May 2019 Student Newsletter

"Summer of Learning"
Russell Haffner
Russell Haffner (Director)

I remember when my three children were young, their mother and I would enroll them in a summer reading program at the local library to encourage them to continue learning even in the summer months when they were out of school. Summer was often a time when they would be playing outdoors and not spend as much time reading. The summer reading program proved to be an excellent way to keep them focused on learning.

I think it would be a good idea to promote a similar program in the WVBS Online Bible School. Even though the school is always open and the Bible lessons are always available I want to encourage you to make this a "Summer of Learning" God's word. It would be interesting to see just how many video Bible lessons all of you could complete this summer (June - July - August). Perhaps you could complete more lessons this summer than ever before. On average students complete approximately 5,000 lessons in a one month period and even though that is an amazing number, I think you could do even more this summer. This "Summer of Learning" challenge can be a great success and I encourage you to dedicate yourself to your studies pressing on with your efforts through the summer months. It is always a worthy goal to gain a better understanding of God's word.

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, exams 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 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.