Frequently Asked Questions
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  • What does ISBS cost?
  • How many class may I enroll in?
  • Can I take classes on a part-time basis?
  • May I audit classes?
  • Are there cluster classes available?
  • What doctrines are taught in the Internet School of Biblical Studies?
  • Are all instructors in the Internet School of Biblical Studies Christians?
  • How do I apply to the Internet School of Biblical Studies?
  • Can I begin to take classes while my application is pending?
  • What information is required to begin taking classes at the Internet School of Biblical Studies?
  • Who can enroll and take classes via the Internet School of Biblical Studies?
  • Is the Internet School of Biblical Studies accredited?
  • Is the Internet School of Biblical Studies under an eldership?
  • Does ISBS offer diplomas?
  • What can I do to spread the word about ISBS?
  • I've noticed that ISBS is part of a site called TheBible.net. What is TheBible.net?
  • What if all of my questions are not answered here?

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    Q: What does it cost to take classes through the Internet School of Biblical Studies?
     
    There are no tuition charges, matriculation fees, or costs of any kind paid to Internet School of Biblical Studies, its administration or faculty. The student is responsible, however, for books and other materials suggested by course instructors. We repeat - there is no charge to take classes through ISBS, but books are the student's responsibility.
     
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    Q: How many classes may I enroll in?
     
    You are free to take as many classes as you can manage. Remember that each class will require a substantial investment of time and effort. A note concerning course schedules and time management is found at both the admissions and general information pages entitled A Word of Encouragement About Online Learning via ISBS
     
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    Q: Can I take classes on a part-time basis?
     
    Absolutely. We realize that it is not possible for most Christians to engage in full-time study at a Christian college or a school of preaching. It is for this reason that ISBS exists. Take the classes you want in the time you have available and still pursue the course of study you need. Part-time students (thoe taking less than a full load) are welcome.
     
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    Q: May I audit classes?
     
    Yes. You may audit classes if you do not desire to pursue a formal course of studies. Auditors may participate freely in online discussions, questions, etc., but are not required to complete assignments, take tests, or write papers. No grades, certificates of completion or diplomas are awarded auditors.
     
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    Q: Are there cluster classes available?
     
    There are no "official" ISBS cluster classes available at present. We do encourage Christians in a specific congregation or area to meet in "clusters" to study together.
     
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    Q: What doctrines are taught in the Internet School of Biblical Studies?
     
    There are numerous classes offered every term - so it is not possible to inform you of the doctrinal content of each here. All classes currently taught, and proposed for the duration of a student's enrollement are listed at the ISBS site. In answer to your questions about doctrine, it is our desire to teach the Bible, its message, themes and subjects that relate to God's plan of salvation, nothing more and nothing less. This necessarily involves a thorough study of all Bible books and all Bible topics addressed in the courses offered.
     
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    Q: Are all instructors in the Internet School of Biblical Studies Christians?
     
    Yes. All instructors in the school are Christians, members of the body of Christ - many are also preachers in local congregations and/or (or were) teachers in colleges and/or schools of preaching.
     
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    Q: How do I apply to the Internet School of Biblical Studies?
     
    Follow the admissions link for complete information on applying for entrance to ISBS and registering for ISBS classes.
     
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    Q: Can I begin to take classes while my application is pending?
     
    The application form only takes a few minutes to fill out - once you complete it and submit to ISBS you can then register online for the courses you wish to take.
     
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    Q: What information is required to begin taking classes at ISBS?
     
    This link will take you to the "Admissions Page" and further information about the online application. Read through it, complete it, and then submit it according to the instructions given. Note: The questions on the form are designed to help us know our students. They are not designed to exclude students from enrolling in ISBS.
     
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    Q: Who can enroll and take classes via ISBS?
     
    While we believe that all souls can achieve the unity of faith taught in 1 Corinthians 1:10 ( "Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment." 1 Corinthians 1:10, JV), we do not exclude students because they do not know, or do not agree with, what ISBS will be teaching them through its courses. Anyone can enroll and pursue a course of Bible study through ISBS - but please note, that enrollment, class participation and class completion does not merit endorsement on the part of the faculty or administration. Students that start, develop or finish with ideas and practices that we believe to be contrary to Biblical teaching may receive a certificate of completion/diploma - but such is not to be construed as proof of faithfulness to the Lord. If you have additional questions, post Jody Apple
     
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    Q: Is ISBS accredited?
     
    No. The purpose of the Internet School of Biblical Studies is to prepare students to be better Christians, elders, deacons, Bible class teachers, songleaders, personal workers, etc. We seek no secular, or religious, accreditation or approval to do what God wants us to do in teaching and training souls to be better servants of Christ.
     
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    Q: Is ISBS under an eldership?
     
    No. Not yet. We have been looking for an eldership to oversee this good work, but have yet to find one. Until that decision has been made, ISBS will continue to be operated by its faculty and staff. See Contacts page if you need to reach us.
     
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    Q: Does ISBS offer diplomas?
     
    The Internet School of Biblical Studies will offer certificates of completion/diplomas for students who pursue and pass specified courses of study. The conferring of such certificates/diplomas is not to be construed as any endorsement on the part of ISBS relative to any student's beliefs or practices. It is possible that some students enroll to learn more about the word of God, but don't come to an proper understanding of its teaching. The conferral of a certificate/diploma doesn't bestow unity and corresponding fellowship.
     
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    Q: What can I do to spread the word about ISBS?
    • Direct others to this site - TheBible.net/ISBS
    • E-mail Christians on your distribution list - tell them about this site and the school
    • Encourage the leadership of the congregation where you work and worship to begin "cluster classes" using the Internet School of Biblical Studies resources. Contact Jody Apple for details
    • Send us the names and e-mail addresses of prospective students - Contact Jody Apple for details
    • If you have additional ideas, please feel free to pass them along.
     
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    Q: I've noticed that ISBS is part of a site called TheBible.net. What is TheBible.net?
     
    TheBible.net is a website with two simple purposes - evangelism (reach the world with the gospel of Christ) and edification (build up Christians - young and old in the faith). Jody L Apple, who serves as the Dean of ISBS also serves as the administrator of TheBible.net. Further information about TheBible.net is available here: What Is TheBible.net?
     
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    Q: What if all of my questions are not answered here?
     
    Check other pages at the site for questions and answers, including:
     
    TheBible.net/ISBS/general.html
    TheBible.net/ISBS/admissions.html
    TheBible.net/ISBS/faculty.html
     
    For additional questions, contact us via e-mail: DeanISBS@TheBible.net We will incorporate new questions as needed.
     
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