Reasons to Believe

Lesson Format

Here is some basic information to help you know what to expect when taking a Reasons Institute course.

This short video provides an overview of how Reasons Institute works.

Reasons Institute online courses are taken exclusively over the Internet. Students can access the lesson materials from the comfort of their own home computer any time of the day or night.

Your "virtual classroom" is delivered over the web via the Moodle online learning platform. There are no specific times students must be “in class,” thus students can access lectures and notes at their convenience.

Here is what a typical week's lesson contains:

  • Two or three audio and/or video lectures (usually 50 minutes each) from some of today's top science apologists,

  • An outline for taking notes,

  • Assigned reading (usually between 50 to 70 pages) that correspond with the theme of that week's lesson,

  • One or two study questions (~300 to 400 words each) applying the principles of that lesson to the student's life or ministry, and

  • Online message boards, which gives students an opportunity to ask questions and receive feedback about what they are learning.

Weekly written assignments are only required for those students who are either taking the course for credit or working toward a Reasons Institute certificate.

For for more information on Reasons Institute courses, contact us at (855) REASONS or email