(This is the parent organization that funds SLBC.)                                                


Monitoring Only
These courses cannot be credited toward a degree or certificate.


of Jesus Christ to John

  In the various courses under this heading you will study the book of The Revelation in its entirety.
          In Part One you will study the Seven Churches of Asia from both a geographical and a spiritual standpoint.

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


Monitoring Only
Cannot be credited toward a degree or certificate.


The Seven Churches of Asia

In this course you will study the Churches of the Revelation from two different standpoints.
    1. Geographically- location, culture, etc.
    2. Spiritually- corporately and individually.

The minimum attendance for the course overall is 10 weeks.
The minimum attendance for each individual lesson is 1 week.

    You may take more than 1 week for each lesson should you choose to do so. In fact, some lessons probably will take more than a week to complete for some students. However, though you can take more than the minimum attendance for each lesson, it is suggested that you not take less than 1 week for each lesson.

Lesson tests will be taken after you finish each lesson..
   If you fail a test you should not retake that test on the same day that you failed it. You should wait at least one day before retaking the test. Use that time to restudy the material and find all of the correct answers to every question missed on the test. The copy of the test automatically sent to you has all of the correct answers on it. Use that copy to make sure you have found all of the correct answers in the study materials.

In Lesson One, which is the Introduction,  you will find a chart entitled "A Harmony of the Seven Churches of Asia." Each of the Churches is listed and 7 divisions are given on the chart.
    These divisions are:
       VII. CALL

    Each Church is then rated and the relevant Scriptures are placed in each division for each Church.  Study the chart because you will be questioned on it in the first lesson test, which is a closed book test, as well as in the lessons pertaining to each church in the open book lesson tests.

Each lesson is followed by a test. You will find a link to the course main page at the end of each test. When you click that link you will be returned to the course main page where you will find a list of tests. There will be instructions concerning whether a particular test is open book or closed book.
-  If a test is open book you will not need a password to access that test. Click the link for it and it will open and you can then take the test. Your next lesson attendance begins the day after you pass the current lesson test.
- If a test is closed book, then you will be instructed to submit a Closed Book Test Contract form. When we receive that form, then you will be sent the password that you will need to access that test. In answer to your request, the password will be sent in 1-2 days, not including weekends when the college offices are closed.. Your next lesson attendance begins the day after you pass the current lesson test.


Attention: Read all of the instructions on this page before proceeding to the class.

  • You are required to read the Textbook.
    Textbook - The Seven Churches of Asia, by Dr. T.E. VanBuskirk
    Because of the size of the file, links will be made available to each individual Lesson.

  • You are required to look up every scripture referenced in the textbook in your KJV Bible.

  • SECTION TESTS:  Links to the section tests are in each lesson of the textbook.  Most section tests are open book tests, which means you may use your textbook and any other study materials to assist you while taking the test.  Because they are "open book" tests, then, when required, the answers must be the exact wording of the textbook, workbook, or the Bible, whichever is appropriate for the question.
      One test is a closed book test, which means that for that test you may NOT use any of your study materials nor may you have anyone help you in any way.  The closed book test must be taken completely from memory.   

    - Take the lesson tests after completing each corresponding section in the workbook.
        NOTE: If you miss any questions on any test, whether or not you received a passing score, then you should restudy that section of the textbook or your KJV Bible, whichever is appropriate, and find all of the correct answers to the questions that you missed on the test.  You will have your copy of the test which was automatically emailed to you with the correct answers on it for comparison purposes to make sure you have found the correct answer in the textbook or KJV.

    Attendance for the entire course is 10 weeks.
    Attendance for each lesson is 1 week.

  • We do not keep records for Monitoring Only students.  However, should you want to keep track of your progress you may download and print a COURSE RECORD FORM.  On it you can keep all pertinent information for the course.

    Click the lesson link to open lesson in a new window.


    Click the test link to open lesson in a new window.
    Leave the lesson window open for open book tests so you can use the study material.
    For closed book tests, the lesson window will automatically close.
    HERE to submit a Closed Book Test Contract form to receive the password for the Closed Book test.
    Some tests may not open on the first try.  When that happens, stay on the test page and click refresh.  The test will then open properly.

    Open book tests: #2


    Closed book tests: Test: #1 (Intro and Chart)
    You will need to submit a
    Closed Book Test Contract form to access this 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, then you may retrieve the password by submitting a Closed Book Test Contract Form and, upon receiving the password, take the Final Test for the course.  The Final Test is to be taken "closed book" which means you can use no study materials nor can you be assisted by any person in any manner.  The test must be taken from memory only.
    If you fail the final test then you need to restudy both the textbook and all of the section review tests and then retake the final test. One day for study is suggested before you retake the test.  Repeat this process until you pass the Final Test.
    If you miss any questions on the Final Test, even though you received a passing grade, it is suggested that you review the textbook and all of the section tests and find the correct answers to the questions you missed.  This will afford you the best opportunity to gain the most from your study of this course.

This Final Test is "closed book."
Please click here before proceeding to the Final test
to submit the "Closed Book Test Contract form."  This form
MUST be submitted before you take the test in order
for you to receive the password.