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Online Course: Introduction to Arcing

Feb 17th – Mar 16th

This online, interactive course lays out the foundational concepts and structures necessary to begin using the Arcing Bible study method. It features personal and extensive feedback on eight different assignments. We will take a hands-on approach to learning as we work through the first chapter of James together.


Basic enrollment  $59 ($49 with early enrollment)
Discussion enrollment  $99 ($89 with early enrollment)  recommended
One-on-one enrollment  $149 ($139 with early enrollment)

From Flickr, by Ken & Nyetta

Enrollees to this course will receive 2 free months of The Biblearc Subscription.

Format  There will be nine 30 minute lectures, released twice per week. Each lecture will be followed by an assignment due three days later. Assignments turned in on time will be corrected and returned before the release of the next lecture. Assignments turned in late, but prior to the end of the course, will be corrected and returned within three days. Lectures will be indefinitely available to participants.

Course length  This is a 5-week course.

Prerequisites  None

Discussion enrollment  In addition to lectures and feedback, discussion enrollment gives you a one-hour group discussion time each week with the instructor of the course. Groups are made up of 5-9 students. Rated 4.6 / 5 stars in significance by former discussion enrollees.

Group time options Mon @ 7pm | Thur @ 7am | Thur @ 7pm
(All times in CDT.)

One-on-one enrollment  One-on-one enrollment allows you to enjoy a half hour of one-on-one time with the instructor each week, in addition to the standard provisions of the course. Rated 4.7 / 5 stars in significance by former one-on-one enrollees.

hubertInstructors  Andy Hubert is the creator of Biblearc. Andy holds a Masters of Pastoral and Biblical Studies from Bethlehem College and Seminary. Assisting will be Josué Pineda, who has worked as a pastor and church planter in Honduras, was the Director for Honduras of Precept International Ministries, and has spearheaded Biblearc’s Arcing courses in Spanish.

Work load  Between the lectures (1 hr/wk) and assignments (~5 hrs/wk), participants should expect to spend approximately 6 hours per week on this course.

Grading This course uses a 100 point grading system for all assignments. Students who complete this course with a display of proficiency in Arcing will receive an indication of this on their Biblearc account. This will allow people searching shared work the ability to find the arcs and brackets of those users who have had training in these methods. (still in development)

From former students

“This is a great platform to take your bible study to the next level! The course is designed in such a way that the beginner and the experienced have a lot to take away… How awesome is the Word. It deserves to be studied deeper and this course teaches you how to do just that!”   Arpan Patro

“An amazing and exciting course which opened the door for me to go deeper in my study of God’s Word, and its application for my life!”   Heath Schroeder

99% of former students surveyed recommend this course to others!

Additional information: What is Arcing | Request a Scholarship | Give a Scholarship | Refund Policy

50 comments for “Online Course: Introduction to Arcing

  1. July 15, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    Do these lectures need to be watched live? I am very interested in this subject, but live in Australia, so need to take into consideration time differences.

    • July 16, 2014 at 3:04 AM

      For the introductory courses, the lectures will not be live at all. They will be released on Mondays and Thursdays and viewable whenever you like. If you are interested in discussion enrollment, see this page for the time options. If you are interested in one-on-one enrollment, we will find a time that works for both of us.

      • Nicole
        November 4, 2014 at 5:34 PM

        Hi, I was wondering if I could join this Introduction to Arcing course even though I am 2 days late! I only discovered this now, and am very eager to join and learn

  2. Sadie
    July 15, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    I’m interested in taking the introduction course to arcing. But I have a personal concern. What site do you use to release the lectures? I live in china and cannot receive the session video over google session chats. It is blocked here. So I wanted to ask if you send the lecture to personal emails? If not is there any way I could attend this class and receive video?

    • July 16, 2014 at 3:01 AM

      Good questions. For the introductory courses, the lectures will actually be made available via Are you able to access this site and its videos? If not, I will try to find a different solution for you. (The discussion and one-on-one enrollments do require Google Hangouts and so you would be restricted to the basic enrollment either way.)

      • Sadie
        July 17, 2014 at 9:18 AM

        I can access vimeo through a proxy here.

  3. Loke
    July 17, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    Hi there,
    I am keen on taking the intro course but am concerned about the timing as I live In Singapore. I checked the link in the earlier message. (

    Need to clarify what is “CST” before I can work out the timing in Singapore.


    • July 17, 2014 at 3:07 PM

      CST is Central Standard Time. This is the timezone for Minneapolis, MN where Biblearc is based. Please note, however, that those times are for the optional discussion level enrollment. If they do not work for you, the basic enrollment could still be an option since it is time-independent (i.e. you can watch the lectures whenever you want).

      • Loke
        July 20, 2014 at 9:52 PM

        Hi there,
        Given that it’s a 4 week course, I really don’t mind staying up to attend the discussions. I have tried the online Arcing101 and find that without any ‘model answer’ or feedback, it’s kind of hard to know if I’m on track. Plus, my grammar isn’t exactly ship shape!

        Like to clarify about the time zone again as I’m doing my research on the exact time difference. It seems that now Minneapolis is on CDT instead of CST currently?


        • July 22, 2014 at 7:40 AM

          Good clarification with the time zone. It should be CDT since we are in summer. Essentially, we go off of Minneapolis time as you assumed. I will fix the listings on the site.

  4. SWu
    July 18, 2014 at 12:47 AM

    Hi, I am watching and learning Arcing 101. Is this course identical to the freely available Arcing 101 course?

    • July 18, 2014 at 4:04 AM

      Good question. This course is not identical in format to Arcing 101, most notably with the interactive elements (feedback on assignments and option Google Hangout time with the instructor). However, its goal is the same–to give you a foundation for arcing. If Arcing 101 works for you, then we would not recommend taking this course. In September, we will be beginning advanced arcing courses and you will notice that they have the prerequisite of either Introduction to Arcing or Arcing 101. Perhaps these courses would be a helpful for you.

      • SWu
        July 23, 2014 at 12:40 AM

        Thanks! The Arcing 101 works for me and I am reading the textbook as well. I also tried to apply it in my sermon preparations. I probably should take the advanced course if my schedule allows. Thanks for your reply and guidance.

        • Eileen
          July 29, 2014 at 10:04 AM

          What textbook are you reading for Arcing 101?

          Thank you

          • July 29, 2014 at 7:45 PM

            Arcing 101 is the free unfacilitated tutorial available on I assume you meant to ask about the “Introduction to Arcing” course spoken of in this blog entry. This course does not have any required textbooks, though a free pdf booklet by John Piper is provided and recommended for students’ review.

        • Charlotte Flowers
          April 8, 2015 at 12:55 PM

          What textbook is SWu referring to i his July 23, 2014 post? And if I’ve taken some of the Advanced Bracketing courses, will it benefit me to take the new arcing intro course? I never really got into arcing, but if this method is easier, should i give it a try?

  5. Pam
    July 25, 2014 at 1:19 AM

    I just registered for the Arcing course/discussion format. I was hoping to receive the early bird discount since the Biblearc blog site was still advertising the discount as ending this evening. But the price on the registration was $99. Thanks for your help.

    • July 25, 2014 at 2:31 AM

      The evening referred to came to an end (Thursday evening), however timezones and what-not do cause confusion. (I have no idea where in the world you live!) I will refund you $10.

      • Pam
        July 25, 2014 at 1:48 PM

        Thanks so much! I live in Washington state.

  6. Dave Greiman
    October 17, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    I would like to take the course, but I will be traveling for the last 2 weeks and would not be able to do the homework for the course. Will the course be offered again or the teaching videos made available for a later time?

    • October 17, 2014 at 12:27 AM

      The videos are made indefinitely available to participants to watch at their convenience. The next Introduction to Arcing course is tentatively slotted for March, 2015.

  7. Chris
    October 20, 2014 at 11:29 AM

    I’m sure there is a link somewhere, but I cannot find when the the group discussion times will be for the Introduction to Arcing class starting Nov. 3rd. Can you please post again? (I did see the link posted above which is dated July 16, 2014, but that did not seem to bring me to the right page.)


  8. Derek
    December 22, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    How often will these courses be available? I’m currently a full-time student but would be interested in taking this when I have some more free time.

    • December 29, 2014 at 9:52 AM

      At this point, we are trying to make a fresh introduction course available every 2-3 months. The next course is Introduction to Bracketing and begins mid-January. In March, we plan on offering Introduction to Arcing again.

  9. Mandiangu Mbimba Médard
    January 29, 2015 at 8:24 AM

    Just I want to ask you what must do the christians who speak not English but are interrested by biblearc.

    • January 29, 2015 at 2:15 PM

      What language do you speak? We currently have the site translated into Romanian, French, Spanish and German. We are happy to receive volunteers for other languages as well.

  10. roer garcia
    February 26, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    In your email sent this url

    But the browser prompts this:

    “Lo sentimos. Biblearc aún no está preparado para funcionar con este tamaño de pantalla. (Si es posible, haz más grande la ventana del navegador y actualiza. De lo contrario, regresa pronto porque esperamos tener pronto una versión de Biblearc para el mobil.)”

    ?? (im from mexico!)

    • March 2, 2015 at 3:36 AM

      At present Biblearc requires a certain screen size in order to properly function. If you are using a smaller laptop, it may just be a matter of getting rid of some bookmark and menu bars or going into full screen mode.

  11. Kevin
    February 28, 2015 at 9:37 AM

    Hi there,
    wonder if there will still be group discussion for one-to-one option?

    • March 2, 2015 at 3:34 AM

      Nope, it is generally one or the other. However, for a one-on-one enrollee who requests to jump into a discussion group which is not full…we are happy to allow that upon request.

  12. Omar Johnson
    March 20, 2015 at 9:51 AM

    When will the next “Intro to Arcing” class be offered?

    • March 23, 2015 at 1:15 AM

      June 1-29 is the current plan.

  13. miqueas ficetti
    April 11, 2015 at 4:33 PM

    buenas tardes, quería saber si hay algún correo para comunicarme con ustedes por privado, desde ya muchas gracias.

    • Josué Pineda
      April 13, 2015 at 5:54 PM

      Puedes escribirnos tus preguntas o comentarios a través de este vínculo.

  14. Benito Contreras
    July 7, 2015 at 9:35 AM

    I would like to join the next arching 101 course. How can I join it?

    • July 8, 2015 at 2:39 AM

      We are working on putting together course offerings for the Fall and hope to have a list up in the next few weeks. At that point you will be able to enroll.

      • Benito contreras
        July 30, 2015 at 7:30 AM

        Okay great. I would love to have a a group of us from my church all take this course. Once you get any updates please let me know. I’ll let a couple of the guys know. Feel free to contact me at

        Thank you for this it’s really stirs my heart for the Lord. Grace and peace

  15. Dan
    August 10, 2015 at 10:50 AM

    On Introduction to Arcing:

    Does the Basic Enrolment option include assignment and grading?
    Or, is it just having access to the lecture only?

    • August 10, 2015 at 2:12 PM

      It includes extensive feedback on assignments, with grading.

  16. Mike
    August 13, 2015 at 8:22 AM

    Hi. I am interested in using these courses in discipleship but we would not do more than one at a time. How could we access these video instructionals over a longer period of time? I think we would try a lecture per week and work as a group in discussion. Maybe just signing up for an Arc subscription gets us access to the videos?
    Thanks for your help. Sincerely, Mike

    • August 13, 2015 at 2:24 PM

      The Biblearc Subscription does not come with the lectures, however we are happy to provide a lectures-only supplement for people interested in teaching arcing to others. It is $25/student and comes with 2 free months of The Biblearc Subscription. Write me via our feedback form if you are interested.

  17. Issa
    August 17, 2015 at 8:47 AM

    Hi. I am interested to enrol in this, but the internet speed in our place is so slow. I am from the Philippines. Not to mention the time difference. Any suggestion? I would appreciate if you get back to me. Thanks

    • August 18, 2015 at 12:07 AM

      The time difference is not an issue. Afterall, I (the instructor) live in Israel and we have students from all over the world. As for the internet speed, this may prevent both the Discussion and One-on-one enrollments from serving you well. However, Basic enrollment should not be a problem—you may just have to pause the lectures at the beginning for a few minutes to let them load first.

  18. Hagop
    January 13, 2016 at 6:47 PM

    Hi guys, thank you for your incredible work. I love this site. I was watching the phrasing module done Dr. DeRouchie on Exodus. He made a statement along the lines of how dividing the passage into a block, and then phrasing it allows us to take the next step of arcing. I was wondering, what did he mean?Or another way to ask, what is the relationship of phrasing and arcing to one another? Will this course explain that relationship? Thanks for your help.

    Hagop T

    • January 14, 2016 at 12:42 AM

      Good question. Phrasing deals mainly with displaying the grammatical flow of the text. (Dr. DeRouchie uses this specifically for Hebrew grammar.) Arcing wrestles with the logical flow. Thus, learning phrasing certainly helps you with arcing, but at the same time is not a necessary prerequisite. Most people who have taken and will take arcing will not have taken phrasing beforehand. Those who have (or who take it after arcing) will simply be sharper in their assessment of the flow—since logical flow is tied to grammar.

  19. Rev RB
    May 2, 2016 at 11:34 PM

    When will you offer another introductory course in arcing?

    • May 10, 2016 at 2:09 PM

      Look for an all new arcing course to be released within the month.

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