Worldview Academy MasterClass

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You are about to embark on a journey that will change you forever…

Worldview Academy MasterClass is a powerful program created by veteran faculty member Brandon Booth to equip Christian adults with a deep understanding of biblical worldview. Each class combines high-level academics with friendly, personal dialogue. It’s not just a class, it’s a community.

Designed for busy adults
We know that you have lots of things competing for your time. So we’ve balanced the classwork and reading requirements to be achievable but still challenging.
Modular and connected
Take one class or take them all, it’s up to you. Each class is self-contained so they can be taken in any order. At the same time, every class connects through our core curriculum concepts: worldview, evangelism, apologetics, and leadership.
Learn from the Masters
There’s no question that reading makes you smarter. Especially when you’re reading masters like C.S. Lewis, J. Mark Bertrand, Timothy Keller, G.K. Chesterton, and many many more.
Live online classes
No more talking heads. All classes are live, and discussion-oriented environments so you can interact with your instructor and your fellow classmates face-to-face. Watch a sample of real class here!
Personalized guidance:
True education can only be done in the context of a relationship. Which is why our instructors are experts in their field who really care about you. You’ll always have access to your instructor, so you’ll never get stuck.
Exclusive content
As a student in a MasterClass you’ll have access to exclusive reading guides, bonus content, and most importantly, friends who you can dialogue with throughout the week.

Available classes

Students must be 19 or older. Group and family rates are available upon request.
Each class meets once per week for six weeks.

 

Fairy Stories Say it Best

Class Description: This class will introduce you to the power of story through C. S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia and selected essays. By reading Lewis’ essays alongside his fiction you will see the thoughts behind the stories and gain a new perspective on both Narnia and the Christian worldview. As Lewis himself explained: “The Fantastic or Mythical is a Mode [that] can give us experiences we have never had and thus, instead of ‘commenting on life’, can add to it.”

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Getting Reality Right: Christian Worldview for Modern Thinkers

Class Description: This class focuses on J. Mark Bertrand’s book Rethinking Worldview. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the essential elements of a biblical worldview and an appreciation for the uniqueness of a biblical worldview in contrast with all other worldviews.

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Real Theology for Beginners: C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity

Class description: This class explores the core components of Christian Orthodoxy and shows how these theological considerations should shape the way Christians view the world. Students will grow in appreciation for the rich heritage of Christian theology.

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Practical Apologetics: The Right (and Wrong) Ways to Defend the Faith

Class description: This class teaches advanced critical thinking and discussion skills and applies them to real-world examples. Students will learn to direct the flow of conversation and have responses to the most common objections to the truth of Christianity.

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Defending Truth in a Post-Truth World: Christian Engagement Today

Class description: This class applies Christian Orthodoxy to the modern world. Students will learn to counter skepticism, “New Atheism,” and moral relativism with a compelling case for the truth of Christianity.

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The Bible in Focus: Advanced Skills for Interpreting Scripture.

Class description: This introduction to the Bible will equip you to interpret and apply scripture in a life-changing way. You’ll learn about the reliability of scripture, its structure and story, and effective study skills.

Books you’ll need:

  • Paperback or hardback Bible (NIV or ESV), no digital Bibles
  • Living by the Book by Howard G. Hendricks

2019/2020 Class Schedule

Each 6-week class costs $130 per person, not including the cost of books. Minimum class size is 4 students, maximum 10.

Session 1: Weeks of September 8 – October 13

  • Getting Reality Right: Christian Worldview for Modern Thinkers.
    Mondays @ 7 pm EST / 4 pm PST
  • Real Theology for Beginners: C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity.
    Mondays 8:30 pm EST / 5:30 pm PST
  • Fairy Stories Say it Best.
    Thursdays @ 8 pm EST / 5 pm PST

 

Session 2: Weeks of October 20 – November 24

  • Practical Apologetics: The Right (and Wrong) Ways to Defend the Faith.
    Mondays @ 7 pm EST / 4 pm PST
  • Defending Truth in a Post-Truth World: Christian Engagement Today.
    Mondays 8:30 pm EST / 5:30 pm PST
  • The Bible in Focus: Advanced Skills for Interpreting Scripture.
    Thursdays 8:30 pm EST / 5:30 pm PST

 

Session 3: Weeks of January 12 – February 16

  • Getting Reality Right: Christian Worldview for Modern Thinkers.
    Mondays @ 7 pm EST / 4 pm PST
  • Real Theology for Beginners: C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity.
    Mondays 8:30 pm EST / 5:30 pm PST
  • Fairy Stories Say it Best.
    Thursdays @ 8 pm EST / 5 pm PST

 

Session 4: Weeks of February 23 – March 29

  • Practical Apologetics: The Right (and Wrong) Ways to Defend the Faith.
    Mondays @ 7 pm EST / 4 pm PST
  • Defending Truth in a Post-Truth World: Christian Engagement Today.
    Mondays 8:30 pm EST / 5:30 pm PST
  • The Bible in Focus: Advanced Skills for Interpreting Scripture.
    Thursdays 8:30 pm EST / 5:30 pm PST

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What past students say about Worldview Academy MasterClass:

Atalie Bale, Church Youth Leader:
“I think of myself as someone who likes to think, probe, and understand, but Worldview Academy MasterClass took me to a whole new level! These classes have given me the confidence I needed to venture into conversations with people of differing viewpoints with an attitude of love, without sacrificing truth.”

RosaLee Hagstrom, Professional Educator and Home School Consultant
“This class was a great experience of being exposed to some new material about worldview and a wonderful opportunity to bounce ideas off of other people about the content. I highly recommend it!”

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost
Each 6-week course cost $130, not including the cost of any books.

Can I get a group or family discount?
Yes! Contact Brandon Booth at 314-973-7294 to discuss the details.

What is my time commitment?
Each class consists of weekly, 1-hour long video conferences. Most classes also have required weekly readings averaging 30-50 pages. Additionally, some classes may require short written responses or engagement in online forums. On average you will be asked to complete 2-3 hours of work per week, including your video conference class.

What kind of computer equipment will I need?
You’ll need a computer, tablet or phone equipped with a microphone and a web camera. In addition, you’ll need a stable internet connection capable of handling video conferencing. If you’ve ever successfully called someone over Skype, FaceTime or similar apps, then you have what you need.

How big are the classes?
Classes are limited to 10 students. This ensures maximum access to your teacher and fellow students. There is also a minimum requirement of 4 enrolled students. Students enrolled in classes that fail to meet this minimum will be given the option to switch to another time or have their enrollment fee refunded.

Can I take more than one class at a time?
Absolutely. You can take as many classes as you like, just be sure they don’t meet at the same time.

Can I see what it’s like to be in a class?
You sure can, here’s a short video:

Have more questions? Reach out and ask

Meet our instructors

Brandon Booth
Brandon has been a teacher and camp director with Worldview Academy for over 15 years. After hearing countless parents of students ask if Worldview offered training for adults, he finally decided to do something about it. So, in 2016, he launched a worldview mentoring program that quickly became Worldview Academy MasterClass. Drawing on his experience as a camp faculty member and a teacher and dean in a Christian classical school, he designed a program to equip adults with a deep understanding of biblical worldview so that they can effectively teach and communicate it. He is uniquely suited to teaching worldview and theology with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Hillsdale College and a master’s in Historical Theology from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. Brandon lives with his family in Colorado where he serves as both Chief of Operations with Worldview Academy and Dean of Students for Worldview at the Abbey.

Michael DeGroat
Michael’s passion for empowering leaders began when he first attended Worldview Academy as a student in 2000. Since then, he has served as a Discipleship Staff member, Male Staff Discipleship Director, and, currently, Executive Director. Growing up on the mission field, Michael’s family worked in Christian camping globally. He graduated from LeTourneau University with a degree in International Business. Today, he makes his home with his wife, Melissa, in Dallas, where he can be found on a free weekend, turning a wrench on his off-road Jeep or seeking an outdoor adventure.