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New Covenant Faith Courses

God's Intelligent Design for Christ-Centered Spiritual Transformation

Allow Your Faith to Be Restored to the Original Pattern of Truth

This is not a traditional online Bible School Education. This free, one-of-a-kind education to Christ is designed especially to restore the original foundation of truth and pattern of faith to the church. We are in a new apostolic age, wherein God has restored to the church the apostolic stewardship, the true doctrine of Christ, the terms of the New Covenant, the tools of the covenant, and the priesthood of each believer.

God's plan is to reintroduce the church to apostolic stewardship to bring the church back to her roots in Christ. If you have answered the call to enter into covenant with God then this is your place to begin to learn. Your discipleship begins here.

God again opened the apostolic door for you to experience the fullness of Christ. God's Intelligent Design for Christ-Centered Spiritual Transformation® (IDCCST®) is Christian education provided through the stewardship of Apostle Eric vonAnderseck and offered only by Second 8th Week® Ministries. What you will find here you will not find anywhere else.

Let’s take a look at what you’re going to learn in your New Covenant Courses...

  • The New Covenant terms, commandments, and contact points that join you to God.
  • The PRIESTHOOD restored! You'll learn how to serve and please God as royal priests, offering to Him spiritual sacrifices of prophecy.
  • God’s divine power for divine change in the inner man….the power to heal the soul of Satan’s scars and restore the soul to the likeness of Christ, taking on His very nature.
  • The 12 Elements of the Gospel and how God designed their binary and proclitic values.
  • The Law of Reciprocation in Kind and how God designed this law into the elements.
  • The 5 Definitions of Grace and the 9 Operations of God in grace.
  • The Law of Grace and Truth and why it is better than the Law of Moses.
  • A thorough teaching of the distinctions between the First and Second Covenant.
  • The return of APOSTOLIC GOVERNANCE and the BLUEPRINT of TRUTH!
  • A ground breaking new look at the CYCLES of your GRWOTH and how they follow Jesus’ example: Revelation, Resistance, and Reward designed to help you overcome yourself, the world, and the devil.
  • Ground breaking teaching on “THE FLESH” and its 5 facts: (1) The Knowledge of This World (2) The Signature Map of the Soul (3) The God-Code (4) The Moral Code (5) The Fruits of Iniquity
  • Dream Interpretation! You’ll learn the difference between level one, level two, and level three dreams and how to understand dreams of regeneration.
  • Workshops focused on mastering the 18 inclinations of man.
  • Unique training for those called by God as Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers.

Self-paced Workshops, Free Downloads, Free Online Mentoring, Printables, Video & Audio Teaching

Education is key to your success as a Christian. We must study to show ourselves approved to God. As Apostle Eric often says, “Knowledge is the crib of your growth.” God wants you to know how faith works, why the priesthood of each believer is important, how spiritual government operates, how to take confidence in the divine transformation of your soul, how to know and serve God, and be an active part in the Body of Christ. You can expect salvation through Jesus Christ to at last become a living reality once you set your feet upon the path of the covenant.

We have put together a comprehensive education for you to learn the New Covenant terms, commandments and contact points, how to serve and please God as a royal priest and experience God's power for the divine change – power that heals and restores your soul, birthing His nature within.

Covenant faith is simple, easy to learn, and powerful to live. To build a strong faith in Jesus Christ we begin by setting a solid foundation and from there move on to gain a really thorough understanding of how to function with this pattern to experience God’s living and abiding presence as He heals the soul and births His very life and nature within.

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The Original New Covenant Pattern for Faith

Currently Christians are confused by the many different doctrines and faith models being taught. What are God’s expectations for faith? How can we have a faith free of the paradoxes of man? What are God's promises under His New Covenant and how do we obtain the fulness of Christ?

SIMPLE FAITH is one of 2 Series of courses
offered under IDCCST® Christian Education. The courses are designed specifically to transition Christians OUT OF the mixture of faith models and man-made gospels and INTO Christ’s New Covenant, so believers may experience healing of the soul by spiritual regeneration and renewing of the mind.

Clear distinctions are made between the Old Covenant and the New Covenant terms, promises and faith activities enabling you to understand the boundaries of the New Covenant and special restrictions God placed upon faith to express the likeness of Christ.

Simple Faith mirrors the original KOP Series (also known as the Foundation Series), but is written in a more digestible, easy to read  style, highlighting important teaching points to help learners get the most out of their studies.

Nowhere is this more observable than when introducing students to the 12 Elements of the Gospel. Special video teachings, lessons, and illustrations make learning the elements fun and interesting. Do you know what the 12 Elements are and why God gave them a binary design?

KOP Series (Foundation Series) of courses is everything you’ve come to expect as God, in His wisdom, presented the original foundation teaching to Apostle Eric vonAnderseck to cover everything the apostles of the first century church taught believers, from the Elements of the Gospel to the priesthood of your faith and the tools of the New Covenant, dream interpretation, the cycles of your growth, to the power of grace.

Whether you use the newly written Simple Faith Series or the original KOP Series, you are encouraged to dig into each lesson prayerfully and to work with the Holy Spirit who will assist you to restore your faith to the original pattern God designed in Jesus Christ for Christ-Centered spiritual transformation of your soul.

About Simple Faith

About Simple Faith is an Introductory Course and consists of 3 Lessons. The goal of this course is to explain to you why faith needs knowledge. Your faith has to work from the same frame of knowledge as God does. God has an expectation of forming a relationship with you and healing your soul and forming Christ in you. So He wants you to be able to connect your mind to the movement He is making. When faith is based on the knowledge God wants you to have then the fog of confusion begins to lift.  

About Simple Faith: Lesson One
Learn how faith is made simple when knowledge unites us to God

In About Simple Faith Lesson One we will learn what happens when the connection between knowledge and faith is lost. Students not only learn how faith is made simple when knowledge unites us to God, but they learn the 2 reasons for New Covenant Faith in Jesus Christ becoming complicated: (1) The first reason is lack of covenant knowledge and (2) the second reason is deception.

When faith is based on the knowledge God wants you to have then the fog of confusion begins to lift. In About Simple Faith Lesson One we will learn what happens when the connection between knowledge and faith is lost.    

About Simple Faith: Lesson Two

Find your purpose in God  
 
Once you understand that knowledge is the secret to a powerful and living faith, what is the next step? The next step is to use the knowledge and start building a living faith in God. Knowledge is like a pile of wood sitting on the ground. What are you going to do with a pile of wood? You’ll want to take the knowledge and start building a house of faith for the Lord to inhabit!    

About Simple Faith: Lesson Three

Gain understanding by observing three different perspectives
 
In part three we learn that man must find his purpose in God. When the likeness of Christ is not fulfilled, then purpose cannot be fulfilled, which results in lack, which then results in failure (feeling of shortcoming). Satan exploits faith by first removing the likeness of Christ from the contents of knowledge and then condemning the soul for not fulfilling its purpose.

Students will be able to state what happens when the connection between knowledge and faith is lost and list in their journal two reasons for faith becoming complicated. Students will also be able to disambiguate faith by comparing and contrasting the outcome of the knowledge of God to the outcome of Satan’s lie.Access the Course: About Simple Faith.

What is Covenant?

Free Online Training to the New Covenant!    

What is Covenant is an Introductory Course and consists of 9 Lessons followed by a prayer. We know that the idea of God making a covenant with man by faith might not be understood by everyone. What does it mean to come into covenant with God? What happens when you come into covenant with God? How is covenant faith different from other Christian faiths?

Nine easy lessons will guide you through the covenant contract between you and God so that you will clearly understand what it means to come into covenant with Him, understand when this relationship begins, and understand the commitment you are making to God.    

You will learn the 4 steps of covenant faith and why God placed this example first in Abraham to be fulfilled in Jesus Christ. You will learn the importance of each of the 4 steps to covenant faith and marvel to see the simplicity of God’s plan.    

You will also learn about the token of the Spirit and why tongues accompanies this token as the sign and seal of God accepting your faith. We'll explain why tongues is the first tool of the covenant given by God to bear witness to your union with Him, and how God sustains His relationship with you by this token. Upon completion of the nine lessons you are invited to pray a prayer to exercise your faith and make a commitment to come into covenant with God to begin your walk with Him.
 Access the Course: What is Covenant?.

Tour The Basics

Apostles Carry the Blueprint of the Foundation of Faith!       

Tour the Basics, a 4 part video series, was created to introduce the 12 Foundation Stones of the faith, which are the essential Elements of the Gospel. This series, by Teacher Maria vonAnderseck of Second 8th Week Ministries, answers the often asked question, How can I build a strong faith in Jesus Christ?

Strong faith begins with the basics, the ABCs of the covenant. Each Foundation Stone is a letter in God’s alphabet. God needs to teach each believer the language of the Spirit to learn how to communicate Christ to overcome the language of the flesh and reciprocate the likeness of Christ. So God begins by first building in you this solid foundation of truth.

Do you know the 12 Elements of the Gospel and how God designed them to work in a binary way to teach you how divine reciprocation works? Do you know what makes the doctrine of Christ wholesome?    

Full color icons beautifully illustrate the teaching, making it easy to learn the meaning of each Foundation Stone. Each stone describes Jesus Christ, giving you practical knowledge that you can use to build the altar of Christ in your soul. This course is not about making you or your life perfect! It is about showing you how God provided Jesus Christ so that your faith can be perfect in Him, how to measure your faith to Jesus Christ, and God’s plan to return your soul to the likeness of Christ. A solid foundation of faith is vital.

Self-paced Workshops, Free Downloads, Free Online Mentoring, Printables, Video & Audio Teaching
 Access the Course: Tour the Basics.


Simple Faith Series

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Overview of the Simple Faith Series

Faith is easy when you have the right facts and the right tools. Faith would then follow the design that God placed in Jesus Christ and we would then experience all the blessings that God placed in Christ for us. Satan makes faith confusing by mixing error into truth, by giving the church a faith that does not follow the pattern of Jesus Christ. Simple Faith is a free online Bible Course that will help you understand how to build a strong faith in Jesus Christ.

Courses Included in the Simple Faith Series
Simple Faith - New Covenant Faith
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Overview of the New Covenant Faith Study Course
The Christian Faith is Defined by Covenant
The Christian faith is defined by the New Covenant that Jesus shed His blood for. The reason for the cross of Christ was to provide a covenant of blood for the redemption of man. What do you know about covenant faith? Do you have questions about faith, questions about God, questions about the Bible, and what the Bible says about covenant faith? This course is designed to help you find the answers in simple covenant faith of Jesus Christ.

Lessons in the New Covenant Faith Study Course
  1. In Covenant With God
  2. The Bible Talks About Two Covenants
  3. The First Covenant Was Sealed by the Blood of an Animal
  4. The Second Covenant Was Sealed by the Blood of Jesus Christ
  5. God Inhabits What He Builds
  6. The Witness Follows the Record
  7. The Divine Pattern
  8. Is the New Testament the Second Covenant?
  9. Believers in Christ Accept the Yoke of Jesus
  10. Why Faith Must be Restricted to the Covenant
  11. What are the Terms of the New Covenant?
  12. Getting a Fresh Start
  13. Summary Notes

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Simple Faith - Tools of the Covenant
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Overview of the Tools of the Covenant Study Course
The Armor of God for Spiritual Warfare
Every Christian wants a powerful faith. They want to know how prayers are answered, how the Spirit led life works, how the power of the Spirit is gained, how to win the battle of the mind, how to defeat Satan. We have an enemy of our who will not rest until he has stolen faith from our heart. What does it take to get from a carnal mind to a spiritual mind? How can a person serve God in the midst of ungodliness? God's spiritual tool kit has everything you need in it to win the battle of the mind and succeed in faith. God often reminds us that the battle is the His. But for us to walk in victory over sin, in victory over self, and victory over the devil we must learn to get comfortable using God's tools. God arms us with 9 tools of the Spirit to teach us how to partake of Him. As long as we are consistent with these tools we will experience the power of God setting us free.

Lessons in the Tools of the Covenant Study Course
  1. What are Spiritual Tools?
  2. The First Covenant Tools
  3. The Second Covenant Tools
  4. Spiritual Talents for Increase
  5. Proper Placement of the Ten Commandments
  6. Did the Apostles Talk About Spiritual Tools?
  7. The Works of the Covenant
  8. The Activity of Faith
  9. Jesus Our Contact Point
  10. Why Grace is Called a Virtue
  11. Getting a Fresh Start
  12. Summary Notes

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Simple Faith - Apostles Today
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Overview of the Apostles Today Study Course
Why the Church Needs Apostles Today
Apostles Today! The hot question that has the church scrambling for answers. Some run to the book of Acts to see what apostles did and make a long list of the gifts of the Spirit: the gift of healing, the gift of discerning of spirits, the gift of prophecy. But, really, you don’t have to be an apostle to operation in the gifts. As the Bible says, the gifts work through whomever God chooses. Pastors and teachers and prophets and evangelists can also work in these gifts. So, what does an apostle do? Look at the one thing apostles did back in the early church that God did not assign other callings to do—establish the foundational doctrine in the hearts of the saints. Apostle today also establish doctrine for the church. Learn more by taking the course online. You may want to also download the FREE Ebook for study offline.

Lessons in the Apostles Today Study Course
  1. The Divine Order for Church Government
  2. Knowledge Must Reflect Christ
  3. Knowledge Needs a Frame
  4. Understanding Lack of Unity
  5. When Apostles Teach, Satan’s Lie is Exposed
  6. Doctrinal Cleansing
  7. Spiritual Cleansing: Removing the Fruits of Iniquity From the Soul
  8. Apostolic Authority
  9. Should Apostles Hide Their Calling?
  10. The Anointing of Truth
  11. Government, Truth, and Spirit
  12. Vocabulary Words
  13. Getting a Fresh Start
  14. Summary Notes

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Simple Faith - The Altar of Christ
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Overview of the The Altar of Christ Study Course
Christian Priesthood Defined
The Christian priesthood! "What is that?" you might ask. The priesthood of the New Testament church is the most extraordinary thing God is restoring to the church today. It begins with a series of lessons on the Altar of Christ. If you want to know how the mind is renewed, how the battle of the mind is overcome, the comparison of the Levitical priesthood to the Christian priesthood, the Melchizedek priesthood defined, it's all here.

Lessons in the The Altar of Christ Study Course
  1. Why Faith Needs An Altar
  2. The Altar is the Place of Sacrifice
  3. The Altar Gives Structure to Our Faith
  4. The Altar Must Be Made of Whole Stones
  5. The Priesthood Functions at the Altar
  6. Priests Partake of the Sacrifice
  7. The Altar Sanctifies the Gift
  8. Spiritual Sacrifice of Prophecy
  9. The Restoration of Stewardship and Priesthood
  10. Getting a Fresh Start
  11. Summary Notes

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Simple Faith - Priesthood and Prophecy
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Overview of the Priesthood and Prophecy Study Course
Learn About the Christian Priesthood and Doxology of the New Testament Church
What do you know about the Christian Priesthood? Every question that you have about how faith works can be tied to how the priesthood works. The Christian Priesthood is a major artery in your life of faith and flows through every major faith organ. You cannot do spiritual warfare without wearing the armor of the priesthood and knowing how to use the weaponry of your priesthood. You cannot grow in faith or participate in Body ministry unless you know how the priesthood works. Learn the vital truth and important how-to instructions from the lessons in this course. Valuable in depth lessons starts at the very beginning and teaches you about the Christian priesthood. Answering such questions as : How do believers function as priests? What are “acceptable” sacrifices? How are spiritual sacrifices to be offered, and why does God value them? A 13 lesson Bible study course concerning our worship to God in spirit and in truth, Christian priesthood and prophecy, with interactive questions at the end of each lesson.

Lessons in the Priesthood and Prophecy Study Course
  1. What the Bible Says About the Christian Priesthood
  2. A Kingdom of Priests
  3. The Priesthood of the Flesh
  4. The Portion is Not the Fulness
  5. Our Exemption is in Christ
  6. The Priesthood is Holy
  7. Spiritual Sacrifices of Prophecy
  8. The Law of Reciprocation

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Simple Faith - The Elements of the Gospel
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Overview of the The Elements of the Gospel Study Course
The Image and Likeness of Christ -- God's DNA
Many ask, What is spiritual warfare? How is the spiritual man formed? How can I build a strong and lasting relationship with God? These are all important. if you think about it, there is one key element that shows up missing from Christian faith that is responsible for triggering these questions. The key ingredient is communication. Free online studies will help you learn how God provided language for us to communicate Christ. Learn how the 12 Elements of the Gospel are the primary building blocks for an effective relationship with God and why God uses knowledge as a DNA pattern to form the likeness of Christ in the soul.

Lessons in the The Elements of the Gospel Study Course
  1. Spiritual DNA
  2. The Word of God
  3. Covenant Language
  4. Definition of the Elements

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Simple Faith - The Flesh - Win the Battle for Your Mind
Go to The Flesh - Win the Battle for Your Mind Introduction
Overview of the The Flesh - Win the Battle for Your Mind Study Course
The Battle for Your Mind is Fought on the Battlefield of Faith
Why are so many Christians still held captive in their mind to Satan’s wiles? The course “The Flesh” is a 12 part series of lessons that finally gives you the knowledge and tools to win the battle for your mind. How can we overcome an enemy we know nothing about? Discover the biggest mind game Satan has been playing and winning! Identify the 5 facets to the flesh that Satan plays upon, mixing them into your faith to confuse the record of Jesus Christ with the record of man.

Lessons in the The Flesh - Win the Battle for Your Mind Study Course
  1. Weighing the Spirit Against the Flesh
  2. The Natural Man
  3. The Flesh
  4. The Knowledge of This World
  5. The Signature Map of the Soul
  6. The God-Code
  7. The Moral Code
  8. The Fruits of Iniquity - Part 1
  9. Fruits of Iniquity - Part 1 - Summary Notes
  10. Fruits of Iniquity - Part 2
  11. Fruits of Iniquity - Summary Notes
  12. Aspiration - The Jezebel Yoke

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Simple Faith - Why Christians Suffer
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Overview of the Why Christians Suffer Study Course
Suffering for God and Christian Response to Suffering
Why does God allow suffering, what does it mean to suffer for God, and what is a Christian’s response to suffering, are perhaps the most asked questions by sincere believers who are hurting and searching for answers. “Why Christians Suffer” is an in-depth course that will give you straight answers from the Bible and practical advice you can use in everyday life. For the first time, Christian suffering is understood in connection to spiritual growth cycles. Course is based on the 3-phase cycle of growth: revelation, resistance, and reward. The course is meant to assist believers as they move into the resistance phase to identify what God is addressing for healing.

Lessons in the Why Christians Suffer Study Course
  1. The Natural Man
  2. Accountability to the Record of Christ
  3. Suffering for God -Part 1
  4. Suffering for God -Part 2
  5. Train to Win the Victory in Christ
  6. Trust Faith to the Tools
  7. Keep Faith Consistent

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Simple Faith - The Element Grace
Go to The Element Grace Introduction
Overview of the The Element Grace Study Course
What is Grace - God's Meaning and Definition
Are you looking for the true meaning of God’s sanctifying, divine, grace? The definition of grace is given in this one of a kind course, answering the question, What is Grace! God’s grace uncovered and made plain for all to understand. Uncover the reason behind the Deceiver’s false belief system about grace and learn how to get past his vague, ambiguous meaning of grace. Finally, here is your chance to learn the 5 definitions of grace and the 9 operations of God in grace.

Lessons in the The Element Grace Study Course
  1. False Grace – The Deceiver’s Belief System
  2. False Grace – The Voice Of Wilson
  3. What is Grace – 5 Definitions
  4. What is Grace -- 9 Operations
  5. The Law of Grace and Truth

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KOP Series

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Overview of the KOP Series

The KOP (Key Definitions, Operation of God, and Purpose of God) Series is the original series of courses offered by Apostle Eric vonAnderseck and his wife, Teacher Maria vonAnderseck. This course is not equipped with interactive questions and it is not recommended as a standalone series. Use the KOP Series as you would the Simple Faith Series to build the foundation of truth in your heart and learn how to serve God with perfect faith.

Courses Included in the KOP Series
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KOP - The Elements of the Gospel
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Overview of the The Elements of the Gospel Study Course
Learn to Speak the Language of God's Kingdom
What is grace, what is faith, what does the Bible say about righteousness? It is impossible to know the value God places upon these Elements of the Gospel unless you learn to speak the language of God's kingdom. Learn why the ABCs of God's New Covenant are important to get a base of knowledge to express Christ.

Lessons in the The Elements of the Gospel Study Course
  1. The ABCs of the Covenant
  2. Elements and Chemistry
  3. The Charisma of Christ
  4. The Binary Elements
  5. How the Elements Are Proclitic
  6. Spiritual Unit of Measure

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KOP - The Element Grace
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Overview of the The Element Grace Study Course
What is Grace -- God's definition and meaning of grace
The original KOP Series “Grace for Salvation”. Understand what grace is and how God defines grace for salvation. KOP Series teaches the (K) Key definitions (O) Operation of God and (P) Purpose of God in grace. God’s grace comes alive in this one-of-a-kind study.

Lessons in the The Element Grace Study Course
  1. Grace for Salvation
  2. Grace for Growth

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