Cumulative Graduate Secret place Investments
in the Spirit
Hours in private worship
Books of the
Hours serving others selflessly
as of May 2023
We believe the best experience for your spiritual growth and education is in person because discipleship requires a personal touch. But also know that is not always a possibility for all of us given how busy life is! For the first three years of the school, we kept the school as a physical in-person-only training center. Nevertheless, in 2019 we had instruction from the Spirit to launch the program online curriculum for other groups, churches, and individuals who are not in our geographic location. Since the fall of 2019, we have uploaded and modified our curriculum for the online learning environment. We take very seriously our directive to:
Assist the body of Christ (that He sends to us) from any place, tongue or country grow deeper in Him
Provide a quality environment online and in-person for people to grow their walk with the Lord
Create an atmosphere of fullness, in the Spirit, for those willing to pick up their cross and follow Him
We are here because we want YOU to gain all YOU can! We want to propel you and launch you so you can do more for Him than you have ever imagined! The majority of the class curriculum is self-accountability - designed for those who are motivated to hold themselves accountable.
Accountable group learning:
We offer a variety of campus locations in the western Pennsylvania area (see the LOCATIONS page for more information) and start classes multiple times throughout the year to accommodate various start dates. These groups meet once a month [staying within your particular class] in the designated locations for each class group. Outside of the once-a-month required meetings, there is a bi-monthly 'Outpouring Summit' that is available for 2nd Year Graduate Alumni and current students. At this meeting, we share a meal, fellowship and often have guest ministers to impart wisdom [these are not required but highly encouraged].
Because many people work swing shifts, have responsibilities that require much of their time and attention, we also offer an online Flex-Learn program. This allows the student to work at their own pace and gives them a more 'fluid' schedule to accommodate daily life. The Flex-Learn program does not have a monthly meeting requirement but these students are still invited to our monthly student body meeting. Outside of the once-a-month required meetings, there is a bimonthly School Summit meeting that is available for 2nd Year Graduate Alumni and current students. At this meeting, we share a meal, fellowship and often have guest ministers to impart wisdom [these are not required but highly encouraged].
For those outsides of the United States of America, we also offer an accountability point of contact in Europe and others locations around the world who understand the program and can assist (you'll need to contact the School of Discipleship Staff for more information).
Group study materials:
If your church, small group, or local network of like-minded believers are interested in these courses you can work through them together one day a week in person. This allows for accountability and bonding in a much deeper way doing discipleship with those whom you already know, love, and see most often. We analyze each of these on a case-by-case basis and will work to modify the program to fit your needs! For more information please fill out the contact information below and we will be in touch!
Learning PROGRAMS AVAILABLE:
COSTS ASSOCIATED & available ASSISTANCE:
At approximately $1.75 per day, students can attend the School of Discipleship! Most spend three times as much on a latte daily! While the School of Discipleship is extremely inexpensive compared to other similar programs, we still want those unable to afford the school to be able to attend!
We desire to always have assisted financing options for those who cannot afford the school** (prior approval by the Dean or Superintendent prior to your start date is required for assistance options). We can only do that through the generosity of others and funds are limited based on donations.
When students start their FIRST quarter there is a lump sum fee (approximately $50 USD) which allows for all the books to be mailed to the student for their first quarter. This ensures you have all the materials upfront to start your learning! Subsequently, each month all students pay the online school platform (Thinkific.com) which is approximately $54 USD. All fees are handled through the online school platform since all students must access it.
On average each student costs $660 per year in the book, materials, and online platform costs. This is approximately $165.00 per quarter (12 weeks) or averaged out as $54.00 per month. International students have a slightly larger fee for the shipping costs involved. However, if electronic books are available we will use electronic media to assist in minimizing extra costs.
NO MATTER HOW YOU SLICE THE CAKE THIS IS VERY AFFORDABLE!
**If necessary: Financing options are discussed in the ENROLLMENT INTERVIEW after the STUDENT APPLICATION is accepted. We ask your church, group, family, or self to consider assisting a fellow student by offsetting their fees with a donation! You can set this up for a monthly withdraw or contribute any amount you'd like to be a support to the students and school on our website at EndureHardship.org!
PERSPECTIVE ENROLLMENT OR REQUESTING MORE INFORMATION:
In order to receive more information or enroll, you will need to fill out the "Request More Information" form on this page and a member of the staff will be in touch with you within 10 business days (requesting the information does not bind you to anything). If you are ready to step into the deeper waters with Him!
God bless you as you take a challenge, embrace a commitment and enact spiritual laws that will transform you eternally! We want to grow with you and we all pursue the Lord!
"The pursuit of God is not a part-time, weekend exercise. If it is, chances are you will experience part-time, weekend freedom. Abiding requires a kind of staying power. The pursuit is relentless. It hungers and thirsts. It pants as the deer after the mountain brook. It takes the kingdom by storm...The pursuit of God is a pursuit of passion. Indifference will not do. To abide in the Word is to hang on tenaciously. A weak grip will soon slip away. Discipleship requires staying power. We sign up for the duration. WE DO NOT GRADUATE UNTIL HEAVEN.”
~ Dr. R. C. Sproul