The purpose of this class is to give the student an
understanding of exactly what "the Church" is biblically.
THE IDEA, THE MEMBERS, AND THE DEFINITION OF “THE CHURCH"
II. HOW & WHEN IT WAS ESTABLISHED
III. BIBLICAL AUTHORITY
in the Church
IV. CHURCH HISTORY TO THE PRESENT DAY
will need to read the text,
"The Church," by Dr. T.E. VanBuskirk, reading all
references in their Bible (KJV only).
- Student should not study more than one lesson per
one hour of study.)
you rush through the course you will not retain the material.)
- The student will
return to this current page to complete the test for each of
the four sections.
Tests should be taken on or
after the last day of each week of study.
The week of study for the next
lesson begins the day after student passes
attendance for the entire course is 5 weeks.
attendance for each lesson of the course is 1 week per lesson.
to one hour of study.)
There will be a final test at the end of the
course. All tests will be open book.
NOTE: Because the tests are "open book" then the answers
usually need to be the exact wording
of the text.
All tests receive equal weight.
1. Read the required text,
After reading a section of the text, then return to this page and click on the test
link below below
that corresponds with that section.
do not keep records for students who are Monitoring Only.
However, if you would like to keep track of your progress
through this course, download and print the COURSE RECORD FORM. On it you
can keep all pertinent information such as date and score for each test so that you will be able to keep track of your progress through the
course. Overall grade can be computed as a simple average
of all test scores.
each of these
tests after completing the corresponding section in your textbook.
If the test does not open automatically, then refresh the
page by pushing F5 or clicking the refresh button on your
LIST OF SECTION
First Section test
Third Section test Fourth
you had any wrong answers on any test,
whether or not you received a passing grade, then you
should restudy that
section of the text and find all of the correct answers to the
questions you missed on the test before proceeding to study the next
section of the textbook. You may use the copy of the
test that was automatically mailed to you to make sure you
have found the correct answers in the textbook.
- 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 and, upon receiving the Password, take the Final Test for the
- If you
miss any questions
on the Final Test,
even though you pass it, then you should review the textbook and all of the section tests and
find the correct answers to the questions you missed. This will enable
you the best opportunity to gain the most from the
You may now go to the
After you complete each
section, return to this page to take the corresponding
The textbook is offered in several formats:
(large file, 3.8 meg for printing) .
Church, (small optimized
To download in chapters,
to facilitate faster download, use the following links.
Lesson One Lesson Two Lesson Three Lesson Four
- Note: All texts are in pdf format. You will need Adobe
Reader to access them. If you do not have
Adobe Reader on your computer, then go to http://adobe.com
and download their free reader. After you have
downloaded and installed Adobe Reader, then close that window to
return to this page to access the textbook.
you have completed all lessons and lesson tests,
on the following link (words or picture) to
retrieve the password for the Final Test.
You must have this password
to gain access to the Final Test.
test is "open book;" i.e., you may use your
textbook and workbook and other study
materials while taking the final