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Learn to Discern uses a ground-breaking critical thinking system that is entirely different from ANYTHING you have ever seen. It is the next generation of discernment training based on assumptions. It is superior to worldview. With a little practice, even learners who are not particularly intellectual can discern what is true and what isn't in the classroom, the media, and the culture. With practice, a learner can reliably discern truth in real-world issues and situations in as little as 30 seconds.


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Essentials Series

3 Classes - Approximately 8-10 HRS

  • In class #1, you'll discover the powerful assumptions that control what we say, do, and think.

  • In class #2, you'll learn the basics about how to quickly and reliably use the power of assumptions to discern what is true in the media, classroom, and culture.

  • In class #3, a variety of tips to help you acquire this valuable discernment skill and pass it on to others.

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Homeschool Course

For Ages 13+ (8-17 Wks/120 Hrs)

  • Students will learn to quickly and reliably find hidden assumptions that determine what is true and what is not—and WHY—in real-world issues and situations by exploring the assumptions that control how people think about today's moral, social, and cultural issues.

  • Building on this foundation, students will then learn how to relate truth from God and the Bible to these real-world issues because, at the level of a person's assumptions, it is easier and more effective to do so.

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Adult Course

For College Students/Adults


In today's society, we hear that we all have our own truths. We encounter people who struggle to synthesize the beliefs of those around them with what they know to be true but don't know why they are true. We may experience this ourselves. In a world deconstructing around us, we need the skill to discern what is true, what is not, and why.


(8-17 Wks/120 Hrs) 

New courses coming soon!

Stay tuned...we'll keep you updated as new courses and resources are released for group and church leaders.

Are you a group leader?

We've bundled the Essentials Series and group study guides to equip group leaders to share the Learn To Discern course in any setting.

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Why Do Assumptions Matter?

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Only 30% of born-again Christians believe in absolute moral truth, less if they are under 30. (Barna, 2023)

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Only 6% of Americans hold a Biblical or Bible-based Worldview  (Barna, 2022)

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1 million young

people per year are leaving the faith (Pinetops Foundation, 2018)

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Only 38% of parents are confident their children will retain their faith after leaving home

Because only radical change can avert the mass exodus of the next Christian generation.

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Bottom Line:
Exposing students to Biblical truth without intentional training in how to recognize truth is proving to be fruitless. They must be trained to discern truth.

This Is What We Do

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Our courses by Assumptions Institute hone Christ-followers to discern truth so they can flourish in their faith and engage the culture to influence others for Christ.

We provide deliberate coaching to help students recognize what is true, countering the lie that truth is relative. This training has the potential to arrest the trend and stop the exodus.

A well-developed discernment skill requires training and practice. It is not an innate skill.  Parents, pastors, and teachers seem to assume that students already know how to discern truth—but the statistics prove that they don’t. We provide the tools to equip leaders to train them.

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Try a free preview of the first of the Essentials Series!

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