May 2018 Student Newsletter

It’s Time To Get Started
Russell Haffner
Russell Haffner (Director)

It seems we all occasionally put some things off until later. When we read the Bible we learn this problem is not new. In Luke 9:61-62 we find, "And another also said, 'Lord, I will follow You, but let me first go and bid them farewell who are at my house.' But Jesus said to him, 'No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.'" People are still making excuses today for not following Christ. Notice the following list of excuses people sometimes make for not following the Lord:

  • "I will follow you, Lord, but first let me see if my parents approve."
  • "I will follow you, Lord, but first let me go to a few more wild parties. As soon as I get that out of my system, I will settle down."
  • "I will follow you, Lord, but first let me get married. Once I establish a home, I will follow you."
  • "I will follow you, Lord, but first let me retire. Then I will have time to follow you."
  • "I would like to follow you, Lord, but it's too late. I haven't done it for all these years so I can't start now."

Studying God's word, obeying the truth and following Jesus needs to begin today. If you have not logged-in to your student account and watched your first video lesson it is time to get started. Beginning your studies is easy to do. Once you login to your account simply choose the course you would like to study from the "Course Schedule" option located on the blue menu bar of the school website. Once you have selected the course you would like to study you will need to register for the course by clicking the "Register" button located on the course page. When this is done, you will have full access to the course. You can begin watching the videos immediately by clicking the "Lesson 1" link. The courses are always available to view - 24/7. If you have not done so, why not start your Bible lessons today?


Special Invitation to Auditing Students

I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to upgrade your enrollment from Auditing to Informal or Formal Student status. I want to thank you for making use of the videos provided by the school, but I encourage you to consider the advantages of upgrading your enrollment. If you upgrade your enrollment you will not only have access to the video Bible lessons, but you will also have free online viewing access to the teacher’s course notes, tests and some course books.

Formal Students follow a set course order which is designed to make the progression through the Bible easier. The assignments include viewing all video lessons, taking written exams and writing research papers. Formal Students are issued a certificate of completion when they fully meet the requirements of a course. They receive a diploma when they have successfully completed all required courses.

Informal Students have the same requirements to meet for each course and cover the same material but they are allowed to take the courses in any order they desire. Informal Students receive certificates for each course but no diploma is awarded.

If you would like to change your status you will need to click on ENROLLMENT which is on the blue menu bar at the school website. When you have reached the enrollment page please select either the Formal or Informal Student Registration button. This will provide you with the form to fill out to change your status.

I completely understand if you have no interest in upgrading your enrollment. I commend you on your hard work and devotion to learning more about the Bible. God bless you as you continue in your studies. If I can answer any questions for you about the school please let me know (https://school.wvbs.org/about/contact-us/).