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Monitoring Only
Cannot be credited toward a degree or certificate.

the Building Blocks of Christianity


In this course you will learn about this thing we hear so widely mentioned, Faith.  You will pursue the word through the scriptures and learn its meaning in the context of the many ways it is used therein.  In addition you will learn of: dead faith and living faith; natural faith and spiritual faith; faith as an ability, and what its kinship is to the term, believe.
    During this odyssey through the concept, Faith, you will learn from the personal odyssey of faith of the author of the textbook, Dr. T.E. VanBuskirk.

You will learn ways to:


 Understand it.
 Use it.
 Control it.
 Direct it.
 Embrace it.
 Enhance it.
 Reject it.
 Appreciate it.
 Live by it.

There are two ways to learn: by your own experience or by the experiences of others.  It is the prayer of the author that you will learn by his experiences.  It is much easier on you.  He has already gone through the struggle and, therefore, there is no reason for you to have to do so for yourself.

Instruction will be given to you to enable you to use this God-given ability called Faith; but the choice to do so will be, as in all of the things given to us from God, your choice alone.


Study instructions:

  • Read each section of the workbook in conjunction with the same sections in the textbook.

  • In the workbook will be homework questions that can be answered only from the textbook.  All questions must be answered correctly before going on to the next portion of study.

  • In the workbook you will find the following graphic from time to time.
    With it you will find the phrase:
    NOTE: These will be test questions. 
    Those questions, and others, will be, or might be, on the section test and/or the Final Test. Section tests will be open book but the Final Test will be closed book so you will need to find and memorize the answers to those questions.

  • You should not complete more than one section of the workbook each week.
    The attendance for the next section begins the day after you have taken and passed the previous section test.
       If you fail a test, you should NOT retake that test the same day.  You should spend one day looking up the correct answer in the textbook, workbook, or the Bible, whichever is appropriate, for every question missed on the test.  Then you can retake the test on or after the next day.

  • When you pass a test you do not take it again but you should look up the correct answer in the textbook, workbook, or the Bible, whichever is appropriate, for every answer missed on the test, even though you passed it, and then start the next lesson/section on or after the day after you passed the current section test.

  • Look up every scripture referenced in the workbook and the textbook in your King James Bible.

  • You are also required to read the textbook in conjunction with the workbook. The answers to the homework questions in the workbook can only be found in the textbook.

    Attendance for the entire course is 8 weeks.
    Attendance per lesson/section is 1 week.

  • Course records:
    We do NOT keep any records for students who are Monitoring Only.  Therefore, if you want to keep track of your progress you may download and print out a copy of the Course Record Form on which you can record the information for this course.

  •  Textbook and Workbook:
    Open the workbook and the textbook at the same time.  You cannot complete the workbook without having the textbook open at the same time to find the answers required in the workbook.

    To open the Textbook: click HERE
Textbook is in pdf format. If you do not have Adobe Reader on your computer you will not be able to download and use the book.  If that is the case, please go to to download the latest version of their free reader.

   To open the Workbook: click HERE