(This is the parent organization that funds SLBC.)


for students who signed up before September 19, 2013 or students
who have received permission for a Special Course of Study.


All students who signed up after September 19, 2013 are
in our moodle-enabled system.  Therefore, they must
take all classes from and submit all tests and forms to
that website.  The ONLY students allowed to take courses
from this current site are students who signed up BEFORE
September 19, 2013 or who have received permission for a
Special Course of Study.  All others must goto the moodle-
enabled site for all course-work.
The moodle-enabled site is
Moodle students who use this current site cannot have their
work credited to them because it must go through the automated
moodle site in order to be added to their file.



Some people do not want to earn a degree but still want to take
the courses.  This is called monitoring courses.  This is allowed
because we want everyone to learn.  If you want to monitor
the courses, please contact us through the MONITORING
form and inform us that you are going to do so.
This allows us to properly handle your tests by routing them
to a Monitoring Only file.  While monitoring courses,
please do not submit any forms for those courses
except the original MONITORING COURSES
form informing us that you are doing so.
Please enter "No Credit" on all tests
in the field marked "User Name."


Please read and follow ALL of the instructions on this page.
Failure to follow instructions may result in
disallowance of work and tests and a loss of credits.


You must use the email address submitted on your Application form
on all forms and tests.  If you change your email or want to use
a second email address, then please submit a Change Of Email
form.  To access the form, CLICK HERE.

If you are taking classes for credit, please submit a Begin Sign In Form when you first start each course and then submit a Finish Sign In Form when you complete the entire course.  You do not submit the Finish Sign In form when you "Finish" each lesson- only when you "Finish" the entire course.  You can access these forms through the SIGN IN page.

1. This is a link to a COURSE RECORD FORM.  Download and print a copy of that form for every course that you are going to take.  Record all pertinent course information in the appropriate blanks provided on that form.  You will need that information when you submit future forms and password requests.

2. Students are also required to report their grades for verification to the Administrative Office every 6 months.  This is accomplished by means of the TRANSCRIPT & GRADES FORM.  To access that form, click that link.  Your computer will ask you to specify where the form download is to be saved.  Specify somewhere you will be able to easily find it.
To access an instruction video explaining use of the form, click HERE and scroll down to the video entitled
How to Use the Transcript and Grades Template. Update that form every time you start a course and every time you pass a quiz/test.
ATTENTION: Be sure to submit a copy of the form to the college every six (6) months to keep your Academic File current.  Keep updating the same form and add the new information to it and send a copy of it to the college. Do not use a different
form each time.

Please take a copy of the Results page of all tests.  Sometimes tests do not submit properly to the Internet from student's computer.  If this happens you will not automatically receive your copy of the test.  If you do not, submit a Contact Us form and inform us that you did not receive your test copy.  If we did receive ours, we can then forward a copy to you.  If we did not receive ours, that means your test did not submit properly and we will request that you send us a copy of the Results page of the test.  If you do not have that copy, then you will have to retake the test in order to receive credit for it.

After signing in, then click on a class and that will take you to that class page where you will find specific instructions on how to take the class.  Please read and follow all instructions.

You must meet minimum attendance requirements for each course if you are taking the course for credit toward a degree.


In general, credits are figured according to the following schedule.  One credit being awarded per one-quarter course, two per semester, six per year.  This general schedule of one credit per quarter course may be superceded by specific credit awards stated on individual course pages.


  These may be superceded by specific instructions given on the course main page.

  • Each section generally requires 1 week study/attendance.
    You may NOT take more than one test in any one subject on one day including retakes of failed tests.

  • Look up every scripture referenced in the textbook and workbook.

  • At the end of each section, stop and take the section test if there is one.
    Most tests are "open book" which means that you may use all study materials (workbook, textbook, Bible, etc.) while taking the tests.
    ANSWERS: Those tests that are open book require the exact answer from the textbook, workbook, or Bible, whichever of the study materials are appropriate for the question.  Incorrect answers, spelling, punctuation, extra spaces before or anywhere in the answer or after the answer, will cause the answer to be scored as "Incorrect."  Along with the privilege of using your study materials and taking an "open book" test comes the responsibility of giving the answers to questions verbatim from those study materials.

  • You may NOT go on to the next section until you have passed the test for the current section and found all of the answers in the textbook, workbook, or KJV, whichever is appropriate, to any questions missed on the current test, whether you passed it or not.  The attendance for the next Lesson begins on the next day after you have gone through the answer lookup process.


        Make sure you read and submit the Testing Instructions if you have not already done so.  Only one (1) Testing Instructions form is required from each student.  If you do not submit a Testing Instructions form you will not be able to correctly fill out the information page of the tests.  And without a Testing Instructions form in your file your tests will be disallowed and they will not be credited to you.

  • You may NOT take more than one test in any one subject on one day.  If you fail a test, you MAY NOT attempt that test again on the same day.  You must restudy the textbook, the workbook, and your Bible (whichever is appropriate) and find all of the correct answers to the questions missed and then retake the test no sooner than the next day.

  • When you receive a passing score on a test you are required to find all of the correct answers in your textbook, workbook, or Bible, whichever is appropriate, for every question missed on the test.  A copy of each test is automatically sent to you and you may use the correct answers listed on it to verify that you have found the correct answers in the appropriate study materials.  This is required before you go on to the next lesson.

  • Sometimes the tests do not open when you first download them.  This is an unavoidable slight quirk in some computers that causes them to have a bit of a problem processing the opening page of the tests, generally because of filters or security settings on the computer.  If you get a blank page, please refresh the page and the tests will open.  Either click the refresh icon or press F5 to refresh the page and open the test.  On rare occasions, depending on your internet connection and your computer, it may take several refreshes to open the test.  If the test still will not open, even after several attempts to refresh the page, then please contact us via the CONTACT form and explain the problem.  Upon receipt of the form we will attempt to help you resolve the problem.

  • Attention:

    •   The following explanation is given to clarify study and testing matters.

    In all courses you must meet the minimum attendance requirement per lesson before taking any test, including your first test.

    Example: If the requirement is that you can not do more than one lesson per week in a course, then your first test cannot be submitted until on or after the 7th day of that first week of attendance. If the requirement is one lesson every two weeks, then the test cannot be taken until on or after the 14th day of the 2 week period.

    Attendance will be figured from the day that you turned in your sign in form for that course.

    Attendance for each lesson after the first one begins the day after you passed the test for the previous section and have found the correct answer in the textbook for every question answered wrong on the test even though you passed the test.

    Keep a record of your sign in dates to "Begin" a course because you will be required to enter that date on your Sign In "Finish" form submitted when you finish the entire course.  A COURSE RECORD FORM is to be downloaded and one copy printed for each course you are taking.  On it you must record the pertinent information for each course because you will need that information for the Finish Sign In form and the Password Retrieval form which you will submit at the end of each course.  To obtain a copy of the Course Record form, please click the form name.  The form is in pdf format.  If you don't have a pdf reader then please download the free Adobe Reader from

    You may take multiple courses at the same time.

    If a test is not submitted according to the attendance requirement, then that test will be disallowed and the student will have to repeat it when the attendance requirement has been met.

  • If you proceed faster than the required pace, then you will not retain the information in the text.

  • Minimum attendance for each course must be met for the course overall and for each individual lesson.  Tests must be spaced at least the minimum required weekly attendance apart.

  • If a course is marked "(This course is not yet available.)" then proceed to the next course in the list.

  • All courses require use of the King James Bible.  If you do not have one (or even if you do) then you can download a free Bible program from our study helps page.  Click HERE to go to the study helps page to download your free King James Bible and bible study program.  Once you are done with that page you may close that window to return here to proceed with your courses.

Practical Christian Ministry   
    If you are actively involved in a ministry in your local church on a regular basis, then you are eligible for 1 credit per quarter (6 credits per year) for practical Christian ministry.  "Actively involved" is defined as at least 1 or 2 days per week of some type of Church ministry.

Bachelor, Master, Doctor - THESIS 
If you are working on your Bachelor, Master, or Doctor degree you will need to write a thesis of appropriate size and content before the degree can be issued to you.  You may begin work on your thesis at any time but if you are within one year of earning any of the degrees listed, you need to begin work on your thesis now.  To view the requirements for theses for those three degree levels, please click HERE to access the Thesis page.

Spiritual Warfare (Basic Training for)
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    A study of the battles behind life's battles; and biblical instruction in (1) the only sure way to victory and (2) God's
promise of that victory and (3) His way to accomplish that victory.  (2 credits)

Baptist History and Distinctives 
   This course will give you an understanding of the history of the Baptists.  In this course you will gain an understanding of them as the only group extant today that never associated with Rome (meaning the Roman Catholic Church) and, because of their refusal to bow to the Catholic dictatorship, you will see their story written in fire and blood exactly as it stained the pages of religious and secular history.  (1 credit)

       Studies in the New Testament


In this second course in New Testament Studies you will examine selected portions of the New Testament in an "unpretending examination of certain passages of Scripture" through certain character and doctrinal studies.  The textbook will be "Studies In the New Testament" by A. Webster, D.D.  (4 credits)

Christian Character II.  


This course is a series of 12 Bible Studies centering on Personal Consecration.  The textbook is "Personal Consecration" by Hubert Brooke.  (1.5 credits)

Pastoral Theology
   In this course you will study what God says about the Pastor.  Who, why, how, when, his qualifications, his family, etc., will be discussed in this class.
   This class is based upon the notes from a class taught by Dr. Loys Vess who is now with his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.  This study is taken chiefly from that class and has been expanded somewhat by Dr. T.E. VanBuskirk who is one of Dr. Vess' students.  This is a class from pastors to pastors about pastors as taught by the Lord, the original New Testament pastor, in His Bible.  (2 credits)

The Church and Missions (Missions I.)
   In this course you will study the biblical concept of missions and the Great Commission that was given to the Local Church by Jesus Christ himself.  This course will be a comprehensive study of the who, what, where, when, how, and why, of the biblical precept of world-wide missions and how it, and the responsibility for it, applies to the Local New Testament Church.  (1.5 credits)

Growing as a Co-Laborer with God In World Missions (Missions II.) 


Learn the “big picture” and the foundational biblical principles of giving by faith. Not only will these principles increase your faith but also enlarge the numbers of missionaries on the field.
      Prerequisite course: You must successfully complete Missions I (The Church and Missions) before you are eligible to study the Missions II course.

Through the Eyes Of Compassion.  (Missions III.) 


In secular society where many Christians have become routine in their Christian life, comes a call for Compassion From a Lost and Dying World.

   In this course you will study the book of Hebrews, verse by verse.
    After a brief introduction addressing the historical arguments concerning date, authorship, to whom was it written, and canonicity, we will go on to examine the book and its teachings and comparisons concerning the New Covenant under Christ and the Old Covenant under the Mosaic Law.  (1.5 credits)

Methods of Teaching I 
In this course you will use the classic textbook "The Seven Laws of Teaching" by John M. Gregory.
The course is divided into 9 lessons with tests for each lesson.
   You will study practical and scholarly methods for teaching that have been used for decades.
   Section Tests are "open book" but the Final Test is "closed book."  (1.5 credit)

Public Speaking  
   In this course you will learn the basics of oral communication.  You will sharpen your skills by using the methods learned in this class while speaking before groups as well as exercising your one on one communication techniques.  (1.5 credits)


This used to be a Third Level course but because of the interest expressed by many students it has been moved up to the Second Level.

  Christian Counseling I.     
                                         Textbook                 Workbook

   Counseling is an area where most preachers and other Christian workers suffer from a woeful lack of proper training. In this course you will be taught some basic, practical, counseling principles.  You will not be a polished counselor when you finish this course but you will have some practical approaches which will enable you to help people with many of the typical problems faced by people in general. (3 credits)

Christian Counseling II.
Wilt Thou Be Made Whole?

    Christian Counseling II. 


This course will teach you how to take control of your life.
    One cannot control how long he will live, but he
can sure determine HOW he will live. This course is an eight week counseling session which will enrich or change your life.    And, if you use the knowledge gained in this course in later counseling sessions where you are the counselor, you can use it to help others.  (1 credit)


Prayer I. - II. - III. 
(This series is not yet available.)
This classes are currently being prepared for online use.


Several Eschatology courses will be offered in this series.
    - The first, The Book of The Revelation, will be a comprehensive study of the Book, beginning with a study of the Seven Churches of Asia from several different perspectives.
    - The second, The Millennium, will cover the thousand year period subsequent to the Tribulation.
    - Other courses will also be offered in this series.

Each part is a course unto itself and you will receive credits for each part independent of the other parts.

The Book of The Revelation (Revelation I.)

    In this first course in the Eschatology series, The Book of the Revelation, you will study the Seven Churches of Asia from both a geographical and a spiritual standpoint.  This course is worth 1.5 credits and will take 10 weeks to complete.

The Millennium
Revelation II.)


In this second course in the Eschatology series you will study the 1,000 year reign of Christ, known as The Millennium, and the believer's place in it.  This course is worth 2 credits and will take 16 weeks to complete.

Other courses in this series will be offered later.

Life of Christ 

In this series you will study the life of Christ from varied angles.

          Bible Doctrines II. 

Through a study of the "Fundamentals of the Faith" you will gain a deeper understanding of the fundamental doctrines upon which true understanding of the Scriptures is built and the practice of the precepts taught therein.  These fundamentals were once believed by all who claimed to be Christian.  This is not true today, as you will find when you study the Third Level course, Comparative Theology, and other courses that address modern and older beliefs.  Through this course you will understand better what beliefs are fundamental to true Christian faith and practice.



Theology I. 

In this course we will embark upon a systematic study of God's Word to learn its facts and principles; from which are formulated the basic biblical doctrines.

Prerequisite First Level courses: Salvation, Eternal Security, Bible Doctrines, The Church, and The Bible and also the Second Level course on The Millenium.

Comparative Theology 

   In this course you will study some of the main-line Religions and Christian cults and work step by step through some of their basic doctrines and see how they compare with those of God as He has given them to us in His Bible.  (2 credits)


Theology II. 


Calvinism I and Calvinism II 

    In these courses you will study the unbiblical doctrine of Calvinism.  You will see, from the scriptures, God's true teachings on Election and Salvation.
   This course will be in two parts.  Students will earn credits for each part independent of the other; however, you must pass Calvinism I. before you can take Calvinism II.

Hermeneutics I. - II. - III. 
    In this course you will learn how to "rightly divide the word of truth."  You will use several textbooks and the course will be in three parts.  The Hermeneutics I. textbook is "Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth" by Dr. C.I. Scofield.  The Hermeneutics II. textbook is "The Golden Key" by Ben M. Bogard.  The Hermeneutics III. textbook is to be announced later.
    Prerequisites: You must successfully complete the First Level course, "The Bible," before you are allowed to take the Hermeneutics courses for credit.  Also, you must successfully complete the Hermeneutics I. section to be eligible to take the Hermeneutics II. section and you must successfully complete the Hermeneutics II. section to be eligible to take the Hermeneutics III. section.   (various credits per section awarded individually, 6 credits total for all three sections)

How to Prepare Sermons and Homiletics I. - V. 

4 Portions of this series are now available.

    In the first parts of this series you will learn the various types of sermons and also how to prepare them.  You will then progress through the theory and practice of developing and delivering a homily, learning what to do and what not to do; and, finally, you will learn how to prepare yourself to endeavor in this field effectively.  You will use several textbooks and the series will be in five parts. The Homiletics I textbook is "Introduction to Homiletics" by Shawn Abigail.  The How to Prepare Sermons course textbook is How to Prepare Sermons by William Evans.  The Homiletics II textbook is "The Theory of Preaching" by Austin Phelps, D.D.  The Homiletics III textbook is "Men and Books or Studies In Homiletics" by Austin Phelps, D.D. The Homiletics IV textbook is "Homiletics" by W.G.T. Shedd. The Homiletics IV textbook is "Rhetoric, Its Theory and Practice - 'English Style In Public Discourse' " by Austin Phelps, D.D.
    Prerequisites: You must successfully complete the Second Level courses, "Public Speaking"  and "Calvinism" and the First Level course, "The Bible," before you are allowed to take any of the Homiletics courses for credit.  The courses in this series, Homiletics I, How to Prepare Sermons, Homiletics II through Homiletics V are each prerequisites of the course following it.  The courses must be taken in that order and each must be successfully completed before going on to study the next course in the series.  Student will receive credit for each course individually.
   All students are required to take the first 4 courses in this series, Homiletics I, How to Prepare Sermons, Homiletics II and Homiletics III, and they are required to take them in that order. Homiletics IV and V are required for some students depending on their course of study.  However, all students may take all courses in this series should they choose to do so.

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   In this course you will learn the basics of the original method of reaching the populace- street preaching.  This was the method used by the Apostles Paul & Peter, Stephen, Barnabas, and most of the preachers of the Bible- both in the Old and the New Testaments.  Three courses.   (3 credits)

  This course is an in-depth study of the New Testament Church.  You will learn what the term "Church" means and what it does not mean.  Some common ancient and modern beliefs about the Church will be challenged and laid to rest by this study into the truth concerning both the Local Church and the Universal Church.  And the truths presented concerning them will be learned as they are taught in the final authority and teacher about the Church, which is, of course, the Word of God.  (1.5 credits)


Church Polity and Order    
   In this course you will learn the scriptural formula for running a local New Testament Church.
For the Pastors, it will be useful as a manual concerning the polity of the Church, its officers and structure, and how to scripturally lead and be the leader of the congregation.
For the members, it will give them added confidence in their Pastor's leadership by reassuring them that he is following the precepts and rules set down by the one who started and owns the Church- the Lord Jesus Christ.