Donate to "THE FOUNDATION FOR BIBLICAL STUDIES" 
(This is the parent organization that funds SLBC.)                                                

      The Church   Hispanic Congregation

    The purpose of this class is to give the student an understanding of exactly what "the Church" is biblically.

 

  • AREAS COVERED:
    I.    THE IDEA, THE MEMBERS, AND THE DEFINITION OF “THE CHURCH"
    II.   HOW & WHEN IT WAS ESTABLISHED
    III.  BIBLICAL AUTHORITY
          The Church’s Authority
          Authority in the Church
    IV.  CHURCH HISTORY TO THE PRESENT DAY

  • INSTRUCTIONS:
      - Student will need  to read the text, "The Church," by Dr. T.E. VanBuskirk, reading all
           scripture references in their Bible (KJV only).
      - Student should not study more than one lesson per week.
    (Approximately one hour of study.)
        
    (If 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 
              the previous lesson's test.
      - Suggested attendance for the entire course is 5 weeks.
      - Suggested attendance for each lesson of the course is 1 week per lesson.
        
    (Equivalent 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.

  • GRADING:
    All tests receive equal weight.

  • PROCEDURE:
    1. Read the required text, The Church.
    2.
    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.
    3. We 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.

  • SECTION TESTS:
    Take each of these tests after completing the corresponding section in your textbook.
    - NOTE: If the test does not open automatically, then refresh the page by pushing F5 or clicking the refresh button on your browser.

    LIST OF SECTION TESTS:
      First Section test   Second Section test
      Third Section test  Fourth Section test

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    NOTE:  If 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.

  • 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, then you may Retrieve the Password and, upon receiving the Password, take the Final Test for the course.
    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 course.

  • BEGIN CLASS:
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    You may now go to the first lesson.
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    After you complete each section, return to this page to take the corresponding Section Test.

  • TEXTBOOK ACCESS:
    The textbook is offered in several formats:
        The Church, (large file, 3.8 meg for printing) .
        The Church, (small optimized file: 753k)
        BY CHAPTERS
           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
    .

After you have completed all lessons and lesson tests,
then click on the following link (words or picture) to
retrieve the password for the Final Test.


RETRIEVE PASSWORD

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

FINAL TEST
Final test is "open book;" i.e., you may use your
textbook and workbook and other study
materials while taking the final test.