Getting Started

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Welcome
Hello and welcome to ISOM Connect! We've created this platform for students to be able to connect with each other, as well as with us as the online ISOM team. It will also enable you to share feedback as to what God is putting on your heart!

The first thing you as a student need to do is to REGISTER on the forums. You can register by clicking "Register" on the top right button on this page. Once you are registered and logged in, you will then have the ability to post and interact on the forums.

What to expect
At the end of each ISOM session, you will see in your workbook that there are "group discussion" questions. We have chosen 3 questions from each course to be the topics of discussion for each course. As you go through each semester on the forum, you'll see all the courses listed out. Choose the course and session you would like to discuss and begin posting! The 3 questions we write are just a guideline to help you get started, but every student is encouraged to branch out and share/ask what has been placed on their own heart.

There are many different ways for you to get involved in the conversation! You can send direct message to your fellow classmates, post in the class discussion, share a testimony from your time doing ISOM, or ask for specific prayer requests. Don't be afraid to jump in!

Navigating the Forums
Your Profile

If you haven't already, be sure to go to your profile and update your information. You can add a picture of yourself, let us know your birthday, connect your social media, and more! Just click your name on the top menu, and then click "Account details".

Media
In the top menu, you'll see a "Media" tab where all of the Connect videos are posted. We will always post any new videos or media content here for the students to easily access. We record a new session every Tuesday and postings normally happen by the end of the day each Wednesday.

Guidelines
For many students, communicating over the internet is a new venture. Therefore, we thought it would be a benefit to give a quick guideline for how your writing should be formed in an online forum.
This is how to communicate the W.R.I.T.E. way.

(W)arm-
Online communication can be cold and disconnected, if not intentionally made to be warm or kind. It is easy to read harshness into someone else's words. Be sure to always phrase your writing in the kindest way possible. Any harsh or unruly posts will be removed promptly.

(R)esponsive-
Make sure to not just post your own thoughts and opinions all the time. Be sure to read through what God is speaking to other students and encourage them, as well foster more dialogue.

(I)nquisitive-
When in doubt... ask questions! If you need any clarification from the staff or other student, do not keep your questions to yourself. Often times a lot of miscommunication can be resolved with a single question and answer.

(T)entativeness-
Do not feel rushed or pressured to post quickly. Put thought into your posts and make sure that you are purposeful in what you are saying. If talking to another student, be sure to re-read what you have written and make sure that it can not be taken negatively or in a critical way. Defensiveness is reduced when people sense tentativeness and gentleness in other's responses.


(E)mpathy-
An important aspect of online communication is to put yourself in the shoes of the other online students and instructors. Their level of understanding may be in a different place than yours, or God may be speaking to them about an entirely different concept. Keep an open mind and heart and remember that you can learn from anybody. We are all in different stages of our walk with God!

Questions
If you need any assistance, you can email anyone on the "Staff" team (Slav@isom.org, Angel@isom.org, or Brad@isom.org). You have the option of directly messaging us from your inbox, or posting in the "Questions" section of the forum.
 
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Hello friends,

I am grateful beyond words to be able to take these studies. And with you all. They only make me more and more hungry for the Lord and His Word.
Two of my favorite Scriptures are Galatians 2:20:
I have been Crucified with Christ and yet I live, Not I but Christ lives in Me. Hallelujah!
And Philippians 1:6:
He who began a good work in me is Faithful! to complete it! Hallelujah!
Just finished Bill Winston's Powerful Faith teaching #1. Thank you!
 

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Hello friends,

I am grateful beyond words to be able to take these studies. And with you all. They only make me more and more hungry for the Lord and His Word.
Two of my favorite Scriptures are Galatians 2:20:
I have been Crucified with Christ and yet I live, Not I but Christ lives in Me. Hallelujah!
And Philippians 1:6:
He who began a good work in me is Faithful! to complete it! Hallelujah!
Just finished Bill Winston's Powerful Faith teaching #1. Thank you!
Hey Lynne- your excitement is exciting! Thanks for taking part. We have seen God's Word change people all around the globe and we are always thrilled to see individuals diving in. The curriculum only gets better!

Do not hesitate to let us know if you have any questions,

Brad
 
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Hello friends

I am greatful beyond words to able to take this studies,they only make me more and more hungry for the Lord n his words.one of my favourite scripture are .prov:11:30 .....Solomon the wisest king said, "He who wins souls is wise." A wise person is one who lives righteous life,delights in doing God's will and wins many souls to christ.
 
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Greetings Brothers and Sister with Our LORD and first born SON of GOD JESUS! I have had literally 40 years of wondering in the desert early 50's to early 90's being lead by GOD alone. I've attended many denominational churches being utterly dissatisfied because what they taught didn't align with what I read in the bible. Through it all. GOD! never failed me!! After ordination in the 90's we ministered and GOD was with my wife and I. Then came a new season of which I had no understanding. Another desert :( I hunger to rightly divide the WORD of GOD! What I lack in a classroom of diligent study of the word is a life time of trials and errors , first hand experience of walking in the miraculous and knowing I am a son of GOD! Jer 31:33 “But this is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the LORD, I will put My law in their minds and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God,and they will be My people. I rejoice to study diligently with all of you :)
 

Brad Andrews

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Hello all, I am just getting started in the program and I am really excited! Can't wait to strengthen my relationship with My Heavenly Father! He has been so amazing in my earthly journey but I know that there is so much more that He has for my walk.
God bless you all and look forward to chatting in the future.
Hey! We cannot wait to get to know you more also. It is extra exciting for us to see people just at the beginning of the program. You have no idea how much is in store for you!
God bless,

Brad
 
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I am happy to finally be at a place in my life where I can connect all the pieces I have learned this past 38 years as a christian and see what my purpose in the kingdom may be while here on Earth. I love learning this way with video teaching from different people and then reading and reflecting so it will marinate deeper. Im excited for what God has in store for me in my new chapter of His story of my life. I also look forward to interacting with other brothers and sisters as we walk this learning adventure together. Blessings to you all
 
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HHello everyone, I am new to this forum. I started the Bachelors Program awhile ago and had to stop due to some personal
things. I am back now. Full speed ahead. I am learning more and more each session. My favorite is the Prophetic Ministry.
Any tips on how you study for the exams and if they change for each section, I would receive the help open armed
 

Brad Andrews

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HHello everyone, I am new to this forum. I started the Bachelors Program awhile ago and had to stop due to some personal
things. I am back now. Full speed ahead. I am learning more and more each session. My favorite is the Prophetic Ministry.
Any tips on how you study for the exams and if they change for each section, I would receive the help open armed
@tculmann - It is so great to see you enrolled in the program again. It is really heartening for us that you would return to the program even after circumstances made you stop before. It encourages us that the content we are providing is quality.
The prophetic foundations course is one of my favorites as well. I have a personality that is pretty attracted to the prophetic aspects of God. That course is so thorough, dealing in depth with the scriptural way to handle prophecy and the prophetic. I am so glad you enjoyed it also.

When it comes to studying for exams, your best friend is the workbooks. While the digital versions are good - you can purchase the hardcopy versions which most people prefer to take notes in, highlight and circle, etc... Going through this while also going through the material, and a little extra study should be able to get you through just fine! Also, each exam has two attempts. We take whichever score is the highest!

God bless,

Brad