Missional DNA Track

Created by Porterbrook

About this Learning Track

The Missional DNA track contains the four core Porterbrook courses from each of the discipleship study streams—“Bible & Doctrine”, “Character”, “Church”, and “World.”

Enroll and complete each of these courses to earn a certificate of completion.


Course 1 :
Gospel Change

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12 Month Access ($50.00 USD)

About this Course

The goal of the Christian life is to be conformed to the likeness of Christ (Romans 8:29). In this course you will learn how to apply the gospel to your everyday life. It teaches Christians to connect the truth about God with our 'Monday-morning struggles'. You will find out how change takes place as God’s truth is applied to the heart, and also how to effectively minster the gospel to those around you.

Course Overview
  • Unit 1. The dynamics of gospel change
Unit 2. Gospel change and repentance
Unit 3. Gospel change and faith
  • Unit 4. Head and heart in Christian experience
Unit 5. The means of grace - the bible, prayer and community
Unit 6. Holiness - its nature
Unit 7. Holiness - relationships
Unit 8. Holiness - conversations
Unit 9. Holiness - thankfulness

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Course 2 :
The Bible in Missional Perspective

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12 Month Access ($50.00 USD)

About this Course

Following the themes of God’s people, in God’s place, under God’s rule, Tim Chester walks us through the bible as the story of God's mission to redeem the world through his Son. Along the way you’ll find out why the church is so central to mission, and how to see everyday life through the gospel lens. This course is not only an introduction and refresher on biblical theology, it will cast a vision for mission in everyday life, through the local church.

Course Overview
  • Unit 1. Our Identity (creation)
Unit 2. Our Problem (fall and flood)
  • Unit 3. Our Solution Promised (Abraham)
Unit 4. Our Solution Pictured (exodus and Sinai)
Unit 5. Our Solution Prefigured (conquest and David)
Unit 6. Our Solution Predicted (exile and prophecy)
Unit 7. Our Solution Personified (the coming of Jesus)
Unit 8. Our Solution Purchased (the cross)
Unit 9. Our Hope Proclaimed (the resurrection and Pentecost)

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Course 3 :
Gospel Community

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12 Month Access ($50.00 USD)

About this Course

The Christian life is to be lived in the context of community on display to the world. Taking Romans 12 as its key text, this course will help you learn what Christian community should look like and how it is rooted in the gospel. Through the course you’ll be challenged to think about your own role in the church and be helped to build community on mission around the gospel. 

Course Overview
  • Unit 1. A gospel community (Romans 12:1)
  • Unit 2. A distinctive community (Romans 12:2)
  • Unit 3. A diverse community (Romans 12:3-8)
  • Unit 4. A devoted community (Romans 12:9-10)
  • Unit 5. A zealous community (Romans 12:11)
  • Unit 6. A patient community (Romans 12:12)
  • Unit 7. A generous community (Romans 12:13)
  • Unit 8. A peaceable community (Romans 12:14-13:7)
  • Unit 9. A missional community (Romans 15:1-7)

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Course 4 :

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12 Month Access ($30.00 USD)

About this Course

When Jesus captivates hearts, and lives are shaped by the gospel, evangelism happens far more naturally and frequently in everyday conversation. This course doesn't teach techniques but a gospel view of everyday life to help Christians help non-Christians to understand the gospel. It gives us a big vision of Jesus and teaches us the benefits of doing evangelism as part of a church community that lives ordinary life with gospel intentionality.

Course overview
  • Unit 1. The message
  • Unit 2. The messenger
  • Unit 3. Building relationships
  • Unit 4. Talking about God
  • Unit 5. Presenting the gospel
  • Unit 6. Introducing to Christian community
  • Unit 7. Living to provoke questions
  • Unit 8. Answering questions
  • Unit 9. Casual conversations about Jesus

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Certificate : Obtain My Certificate of Completion

About the Certificate of Completion

When you have completed this learning track on BibleMesh.com, you will need to enroll here to apply for your certificate of completion. This enrollment will be activated when you have successfully finished all the courses in this track.


  • Dr. Jonny Woodrow
    Dr. Jonny Woodrow

    Jonny Woodrow is pastor of The Crowded House in Loughborough and a Crosslands faculty member. He is married with four children and is co-author of Ascension: Humanity in the Presence of God

  • Dr. Tim Chester
    Dr. Tim Chester

    Tim Chester is a pastor of Grace Church in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, a faculty member of Crosslands. He is the author of over 30 books and commentaries including You Can Change and A Meal with Jesus, as well as being co-author of Total Church.

How It Works / FAQs

What is a learning track?

A track is a group of courses that provide a guided program of study in a specific subject area.

Why should I work to complete a track?

You should work to complete a track if you desire to build greater proficiency and a more comprehensive understanding within a particular area of study. Completing a track successfully will give you a sense of satisfaction in a job well done and BibleMesh or one of our partners will acknowledge your work through a track.

Can I go at my own pace?

Although a course subscription only provides access to a given course for a set time period, you may take as long as you wish to complete a learning track.

Can I skip certain courses?

In order to complete a learning track, you must complete every course within that track. Some tracks, like the Biblical Languages tracks, also require courses to be completed in a specific sequence, though this is not true of all tracks.

Can anyone receive a certificate of completion?

Yes. Anyone who enrolls in a course on BibleMesh can work toward earning a certificate of completion.

How do I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon finishing all the courses in a track, you may apply for and receive a certificate of completion.

Is this certificate of completion recognized for credit by colleges and seminaries?

Several colleges and seminaries do accept BibleMesh Biblical Language courses as a pre-requisite or advance placement option. But, if you are interested in earning a credit-bearing certificate that provides degree pathway opportunities to partner academic institutions, you will need to enroll in the BibleMesh Institute. For more information go here.