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
- Student is required to read the text,
"The Church," by Dr. T.E. VanBuskirk, reading all scripture
references in their Bible (KJV only).
- Do not study more than one lesson per week.
- The student is required to complete the test for each of
the four sections.
Tests are to 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.
The course is worth 1.5 credits.
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 must 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 click on the test below
that corresponds with that section.
3. Fill in your user name and your e-mail address
according to the Testing
Agreement form, then click on start and proceed with the
test. If you do not fill out the test information page with
all of the required information, then the test will be discarded
because there will be no way to know who submitted the test.
first for this course and mark the form "Begin" unless you have done so previously. You do not sign in when you finish each lesson.
You only do so and mark the form "Finish" when you have completed the entire course and you are ready for the Final Test.
5. Download and print the COURSE RECORD FORM. On it you will keep a record of your sign in "Begin" date because you will be required to enter it on the Sign In "Finish" form that you will submit at
the end of the entire course. You will also keep other pertinent information on that form such as date and score for each test so that you will be able to keep track of your progress through the course.
TESTING: Make sure you
read the Testing Instructions Agreement if you have not
already done so.
- Name entry on tests: Students are required to use proper letter-case when inputting their names on all submissions to the college. Example: If your name is John Smith, then input John Smith, not john smith or JOHN SMITH. If you do not use proper letter-case when you input your name on a test, then the test will be
Disallowed and discarded.
MAY NOT take, or retake, more
than one test on any one day in any one subject. If
you fail a test, you cannot retake it on the same day.
You must restudy the section involved, finding all of the
correct answers in the textbook and then wait until at least
the next day to
repeat the test.
each of these
tests after completing the corresponding section in your textbook.
of tests: Sometimes
tests do not submit properly. This can be due to a glitch in the
test, a problem with your computer, or an Internet problem.
Therefore, students are required to save a copy of the Results Page of
every test that they take. This is necessary so that if a test
does not submit properly the student will have a copy of the Results
page to submit to us upon our request. (Do NOT send it unless we
request that you do so.) The copy of the Results Page can then
be placed in your academic file in lieu of the actual test.
You can click HERE
for instructions for saving a copy of the Results Page to your
computer. You may want to print out a copy of those instructions
or else you can save an electronic copy to your computer.
If the test does not open automatically, then refresh the
page by pushing F5 or clicking the refresh button on your
- ATTENTION: The
section tests may NOT be taken at less than one week (7
day) intervals and must be taken on
or after the 7th day of that week. Then
study of the next section may
be started on or after the day following the passing of
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 must 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
are not eligible to take the Final Test if you have not
met the minimum attendance requirement of 5 weeks
the final test do not take it again.
- If you
the final test then you need to
restudy both the textbook and all of the section tests and then retake
the final test on or after the next day. Repeat this process until you pass the Final
Test. However, you may
or retake the Final Test, or any other test in this course, more than once on any
- If you
miss any questions
on the Final Test,
even though you pass it, then you need to review the textbook and all of the section tests and
find the correct answers to the questions you missed.
You may now go to the
After you complete each
section, return to this page to take the corresponding
- To go to the textbook click
(large file, 3.8 meg for printing) .
Church, (small optimized
- To download in chapters for faster download, use these links.
Lesson One Lesson Two Lesson Three Lesson Four
- Note: All texts are in pdf format. You will need Adobe
Reader to access the books. 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.
your Finish Sign In form to end your attendance for the
before submitting your Password Retrieval form. You
will not receive
your Password from this form. You will need to
Password Retrieval form to receive the Password.
to access the Finish Sign In form.
you have completed all lessons and lesson tests, and
Finish Sign In form, click
on words or picture below 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