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Important Checklist

  • We're thrilled that you are joining us for this Online Bible Study (OBS)! Write these study dates in your calendar: October 8-November 11 (5 weeks)
  • Grab your free downloads below, or in the email we just sent from "Study Gateway OBS." If you don't see the email in your inbox, check your junk/spam folders (or promotions folder in Gmail)
  • Don't miss our great offers on the book and study guide, your companions to the weekly videos.
  • Bookmark this web page as your home for the weekly videos (and we'll send it in each week's email on Mondays):

Question: What Else Do I Need?

The Study Guide

Your access to all 5 study videos will be FREE, but the resource to go along with the videos is the Unexpected Study Guide, which has your weekly study questions (workbook-style) for Weeks 1-5. Normally the full-retail price of the study guide is $12.99, but we have an exclusive coupon code for you! SAVE an EXTRA $3 OFF the sale price, final price just $7.99 per study guide, with coupon code UNEXPECTED at checkout! Plus, save $3 off the book and $3 off the DVD too if you need access to the videos offline. Buy all 3 and save $25! Don't wait... purchase the resources you need today with our special discount! This offer ends soon.

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Get the Companion Book to the Study

The Book

The recommended reading material and companion to your study guide is the Unxpected hardcover book (9780310089322) - one of Christine's most honest books about some of her unexpected struggles and how she learned to live in faith in a good God. You can still participate in the OBS with just the workbook and your FREE access to all the videos. But don't miss this great deal. Online Bible Study participants save an extra $3 off the book - final price just $16.99 each with code UNEXPECTED. Purchase your resources here...

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Since I surrendered my life fully to Jesus, He's been teaching me unshakeable faith. Relentless faith. Unwavering faith. Teaching me to trust Him more every time He asks. Teaching me to embrace the unexpected.

I believe with all my heart that it's possible for every Christian to learn how to live with a faith so confident in a good God that it can't be shaken--even when the ground underneath is giving way.

Christine Caine

What People Are Saying About Unexpected

  • Lysa TerKeurst Lysa TerKeurst New York Times bestselling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries
    When unexpected circumstances shake us to the core, it’s only natural to feel afraid and uncertain. But what if we could learn to trade our fear for the certainty that God’s plans are good? I’m so thankful my friend Christine wrote this perspective- changing message. I love the calm reassurances and biblical truth Unexpected speaks to my soul.
  • Ann Voskamp Ann Voskamp bestselling author of The Broken Way and One Thousand Gifts
    Christine Caine is an undeniably anointed voice for our times and her words ignite an uncommon clarity. Consider these pages octane for the soul.
  • Mark Batterson Mark Batterson New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker, lead pastor of National Community Church
    Fear is the silent enemy that keeps us from reaching our God- given potential. Christine is a pro at helping readers defeat fear by arming them with God’s truth.

Study Downloads to Get Started

Click on the links to download these files to your device (phone, computer, tablet). We have also sent copies of these to your email from sender "Study Gateway OBS." Enjoy!

Sneak Peek: Session One

Here's a preview of the session one video study (22 minutes) with Christine - and you can watch it on our study homepage. The other individual sessions will be available each week based on this schedule:

Session One (October 8 -14) - Expect the Unexpected

Session Two (October 15-21) - Unexpected People

Session Three (October 22-28) - An Unexpected Assignment

Session Four (October 29-November 4) - Unexpected Endings Bring New Beginnings

Session Five (November 5-11) - Unexpected Resurrection

Catch Up Week (November 12-18) - Missed a week because life got busy or the unexpected happend? All five videos will be available for viewing at once during this final week of the study.

Questions and Answers

  • q-iconI can't find my confirmation email with the free downloads. Was it sent?

    You should receive the confirmation email within 15 minutes after signing up. If you don’t see it in your inbox, check your spam or junk folders. Look for sender name Study Gateway OBS and sender email address Gmail users, the email may be located in the Promotions tab. If you still can’t find the email, you can try to register again (make sure there are no typos in your email) or contact our customer support team – they’d be happy to help you!

  • q-iconI want to invite other members of my church or small group to join the study. What is the best way to do that?

    It’s easy! Just send the registration page link ( in an email and they can sign up.

  • q-iconWhat other ways can we engage with the online participants?

    We’re bringing watch parties to OBS! Watch for more information about the weekly watch party dates and times.

  • q-iconI'm already part of a small group at church. How can we do this study with you?

    All of the online activities associated with this study are optional. You can still structure your group like a traditional Bible study using the free downloads we’ve provided and the study materials in the book. Feel free to follow our study calendar and meet every week or set up your own schedule and go at your group’s pace.

  • q-iconIs this something I could do via Skype? I am looking for a study to do with my friends , but we are in different cities.

    Absolutely! The weekly videos will be available online so you could get on Skype (or Google Hangouts, iChat, or whatever), watch them at the same time, then talk and process through the questions and each week’s reading together. We love this idea! What an awesome way to bond with friends across the miles.

  • q-iconWhat communication can I expect to receive? I don't want to be inundated with emails.

    After sign up you’ll receive an email a week as you’re going through the study. We’ll keep you updated on the assigned reading for the week and where to watch your companion videos. 

  • q-iconMy Internet connection is slow. Can I buy the DVDs and watch the videos that way?

    Yes! The videos that are on the DVDs are the same videos as what will appear online. This is a nice option if you’re in a traditional church setting and don’t have an Internet connection, or if you want to do the study later and go at your own pace! Individuals can purchase the DVD from FaithGateway and save an extra $3 off with the UNEXPECTED coupon code.

  • q-iconI don't live in the USA and want to do this Bible study. How can I obtain the materials please?

    Anyone with Internet access can watch the videos for FREE week by week, and follow along with our weekly emails. If you are outside the U.S., we recommend checking with your local Christian bookstore or online retailer. In Canada and the United Kingdom, for example, the materials are often available from Amazon.

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