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Under the authority of the Local Church and Pastor

NOTICE: This program is being reorganized and will be available again soon.

The Apprenticeship College Education Program
To Train And Educate The Young Preacher In The Local Church under the direction of the local pastor.

The local pastor will not have to send his young men away to a Bible college for them to be taught by men who may have never pastored a church. You ,the pastor, will oversee your men through this program. They will be able to obtain their degrees while serving in your local church directly under your direction.

The Apprenticeship Program is what every preacher needs to train and produce his own preacher-boys.

WHAT IT IS NOT:
It is not a home Bible study course that will cost thousands of dollars.

WHAT IT IS: 
It is a course where the pastor guides the student through their real ministry training, Bible studies and S.L.B.C. gives them college credit for it.

WHAT YOU GET:
1. A Bible College program that is under the direction of the local Pastor.
2. The same degree as if your student were a campus student for 4 years.
3. The degree he earns is accredited.
4. Your confidence that he is not polluted by false professors and false brethren.
5. You will know that he has not been turned against you.
6. He can get a college ring for graduation through S.L.B.C.
7. The friendship that you and your students will build will be an everlasting friendship.

HOW IT WORKS:
 
1. Fill out the online Personal Application
  2. Fill out the online   Skills Questionnaire  
  3. View the Basis of Credit Hours needed
  4. Someone from the SLBC will contact you.
  5. You will oversee that the student has remitted all required fees to SLBC.
  6. You can view all of the courses that they will take online.
  7. You monitor their progress and help teach them the materials.
  8. All tests for the courses will be taken online and they will receive a copy that you can review and place in their file.
  9. The SLBC will then assess their progress and assign their earned degree to the students.
10. Graduation ceremonies will be held at the S.L.B.C. where your students can walk across the 
       stage in cap and gown to receive their diplomas.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS:
Note: You, the Pastor has the final say in all aspect of this program; such as material being approved, withdrawal of student, activity reports, etc.

1 Preach a minimum of 50 sermons.
2 Assist in a minimum of two weddings - perform a minimum of one solo wedding.
3 Assist in a minimum of two funerals - perform a minimum of one solo funeral.
Assist in a minimum of two baptisms - perform a minimum of one solo baptism.
4 Lead congregational singing - a minimum of thirty six times - ( once a month ).
5 Visit for Church minimum of two hours per week throughout the entire program.
6 Must be a tither to the local New Testament Baptist Church.
7 Must be a regular supporter of faith promise giving through the local New Testament Baptist Church.
8 Must be a husband of one wife (no polygamous marriages).
9 Must start a Sunday school class or Junior Church from scratch and teach it for one year.
10 Must serve or help as Church Janitor for one year.
11 Must be loyal to the Pastor for the duration of the program ( 3 years); if the pastor leaves we will 
consider continuing the program with a recommendation from both the pervious and current pastor.
12 Must submit a detailed report of progress and duties - signed and concurred by the Pastor for each quarter of the program.
13 Pastor will be asked to submit an annual report on the progress of the student.
14 Ten Thousand word thesis on Missions.
15 Fifteen Thousand word thesis on one of the following topics:
Bible Doctrines
Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Position on the Baptist Church
Position on the King James Version
Other Bible or Secular Subjects: Pending Pastor and S.L.B.C. approval.
   Secular subjects are allowed only from the basis of a comparison with the Scriptures, Christianity, or Christian living.

WHAT DOES IT COST:

The Apprenticeship College Education Program is offered free of charge to those Students who, for the duration for the program, will support Salt Lake Baptist College with a minimum of $25.00 a month during the duration of the program. We will also charge the student $25.00 per semester records fee. (3 semesters per year)

CLASS RING:

The Salt Lake Baptist College has a beautifully designed class ring. Those students enrolled in the Apprenticeship College Education Program can order their rings when 1/2 of the course is completed and must agree to finish out the remainder of the program.

GRADUATION:
Graduation for the Apprenticeship College Education Program will be held with the regular graduation of the resident students of the Salt Lake Baptist College. The students are encouraged to walk the aisle in Cap and Gown to receive their degree.

GETTING STARTED - WHAT TO DO?

1. Pastor/Proctor have an initial meeting with apprentice to set up program.
A. Fill out application & skill level forms.
B. Go over program requirements.
2. Explain the assignments.
3. Review the list of Practical Requirements.
4. Look over the Pastor's Progress Form with the student.
5. Explain program cost to the student and that the Pastor has the final say in all aspects of the program.
6. Pray with student, asking the Lord to help him fulfill all responsibilities in a timely and Christian manner.
7. Send all paperwork, fees or support collected to SLBC. 
8. S.L.B.C. will then contact the local pastor upon receiving of all applications collected.

PRESCRIBED CURRICULUM:   First Year:

First Quarter:

A.  Materials Needed: 
Access to internet for the student to take their First Year Classes.
B.  Participate in Church visitation program.
( minimum
two hours weekly )
C. Sermon - Write a four page sermon with outline.
D. Read the New Testament and have the Pastor attest to the reading.
E. Complete all Practical Ministry work assigned by Pastor.

Second Quarter:

A. Materials Needed:
Access to internet for the student to take their First Year Classes.
Read and complete all worksheets - Send report to college.
B. Participate in Church Visitation program.
(minimum
two hours weekly)
C. Complete an Original Sermon - Write a four page sermon with outline. ( emailed to college )
D.  Complete the Discipleship I. course online.  Textbook, "Milk of the Word" by Dr. James Wilkins, is online for the student's use.
Student may download and print out the textbook for his/her use.
Learn to use lesson plans daily and grade weekly accordingly. Send a photo copy of the completed worksheet to college.
E. Read the Old Testament - Genesis to Deuteronomy - Have the Pastor attest to the reading.
F. Complete all Practical Ministry work assigned by Pastor.

Third Quarter:

A. Materials Needed:
Access to internet for the student to take their First Year Classes.
B. Participate in Church Visitation program.
( minimum
two hours weekly )
C. Discipleship Program. (One hour weekly) Assign proper grades to new convert.
Disciple a New Convert through the "Milk of the Word" workbook by Dr. James Wilkins
This course is online as Discipleship II.
D. Complete an Original Sermon - Write a four page sermon with outline. ( emailed to college )
E. Read the Old Testament - Joshua to Job - have Pastor attest to the reading.
F. Complete all Practical Ministry work assigned by Pastor.

Fourth Quarter:

A. Materials Needed:
Access to internet for the student to take their First Year Classes.
B. Complete the Soul-Winning Practicum course online if student has not already done so.
Have Pastor review to make sure that student is qualified enough to train others. Send report to college.
C. Participate in Church Visitation program.
( minimum
two hours weekly )
D. Discipleship Program. (One hour weekly) Assign proper grades to new convert.
Disciple a New Convert through the "Milk of the Word" workbook by Dr. James Wilkins.
E. Read the Old Testament - Psalms to Malachi - have Pastor attest to the reading.
F. Complete all Practical Ministry work assigned by Pastor.

PRESCRIBED CURRICULUM:   Second Year:

First Quarter:

A. Materials Needed:
Access to internet for the student to take their Second Year Classes.
B. Participate in Church Visitation program.
( minimum
two hours weekly )
C. Discipleship Program. (One hour weekly) Assign proper grades to new convert.
Disciple a New Convert through the "Milk of the Word" workbook by Dr. James Wilkins
D. Complete an Original Sermon - Write a 4 page sermon with outline. ( emailed to college)
E. Complete all Practical Ministry work assigned by Pastor.

Second Quarter:
A. Materials Needed:
"Access to internet for the student to take their Second Year Classes.
B. Participate in Church Visitation program.
( minimum
two hours weekly )
C. Discipleship Program. (One hour weekly) Assign proper grades to new convert.
Disciple a New Convert through the "Milk of the Word" workbook by Dr. James Wilkins.
D. Complete an Original Sermon - Write a 4 page sermon with outline. ( emailed to college )
E. Read the Bible - Genesis to Esther - Have Pastor attest to the reading.
F. Complete all Practical Ministry work assigned by Pastor.

Third Quarter:
A. Materials Needed:
Access to internet for the student to take their Second Year Classes.
Complete Public Speaking Course online. 
B. Participate in Church Visitation program.
( minimum
two hours weekly )
C. Discipleship Program. (One hour weekly) Assign proper grades to new convert.
Disciple a New Convert through the "Milk of the Word" workbook by Dr. James Wilkins.
D. Complete an Original Sermon - Write a 4 page sermon with outline. ( emailed to college )
E. Complete all Practical Ministry work assigned by Pastor.

Fourth Quarter:
A. Materials Needed:
Access to internet for the student to take their Second Year Classes.
B. Participate in Church Visitation program.
(minimum two hours weekly )
C. Discipleship Program. (One hour weekly) Assign proper grades to new convert.
Disciple a New Convert through the "Milk of the Word" workbook by Dr. James Wilkins.
D. Complete an Original Sermon - Write a 4 page sermon with outline. ( emailed to college )
E. Complete all Practical Ministry work assigned by Pastor.

PRESCRIBED CURRICULUM:   Third Year:

First Quarter:

A. Materials Needed:
Access to internet for the student to take their Third Year Classes.
B. Participate in Church Visitation program .
( minimum two hours weekly )
C. Discipleship Program. (One hour weekly) Assign proper grades to new convert.
Disciple a New Convert through the "Milk of the Word" workbook by Dr. James Wilkins.
D. Complete two original sermons - each sermon minimum - 4 pages  with outlines email to college.
E. Complete all Practical Ministry work assigned by Pastor.

Second Quarter:
A. Materials Needed:
Access to internet for the student to take their Third Year Classes.
B. Participate in Church Visitation program .
( minimum two hours weekly )
C. Discipleship Program. (One hour weekly) Assign proper grades to new convert.
Disciple a New Convert through the "Milk of the Word" workbook by Dr. James Wilkins.
D. Participate in Discipleship Program as a Squad Leader or Director while disciplining a new convert - one hour minimum.
E. Complete two original sermons - each sermon minimum - 4 pages  with outlines email to college.
F. Complete all Practical Ministry work assigned by Pastor.

Third Quarter:
A. Materials Needed:
Access to internet for the student to take their Third Year Classes.
B. Participate in Church Visitation program .
( minimum two hours weekly )
C. Discipleship Program. (One hour weekly) Assign proper grades to new convert.
Disciple a New Convert through the "Milk of the Word" workbook by Dr. James Wilkins.
D. Participate in Discipleship Program as a Squad Leader or Director while disciplining a new convert - one hour minimum.
E. Read the Bible - Job through Malachi: Have Pastor attest to required reading.
F. Complete all Practical Ministry work assigned by Pastor.

Fourth Quarter:
A. Materials Needed:
Access to internet for the student to take their Third Year Classes.
B. Participate in Church Visitation program as a Soul Winning Trainer.
( minimum two hours weekly )
C Participate in Discipleship Program as a Squad Leader or Director while disciplining a new convert - one hour minimum.
E. THESIS: complete a 10,000 work thesis on any Bible subject, Character, Book or Doctrine.
F. Complete all Practical Ministry work assigned by Pastor.
G. Preacher Resource Library must be acquired by the end of the third year to receive Degree.
       Books on disk are acceptable.
1. Scofield KJV Bible
2. Strong's Concordance
3. Unger's Bible Dictionary
4. Matthew Henry's Commentary
5. "History of Baptists" by John T. Christian
6. Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
7. "Things to come" by D. Pentecost
8. Shafer's Systematic Theology or "Lectures in Systematic Theology" by Thiessen
9. The Bible on audio tape, CD, or DVD.

NOTE: All work, reports, including Thesis, must be completed and sent to S.L.B.C. 
by the 1st of April of the year you plan to graduate in order for you to be able to 
receive your Degree - No exceptions.

PRESCRIBED CURRICULUM:   Fourth Year:

First Quarter:

A. Materials Needed:
Access to internet for the student to take their Fourth Year Classes.
B. Participate in Church Visitation program as a Soul Winning Trainer. 
( minimum two hours weekly )
C. Participate in Discipleship Program as a Squad Leader or Director while disciplining a new convert - one hour minimum.
D. Complete two original sermons - each sermon minimum - 4 pages  with outlines
email to college.
E. Complete all Practical Ministry work assigned by Pastor.

Second Quarter:
A Materials Needed:
Access to internet for the student to take their Fourth Year Classes.
B. Participate in Church Visitation program as a Soul Winning Trainer. 
( minimum two hours weekly )
C. Participate in Discipleship Program as a Squad Leader or Director while disciplining a new convert - one hour minimum.
D. Complete two original sermons - each sermon minimum - 4 pages  with outlines
email to college.
E. THESIS: complete a ten thousand word thesis on Missions or take a mission trip and write a five thousand word Thesis on Mission work.
F. Complete all Practical Ministry work assigned by Pastor.

NOTE" All work, reports, including Thesis, must be completed and sent to S.L.B.C. by the 1st of April in order for you to be able to receive your Degree in Theology that year.  No exceptions.

Third Quarter:
A. Materials Needed:
Access to internet for the student to take their Fourth Year Classes.
B. Participate in Church Visitation program as a Soul Winning Trainer 
( minimum two hours weekly ).
C. Participate in Discipleship Program as a Squad Leader or Director while disciplining a new convert - one hour minimum.
D. Complete two original sermons - each sermon minimum - 4 pages  with outlines
email to college.
F. Complete all Practical Ministry work assigned by Pastor.

Fourth Quarter:
A. Materials Needed:
Access to internet for the student to take their Fourth Year Classes
B. Participate in Church Visitation program as a Soul Winning Trainer 
( minimum two hours weekly )
C. Participate in Discipleship Program as a Squad Leader or Director while disciplining a new convert - one hour minimum.
D. Complete two original sermons - each sermon minimum - four pages  with outlines
email to college.
E. Have Pastor attest that you have obtained all the recommended books for completion of degree.  Books on disk for the computer are acceptable.
F. Complete all Practical Ministry work assigned by Pastor.
G. Review Summary Of Our Beliefs.
H. THESIS: complete the fifteen thousand word thesis on pre-approved subject.

SUMMARY OF OUR BELIEFS

1 We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible and authoritative Word Of God. Preserved in the Authorized King James Version for the English speaking people.
2 We believe that there in One God, the Source, Support and End to all things, eternally existent in three persons, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
3 We believe in the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His vicarious and atoning death, His shed blood to atone for our sins, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the Father's right hand. His personal, premillennial return for His saints and with His saints at the Revelation.
4 We believe in the Deity and present ministry of the Holy Spirit. Convicts the sinner, regenerates the believer, indwells, seals, instructs, reproves, comforts and guides the believer. That He fills and controls every life that is wholly yielded to the Lord and His Word.
5 We believe that man is totally depraved, a sinner both by nature an practice. Therefore estranged from the Lord, completely lost and blinded spiritually and in need of the conviction and regeneration work of the Holly Spirit.
6 We believe Satan in real, a mighty fallen angel, with great power allowed by God for a time, until His final destiny of eternal judgment  in the lake of fie.
7 We believe that salvation is the gift of God, offered to all men freely by God's grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His atoning sacrifice for our sins, and repentance of our sins.
8 We believe in the bodily resurrection of the saved unto "Eternal Life" and the unsaved unto everlasting "Judgment" in the "Lake of Fire".
9 We believe in a literal "Heaven" with streets of gold and a literal "Hell" with fire and brimstone.
10 We believe the "Church" is a local, visible, body of baptized believers who come together in obedience to Christ to carry out His commands as dictated in the New Testament.
11 We believe and practice both personal and ecclesiastical separation on the basis of the Word of God.

APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM QUARTERLY REPORT

Download:  APQP.pdf

   
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(1)  Personal Application  (2)  Skills Questionnaire  (3)  Basis of Credit Hours Earned

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