Welcome to what I hope will be a very rewarding study on the basics of our Christian faith, whether or not you are a new Christian.
I am Reverend Rocky Rockwell, the host and facilitator for this class.
Let me begin by stressing that the heart of this course is the daily devotion-style lessons that should take you only 5-10 minutes a day, realizing that we’re all busy people and it’s difficult to commit to hours of study at any one time. But, if you’ll commit 5-10 minutes to read one lesson every day, you’re understanding of life in Christ will blossom.
Your first step is to download your own copy of the course. Click here:
The site will automatically open and download a copy for you to save wherever you can access it for your daily lesson (by clicking on the arrow pointing down to what looks like an inbox).
Your next step is to pick a discussion session that meets your personal schedule.
Current Discipleship Discussion Sessions
Session 1, Lessons 1-7 – Tuesday May 26, 2020
MORNING Session 10:00 a.m. (EDT) or
EVENING Session 7:00 p.m. (EDT)
I would encourage you to pick a time, put it on your calendar and stick with it to develop a habit of signing in weekly – they will be the same times every Tuesday throughout the course, which will last 12 weeks. Please let me know which session you plan to use. But, if you find you can’t make your regular session, you can sign in for the other. Both sessions cover the same material for the 7 daily lessons leading up to each session.
I would appreciate if you would send me your contact information so that I can stay in touch with you.
Click here to join the sessions at the designated time:
Christian Discipleship Discussion Session
Please do not sign in early. The first person in the eClassroom is automatically designated as the moderator.
My e:mail address is RockysRamblings@gmail.com. Keep it handy and contact me anytime you have a question about the course or about your personal walk with Jesus.
All discussions will be conducted in English, at least until we get some facilitators with other language skills (which would be great).
We will be using Hi.TV, the internet meeting space for Epik Co., which is free, easy to use, and fully encrypted for the safety of everyone in the ‘eClassrooms’.
The first time you join the discussion session on your computer, smartphone or tablet, you may be asked to download Jitsi Meet, a free app. (Some devices will allow you to go directly to the class via the internet link; others go through the app.) Just follow the directions on your device. Make sure you activate both video and audio as you join. If you are having difficulty getting in to the eClassroom, send me a quick e:mail and we’ll figure it out together.
As our primary text, we will be using the outline in The Christian Life New Testament with Master Outlines & Study Notes. I encourage you to click on this link to find a copy for yourself.
If you have just found this and it is past the date of the introductory session, please contact me at RockysRamblings@gmail.com and I’ll find a way to get you caught up to the class; or if there are enough in the same situation, I’ll just start another section.
More sections will be added as time goes by. Please contact me with suggested schedules that would be convenient for you.
If you are interested in facilitating your own classes, please contact me. I would love to see this course multiply. It would be great to get this course going in a number of languages! Think about it and contact me.