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!
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.
Browse our Spring 2023 Course Catalog to explore upcoming classes, seminars, and more in the Meck Institute.
The Institute’s Spiritual Mentoring Program allows participants the opportunity to target specific areas of spiritual growth they hope to pursue and then develop them within the context of biblical community.
This September, the Meck Institute will be travelling to Israel for a 10-day trip through the Holy Land. Join us for this once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the scriptures come to life and feel the wonder of walking where Jesus walked.
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.
We often make the mistake of assuming that a relationship with God is a private affair. Instead, nothing could be further from the truth. In this unique class, you’ll be grouped with a handful of other students to simultaneously learn about Christian community while experiencing it yourself. We’ll talk about the role that God designed us to play within the Church, the process of discipleship and mentoring, enjoying biblical friendships, the responsibilities that Christians have to one another, and more. Our hope is that this class connects you more intimately with others as you learn together about God’s vision for the Church. Note: Participants with children are welcome to use MecKidz while they attend class, but we ask that you limit their time in MecKidz to one service each weekend.
Ready to get off the bench and join a Serve Team at Meck? Take Game Time. You were made with a plan and a purpose and equipped with a unique combination of gifts, passions, personality and skills. Yet it sometimes can be difficult to figure out exactly how God wants to use you or what role you might play in His big adventure through the local church. Join us for Game Time to examine the person God made you to be and how you can make a real difference with your life by joining a Serve Team at Meck.
Team Life is designed to teach you about Meck and what makes up our DNA—our mission, vision and values. It also serves as our membership class where you can learn more about joining our mission to help spiritual explorers become fully devoted followers of Christ.Meck is made up of people from many different spiritual backgrounds; some with extensive church backgrounds, others who are brand new to church and many in between. Knowing this, we designed the class to clearly explain the history and heart of Meck, and what it means to be a member.There are both online and in person options for this class.
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:
No worries! Life happens, and we get that. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you cannot make it.
We sure do! We have opportunities for teachers, class moderators, content developers, administrative support, and more. Email email@example.com to find out more.
Simply shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.