking classes?

For each week (session):

  1. You will have approximately 1 hour of lecture, which you will listen to or watch on your own computer, TV (if you purchase DVD materials), or even in your car (Audio CDs, or MP3 player)
  2. In the classroom — out of the 7 Discussion Questions you are required to choose 2 for which you will write a 2-3 paragraph response to post in the Discussion Question Forum, and then respond to at least 1 posting by another student in the classroom.
  3. In the Classroom — take a 10 question Quiz with True/False, Multiple Choice and Matching type questions.
  4. At the end of the class there is a Final Exam, which is also a True/False, Multiple Choice and Matching type of exam.

The classes are different lengths, with the shorter ones being about 5 weeks (4 sessions plus a week for the Final) to about 13 weeks (12 sessions plus a week for the Final).

Since we do not offer classes on how to use a computer you will need to have knowledge of how to use a computer and navigate on the Internet.

What are the medallions for?

The medallions signify your progress and achievement as you learn what the Bible says, assess the times in light of what it says and engage in practical application of its precepts in your own life.

I am not interested in classes right now, does the Institute offer anything else?

Yes! KI offers the opportunity for like-minded Christians to exchange ideas with one another without regard to geographic boundaries. It is an international fellowship. We have open discussion forums for you to discuss Scripture, current events and other topics, a weekly downloadable Bible study (presented by Chuck Missler), a weekly Intelligence Update (audio, downloadable). We also provide interviews from around the world discussing current events from a Biblical perspective and more. Membership also gives you discounts to materials at our online store, discounts to our conferences and gives you first opportunity to join us on our limited Talmidim Israel Tours. In order to avail oneself of all of the Institute’s features, however, a member must become a medallion holder. This will require successful completion of classes.

I cannot afford this right now — do you have any scholarships available?

Yes. We do have donors who contribute to a scholarship fund. In order to qualify for assistance, we ask that applicants be willing to bear a portion of the cost themselves and, where possible, reimburse the fund at a later date and/or sponsor other students directly. We also ask that they be able to articulate their study and ministry goals.

I do not live in America, can I still join Koinonia Institute?

Yes! This is an international Institute. We currently have members in 40 Countries around the world, as long as you have access to a computer and have Internet access you can take classes from wherever you are in the world.

Are these self-paced courses?

No. We do expect our students to keep up with the class on a weekly basis, but what day of the week or what time of the day you check into the class is entirely up to you. It is important to keep pace with the class to benefit from the Discussion Forums, but there is flexibility to do this around your existing schedule. Members who wish to move faster and cover more material are urged to take additional classes, but to keep pace with their classmates in doing so.