Learn how the Institute works and how to start.
Courses are done through small group learning communities led by a trainer.


Register and form a learning community.

Trainers and students can register by clicking the LOGIN button above to access the Institute’s online classroom.


Study the material and learn with your community.
All video lectures, study guides, quizzes, and tests can be done in the online classroom on your own time.


Meet and discuss in your learning community.
Learning Communities meet weekly to discuss the material.


Apply what you've learned to your ministry.
Discussion guides and badges help you apply what you’ve learned to real life ministry.

What is Thirdmill Institute?

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About the Thirdmill Institute

The vision of Thirdmill is to provide Biblical education. For the world. For free. The Thirdmill Institute combines its world class seminary classes and practical ministry training to offer three certificates in Foundations, Bible and Theology. The Institute is designed to be done in small groups to prepare future leaders, pastors and church planters around the world, for free.



The Foundations Certificate provides foundational courses in theology, as well as in Old Testament and New Testament.

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Certificate in
Biblical Studies

Our second certificate covers additional courses in the Old Testament and New Testament.

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Certificate in
Theological Studies

This certificate covers additional courses ranging from systematic theology to Christian ethics.

Our Badges

Badges are granted as Institute students put their learning into practice. Each course includes practical life and ministry skills training under the supervision of local leaders. For example, badges in the Foundations Certificate include prayer, evangelism and discipleship.

Sample a Lesson

Kingdom, Covenants & Canon of the Old Testament: Lesson 2 – The Kingdom of God

Explores a proper understanding of the Bible’s theology of the Kingdom of God by providing the most comprehensive outlook on the Old Testament.