Effective January 1, 2007, the elders of the Central Church of Christ in Martinsburg, WV, Danny Bowers, Don Deitrick, and Mark Everson will assume oversight of Jody Apple's work with TheBible.net and Video Bible Institute.
TheBible.net exists to help edify God's kingdom and spread the gospel of Christ. The site features an ever-growing library of online videos provided by World Video Bible School (www.TheBible.net/video). WVBS's new evangelistic video, Searching For Truth, is also viewable online at www.TheBible.net/searchingfortruth or www.SearchingForTruth.org. Users may freely download and save videos and mp3 audio files.
In addition to accepting oversight of brother Apple's work with TheBible.net, the Central elders have accepted oversight of Video Bible Institute with Apple as director. Church Horner founded VBI about ten years ago as an offshoot of WVBS. It is a self-paced correspondence school with a "preacher training" curriculum emphasizing faithful, conservative Bible teaching. Its course of study is designed for the student who wants a focused, organized, intensive study of the Bible. Students view WVBS videos, memorize scripture, write research papers, complete assignments, and take tests (which are mailed to VBI for grading). VBI's work is especially important for those who are unable to attend a brick-and-mortar preacher training school. Under brother Horner's direction, the Institute has enrolled more than 1,000 students. Jody will assume the directorship of VBI in January 2007.
Though WVBS will continue to provide DVDs to students who wish to rent or purchase their own copies, the entire Video Bible Institute curriculum will soon be available online at www.videobibleinstitute.com. (The videos can be downloaded for free; they're available as QuickTime movies.)
To carry out this combined work, the Central elders are working with Jody to raise operating expenses for the site and school, as well as personal support and health insurance for Jody and his family. For additional information, please visit www.TheBible.net/support or email Jody at support@TheBible.net
(TheBible.net hosts West Virginia Christian online at www.TheBible.net/wvc).
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