INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
STRATEGICALLY LOCATED IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA REGION OF ASIA
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Family Missions - International School of Ministry & Service

One of the greatest needs on the harvest fields is the raising up of effective leaders and other ministries. The International School of Ministry (ISOM) is designed to turn local churches all over the world into ministry training centers. This program empowers national pastors to raise up leadership for ministry work and church-planting in their own local contexts. Jesus called us to make disciples and not simply to win souls.  Our program is being developed in over 50 languages and might be called the training and discipleship equivalent of the Jesus film.

International School of Ministry, with Family Missions is pleased to cooperate in expanding the ISOM training in the Philippines.  ISOM is well known in the Manila area and therefore will be more quickly spread and accepted in smaller towns and villages.   The International training program consists of setup, administrative oversight, onsite class-leader training, international teachers on VCD with native language plus English, and live visiting teachers.  

Currently, the program consists of 5 Trimesters (or semesters) of training.  Each Trimester is 12 weeks long and requires 3-6 hours of class time per week (not including lab work).    Preferably, the classes will be held during the week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays plus credit for extracurricular activities or lab work.  After the completion of 3 Trimesters (or 1 year) students would be eligible for a 1 year Certificate.  After two years (or 5 Trimesters) of classes students are eligible for a 2 year Associate Diploma.

The International Training Classes will be set up in local churches in the bottom part of the Southern Tagalog region (specifically in Occidental Mindoro) by providing all administrative materials, the training of class-leaders, all notes and exams in Tagalog & English, as well as all forms necessary for advertisement, registration and record keeping.   Thus, local church and pastors are enabled to have their own training programs to raise up new leadership more quickly than ever before.

As a part of the program each student is required to participate in lab/internship activities that will assist the local church in it’s various departments and activities (i.e. Children’s church, visitation, administration, cleanup, etc.).  All activities and classes go towards credit to obtain a certificate or diploma.  All administrative details for operating the Training Center come with a full package of materials from International School of Ministry, with David Grubbs.  This includes application forms, advertising fliers & brochures, master copy of class notes, worksheets, mid-term and final exams, score keys, grade report and attendance reporting forms, etc.   If students are working towards a Certificate or Diploma there is an easy way for teachers or class leaders to send all attendance and grade records by email.

LANGUAGES OF INSTRUCTION:  TAGALOG, CEBUANO, ENGLISH, CHINESE, RUSSIAN

Introduction to the International Training Center

 Welcome to the Int'l Training Center (ITC) in the Philippines.   ITC is a part of the Educational ministry of the American International School of Ministry (ISOM) , and Vision International University, located in California.    Vision International University was founded in 1995 and holds accrediting status with  the International Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities of Antwerp, Belgium.  It is a member of the USA Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Apostolic Council for Educational Accountability (ACEA).

The purpose of ITC and ISOM is to equip, educate and train Christians from the Philippines and the Asian region to fulfill the calling of God for their life.  In doing this they will become effective / active members in the Kingdom of God.  Our objective at ITC is to give each student:

1.  Thorough and systematic instruction in the Word of God so that he/she will have the tools and equipment to pursue the high calling of God.

2.  The ability to relate the basic principles of the Bible to today's living, to walk a Spirit-Filled life, and to know God's voice.

3.  The preparation he/she needs to fulfill his/her calling in life - whether it’s in the pew or the pulpit, at home or on a foreign field.

4.  A vision of how God is restoring His church and spreading the Gospel of the Kingdom to the ends of the earth.

We believe that God is doing awesome things in this final hour.  Literally, He is raising up a company of people who know Him (Hosea 6:1-3) and understand the times in which we live.

We encourage you to join ITC / ISOM so you can be personally equipped in the Word, and in your pursuit of your calling in God.

ITC is an interdenominational Christian Training Center ministry and therefore all are welcome to attend classes.  

Please call the office (see telephone or email) to put your name on the list of students wanting to take one class or all classes starting in January.  

Credits for each class will apply toward a one year graduation certificate and eventually towards degrees that will be offered.

 SAMPLE SCHEDULE  -  2004-05

TRIMESTERS 1 (12 WEEKS) 

Class One:        Foundations of the Faith

Class Two:       Supernatural Living

Class Three:     New Testament Survey

Class Four:       Biblical Praise & Worship

  Distance LearningUniqueness of Program

The International Training Program of the International School of Ministry is a very unique leadership program and should never be thought of as just another set of Bible classes. 

First of all, students and faculty must have the understanding that an extremely vital message has to be communicated to this generation in which we live.   They must understand that this message is for all nations, kindred’s, tribes and people ( with no discrimination – and respect for all).   They must understand that this message is motivated by the love of God for the people of this earth.  We want the love of God to permeate every word, every action and every class.  It is the love of God that sees each individual as a special creation endowed with the gifts and talents given by their creator.  It is the love of God that motivates our teachers to help each student discover and develop their gifts and talents in order to fulfill the will of God for their lives.  It is the love of God that then encourages them to go out and fulfill whatever their calling might be.

 Int’l Ministries believes that it is called for this purpose - for the training and equipping of the body of Christ to fulfill the work of the ministry so that they can grow unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.  This is the purpose so that not only Christ can be ‘in’ them but they can be found ‘in Christ’ the hope of the fullness of God’s glory and power in the earth.

This is why our teaching will do everything possible to bring the students to the place in their relationship with the Lord so that they will be worshipers first.. Those that will sit at His feet and offer up psalms, and hymns and spiritual songs.. those that will make melody in their hearts to the Lord continually and thus be equipped with the precious anointing of the Holy Spirit that will enable them to receive and understand God’s living word.  Then they can go out and do the exploits and the ‘greater things’ that Jesus talked about.  Therefore we will emphasize the place and importance of the presence of God in everything that is done; so that this generation can know the times of refreshing, reviving and renewing that come from the presence of the Lord.   It is only then that we can see the Lord high and lifted up and His train (glory) filling the temple (Isaiah).  Only then will we be enabled and the coal of fire will touch our lips and we will say with Jeremiah … “there is a fire, and it is now shut up inside of me and I cannot hold it inside any longer”.   We must speak to this generation and be instruments in the hands of God to share the wonderful news, the incredible news of God’s love, forgiveness and full salvation.

Each class in our curriculum is set up so that students can be empowered from on high to make disciples and see God’s work spread and be multiplied in the Philippines, in Asia, and in the whole earth.

  General Details How we Can accomplish this

One of the greatest needs in the harvest fields of the nations is the raising up of  effective ministries and leaders. The  International curriculum is designed to turn local churches all over the world into ministry training centers.  This is not just a program for the Philippines but a prototype for expansion in other parts of Asia.  Our system is duplicatible and our curriculum  empowers pastors to raise up leadership for ministry work and church-planting in their local contexts.  Jesus called us to make disciples and not simply to win souls – something that we can duplicate and multiply. 

International School of Ministry, with David & Mitzu Grubbs now has the tools for spreading training centers to many places in the Philippines with Mamburao as the Headquarters.  This International Training Program now can even be taken to other nations in Asia or around the world.   This program utilizes many of the best Bible College teachers as well as other internationally known ministries in multimedia format.  

Let us partner together to raise up training centers in cities, towns and villages where there may be groups in need of this.  Together we can even implement Bible Schools in other languages (Cebuano, Chinese, Korean, Burmese, India dialects, Russian) that will last many years after they have been started with a self- administrating and self-propagating format. 

Our Missions Training Program enables us together to plant a world-class school with combination live-teacher and vcd/video training within most nations, especially in Asia.   And all this can be done in the language of the people, now.

Beginning with the five-Trimesters (12 weeks each) curriculum of the International Training School, we also have lessons imparted by some of the best instructors in the world in both Tagalog and English (including Jack Hayford, Reinhard Bonnke, Dr. Howard Foltz, Dean Sherman, LaMar Boschman, etc.).  The program is bilingual, so English is always heard together with the local language.

 

INTERNATIONAL TRAINING SCHOOLS

Introduction

Welcome to the International Training School.  This program is not just limited to the Philippines but has the potential to cause great blessing and growth in our churches around the world. It has the power to transform the lives of those we are equipping to fulfill the call of God upon their life.  International School of Ministry, with David & Mitzu Grubbs is the parent organization of the International Training Schools, and is fully committed to respecting pastoral covering, leadership, and authority. We submit all of our materials to the local church covering to be used as the Holy Spirit leads.  In different locals this training program might take on different names that would be more appropriate.  For example, for our center in the Philippines we feel that a more descriptive name is  the “Asian Leadership Training Center”.    This would be under the umbrella of the International Training Center  (ITC) / International School of Ministry, with David Grubbs and Vision International University.

The following are a few guidelines we can use for the implementation of the Philippines program. Once classes have begun it would be good if the pastor would visit the classes for short periods of time and share with the students.   Also remember that all people are welcome to participate in the training, regardless of their educational or family background.  If Jesus could train unscholarly fishermen, so can we.   

The Materials

The materials are teachings by the most outstanding Christian speakers of our times with videos, live teaching, class-leader discussion and VCD bilingual classes.   Written notes are available in Tagalog and Cebuano for most of the bilingual classes (as well as midterm and final exams).    

The Facility - Where to hold classes

The most common facility used is a church, though multimedia classes can be viewed in almost any location.  A large screen TV and video/DVD player will be needed.  The  Mindoro classes on Tuesdays / Thursdays and Saturday mornings only need one classroom and can be held in the evening hours (some daytime hours for makeup work is possible).   Even a home large enough to accommodate the class, a business with a conference room, or even an outdoor patio is entirely acceptable. Together we can choose a location that is best for all concerned and one that will be readily available for the duration of the Trimesterss. Also, using the largest television or video projection system to which is available allows for a better presentation of the material. 

Sequence, Structure and Content of School

The objective of the  International Training School is to provide training and discipleship for leaders and  church members in such a way that it is combined with local churches it represents.  As a result, there may be some changes to the curriculum in order for it to  accommodate the needs/desires of a local Body.  In this, obviously can offer great flexibility.  We encourage pastors/facilitators to work together with us to help make the material fit the local needs.

NOTE: If this program is spread rapidly it may be necessary to be integrated with other coursework,  cannot certify that all courses will receive accreditation through Vision University for obtaining Associate Diplomas. Also note that all forms, workbooks, and materials are made specifically for the format laid out according to  standards. Any changes to the structure, sequence, or content, most likely, will leave forms and some materials inapplicable and therefore diplomas cannot be issued. 

Registering

During December and January registration will be held at the our office in Mamburao.

First, a prospective student must fill out a student application form and turn it into the office. 

  1. Second, a student should be able to attend classes for 2 hours on Tuesday and 2 hours on Thursday, plus 2 hours on Saturday. *  

  2. Students then pay the nominal registration fee. 

  3. The student should then have a personal interview with the school administration to begin to make a personal development plan for their life and ministry.

 *It is strongly suggested that prospective students sign up for both Tuesday / Thursday  and Saturday morning classes because the class material cannot be completed otherwise.

 Once all student registrations are received, the administration will send a list of the names (as they would like them to appear on all Certificates and Diplomas) to the International School of Ministry in California. 

 Special Circumstances for Students that must Work Out of Sequence

Here are the rules:

1.Students must complete classes on a self study basis at times convenient for staff.

2. Students must take all midterm and final exams.

3. Students must fulfill requirements for internship, lab or practical work. 

Cost 

Each student must pay at the beginning of the Trimesters for each class included in that Trimesters.  Most Trimesters have 4 classes.  If students cannot pay all fees then they must pay at least 50% ($10.) before beginning any class.  Then at the midway point of the Trimesters they must pay the balance ($10.)

10 -14 students =US $5.00 per student per class - 250pesos

15 -19 students =US $4.50 per student

20 or more =US $4.00 per student  

Starting New Trimesters Concurrently

We can consider starting another class of students with Trimesters 1 while we begin later semesters (i.e. semester 2)

In order to do this, we will inform  Int’l Ministries that we would like to start another class of students and that we already have the masters of all materials from the previous class semester.

Also inform  Int’l on the number of students that will be in the next class so that proper records can be kept for later issuing Certificates, Diplomas or for our International Accrediting Association. 

Typical Preparation and Organization of Classes

Classes:  Organization of Class (Class Leader or Teacher)

1.  Set up the TV/projector and video player, and verify that they are working correctly.

2.  Make sure you have copies of all student notes to be handed out in class.  Cue up the Trimesters) that will be used for the particular class.

3.  Remember that your enthusiasm and attitude will many times set the stage and expectancy for students.

4.  Welcome students and pray for your time together during class.

5.  Allow students to share about God ’s working and revelation through previous classes,  see” Self-Study ” questions from last class, etc.

6. Show video or VCD teaching classes.

7.  Allow a few brief moments for students to jot down last minute notes, impressions, or ideas gleaned from the Trimesters. This should be done with sensitivity, as God may be specifically dealing with certain students. (1-min)

8.   If applicable, allow God to minister and touch the lives of the students, as a continuation of the video content.  (Discipleship focus)

9.  After appropriate ministry time, divide into groups of 4-6 to work through group discussion questions.(10-min)

10. Once finished, guide a corporate time of sharing different answers among all groups.   Again, the focus should be on discipleship,  application, and mobilization. Competition should also be sidelined.

11.  Allow students briefly to read the “Self-Study ”questions and offer any brief thoughts on how they might be answered. (“Self-Study ”questions can be used as homework, or as an in-class assignment. The instructor makes this determination. These are not required for grades.)

12.  Close in prayer.

Class Leader Preparation for DVD/VCD  or Video Classes

1.  Preview/skim the video or VCD content and notes for the given class (25-min/Trimesters).

2.  Briefly review the “Group Discussion ” and “Self-Study ”sections and be sure to have an answer for each. The focus should be on practical application, rather than deep theological study. (5-10 min.)

3.  Pray and ask God how He might like to use this material in the lives of the believers. Ask Him for specific direction regarding the next class Trimesters, even allowing for ministry time, specific detailing of how the class applies to the life of the local church Body, etc. (Remember that this is about discipleship, not just knowledge.)

NOTE:

These are only suggestions for the use of the material.   Different cultural, relational, and church settings will dictate the many details that are accomplished in a class, including how many Trimesters are viewed at one time.

Exams 

Exams are administered as collective midterms and finals but are graded individually by course.   The exams contain both multiple-choice and true/false type questions.  Though these exams are typically given during weeks 6 and 12, respectively, the specific semester schedule should be consulted for corresponding classes and exams. The school administrator should also record the scores after each exam and keep them until the semester is complete.  Note that grades are recorded according to course, not midterm or final. 

Determining and Reporting Grades

For Class Leaders there are two ways to report grades to Int’l Ministries training center office: 

  1. Normal paper Grade Report Forms

  2. MS Excel ® spreadsheet Grade Report Forms. Both are similar in style and function, though the computerized version is automated and preferred to reduce data entry time.

The paper Grade Report Form will be outlined below, though data should be entered in the same way for the MS Excel spreadsheet.

The top portion of the Grade Report Form contains information we use to identify your school. The main portion of the form is where you enter the students ’names and indicate their attendance and grades.

The various columns are identified by their headings.  Courses are abbreviated by their initials and, for the longer courses,  number indicates the first half or second half of that course. For example,  in semester 1, the midterm exam, which covers the first half of Supernatural Living will have a column headed “SL1.”  This is where you enter the percentage the student had in that section of the midterm exam that covered Trimesters 1-5 of Supernatural Living.  We ask that you do not enter a raw number score, but only a percentage.  Percentage for a course can  be calculated in the following way:

Number Corrects

Total Possible x 100 =Percentage

Example from Supernatural Living, Part 1 (midterm):

Total possible:20

Wrong:3

Correct:20-3 =17

Percentage:17

20 x 100 =85%

 If you have further questions regarding this, please contact us when the time comes.

Remember to initial or check the attendance block if the student has had 80%attendance or greater (making up missed classes is allowed). Less than 80% attendance will result in failing grade and the semester must be retaken as in the case of a failing grade that is less than 50% (refer to Failing an Exam below).

Once all of the individual course percentages (e.g.SL1,FOF,etc.) are entered, an average of these percentages for the semester must be calculated. This final percentage should be recorded in the “GRADE ”column of the Grade Report Form.  Average percentage for the semester can be calculated in the following way:

Sum of Percentages

Total number of Percentages =Average percentage

Example from Trimester 1:

FOF=90%SL1=85%NTS1=70%

PW=83%SL2=60%NTS2=94%

Sum of percentages:482

Total number of percentages =6

Average percentage:482

6 =80.3%

(You must add the percentages before dividing by the total number of course percentages)

This average percentage then corresponds to the following letter grades:

93 -100 %=A              90 -92 %=A-               87 -89 %=B+

83 -86 %=B                 80 -82 %=B-               77 -79 %=C+

73 -76 %=C                70 -72 %=C-               67 -69 %=D+

63 -66 %=D                60 -62 %=D-               59 %and below =Fail

 

Individual Percentage

Attendance

Average for Trimesters

Testing

For those students wanting to obtain the Associate of Biblical Studies from Bible College, all courses must be passed with a 60% or higher. If a student does not pass a particular class with passing grade, retesting is the best option, as noted above.

For retesting, you may want to allow the student several weeks to review the notes and materials of that particular series.  You may also want to have a brief oral review during those weeks with the particular student. The same test can then be readministered, and if the student passes, the grade can officially be changed.  An Associate of Biblical Studies will only be considered for those students who have passed all courses.

NOTE:

A student may not move to a new Trimesters until they have successfully completed the previous Trimesters (semester).  For greater clarification of this procedure, please see the Grade Report Form itself.  A space will also be provided on the cover sheet of the exams, for individual student calculations.

After the Grade Report Form is completed  at the end of the semester, make a copy of it and send it to  Int’l Ministries Office.  If grades were filled out on the MS Excel ® spreadsheet,  please attach this grade file to an e-mail, and send to davidintl@yahoo.com 

Failing an Exam and Retesting

Since all course exams are equally weighted, a failing grade on one course exam can be improved by a better grade on another exam.  According to International Program standards students pass or fail  by semester, not by a specific course and corresponding exam.  As long as their final average percentage for the Trimesters is 60% or  greater, the student may move on to the next  semester and even receive an SBC Certificate  and Diploma.

If a student ’s overall percentage for the semester is less than 60%, then the following must be implemented:

·If the student has between 50%  and 59% as a final average percentage, they may retake a specific course exams once to try and raise their final average percentage to 60% or greater.

·If the student has less than 50%  in their final average percentage, they need to retake the semester. However, they do not need to repay the tuition fee for that specific semester.

Certificates and Diplomas

In order to receive an Int’l Ministry Certificate for three semesters and a Vision University  Diploma after all 5 Trimesters (approx. 2 years), you must report all your grades.  Please note that grades should be reported for each course rather than by Trimesters.  There are two ways to report grades to the administration.

The first and preferred way is through use of the provided MS Excel ® spreadsheet. This saves us much time in data entry and also reduces the error in the calculation of grades.

All grades and forms should be e-mailed, or mailed as hard copy, to ISOM.  We discourage fax since many times names and grades can be cryptic or unreadable as a result.  If you need any help e-mailing your grades, don ’t hesitate to contact us.

Before grades are returned to ISOM, please verify that the student's name is how he/she would like it to appear on the Certificate and Diploma.  Names must also be submitted with the Western spelling using the Roman alphabet. 

The names submitted on the grade report forms will be used to make both the ISOM Certificate and Diploma. 

Unless a school or church indicates otherwise, the date recorded on Certificates and Diplomas will be the date they are issued from ISOM. 

We also request that all grades be submitted upon completion of each Trimesters. This will allow ISOM to properly verify and enter all data corresponding to each student, and will possibly speed up the process of receiving ISOM Certificates and Diplomas.

Once the grade report forms through semester 3 are submitted to ISOM, a request for Certificates by the corresponding school must be submitted.  Certificates will then be sent within three (4) weeks of the request after it is received in writing.  Vision University Diplomas are handled accordingly.  Grade report forms through all six semesters and a corresponding request should be submitted to SBC, and SBC Diplomas will then be ordered and sent within four (4) weeks of this request.

ACADEMIC POLICIES   

welcome logoAttendance: The policy of  ITC is that 3 unexcused absences will automatically place the student in an audit status for that class, in which case no academic credit will be given, and no tuition will be refunded.

 Absences: Unexcused absences can affect your grade. Absences can be excused if, (l) it is due to an illness, death in the family, or unavoidable job related emergency and (2) the student listens to the tape of the missed class. 

 *written tape requests must be submitted to the office within one week of the missed class.  *this option can only be used three times per semester. ^four (4) absences not removed by listening to tapes drops the student to audit status. Tapes will only be available for one week following the class.

Tardiness: Arrival to a class 20 minutes late will be counted as an unexcused absence.

Leave of Absence: The student who must be absent for an extended period of time will need to apply for a "Leave of Absence" from the registrar. The Leave of Absence must be signed by the instructor and the administrator and be accompa nied with a $2.00 fee when filed with the registrar's office.  This allows the student a period of time in which to make up the work missed without loss of credit. All make-up work must be completed by the close of the first semester after the student's return to classes.

Inactive Students Status: Students who have been inactive for 1 years or more upon returning will return under the current program at the time of their re-entry.

Transfer Units: Work completed by students at other colleges or universities will be evaluated upon receipt of an official transcript from that institution. The following guidelines will be used with regard to the number of units that will be accepted by transferring students:

1) Required classes may not be transferred unless one of the following exceptions applies:

a) The course was completed satisfactorily at a college known by  Bible College to teach the same curriculum.

b) The course is one of the following: Com munication Skill 1 & 2 or College Writing Skills.

2) Up to 10 Elective Units may be transferred but must be units that are compatible with the Bible College Program in theology.

Lab Requirements for Undergraduates: LAB is time spent in practical preparation and demonstration of a ministry. This time is considered Christian character developing time for the undergraduate. Lab is practical experience in a particular area of ministry. Each degree candidate should have a variety of Lab classes. For each degree awarded no more than 8 units can be accepted in one Lab area.

Areas that can be used for Lab:

  1. Ministries or volunteer work done in your church. Such as Sunday School teacher, choir, Janitorial work, office work, visitation, altar ministry, etc.

  2. Volunteer community service positions - such as hospital, rest home, Red Cross, feeding the homeless, counseling drug addicts, Girl Scout leader. Crisis Pregnancy Center, etc.

  3.  Ministries outside the church, e.g. street witnessing, neighborhood Bible Study teacher, Release Time Education, etc.

  4. Students can check with their instructor to see if there is any extra credit work they can do which would be considered Lab, e.g. evangelism class time spent in "street witnessing".

  5. Other areas can qualify for Lab if approved by the College office.

To ensure proper credit is received for lab work you must do the following:

1. Register and pay for Lab at the beginning of each semester or by the add/drop deadline. Lab work is like any class and must be registered for and fees paid.

2. Fill out the Lab/Internship Log form as you do your work.

3. When the Lab is completed, return the completed Lab form to the   Administrative office. Keep a copy of your records.

Degree Students: Degree students must complete assign ments and take examinations. A record of their classes appears on their permanent transcript and is counted towards a degree. Degree students must complete a degree assignment that is beyond the work required of a certificate student

Certificate Students: Certificate students must complete assignments and take examinations. A certificate is issued to the student who has completed the prescribed requirements under the chosen field of study. (See "Programs of Study".) No record of a certificate class appears on the student's perma nent transcript. Certificates may be counted towards a degree by bringing the certificate to the office of the registrar with the appropriate additional fees for degree classes and completing the required assignments of degree students for each class. Certificates have a three year life after which the courses must be repeated to be counted towards a degree.

Audit Students: Audit students do not turn in assignments or take examinations. No record of auditing a class appears on the student's permanent record, nor are transcripts issued for audited classes.

Grading System:

94-100%                                             A                                 4.0 Grade Point

90-93                                                   A-                                3.7 Grade Point

87-89                                                   B+                               3.3 Grade Point

84-86                                                   B                                  3.0 Grade Point

80-83                                                   B-                                2.7 Grade Point

77-79                                                   C+                               2.3 Grade Point

74-76                                                   C                                 2.0 Grade Point

70-73                                                   C-                                1.7 Grade Point

67-69                                                   D                                 1.3 Grade Point

1.0  Grade Point

0.7 Grade Point

Pass*  Non-Punitive     Withdrawal

Students may re-register and repeat a course in which they earned an F or D. They receive the grade, grade points, and unit credit of the repeated course and the grade from the previously failed course is removed from the permanent tran script. The student is not penalized for the first attempt.

Incompletes: A student may request an Incomplete for any class for which he/she has not completed the required work. A grade of incomplete "I" indicates that some of the required work has not been completed due to some emergency situation beyond the student's control. Incompletes are normally granted in the case of personal illness of more than a brief duration, illness in the family that has required the student's attention; death in the family; personal or family crisis of a traumatic nature; or unexpected increase in job responsibilities. In some cases the student may need to obtain a leave of ab sence. It is the students responsibility to obtain the form from the registrar have it signed by the instructor and the Administra tor, and return it along with a $2.00 fee to the registrar's office.

The arrangement for the Incomplete must be made before the end of the semester in which the "I" is given. The request must be in writing and addressed to the Bible College providing an explanation as to why the work was not com pleted. The Incomplete must be removed in a manner ar ranged with the instructor within one semester of the incom plete. The instructor or Administrator will automatically calculate a grade based on the points achieved or designate "no credit" if the completed work is not turned in within one semester of the incomplete.

Our programs of study are designed to provide educa tion and training for two types of students. The degree stu dent, and the certificate student.

Degree Student - This is a student who is fulfilling the require ments for an Associate, Bachelor, or Masters of Theology Program. They are interested in receiving an academic educa tion and completing prescribed requirements of a well-rounded theological education. In some cases, this student will be pursuing a full-time career in Christian service such as pastor, missionary, teacher, evangelist, elder, deacon and undershepherds, etc.)

Certificate Student - This is a student who is interested in having a basic foundation in the Bible and who desires to specialize in a specific field of Christian service or area of study. A student who wants to be an effective lay worker in his local church (Sunday School teacher, youth worker, choir member, etc.) or who just wants to be a better Christian through the knowledge of the Bible and its principles and doctrines will want to consider classes offered in our certificate program.

Audit Student – Audit students are not pursuing either a degree or a certificate.  Their choice of classes will not fall under one of our programs of study.  However, they must have a balanced academic load before their schedules will be approved.

Ideas for Graduation

 As you will see during the six semesters  (2 years) of the training program, much of the material is based on sending people out and allowing them to move forward into God ’s callings and plans for their life.

As result, you may want to consider making the graduation a very special, yet practical time for the students.

Here are a few ideas:

•Have a graduation ceremony with the whole church involved, promoting vision and unity.

•Use this time to commission the graduates to ministry.

•Have a practical ministry fair in the church to allow your students to be involved with the different facets of their local Body.

 •Specifically have a few of the graduates share in your main church service about God ’s working in their lives through the use of this program.

•Contact  Int’l Ministries to have someone from the Oakland possibly speak at your graduation ceremony.

 If a school is planning on having a graduation ceremony a few days after semester 3 or 6 is completed, and would like to have Certificates or Diplomas ready to hand out, please inform  Int’l Ministries  at least 1 month in advance. Special arrangements can be made. Typed or the MS Excel ® spreadsheet Grade Report Forms are preferred.

Overview

Introduction

Sample Schedule

Uniqueness of Program

General Details

Administrative Guidelines

The Materials

Registering

Cost

Preparation

Class Leaders

Exams

Grades

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