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General Course Questions

Our Daily Bread Christian University studies are not designed for college or university credit. However, if you are interested in earning academic credit, or continuing education credits, you can do so through our sister ministry, Christian University GlobalNet (CUGN). If you take the courses through CUGN, your course work will be validated and you may also receive academic credit. Those credits are accepted by many institutions of higher education. We also issue a Certificate of Completion within certain programs, which are accepted by many organizations for continuing education credit.

All courses are self-assessed and self-monitored. We are unable to provide instructor feedback for the work you complete at Our Daily Bread Christian University. This is due to the large number of students in our courses, which are offered as a free service. If you wish to take courses for validation or for academic credit for a small fee through our sister ministry, Christian University GlobalNet (CUGN), a course facilitator validates and monitors that you have completed all study requirements.

If your study time is limited, FastTrax is for you! Each FastTrax course covers the essentials of the subject matter in short segments of approximately 25 minutes or less. Just add a few minutes to your devotional time for 2 weeks, and you will have a basic understanding of the course content. Then, if you want to dig deeper, there are multiple learning options available. Just check our course catalog for details on more in-depth courses.

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Click on this link to learn how to Get Started. This page will give you detailed instructions on how you can begin your studies with Our Daily Bread Christian University.

The courses at Our Daily Bread Christian University do not require the purchase of additional resources. Certain courses, however, may suggest the purchase of a textbook(s) or other materials in order to enhance the learning process. For all courses, the textbook is a helpful supplement to your learning, but is not required. Please see the course syllabus for more information.

All courses at Our Daily Bread Christian University are only available for free via the Web. The higher 300-500-level courses are available in direct download, MP3 CD, CDSET or DVD format. Please do not request print versions of the courses, as they do not exist at this time. If you are on a slower internet connection that cannot play our teaching videos, you may still benefit from the courses by printing and reading the transcripts provided for most lessons. The transcripts are provided in Acrobat (pdf) formats. You will find them by going to the course and following the lesson activities.

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Each course we offer is assigned a course number consisting of two letters and three numbers. The higher the number, the more difficult a course will be. The two letters in front of the number refer to the category a course is focused on, such as Apologetics, Theology, or New Testament studies. Below is a listing of course categories and their two-letter abbreviations.

  • CA - Christian Apologetics
  • CC - Christian Counseling
  • CH - Church History
  • ML - Ministry Leadership
  • NT - New Testament
  • OT - Old Testament
  • RW - Research Writing
  • SF - Spiritual Formation
  • ST - Systematic Theology
  • WE - Worldview Ethics
  • WM - World Missions