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Mature Christians aren't born,

they're trained

Help new believers become growing believers. Turn church attenders into Jesus followers. Equip mature believers to disciple young believers. 
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Core Training for Christians is a series of discipleship-focused online courses that help people engage the Bible deeply, follow Jesus, and walk more fully with God 

Why I Created These Resources

We were baptizing dozens of people but we were failing to help them grow in their faith.


Small groups? Great for building relationships, but not enough to grow them in the faith... and only a small number of people actually signed up.

Classes? People didn't come ... they struggled to give up more time to go to another event at the church building. 

1 on 1 discipleship? Our people felt like they didn’t know where to start and didn't have the resources to do it. 

Sunday morning services? Obviously important but not enough to help them learn the faith and how to live it out. 

That’s when I thought, why not put faith-growing resources where people actually live - online?


Core Training for Christians puts the content people need in a format they already use on devices they already own. Their phone, tablet, and computer - where they live everyday.


Brian Gosser, Pastor


When I became a Lead Pastor after 16 years as a Children's Pastor I was surprised at how many adults I met who struggled with the basics of Christian doctrine, practices of the faith, and a solid understanding of the Scriptures. I struggled along for several years trying to disciple others using various resources and tools.


Then I was introduced to John's Core Training for Christians curriculum. I have been so impressed with the strides my discipleship group has taken since we made the switch. The members have loved the videos as they are simple to follow, easy to understand, yet deep in content. On top of that, I have grown personally from John's insights into God's Word. Thank you John for this great resource! 


Rob and Lynne Branham, Missionaries

"As a Church planter on the mission field it is always very hard to find materials in order to mentor or disciple new people that we have made connections with. The material often goes too deep or not deep enough! The thing I love most about John's videos is that it really covers the most relevant material and it can be used in one on one situation or small groups!!! Perfect for our application in Australia! LOVE IT" - Rob

"John's “Core Training for Christians” lessons are a fabulous tool for helping people understand fundamental Christian principles and grow in their Christian walk. John communicates clearly and the studies are easy to follow no matter how far along you are in your Christian walk. They are my go-to tool for mentoring." - Lynne


Preston Sprinkle, Speaker and Best-selling Author

“John is one of my all-time favorite Bible teachers”

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and churches of all sizes both in the states and around the world. 
A church subscription to Core Training for Christians includes:

√  Four core courses (58 videos and 12+ hours of training)

√  Two bonuses courses

√  All future courses


For all members of your congregation. 


Plus, I'll send you some guides to help you think through the best way to implement the courses:

√  An overview of a clear discipleship path

√  How these courses fit into the discipleship path

√  Guidance on best practices for implementing the courses 

Core Courses

These four courses are "Core Training" because they equip people to understand the Bible, believe what Jesus believes, and grow spiritually as a follower of Jesus. 

Bible Survey

Bible Survey enables people to grasp the big picture of the Bible by teaching them the story of the Bible and how each of the books fit into that story. 

-8 videos

-2+ hours of content

Bible Study Skills

Bible Study Skills teaches people what kind of Book the Bible is and trains them how to read and understand the Bible as a follower of Jesus. 

-12 videos

-2+ hours of content

Core Beliefs

This course explores the Core Beliefs of the Christian faith, equipping people to have the same worldview Jesus had so they begin to live like He lived.

-17 videos

-4 hours of content

The Basics of Spiritual Growth

This course helps people to under-stand God's grace and how they can cooperate with God to become more like Jesus from the inside out. 

-18 videos

-4 hours of content

Bonus Courses

These are special studies that also help people follow Jesus by learning and living the Bible. 


How to Read the Bible

and Pray

This three-part mini-course explains the purpose of reading the Bible and praying and equips you to prayerfully read the Bible consistently. 

-3 videos

-20 minutes of content

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A Beginner's Guide to the Bible

This short course is a great orientation to the Bible for someone new to it or who doesn't really know the flow of the story. It aims to help you read the Bible with a basic understanding.

-1 video

-35 minutes


Subscription cost is based on congregation size.

100 or less

-Bible Survey 

-Bible Study Skills

-Core Beliefs

-Basics of Spiritual Growth

-How to Read the Bible and Pray


**Instant access to all future courses



-Bible Survey 

-Bible Study Skills

-Core Beliefs

-Basics of Spiritual Growth

-How to Read the Bible and Pray


**Instant access to all future courses



-Bible Survey 

-Bible Study Skills

-Core Beliefs

-Basics of Spiritual Growth

-How to Read the Bible and Pray


**Instant access to all future courses



-Bible Survey 

-Bible Study Skills

-Core Beliefs

-Basics of Spiritual Growth

-How to Read the Bible and Pray


**Instant access to all future courses



-Bible Survey 

-Bible Study Skills

-Core Beliefs

-Basics of Spiritual Growth

-How to Read the Bible and Pray


**Instant access to all future courses


One Subscription = Access For All

Your monthly subscription gives everyone in the congregation access to all existing and future courses to use as part of your ongoing discipleship process to help them honor God and live the life they were made for.

My Promise to You
All I really care about is helping people grow in their faith and helping churches make disciples. If you don't think these resources are going to help make that happen then let me know some time during the first month and I'll refund your money.  And you can always cancel at any time
If you have questions or want to try before you buy, reach out to me at and let's arrange time to talk.  

Instructions for getting started:

  • Choose the option that fits your church size from above.

  • Create a Church Admin Account (This is not the account that your congregants use to log in, but the administrative account for your billing, etc.).

  • After you've set up the Church Admin Account, sign out.

How do congregants log in?
  • Go to

  • Scroll down and click the button that says "create church member login"

  • Church members will be directed to a page where they can create their own login

  • On that page, they will click the button that says "create church member login"

  • They will create their own account with their own username and password

  • From there they will have access to all courses on the site

What's the difference between these resources and
other online resources?
There are resources that are like online libraries - like Right Now Media, the Bible Project, and others. There are some really good materials in these libraries and you should take advantage of them. But if libraries were all we needed, we wouldn't have schools. We need training that's more intentional and sequential. And that's where these courses come in. This is foundational curriculum that takes disciples somewhere, providing the essential groundwork for reading the Bible, forming a Christian worldview, and putting on the character of Christ. 

© 2020 John Whittaker | Bible in Life 

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