Frequently Asked Questions

The Lost Secrets of Powerful Lives

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

I have registered, but where do I go to log in?”
Go to (You cannot log in to the courses from the site where you currently are.) You should have received an email containing your initial login credentials and instructions on how to start your training. If you have not yet received the registration email, please check to make sure it was not sent to a junk or spam folder within your email application.

Note: If you have accidentally deleted that email, you can use the Forgotten your username or password? link on the course site to generate a temporary password. Simply enter the email address you registered with.

What is the course like?”
Lost Secrets of Powerful Lives provides an in-depth study of the book of Acts to rediscover the lost secrets of the first believers.  Participants will explore how without technology, money, clout, church buildings or even the New Testament the first Christians transformed their world and how to use these discoveries to transform our current generation. Lessons include a combination of video segments, readings, Bible study, quizzes, and other learning activities.

How much time do you estimate it will take to complete the Lost Secrets of Powerful Lives course?”
There are 3:47 (hours:minutes) of total video in the course. Quizzes, discussion forums, and homework comprise the balance of time needed and should be accomplished in an additional six to eight hours, making the total time estimate 10 to 12 hours.

How long will I have to complete the course?”
The course of study is self-paced, and you have 90 days from when you register to finish it. The actual time to complete the course is dependent on the individual participant.

Will I have to purchase textbooks or other supplemental materials?”
No, the course does not require the purchase of additional books or materials. Any readings required as part of the course are provided to you as downloads in PDF format.

How do I register to take a course?”
Our registration page is here. You will need to complete the entire form and pay for your course using one of the noted payment methods.

Is the material copyrighted?”
Yes, all the material in the course is copyrighted, and we ask that you not share it beyond your personal use.

What kind of computer and software do I need?”
The course works best with the latest versions of browser programs such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and Safari. If you are using outdated versions of these browsers you may need to upgrade your browser for the course to operate properly.

Prior to registering for the course, it’s best to do a browser check.

The course uses both Flash-based audio and video and Adobe PDF files. You must have either the free browser plug-ins or the software installed on your computer to complete the course. To download these, click the link below and you will be taken to the Adobe website.

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The course also uses JavaScript, so please ensure that JavaScript is enabled in your browser.

The training site will open new windows as you advance through it and your browser may consider these to be pop-ups. Once you have entered the training site please disable your pop-up blocker for the site before attempting to advance in the course.

The training site also utilizes session cookies to keep you logged in from page to page. You will need to make sure that your browser and firewall will allow session cookies for you to remain logged in as you advance through the course pages during each session.

Will there be a certificate of completion for completing the course?”
Yes. At the end of the course, after successfully completing all of the course requirements and providing feedback on your experience, you will be able to download a personalized certificate of completion.

How much will the course cost?”
The course is $30.

Will there be scholarships available for those needing such assistance?”
We do not currently plan to offer scholarships for this online course.

Will it be possible for a group to go through the course together?”
Yes. A group leader can sign up for the course. Once that happens, each person added to the group can go through the course at their own pace. The leader can establish a study schedule, which is up to him or her to maintain. Groups can interact with each other through a forum within the course or face to face. Group leaders: Sign up.

Once I’m done with the course, will I be able to go back and review the material?”
Yes. Once you complete a lesson, or the entire course, you can go back and review the materials as much as you’d like during the 90-day time frame for course completion. All of your downloaded materials will also be available for your review long after completion of the course.

Will BGEA staff be moderating the courses?”
Since the courses are self-paced, there are no professors or instructors moderating your study. Should you have questions or need assistance with any of the content, help will be available through the Request Help link.

How will I know if I’m actually learning if there is no instructor?”
Each lesson has learning objectives that are reinforced through quizzes and interaction with other participants. In order to advance through the course, you must take each quiz until you pass it and post responses to the discussion forums.

Are there other courses that BGEA will be making available online?”
We will be developing more courses as we move forward. Equipping people to proclaim the Gospel has always been a part of BGEA’s mission, and we believe there is tremendous potential to do this through distance learning and online training.

Will the course ever be available in other languages?”
Currently all courses are only offered in English. If future funding becomes available, other languages may become available.

Can I obtain a print version of the course?”
The course contains Acrobat files of the readings and transcripts of video recordings, which you can print out, but we do not offer the course in published format due to the number of videos used as teaching elements. BGEA holds the copyright for all materials, except where otherwise noted.

Can I use the materials from the course in my own ministry?”
All the material in the course is copyright Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, except where otherwise noted. The Terms and Conditions set forth what you can and cannot do with the materials. If you’d like to quote from the materials, it’s best to seek permission first.

How can I support this ministry?”
Pray—that God will use this training to equip His people for the work of evangelism.
Do—Take the course and use what you learn from it to expand His kingdom.
Tell—Let others know about it.
Give—Prayerfully consider supporting this ministry through your gifts, even if you don’t anticipate taking the course on your own.