Frequently Asked Questions
How do I enroll in a LivingEd-Online course?
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Who is the online program for? Are there age restrictions?
The online program is for members and attending prospective members of the Living Church of God. There are no age restrictions beyond the ability to read and study the Bible. Internet access, an individual email address and a MyLCG account are required.
Is this an option for high school students, or is there some specific program designed for high school students?
The Living Education-Online program is a viable option for high school students, and they are encouraged to participate in this online program.
Will I be able to utilize the online courses as a Bible study?
Sure! There are those who appreciate having a guided study experience provided by a source they trust. Living Education may be just what you were looking for to spark your Bible study!
What classes or types of classes can I expect to see offered in the online program?
You can expect to find a variety of courses on biblical topics, studies on specific books of the Bible, Christian living, biblical doctrine, and more.
Will the online program offer all the material that was previously offered by Living University?
The Living Education program will offer much of the same class material that was offered through Living University. In fact, you’ll notice that some of the video and printed material will even carry the “Living University” logo. The major difference is in how the material is offered.
What is the cost to enroll in Living Education - Online courses?
The goal of the Living Church of God is to provide educational materials for its members at no cost; therefore, there is no tuition charge to take a Living Education-Online course.
Will I need to pay a technology fee or are there any textbooks I need to purchase for these online courses?
The Church has created a customized Learning Management System to deliver Living Education courses, which helps to eliminate the need for a technology fee. In addition, to keep student costs down, there are no required textbooks. Some books may be “recommended,” but their purchase is not required in order to complete the courses in the online program.
What type of assignments are required of the online students?
Our online courses include short study quizzes related to the lectures and other course content, and typically end with a final unit quiz which counts toward the completion of that unit. We do not record grades for any quizzes as they are designed to be study tools for students to check their retention from a particular lesson.
Is it possible to audit the online courses, or must they be taken for credit?
There is no “credit value” awarded for completing a course, nor is there an option to “audit” a course (that is, monitor a class without actively participating). To take a Living Education course, a student works through the course material on their own and must complete provided lesson content to move onto the next module/section/lesson.
If I sign up for a course, do I have to be online at a specific day/time to see a lecture?
There is no required “live” lecture component as part of the course content; you can simply log in and work on your course material at any time.
How do I enroll in an online course?
To enroll in an online course, login to our online learning portal with your MyLCG account and select a course from the course library. If you are having trouble with your MyLCG account, please contact [email protected].
How long does it take to complete an online course?
Our courses are designed for students to work at their own pace, however a typical student may take approximately a month to complete a course. In some cases, a course may be divided into separate units in which case it might take approximately 3 months to complete the 3-part course.
Am I able to move through the online course at my own pace, or will I have to keep up with scheduled deadlines?
“Active” courses become available on a particular time schedule, however, you can move at a slower pace and finish the course even after it is no longer the “active” course being offered.
What is an “active” course?
An active course is one that Living Education is focusing on currently and that is receiving live support. There may be other courses in the course library or archive, but they are not the ones that are currently being supported. Active courses will appear in the header of the LMS homepage.
Can I enroll in a course that is not the “active” course in session, or do I have to wait to enroll in that course only when it becomes the “active” course?
A student may enroll in a course that is in the course library at any time.
Can I retake a course again in the future if I have already taken it once before?
Yes, you will be able to retake a course, or simply revisit the course you took in the past to review its materials.
Can I download and save the videos and audios?
Because they are part of a step by step course, we have designed the media to be “private“ within the system, and not downloadable. Our goal is to make the material free and easily available but still maintain the integrity of an actual systematic class in the various subjects. Once a person goes through all the lectures, there is an embedded playlist in the conclusion that allows the user to listen to any of the lectures at will, but they have to go through the full unit to get that access.
How do I update my password?
To get a new password for your MyLCG account, follow this link: https://www.cogl.org/forgot.shtml
Once you receive your new password to your email, you may change your password after logging in to your MyLCG account. There should be a box on the lower right hand side where you can change your password. You will use your new MyLCG log in information to gain access to the class.
How do I set up an account to login to the online courses?
To sign in to the online class, you will use the information from your MyLCG account.
To create a MyLCG account try using this link: https://www.cogl.org/firstsignon.shtml
If you already have a MyLCG account and cannot remember your password, follow this link: https://www.cogl.org/forgot.shtml
Who can take an Living Education - Online course?
At this time, the online course is designed for Full Members of LCG, Prospective Members, and Church Youth. If you fall into any of those categories, you should be able to enroll in courses with our online education program. If you have a question about your status or need your status to be updated, please contact your local pastor.
What is the process to begin an online course?
To get to the course, start at the Living Education home page site : https://www.lcgeducation.org/
You will see a button in the center of the screen that says Access Course. You will then need to log in using your MyLCG account information. Once you have done that and are into the course, you will see the welcome video by Mr. Weston and a button that says “Start Learning”. When you click on the it will show you the available courses. You can go ahead and click on the plus sign button to enter/enroll in the course. On the left side of the page there should be a menu which includes the introduction, Resource index, and the lessons in order.
In order to move through the course, you will need to view/complete each component before you can move on to the next lesson. Once you have completed a component, you will have a check mark next to the completed item which indicates that you can move to the next item.
What ages may apply for Living Education - Charlotte?
Living Education – Charlotte is designed for singles, ages 18-30. Any exceptions to this need to be handled on a case-by-case basis.
What options does Living Education offer older individuals to study?
Our online courses are open and available to members of all ages – with plenty of opportunities to learn and study. (See more FAQs on the online program in the designated Living Education-Online section of the website.)
How long is the Living Education-Charlotte program?
The program lasts approximately nine (9) months, from mid-August to mid-May.
How much does Living Education-Charlotte cost?
While our program does not charge tuition for classes, this program fee helps to defray the cost of the church-provided housing, utilities, internet, activities, and a variety of other associated costs to provide the framework in which to learn. This fee is assessed at the beginning of each month, with the required $300 deposit (due July 1, 2022) applying toward the first of nine payments for the program. For more details, see the Program Fee Schedule and Agreement.
What can I expect if I apply for a work-study position?
The normal work-study schedule consists of 20 hours per week, except during vacation and recess periods. The earnings from this program help participating students pay for some of their living expenses during their on-site experience. The hourly wage for most beginning work-study positions is at or above the minimum wage rate for the state of North Carolina. Wages are commensurate with the level of responsibility required for the position and are based on the skillset which each student worker possesses.
What type of work-study position could I hope to obtain as an on-site student?
A variety of departments at the Living Church of God headquarters may have openings at any given time, including Editorial, Internet Technology, Reception, Records Information Services, Accounting, Maintenance, Church Administration, Mail Processing Department, Internet, Television, or even the Living Education program. Based upon an applicant’s resume, a student will be placed in the department (based upon need/availability) which best suits their skillsets
How do I apply for Living Education - Charlotte?
You can find information about how to apply by visiting the Living Ed-Charlotte landing page. There you will find our Program Info document available to view and download.
What housing options are available for LivingEd-Charlotte students?
The Church has arranged for two affordable and fully-furnished homes with fully-equipped kitchens to accommodate on-site students. These are lovely homes located in a safe neighborhood only 4.5 miles from LCG headquarters where classes are to be held. The male residence is Redstone Hall. It has a game room equipped with a Brunswick billiard table, a study/reading room, a great room, and an enclosed back porch. The female residence is Sheryl Manor. It has an exercise room, a music room with a baby grand piano, a formal dining room, and a living room.
Who gets accepted to Living Education-Charlotte?
Admission is selective and based upon evidence of academic promise, strong personal qualifications, good moral and ethical character, marked by a desire to be an effective servant leader. Academic records will be reviewed as part of the application process. Space availability may be an issue that limits acceptance.
What certificate or credential is offered upon completion of the Living Education- Charlotte program?
When a student completes the program, he or she will be issued a Certificate in Biblical Foundations at graduation ceremony in Charlotte, NC.
Does Living Education- Charlotte accept international students?
We are definitely open to having international students apply for/attend LivingEd-Charlotte. However, international students would need to work through any issues regarding immigration laws for those traveling abroad to the US. Because we are not an accredited institution, you likely would not be able to apply for a typical Student Visa (F-1), but sometimes the rules change so you may want to look into it to start. Aside from the F-1 there may be other visa options available, such as visas available for those who are doing religious studies. With some visas, you may not be able to do our work study program so that would be something to take into consideration.
If you are an international student looking to apply for LivingEd-Charlotte, this might be a good place to begin your research on available visas: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/study/student-visa.html
What is the Living Education-Charlotte Student Leader Program?
The Living Education-Charlotte program is for students seeking to build a more thorough understanding of a Godly way of life, along with other like-minded young adults. Our goal is to create a culture of purity and inspire a courageous, faithful dedication to God, based on a solid understanding of His Word.
Our Student Leaders provide mentorship and leadership for the newer students, while continuing to build their foundation in the Word of God.
For more information on the Student Leader Program, please contact us at [email protected].
The fundamental purpose of “Living Education” is to support the leadership of the Living Church of God in building and reinforcing the knowledge of the way of God.