Student Handbook

Peruse our handbook to answer all of your questions. In the handbook you will find what we expect from our students as they represent Christ in their everyday lives. In addition, find out the steps needed to become a FLBI student and the information about our First, Second, and Third year courses to be completed as you pursue graduation.

Our Course of Study

An Overview

The basic course of study at Faith Landmarks Bible Institute consists of a two-year program. The first year lays the foundation, with a concentration of the basics of Christian doctrine, plus an overview of the Old and New Testaments. The second year guides the student into a deeper study of the Word of God and the practical aspects of ministry.

For those who feel called into the ministry or who wish to pursue a deeper experience in ministry preparation, FLBI also offers a third year program. This program includes classroom training, and also requires hands on experience for the student, both supervised and unsupervised.

A certificate is awarded after successful completion of the fifteen (15) first year courses, and a diploma is awarded when the additional fifteen (15) courses from the second year program are completed successfully. Upon completion of the third year program, a certificate of achievement is awarded.

All awards also require the following two (2) qualifications:

The student demonstrates a Christian character which the school can recommend.
The student has settled all financial liabilities to the school.

FLBI Online

FLBI is also available on-line! The fees, curriculum. and requirements for course credits and graduation are exactly the same as the on-site school. The courses for both schools will run consecutively. In the on-line school, the student will be given one week to complete each lesson in each course. Review questions for each lesson allow the student to monitor their progress.

Correspondence Format

The correspondence format is now available. The curriculum and requirements for course credits and graduation are exactly the same as the online and on-site school, except that there is no time limit for completion. This format allows the student to work at their own pace, as their schedule allows.

Students may choose to complete the two-year program using any or all of the formats available – on-site, online, or correspondence.

Entrance Requirements

The desire to serve God and fulfill His commission is the main requirement for entrance to Faith Landmarks Bible Institute. While we do not feel that a high school or college diploma is necessary, the course of study will require sincere commitment from the student, as well as reading and writing skills.

Application

An application form must be completed which includes the Code of Conduct. All application forms must be returned to us prior to registration.

Registration

At least two full weeks will be set aside at the beginning of each trimester for registration. Students failing to register during the allotted time will be charged a late fee of $25.00.

Tuition & Fees

Registration fee: $25 (non-refundable, once per year)

Tuition: $60 per course

FLBI encourages total payment of tuition upon enrolling each trimester. However, we understand that some students are not able to afford such a one lump sum payment. Our budget payment plan requires the registration fee and 1/2 of the tuition upon registration.The balance of the tuition is due in two successive monthly payments for that trimester. Admittance to class may be denied if payment is not made on time. Refunds on tuition will only be made on a pro rata basis for class time not attended up through the fourth week of class.
Books for each course will be made available through our bookstore. The cost will vary dependent upon the course.

Student Responsibilities:

We believe that all students of FLBI are called by God to be here, and we, the faculty and staff, want to assist in any way that we can. But YOU, as a student, also have responsibilities. These few, simple guidelines will help you as you go through the program:

– Spend time every day reading your Bible and in prayer. The course of study should not replace your personal time with the Lord.

– Attend Orientation.

– Be on time to class, and don’t miss any classes if at all possible. This is your anointed time with the Holy Spirit.

– Take good notes in class.

– Pay your tuition bills on time or talk to the registrar. Do inform us if you are having financial difficulties.

– Keep files on each class and your grade sheets. This will help you plan your course of study from year to year.

– Know what the FLBI Handbook says.

Scholarships

(On-site School Only)

Scholarships are available for all students. Contact the Registrar for complete details.

Auditing

(On-site School Only)
Auditing of classes is allowed, however, all registration and tuition fees are applicable and must be paid as if courses were being taken for credit. We reserve the right to limit audits based upon space availability.

Dress Code

Students should dress modestly and presentably at all times. Informal or casual attire is acceptable as long as it is neat, clean, and in keeping with the character of a Christian preparing for the ministry. Shorts, short skirts or dresses, tank tops, and low-cut blouses are not allowed.

Grading

All students are required to maintain a minimum of 2.0 grade point average in order to qualify for a certificate or a diploma. If a student maintains a 2.0 grade point average, a grade of D will be acceptable for successful completion of a course. A grade of F is not acceptable for the completion of the course for graduation. The grading system is as follows:

Grade Percent Designation Grade Point
A 93 – 100 Excellent 4
B 85 – 92 Good 3
C 77 – 84 Average 2
D 70 – 76 Poor 1
F 0 – 69 Unacceptable 0
I Incomplete *
W Withdrawl 0
When grade sheets are completed, an announcement will be made in class, or they will be mailed to the student.

Add/Drop Policy

In order to drop a class, the Registrar must be notified. It is not sufficient to notify the instructor only. Forms for dropping a class are available and must be filled out and submitted to the Registrar prior to withdrawing from the class. Refunds on tuition will only be made on a pro rata basis for class time not attended up through the fourth week of classes.
When adding a class, the student must follow the same procedures as above. However, the completed form must be approved by the Registrar prior to the student’s attendance of that class.

Classroom Etiquette

(On-site School Only)
In order to obtain the most desirable atmosphere for receiving instruction, we ask all students to observe the following guidelines:

No food or drink is allowed in class.
Neither guests nor children are allowed in class.
Students should not “chat” with other students during class.
For questions, please raise your hand and wait for acknowledgement from the instructor.
Turn off all cell phones and pagers.

Extensions

Requests for extension of exams or special assignments
(On-site School Only)

It is the responsibility of the student to complete all exams and special assignments within the time specified by the instructor. If, because of circumstances beyond the student’s control, exams or special assignments cannot be completed by the required completion date, such date may be extended upon approval of the instructor. However, any request for an extension must be made by the student, in writing, prior to the class in which an exam or special assignment is due. No consideration will be given after the date that the exam or special assignment is due. This could result in failure of such class.

Attendance

Each course will consist of eleven (11) class sessions, including a final exam. We expect students to attend all classes, however, two(2) absences may be allowed in order to still receive a passing grade. Three (3) absences for any particular course—including the final exam—may disqualify you to receive graduation credit for that course. Attendance records will be kept by each instructor.

Tardiness

(On-site School Only)

It is our desire that each class begin on time. To that end, a student is considered tardy once his/her name has been called for the roll. Two (2) tardies will be considered an absence.

The Third Year Ministerial Training Program

This program is available for those students who have graduated from the two-year program (or its equivalent) and know that God is calling them into the ministry, either full-time, part-time, or as a dedicated Helps Minister. This program consists of classroom instruction and practical, hands-on ministry. The student will also be required to complete a ministry project of their own within the school year.

Students in the third year program must submit a specialized application by September 1st and be commited to attend the full year. See the Registrar for more details.

Christian Standards of Living

Faith Landmarks Bible Institute emphasizes:

 The authority of the Word of God.
 Personal development of Christian virtues and the fruit of the Spirit: “love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance.” (Galatians 5:22, 23)
 Bible study, prayer time, and regular church attendance.
 Service to the Lord Jesus Christ and to our fellow man.