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ECCLESIOLOGY

the doctrine of
THE CHURCH

         This course will give you an understanding of the history of the Church.  You will study its beginnings, who started it, when it was started, what is it, where did it come from, and its history from its inception down to today.

 

       Textbook: Ecclesiology by Dr. T.E. VanBuskirk
         You will read this textbook and return to this current page to take the Lesson tests.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • The textbook is divided into eight sections. Not more than one section may be completed each week unless instructed differently in the textbook for specific sections.  At the end of each section you will stop and take the Section Test that corresponds with the section you just finished studying.  Section tests are to be taken not sooner than the last day of the week of study for that lesson or lessons.  All Section Tests are “open book,” which means you may use your textbook while taking the tests.

  • Attendance:
    - Minimum attendance for this course is seven (7) weeks.
    The Final Test may not be taken until on or after the last day of the seventh week.  Attendance is computed from the day you turned in your Sign In form marked "Begin" for this course until the day you turn in your Sign In form marked "Finish" indicating you have completed the entire course.
    -
    Minimum attendance for each lesson in this course is one (1) week.

  • SIGN-IN first for this course and mark the form "Begin" unless you have done so previously.  You do not sign in when you finish each lesson.  You only do so and mark the form "Finish" when you have completed the entire course and you are ready for the Final Test.

  • Download and print the COURSE RECORD FORM.  On it you will keep a record of your sign in "Begin" date because you will be required to enter it on the Sign In "Finish" form that you will submit at the end of the entire course.  You will also keep other pertinent information on that form such as date and score for each test so that you will be able to keep track of your progress through the course.

  • Make sure you read the testing instructions if you have not already done so.

  • References: As in all textbooks, look up all of the scriptures referenced in the textbook.

  • Testing: You may NOT take more than one test in this or any other one subject on any one day.  That includes retakes of failed tests.  After failing a test you must wait at least one day for restudy of the textbook, workbook, or your KJV Bible in which you are required to find all of the correct answers to the questions missed on the test.

  • After completing a test:
    If you failed the test then you must restudy that entire section and then retake the test. Repeat this process until you finally pass the test.  You cannot go on to the next section until you have passed the test for the current one.  That means that you cannot read the entire text and then come back and take all of the tests at once.  You must study one section of the text, or two sections if allowed by specific instructions in the textbook, and then take and pass the test for that section or sections before going on to study the next section.  The next section is to be started no sooner than the day after passing the previous section test.
    If you missed
    any of the questions on any test, even though you may have passed it, then you must review the section corresponding to that test and look up the correct answers to any questions answered incorrectly.  Once you have found all of the correct answers, then you may continue on to the next section of the textbook.

   ATTENTION:
To avoid confusion, please read the following:

If you fail a test, you MAY NOT attempt that test again on the
same day.  You must restudy the textbook/workbook and find
all of the correct answers to the questions missed and then
retake the test no sooner than the next day.  You may then
begin the next lesson on or after the day following the
passing of the previous section test.

If you pass a test then you must find the correct answers in
the textbook to all questions answered wrong on the test.
You may then go on to study the next lesson on or after the
day following the passing of the previous section test.

 

  • FINAL TEST
    Once you have completed all sections of the textbook and passed all of the corresponding tests, and found the correct answers to any questions missed on any test, and have submitted a sign in form marked "Finish," then you may retrieve your Password and, upon receiving the Password, take the Final Test for the course.  Final Test is "open book."
    Once you have passed the final test, do not take it again.
    -  If you fail the final test then you need to restudy the textbook, all of the section tests, and your KJV Bible, whichever is appropriate, and then retake the final test. Repeat this process until you pass the Final Test but do not take retests on the same day that you failed the test or the retakes.
    If you miss any questions on the Final Test, even though you passed it, then you need to review the textbook and all of the section tests and your KJV Bible, whichever ones are appropriate, and find the correct answers in the textbook to the questions you missed.  A copy of each of your section tests was sent to you and they will have all of the correct answers on it for comparison purposes to make sure you have found the correct answer in the textbook.

You may now proceed to the textbook, ECCLESIOLOGY.
Return to this page to access the section tests.

SECTION TEST LINKS:
   There will be links in the textbook which will return you to this page to take your section tests.
These are the links to the tests: 
1  2  3  4&5  6  7&8

 

ATTENTION: Please submit a Finish Sign In form before
proceeding to retrieve the password and take the Final Test.
Make sure you read and submit the Testing Instructions
form if you have not already done so.

RETRIEVE PASSWORD

You must have the password to gain access to the Final Test.


FINAL TEST
Final test is "open book" i.e., you may use your
textbook/workbook while taking the final test.