All programs are offered in cohorts with set units (courses), offered in a pre-determined order for which students are automatically enrolled. As course sequence is fixed, students complete the units of study in the time frame prescribed. This requires from the student to progress with their studies in pace with their cohort. This is integral to the nature of the program. Therefore, if a student drops out for a significant time, they will need to apply to join a next cohort.
Each cohort forms a closely-knit online learning community where students learn from one another in intellectual, spiritual, and ministry spheres that impact all areas of life and ministry. In this way the formative aspect of community is an essential part of the learning experience of students.