Frequently Asked Questions

What is Mathetis?

Mathetis is a brand-new social network designed to connect our world to Christ and His church. It’s intended to be a safe environment for you and your friends to study the Bible alongside fellow students of God’s Word.

Create a free account today by downloading the app or registering online!

About Mathetis

Mathetis is for anyone who wants to learn more about our awesome God and how we can honor and serve Him. You can use Mathetis for your own spiritual growth and walk with God. We also encourage you to use Mathetis as an evangelistic tool. Study alongside new acquaintances or loved ones who are lost or wondering what to believe.

Mathetis comes from the Greek word mathetes which means, “a learner, pupil, or disciple.” Mathetis is designed to both strengthen and make disciples. Use Mathetis not only for your own personal spiritual growth, but also to share the Gospel and make more disciples.

Matthew 5:1-2 says, “and when [Jesus] sat down, his disciples [mathetes] came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them.”

Matthew 28:19 says, “Go therefore and make disciples [mathetes] of all nations.”

Start by downloading Mathetis in the App Store or Google Play or register online on mathetis.orgOnce you’ve registered, select a course, click start a study, create a group, invite your friends. If you have questions feel free to email us at help@mathetis.org.

Absolutely! Mathetis is not only meant to enrich your spiritual growth, but is a platform from which you can share Jesus with the world!

How Do I Start a Study?

How Do I Create a Group?

What Group Do I Choose?

Standard groups allow you to invite between 2 to 9 people to join your group. You can invite your Mathetis friends directly, post an invite to the study board, or send an invitation link to people outside Mathetis.

There is no purchase necessary to create a Standard Group.

A Personal Group is made for a personalized one-on-one study with a Mentor. When you create a personal group, we will automatically post an invite onto the Mentor Request Board for a Mentor to join your study. You cannot invite additional people to join a personal group. If you would like to form a group study and include a Mentor, you can create a Standard Group and invite a Mentor to join. 

There is no purchase necessary to create a Personal Group.

An Unlimited Group is a Mathetis group with no restrictions to the number of people who can join the group. These are perfect for Bible classes, youth groups, home study groups, and any other reason you might want to create a group larger than 9 people.

You must purchase a course activation before you can create an Unlimited Group. Shop Now!

There is no purchase necessary to sign up for Mathetis and to create a Standard or Personal Group.

What is a Group Leader?

A Group Leader is the Mathetis user who created the group.

 

Group Leaders have the ability to 1) select which course the group studies, 2) determine the group’s size and invite other users to join the group, 3) change the name, profile, and cover image, and 4) remove learners from the group who harass or bully other group members.

Yes. A Group Leader can promote other members of the group to be Group Leaders. This function is only allowed within a Standard Group.

Yes. However, if a Group Leader chooses to leave a group, they must first establish a new group leader. Groups cannot exist without a Group Leader.

Yes. But they must be the sole member of the group before deleting the group. If the Group Leader only wishes to leave the group, they must first promote another member to Group Leader before leaving the group.

What is a Mentor?

A Mentor is an approved Mathetis user who can join a study upon request by the group leader to help answer questions asked by group members. If you and your group members have questions about the courses you are studying, you can request a Mentor to join your study to enrich your study.

If you would like to become a mentor, you can fill out our Mentor Application. Mentors are only allowed to assist in courses they have already completed, so keep on completing new courses while you are waiting for your application to be approved.

The Study Board is a place to send and accept public invitations to join a standard group in Mathetis. You can choose to post an invite to the Study Board while creating a new group or by clicking the invite button within your group’s group profile. Make sure you have open spots available in your group before posting an invitation.

What is the Study Board?

The Study Board is a place to send and accept public invitations to join a standard group in Mathetis. You can choose to post an invite to the Study Board while creating a new group or by clicking the invite button within your group’s group profile. Make sure you have open spots available in your group before posting an invitation.

We have created a time limit for Study Board invitations to keep invitations fresh and to ensure users who accept an invite on the Study Board join an active group.

If a Group Leader runs out of time and wants more people to join his/her group, they can repost their invitation to the Study Board.

Group Leaders are the only ones who can post their group to the Study Board.

As a Group Leader, be sure you have enough space available for more people to join your group before posting to the study board. For Standard Groups, you can check this by going to the invite screen and selecting the update group size button. Standard Groups are limited 2-9 members.

This badge marks Mathetis users who are approved as Mentors. If you are looking to join a group started by a Mentor, you can filter the study board to only show group invitations from Mentors.

How do I Find a Group?

How do I start an Unlimited Group?

To create an unlimited group, you will need to purchase an activation. An activation allows you to start a course within a new or existing unlimited group. Activations can be purchased through a subscription plan or as a single transaction.

To purchase an activation go to the My Activations tab in your profile or visit the Mathetis Shop.

An activation 1) allows you to activate a course onto a new or existing unlimited group, 2) allows all group members the ability to discuss questions and exercises within the course, and 3) gives you access to an author’s downloadable content when available.

Single Purchase

Lifetime Activation – 1 Activation – $150 single fee

A course activated using a Lifetime Activation keeps the course active on the unlimited group for the lifetime of the group.

 

Subscription Plans

The number of activations is the number of courses you can have active inside your unlimited group(s) at one time. Once you are finished studying a course, you can deactivate the course and start a new one. Deactivating a course does not delete group members data from the course.

 

Entry Subscription – 2 Activations – $10/month or $100/year (Save $20)

Basic Subscription – 4 Activations – $20/month or $200/year (Save $40)

Standard Subscription – 6 Activations – $30/month or $300/year (Save $60)

Advanced Subscription – 12 Activations – $40/month or $400/year (Save $80)

Once you are finished studying a course you, can deactivate that course, which gives you back your activation so you can start a new one.

Deactivating a course does not delete the course or the group members’ content from your unlimited group. It only restricts group members ability to discuss the questions and exercises within the course and removes the group leader’s access to the downloadable content.,

Deactivating a course does not delete the course or group members’ data from your unlimited group. It only restricts group members’ ability to continue discussing the questions and exercises within the course. It also removes the group leader’s access to the author’s downloadable content. You can always go back and reactivate a course with one of your available activations.

Some authors include downloadable content to go along with their Mathetis course. This material can consist of teacher’s guides, offline versions of a course’s multimedia content, PowerPoint presentations, and more. To find out what content is available, check the course’s home page.

Downloadable content is only available for activated courses within an unlimited group.

Not at the moment. Purchasing activations and creating unlimited groups are only available on the web for now.

From the app, you can join an existing unlimited group by selecting “Find a Group” on the home screen. Once you have joined an unlimited group, it will function the same as a standard or personal group.

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