Porterbrook Network

Porterbrook is written by pastors with decades of experience in training Christians to live gospel-centred lives. Porterbrook online courses cover four categories, to make you a rounded disciple and disciple maker.

  • Bible and doctrine: because what we believe about God shapes our lives
  • Character: because the gospel changes us
  • Church: because we are saved into the community of God’s people
  • World: because we are called to make disciples in our neighbourhoods, and of all nations

Why courses from Porterbrook?



  • Tim Chester
    Dr. Tim Chester

    Tim Chester is a pastor of Grace Church in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, a faculty member of Crosslands. He is the author of over 30 books and commentaries including You Can Change and A Meal with Jesus, as well as being co-author of Total Church.

  • Jonny Woodrow
    Dr. Jonny Woodrow

    Jonny Woodrow is pastor of The Crowded House in Loughborough and a Crosslands faculty member. He is married with four children and is co-author of Ascension: Humanity in the Presence of God

  • Hugo  Charteris
    Hugo Charteris

    Hugo is the minister of Christ Church Newcastle, which he and his wife Jenny, with a handful of others, planted in 2006. Previous to this he worked for the Church of England, first as a Curate in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, then as a Vicar on the Wirral, Merseyside.

  • Jenny  Charteris
    Jenny Charteris

    Jenny Charteris met and married Hugo, in South Africa in 1989, and they now have two children, Nicola (18) and Tim (14). Jenny is a management consultant specialising in leadership and organisational development. She has worked in partnership with Hugo as he has led three church plants in Newcastle, UK.

  • Jonathan K.  Dodson
    Jonathan K. Dodson

    Jonathan Dodson (M.Div, Th.M) is the founding pastor of City Life Church in Austin, TX which he started with his wife, Robie, and a small group of people. They have three children. He is the author The Unbelievable Gospel: Say Something Worth Believing, Raised? Finding Jesus by Doubting the Resurrection, and Gospel-Centered Discipleship. He enjoys listening to M. Ward, watching sci-fi, and going for walks.

  • Steve  Timmis
    Steve Timmis

    Steve Timmis lives in Sheffield, England, where he is a pastor in The Crowded House. He is also the Executive Director of Acts 29. He has co-authored a number of books with Tim Chester, including Total Church,  as well as authoring a couple all on his own – Gospel Centred Leadership and I Wish Jesus Hadn’t Said That!

A learning track is a series of courses that all relate to a specific topic. These tracks offer an opportunity for you to pursue a more comprehensive program of study than a single course would provide. Each course within a track typically builds on the prior course so that you are progressively gaining mastery of a specific area of study.

If you have the drive to constantly take your studies to the next level, learning tracks are for you.

Most tracks require a significant investment of time, and therefore completion of a track is a genuine accomplishment. To recognize the diligence and effort involved in this undertaking, BibleMesh and its partners will recognize your achievement by awarding you with a certificate of completion when you successfully finish a learning track. More important, however, is the transformation that you will undergo by gaining understanding and skills that will better equip you to love and serve God.

If you are interested in earning a credit-bearing certificate that provides degree pathway opportunities to partner academic institutions, you will need to enroll in the BibleMesh Institute. For more information go here.