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Learn and grow with the Meck Institute

The Meck Institute gives you the opportunity to explore how God intersects every aspect of your life – from the way you read the Bible to the way you treat your spouse, from how you pray to how you parent your children. And we do this through classes, workshops and community learning. With a wide variety of classes and formats, you’re bound to find one that is perfect for you. Choose from our on-demand, online and in-person classes, register, encourage a friend to attend, and get ready for an awesome experience.

Not sure where to start? Our on-demand Training Camp video is a great place to begin!

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Check out the Meck Institute On Demand.

Meck Institute On Demand allows you to take these classes whenever and wherever you want! These are easy to invite a friend to join you, catch up if you missed a previously offered class, or if you just have a busy schedule and can't make it to other in-person or online classes.

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Explore the Leadership Development Program

The Leadership Development Program is a 9-month initiative designed to equip those called to leadership in the Church so that they can maximize their impact on this world for Christ.

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On-Demand Classes

Check out any of our on-demand classes to take whenever and wherever you'd like! These classes are designed for you to go at your own pace, which are perfect to explore over the summer.

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Serve with the Meck Institute

Within the Meck Institute are volunteer positions for teachers, pilot class attenders, online class hosts, and administrative support. If you love teaching, facilitating discussion, giving constructive feedback, or just being involved in the main discipleship ministry of Meck, then serving in the Institute may be a great fit for you.

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Meck Institute for Kids Summer Classes

We are so excited to offer Meck Institute for Kids Summer Classes again! For three weeks in July, we will have classes for kids that will be in kindergarten through sixth grade come fall 2024. These classes are first come, first serve, so be sure to sign your children up soon.

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Upcoming Classes

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Monday | June 24, 2024 @ 7 - 8:45 p.m. EDT

The Church (Big Picture Bible Study)

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Thursday | June 27, 2024 @ 10 - 11:45 a.m. EDT

The Church (Big Picture Bible Study)

Mecklenburg Community Church

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Monday | July 08, 2024 @ 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT

Big Bible Stories (Kindergarten - 1st Grade)

Mecklenburg Community Church

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Monday | July 08, 2024 @ 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT

Case for Christ (4th - 6th Grade)

Mecklenburg Community Church

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Monday | July 08, 2024 @ 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT

Through the Bible - In Person (2nd - 3rd Grade)

Mecklenburg Community Church

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Monday | July 08, 2024 @ 1 - 3 p.m. EDT

Fruit of the Spirit (Kindergarten - 1st Grade)

Mecklenburg Community Church

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Monday | July 15, 2024 @ 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT

Parable Movie Makers (4th - 6th Grade)

Mecklenburg Community Church

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Monday | July 15, 2024 @ 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT

CREW Training Camp (2nd - 3rd Grade)

Mecklenburg Community Church

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Monday | July 15, 2024 @ 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT

Fruit of the Spirit (Kindergarten - 1st Grade)

Mecklenburg Community Church

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Monday | July 15, 2024 @ 10:15 - 11:45 a.m. EDT

The Purpose and Practice of Prayer

Mecklenburg Community Church

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Monday | July 15, 2024 @ 1 - 3 p.m. EDT

Through the Bible (2nd - 3rd Grade)

Mecklenburg Community Church

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Wednesday | July 17, 2024 @ 7 - 8:45 p.m. EDT

Christianity and Other Worldviews

Questions

General

No! Meck Institute classes are open to anyone and everyone to attend. Some classes are age-specific (noted in the class description); otherwise, there are no restrictions. In fact, we encourage you to invite friends, family, coworkers, etc. to attend with you.

Most classes are completely FREE. Only a handful of classes require a small fee to cover material costs.

Most of our classes will have an accompanying workbook, which will be provided for you. You’ll have the option when you register to have yours emailed to you as a PDF, shipped to you, or you can pick it up at Meck’s campus in Charlotte.

Both. We offer in-person, live streamed, online and on-demand classes. The format of each class is indicated in the class description. Here’s an easy breakdown:

  • In person classes take place live in a physical classroom at Mecklenburg Community Church.
  • Live stream classes also take place live in a physical classroom at Meck, but you can choose to attend virtually.
  • Online classes are live but exclusively online, with the teacher joining you in the virtual classroom.
  • On demand classes are pre-recorded and available for you to access at any time.

No worries! Life happens, and we get that. Simply email meckinstitute@mecklenburg.org to let us know you cannot make it.

Simply shoot us an email at meckinstitute@mecklenburg.org, and we’ll get back to you promptly.

When in-person classes feature a live stream viewing option, the teacher will be in a physical classroom with in-person students, but you can opt to participate in class virtually. You’ll be able to ask questions and take part in group discussions, but from the comfort of your home (or wherever you are).

Most likely, the class you’re interested in was already offered in the semester or has yet to be scheduled. But fill out our class interest form HERE to be notified when registration becomes available. You can suggest new class ideas here, too.

In Person Classes

Sometimes. If you attend an in-person class on a Sunday, you can utilize MecKidz for your children while you’re in class. For weekday classes, we offer childcare for most of our parenting classes. 

Online Classes

Most classes are live unless designated as “on-demand.” We believe that learning takes place best within community, and live classes provide a great atmosphere for meeting new people and forming meaningful relationships. Additionally, you’ll be able to chat with the instructor and receive feedback in real time. If you’re not comfortable attending live, or if your schedule doesn’t afford you that option, you can always register and wait until the class recording is available a few days after the live class takes place.

While we encourage everyone to have their camera turned on during class, it’s not mandatory in our adult classes. We do, however, insist on having cameras on for our children’s classes as an additional security measure. But don’t let the camera be a deterrent to your participation. The atmosphere of our online classes is casual, so feel free to wear your pajamas, eat dinner while participating, and even have your cat join you for class as well.

Not unless you want to. We utilize Zoom for our online classes, and you can attend a class through your web browser without downloading any additional software. However, to access the full functionality of Zoom, we encourage you to download the desktop app on your computer or the Zoom app on your phone. Once you click on the classroom link (which you’ll receive via email), you’ll be prompted to download Zoom if you haven’t already. If you don’t wish to, simply select “ignore”, and you’ll be able to access the meeting through your web browser.

You sure can! A few days after class, you’ll receive an email with the class recording. You’ll be able to watch it as many times as you’d like for three months.