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A Guide to Studying Online with Bible Discovery
A Guide to Studying Online with BDSC
Our vision is to provide excellent Bible education that provokes personal revelation from God's WORD
intended to activate God's people in to doing GOD’S WORD.
BIBLE DISCOVERY SEMINARY & COLLEGE IS A MINISTRY OF: QUICK STUDY TELEVSION & LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BIBLE
Address: PO Box 456, Orangeville, ON, L9W 5G2, Canada
Phone #: (519) 940-8338 Email: [email protected]
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS..................................................................................................................................... 1
Principle of Faith ........................................................................................................................................... 3
Statement of Spiritual Principle .................................................................................................................... 3
Our Belief of the Bible ................................................................................................................................... 4
BDS Vision Statement ................................................................................................................................... 4
BDS Mission Statement................................................................................................................................. 4
A Brief History ............................................................................................................................................... 4
Making Disciples of All Nations ................................................................................................................... 5
Working? ................................................................................................................................................... 5
Retired? ..................................................................................................................................................... 5
In Full-Time Ministry? ............................................................................................................................... 5
Accreditation Status ...................................................................................................................................... 5
Phoenix University of Theology ................................................................................................................ 5
Canada Christian College .......................................................................................................................... 5
The Leadership .............................................................................................................................................. 5
The Board of Reagents & The Council ...................................................................................................... 6
President: Charles Rodney Hembree Th.D, DE. ........................................................................................ 6
Student & Teacher Handbook, 2014
Vice-President & the Dean of Students: Jasmin Hembree M.Min............................................................ 8
Study Terms: Start & End Dates .................................................................................................................... 9
*Application Forms, Re-Enrolment Forms, Deferment Forms, Enrolment Forms etc.................................. 9
Study Terms: Due Dates ................................................................................................................................ 9
Academic Course Subjects: General Information ....................................................................................... 10
Introduction to Bible Doctrines: The Living God Levels 1-3 .................................................................... 10
Introduction to Biblical History & Archaeology Levels 1-3 ..................................................................... 11
Creation Science & Astronomy Levels 1-3 .............................................................................................. 12
Academic Course Subjects: Now in Preparation..................................................................................... 12
Credit Points Per Course Subject ................................................................................................................ 13
Requirements for Student Admission ......................................................................................................... 14
To obtain student status complete the following:.................................................................................. 14
Payment of Fees.......................................................................................................................................... 15
Upfront Payment Plan ............................................................................................................................ 16
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Instalment Payment Plan ........................................................................................................................ 16
Course Advancement Requirements .......................................................................................................... 16
Enrolments & Deferments of Course Subjects ........................................................................................... 17
Subject Delivery .......................................................................................................................................... 18
Quizzes & Essays ......................................................................................................................................... 18
Due Dates ................................................................................................................................................ 18
Assignment Extensions ........................................................................................................................... 19
Penalty for late assignments without approved extension… ................................................................. 19
Field Experience .......................................................................................................................................... 19
How to Write an Academic Essay ............................................................................................................... 20
Before You Start ...................................................................................................................................... 20
Preparation ............................................................................................................................................. 20
Researching the Topic ............................................................................................................................. 20
Sketching an Essay Outline ..................................................................................................................... 20
The Body of the Essay ............................................................................................................................. 20
The Introduction ..................................................................................................................................... 21
The Conclusion ........................................................................................................................................ 21
In-Text Referencing ................................................................................................................................. 21
Student & Teacher Handbook, 2014
Making a Reference List - Basic Rules ..................................................................................................... 22
Referencing Books .................................................................................................................................. 22
Referencing Other Print Sources ............................................................................................................ 22
Referencing Electronic Sources............................................................................................................... 24
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Principle of Faith
Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to
deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, 2 speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience
seared with a hot iron, 3 forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created
to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. 4 For every creature of God is
good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving; 5 for it is sanctified by the word of
God and prayer.
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If you instruct the brethren in these things, you will be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished in the
words of faith and of the good doctrine which you have carefully followed. 7 But reject profane and old
wives’ fables, and exercise yourself toward godliness. 8 For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is
profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come. 9 This is a
faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance. 10 For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach,[a]
because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. 11 These
things command and teach.
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Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in
spirit,[b] in faith, in purity. 13 Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. 14 Do not
neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the
eldership. 15 Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident
to all. 16 Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both
yourself and those who hear you - 1 Timothy 1: 1-12
Student & Teacher Handbook, 2014
Statement of Spiritual Principle
Also used for partner ministries Good Friends Inc., USA & Life Lessons from the Bible, Canada.
We the principles of this expression of God's Church believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker
of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.
We the principles of this expression of God's Church believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only son of
God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God,
begotten, not made, of one being with the Father.
We understand from John 1 that through Him all things were made. For us and for our salvation He
came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake He was crucified under Pontius Pilate; He suffered death and was buried. On the third day
he rose again in accordance with the Holy God-breathed Scriptures; He ascended into heaven and is
seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory in accordance with the Holy Godbreathed scriptures (66 books) to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.
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We the principles of this expression of God's Church believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father [and the Son] whose identified manifestation is referred to as "THE
PROMISE OF THE FATHER". With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified. He has spoken
through the Prophets.
We believe in one Holy universal and apostolic Church under the headship covering of the Blood of Jesus
Christ through the personal profession and confession of faith in Jesus Christ by His Grace through faith.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and
the life of the world to come in the New Heaven and earth through all authority of our LORD AND
SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST, AMEN.
Our Belief of the Bible
We believe that the Bible, 66 books, breathed through the conscience of God's Prophets and Apostles,
directly by the HOLY SPIRIT, to be the WORD OF GOD, perfect, without error and infallible. We believe
that it is only through the written WORD of GOD that men can discover the true doctrines of the
CHURCH as God the Father, Son and HOLY SPIRIT, illuminates the hearts of men to understand and
realize the true and absolute revelation of God, Jesus Christ. We understand that ONLY THROUGH
SCRIPTURE is the proper Church guided in mind and conscience as to serve our LORD AND SAVIOUR
Jesus Christ. To be sure this is what we believe the Bible to be composed of.
BDS Vision Statement
Student & Teacher Handbook, 2014
Our vision is to provide excellent Bible education that provokes personal revelation from God's WORD
intended to activate God's people in to doing His WORD.
BDS Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide excellent Bible training that provokes revelation from God's WORD to God's
people through all available technologies in a way in which it is affordable to as many as possible.
A Brief History
Bible Discovery Seminary was born out of a Television ministry designed to take viewers
through the Bible in one year. This was a result of President George Bush Sr. declaring 1990 as
the year of the Bible in America. Dr. Ron Hembree founder of Quick Study TV was compelled to
originate a 30 daily expository Bible Teaching program designed to teach from Genesis to
Revelation in one year. A print companion to the TV program was created for viewers called the
"QUICK STUDY BIBLE GUIDE". In 2012 Quick Study TV celebrated 22 years of going through the
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Making Disciples of All
Nations
Working?
Bible Discovery Seminary builds
all of its courses with on-line
video and audio. Study at your
own pace while working and
taking care of your family. It’s
easy and no added pressure.
Retired?
Student & Teacher Handbook, 2014
Bible Discovery Seminary believes
that we need the stability and
biblical foundational teaching
with senior experience in today’s
society. BDS is determined to
energise and empower seniors to
help the younger generation
know God’s Word.
In Full-Time Ministry?
We have a partnership with
Phoenix University of Theology in
which you, as a minister can earn
your degree while you pastor. You
can keep your job and work as
you go. Our seminary courses are
designed with pastors and
ministry leaders in mind. You can
also test for credit and take
advantage of what you already
know.
Bible on TV, Radio, Internet broadcasts and using the ALL
ORIGINAL Quick Study Print Pocket
Guide. In 1992 Dr. Rod Hembree joined the staff and ministry
team of Quick Study TV. Janice his wife joined 2 years later and
the three ministered on air from 1996 - 2004 at which time Corie
Hembree joined as Bible Archaeology Journalist. In 2009 Ryan
Hembree joined the team as Creation science journalist. The
seminary is a result of the most asked for service among the Quick
Study TV Bible Discovery TV viewers. It was launched in 2012. The
Seminary is adding video courses each quarter and will continue
to do so as we work hard to help students DISCOVERY THE BIBLE.
Accreditation Status
Phoenix University of Theology
Bible Discovery Seminary is a ministry wholly owned by Quick Study TV.
All and any of the course subjects that feature Dr. Ron Hembree, Dr.
Rod Hembree, Corie Hembree, Ryan Hembree, or Jasmin Hembree can
be used to earn credit toward a degree from Phoenix University of
Theology by calling 731 – 420 – 2699 or by visiting:
http://www.thestreamtv1.com/PUT/bdtv_academy_045.htm
Canada Christian College
Bible Discovery Seminary allows students to submit their credit with us
to Canada Christian College for credit toward an accredited degree.
The
Leadership
The Leadership
& Executive
Committee
(President & VicePresident – see
below) provides
leadership to
BDSC students & faculty, administration & financial sectors, The Board
of Reagents and The Council.
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The Board of Reagents
Bible Discovery Seminary is under the authority of Life Lessons from the Bible and Good Friends INC to
federal charities in the USA and Canada. The Board of Regents reviews the records of all students to
determine passage onto graduation and recommendation to receive credit toward degrees from Phoenix
University of Theology and Canada Christian College.
The Board of Reagents includes:
Dr. Rod Hembree Th.D., Pastor Eugene Heiskell, Pastor Chuck Hamby, Pastor Don Fitchett, Dr. Chuck
Thurston MD.
The Council
The Council is required to maintain a knowledge of how BDSC functions to constructively contribute to
discussions & decision-making presented by the Executive Committee & Council as a whole. All additional
members to the Council will first be assessed by the Nominations & Advancement Officer, followed by a
voting of the Council, and then finally approved by the President.
The Council includes:
Charles Ryan Hembree: Council Member – Nominations & Advancement
Stephen J Fyson: Council Member – Christian Distance Education Advisor
Student & Teacher Handbook, 2014
President: Charles Rodney Hembree Th.D, DE.
Charles Rodney Hembree was born in Springfield, MO, USA, in September
1961. He is married to Janice Hembree and has three children: Charles Ryan
Hembree, Corie Anne Hembree, Brandon Allan Hembree.
At the age of 14, he began television and radio production training while in
Jr. High School and acquired his first job as Assistant Floor Director for Rex
Humbard. Throughout his high school years, he held positions of Crain
Operator, Audio Engineer and Lighting Tech.
At the age of 16, Rod became radio producer and engineer for Rejoice Radio
a worldwide radio daily ministry distributed and heard in over 300 nations. He also worked in
engineering program radio shifts with KSOH and Far Eastern Broadcasting Corp.
At age 17, Rod joined the Praise The Lord Club with Jimmy Baker in Charlotte, NC. Here he completed
high school while beginning college training as a Broadcast Engineer at National Radio Institute.
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In 1980, Rod moved to Toronto, Canada taking on the worldwide radio ministry of Kennedy Road
Tabernacle with his father, Ron Hembree. It is here that he meets and marries Janice Anne Leck.
1983 - Rod took a position with Cornerstone TV Network as Audio Engineer and within one year is
promoted to Television Producer.
1984 - Rod and Janice moved to Buffalo, NY, taking an executive position with Gibraltar Satellite
Network, distributing Christian programming around the world.
1985 - Rod took a position with Buffalo-based advertising agency Tavco Marketing and Media as Vice
President of Television Marketing.
1987 - Rod moved back to Canada and takes position as Senior Producer of 100 Huntley Street, an
international daily Christian TV program based in Toronto, Ontario.
1991 - Along with his executive position at 100 Huntley Street, Rod began working with Ron Hembree on
the daily TV program LIFE LESSONS (started in 1990), as Senior Producer.
1994 - Rod resigned his position at 100 Huntley Street and, with Janice, founded the Life Lessons daily TV
program in Canada, as Executive Director.
1995 - Life Lessons became Quick Study TV and is seen in over 300 nations on TV.
1995 - Rod created the weekly youth television program Just the Facts, and began production of 101
programs over the next three years.
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1996- Rod created and began production of the television series "THE ADVENTURES OF ENOCH",
teaching children ages 8-12 the Bible.
1996- Rod and his team created one of the world's first LIVE-streaming TV sites on the newly opened
worldwide web. The site www.thestreamtv.com is one of the first 1000 sites on the internet and the first
Bible-based TV, radio, media site in the world to broadcast live 24/7.
1998- Rod graduated from the Hollywood Film School in Toronto, ON, specializing in film production.
2000- Rod and Janice were called to pioneer a new church called Good Friends Fellowship (presently
located in Orangeville, ON). The church began with eight people meeting at Teen Ranch in Caledon, ON.
2002-Rod was ordained as a Pastor by Good Friends Inc. and Canadian Fellowship of Churches and
Ministers.
2003- Good Friends Fellowship bought a movie theater in downtown Orangeville and the Quick Study TV
studios moved from Brampton to Orangeville, ON.
2010- Rod graduated from Phoenix University of Theology with a Doctorate in Bible Theology.
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Presently, Rod Hembree is President of Good Friends Inc. USA and Life Lessons from the Bible Canada, is
Senior Pastor of Good Friends Fellowship, and serves as volunteer Chancellor of Phoenix University of
Theology worldwide.
Vice-President & the Dean of Students: Jasmin Hembree M.Min
Jasmin Hembree was born in Toronto ON, Canada, in September 1987. Her desire to
walk with Jesus Christ deepened significantly in her teen years when she began to
serve in Christian camping with Teen Ranch Canada. In 2005 God expanded Jasmin’s
vision for outreach and she began to serve with various camping ministries
throughout Australia to upper middle class children through to child refugees from
Iraq and Southeast Asia.
In 2007 pursued study at Morling Baptist Theological College of NSW, in Sydney
Australia, where she focused her attention to Christian Theology and the study of
World Missions.
During 2007 Jasmin continued to do outreach alongside her studies. She discipled fellow social justice advocates
into action as well as developed an after school program for children and youth at Macquarie Baptist Church
where she was Children’s Pastor.
In 2008 Jasmin was hired on for a two year contract with mission’s organisation Pioneers AU to provide
discipleship to young adults pursuing cross cultural missions. She was blessed with Pioneers to personally
encourage missionaries in England, France, Spain, Kosovo, Montenegro, Croatia, Thailand, and Kenya.
Student & Teacher Handbook, 2014
In 2009, Jasmin, with Bayside Community Church, planted and launched “Breathe” in Sydney, AU. Under the
supervision of the Senior Pastor Jasmin assisted in community development and health by networking people
together, providing pastoral care, and Bible teaching.
In May 2010, Jasmin graduated from Morling Theological College with a Bachelor of Ministry. From there God
expanded Jasmin’s vision for gospel outreach yet again through Christian schooling by serving with distance
education provider Southland College, AU. Jasmin provided management to the Educational administration and
student pastoral care functions. She assisted in new course constructs and partnership development with
Morling’s national and international Education partners.
Jasmin graduated in 2013 with her Master of Ministry in Organisational Leadership Development from the Phoenix
University of Theology while working with Bible Discovery Seminar.
In 2014 Jasmin married her best friend Ryan Hembree. Presently, Jasmin is the Vice-President and the Dean of
Students to Bible Discovery Seminary, she is also the teacher for the Seminary’s up and coming subject called
“Missiology: Putting Overalls on our Theology” which she will be implementing in her Church “Good Friends
Fellowship” amongst the young adults.
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Study Terms: Start & End Dates
Use this guide to plan future subject selections for any of the BDSC online courses. Here at BDSC we
want to help you plan your best start-date so contact us at [email protected] for all application
and enrolment enquiries.
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STUDY TERM DATES FOR 2014 / 2015
TERM
No.
TERM 1 2014
STUDY START
DATE
STUDY END
DATE
TEACHER GRADING
DUE DATE
Monday 06 Jan 2014
Friday 04 April 2014
Friday 11 April
TERM 2 2014
Monday 28 April 2014
Friday 25 July 2014
Friday 01 August
TERM 3 2014
Monday 18 August 2014
Friday 14 November
2014
Friday 21 November
Christmas/New Year’s Break
TERM 1 2015
Monday 05 January
2015
Friday 03 April 2015
Friday 10 April
Dates may be subject to change.
*Application Forms, Re-Enrolment Forms, Deferment Forms are all available here for download:
http://web29.streamhoster.com/rod_tv/BDSITE/PUT/bdtv_academy_005.htm
Student & Teacher Handbook, 2014
Study Terms: Due Dates
TERM No.
Week 1
Week 10
Week 13
According to
Year
TERM START DATE
Commence Classes
QUIZ BOOKLETS #1-6
DUE DATE
ESSAY DUE DATE
&TERM END DATE
Term 1 2014
Term 2 2014
Term 3 2014
Term 1 2015
Monday 06 January
Friday 14 March
Friday 04 April
Monday 28 April
Friday 04 July
Friday 25 July
Monday 18 August
Friday 31 October
Friday 14 November
Monday 05 January
Friday 13 March
Friday 03 April
*Late submissions of any and all assignments, quizzes, or essays must first be approved by BDSC. Submit
the Extension Form available online to the office 2 weeks in advance if possible.
Extension Form available here for download:
http://web29.streamhoster.com/rod_tv/BDSITE/PUT/bdtv_academy_005.htm
Academic Course Subjects: General Information
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Introduction to Bible Doctrines: The Living God Levels 1-3
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Written & Taught by:
Professor of Biblical Studies, Dr. Rod Hembree Th.D, DE
-President of Bible Discovery Seminary & Quick Study Television/Life Lessons from the Bible,
-Senior Pastor of Good Friends Fellowship
Bible Theology is not meant for the confines of academic cabinets in our minds.
Biblical Theology is best learned and understood in the daily push of life. Intro
to Bible Doctrines Levels 1-3 are basic introductory subjects offered in which
the student is challenged to see how Biblical Theology applies and works in
their daily lives. We discover through this study the keys that help us unlock the
secrets of God's instruction through Biblical Wisdom, Understanding, and
Knowledge to establish His will in our lives. The online interactive lessons also
make great studies for Bible Groups themselves.
Student & Teacher Handbook, 2014
Course Subject: Bible Doctrines Level 1: The Living God
Course Code: BD M101
Course Subject: Bible Doctrines Level 2: The Living Word
Course Code: BD M102
Course Subject: Bible Doctrines Level 3: The Living Spirit
Course Code: BD M103
Introduction to Biblical History & Archaeology Levels 1-3
__________________________________________________________________
Written & Taught by:
Professor of Biblical History & Archaeology, Corie Hembree-Bobechko M.Min, Th.M
-Head of the Biblical History & Archaeology Dept.
-Host of Quick Study TV
There are over 500 archaeological finds that reflect the real places and people
reported in the Bible. Corie Hembree-Bobechko brings forward fascinating new
archaeological discoveries to which the student is introduced in her
Introduction to Biblical History & Archaeology Levels 1-3. This area of study
brings the amazing world of Biblical Archaeology into play for Bible teaching
about people and places of the Bible. This much neglected area in the Church
is highlighted in all our courses to bring our modern facilities and technologies
to bear on learning God's real history about real people in real time.
Course Subject: Intro to Biblical History & Archaeology, Level 1
Course Code: BHA M101
Student & Teacher Handbook, 2014
Course Subject: Intro to Biblical History & Archaeology, Level 2
Course Code: BHA M102
Course Subject: Intro to Biblical History & Archaeology, Level 3
Course Code: BHA M103
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Creation Science & Astronomy Levels 1-3
__________________________________________________________________
Written & Taught by:
Professor of Creation Science, Ryan Hembree M.Min
-Head of the Creation Science Dept.
-Director & Senior Producer of Quick Study TV;
-Host of Quick Study TV
The Astronomy subjects are just one of the areas in Creation Science that will
be taught by Ryan Hembree here at BDS. In this Astronomy strand Ryan seeks
the truth about the evidence in the universe and our local solar system to
introduce the student to the facts concerning the six day creation miracle in his
Level 1 study, the UFO Phenomenon in Level 2, and a close look at creation
models in Level 3.
Course Subject: Creation Science: Astronomy, Level 1
Course Code: CSA M101
Course Subject: Creation Science: Astronomy, Level 2
Course Code: CSA M102
Student & Teacher Handbook, 2014
Course Subject: Creation Science: Astronomy, Level 3
Course Code: CSA M103
Academic Course Subjects: Now in Preparation
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SP M200/300 Sermon Preparation with Dr. Rod Hembree
CF M200/300 Christian Families with Dr. Stephen Fyson
NT M200/300 New Testament Studies with Dr. Rod Hembree
…More unlisted subjects to come. Stay tuned!
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Credit Points Per Course Subject
1 credit hour requires 4 hours of classroom study through video lectures, extended readings, required
quizzes, and written essays.
Student & Teacher Handbook, 2014
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Intro to Bible Doctrines I:
“The Living God”
Credit Points for BD M101
Hours
Videos
Extended Readings
Quizzes
Essays
TOTALS
1.5cp
2.75cp
3.25cp
10cp
17.5 credit points
6hrs
11hrs
13hrs
40hrs
70 hours
Intro to Bible Doctrines II:
“The Living Word”
Credit Points for BD M102
Hours
Videos
Extended Readings
Quizzes
Essays
TOTALS
1.5cp
3.25 cp
3.25 cp
14.5 cp
22.5 Credit Points
6hrs
13 hrs
13 hrs
58 hrs
90 Hours
Intro to Bible Doctrines III:
“The Living Spirit”
Credit Points for BD M103
Hours
Videos
Extended Readings
Quizzes
Essays
TOTALS
To Be Announced
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
Creation Science: Astronomy
Level I
Credit Points for CSA M101
Hours
Videos
Extended Readings
Quizzes
Essays
TOTALS
0.25 cp
1.25 cp
1.25 cp
3.75 cp
6.5 Credit Points
1 hrs
5 hrs
5 hrs
15 hrs
26 Hours
Creation Science: Astronomy
Level II
Credit Points for CSA M102
Hours
Videos
Extended Readings
Quizzes
Essays
TOTALS
To Be Announced
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
Creation Science: Astronomy
Level III
Credit Points for CSA M103
Hours
Student & Teacher Handbook, 2014
Videos
Extended Readings
Quizzes
Essays
TOTALS
To Be Announced
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
Intro to Biblical History &
Archaeology I
Credit Points for BHA M101
Hours
Videos
Extended Readings
Quizzes
Essays
TOTALS
0.125 cp
1.25 cp
1.25 cp
3.75 cp
6.3 Credit Points
50 mins
5 hrs
5 hrs
15 hrs
25.5 Hours
Intro to Biblical History &
Archaeology II
Credit Points for BHA 102
Hours
Videos
Extended Readings
Quizzes
Essays
TOTALS
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
Intro to Biblical History &
Archaeology III
Credit Points for BHA 103
Hours
Videos
Extended Readings
Quizzes
Essays
TOTALS
To Be Announced
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
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Requirements for Student Admission
This program from Bible Discovery Seminary provides tertiary level education with a Christian
educational foundation. These courses are open to anyone who meets the Requirements for Admission
as outlined below and who accepts the Principle of faith, vision and mission of Bible Discovery Seminary
as found in this Handbook.
To obtain student status complete the following:
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Evidence of experience and/or passion to communicate the gospel of Jesus Christ to others.
Evidence of having developed novice skills and understandings essential to Bible teaching.
Full completion of the Application for Enrolment, Personal Statements and Referee Form
available at http://www.thestreamtv1.com/PUT/index.html or [email protected]
Submission of all listed documents in the Application for Enrolment Form.
Payment of the $50 one time registration – a requirement of the Application process.
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A commitment to completing the course subject Enrolment Form at the beginning of every
study term upon acceptance.
A commitment to paying the minimum of $100 per course subject.
Applicants must submit a completed Application for Enrolment form to the Dean of Students & Assistant
ot the Principal of Bible Discovery Seminary in advance of the desired study start-date. Applicants must
also submit official academic transcripts of their previous tertiary studies. Original or certified copies of
birth-certificate, passport, or certificate of citizenship is are also required.
Admission is by completion of the required forms and referee forms. Applicants must satisfy the Bible
Discovery Seminary standards which serves to assess the potential of the applicant to serve our Lord
Jesus within the teaching the Bible, and to gain insight into the applicant's goals upon completion of the
course.
Assessment will be continuous and successful completion of assignments is required for each course
subject. Students will also be required to demonstrate their applied understanding of these subjects
through subject quizzes and written exams.
*All Subjects pursued after the Certificate level will require its pre-requisites to be completed.
Student & Teacher Handbook, 2014
Payment of Fees
In order to take our courses for credit toward a Certificate/Diploma of Bible
Teaching/Specialised Field Certificate from BDS or for future credit at Phoenix University of
Theology or Canada Christian College you must begin by registering to get onto the
STUDENTS LIST. This places you on a roster of active students with the school. The cost is a
$50 one-time registration fee in order for your Application for Enrolment form to be
considered by BDS. Once on the list we will continue with you in the enrolment process.
Each course subject has a fee of $100 payable on-line here:
http://web29.streamhoster.com/rod_tv/BDSITE/bible_discovery_tv_2_012.htm
or in cheque form to: Quick Study TV, PO Box 456, Orangeville, ON, L9W 5G2
Indicate "BDS: STUDENT LIST" in the comments/description line if you are registering for the first
time; OR indicate the SUBJECT & SUBJECT LEVEL you are paying for in the comments/description line
(example: “BDS: Creation Science Level 1”).
Continued failure to pay fees will result in the removal of credit terms upon subsequent reenrolments. i.e. payments must be paid prior to the forwarding of course material to the student.
Students will not receive any marks, feedback or transcripts if there is failure to make payments
unless an agreement has been made between the student and Bible Discovery Seminary and that BDS
has good reason to believe that the payments will be honoured.
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Upfront Payment Plan
Students are encouraged to pay the complete registration and course payment of $100 per course
subject, after the initial one-time $50 course fee, by the end of the first week of term in order to
minimise their costs.
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Instalment Payment Plan
Students are permitted to pay their $100 per subject as they are taken. Payment instalments will be
permitted and received by Bible Discovery Seminary upon approval.
Financial Subsidy Application forms are available from the website
http://www.thestreamtv1.com/PUT/bdtv_academy_033.htm or [email protected] and submit
it to BDS either by post or as a scanned attachment to an email.
For further questions email Donna at [email protected] and she will be happy to assist you.
Course Advancement Requirements
Student & Teacher Handbook, 2014
At Bible Discovery Seminary we currently offer three awards of study upon completion of its
requirements: 1) The Certificate of Bible Teaching, 2) Diploma of Bible Teaching, or 3) Specialised
Field Certificate.
The Certificate of Bible Teaching has three foundational subjects (Creation Science, Intro to
Biblical History & Archaeology, and Intro to Bible Doctrines: The Living God) containing three
levels of knowledge each spread out over three Certificates to encourage the completion of the
fourth level: the Diploma of Bible Teaching which includes our Sermon Preparation and
Christian Family subjects. Field Experience of 45 hours is necessary for graduation of the
Diploma of Bible Teaching. Our Specialised Field Certificate is an option for those not wishing to
pursue a whole Bible Teaching award. These certificates are currently available as follows:
Certificate of Bible Doctrines, Creations Science: Astronomy, or Biblical History & Archaeology.
Our Seminary will offer new streams of study as they become available.
Course Advancement Requirements:
CERTIFICATE / DIPLOMA OF BIBLE TEACHING
Certificate of Bible
Teaching, Level I

Bible Doctrines I
Certificate of Bible
Teaching, Level II

Bible Doctrines I
Certificate of Bible
Teaching, Level III

Bible Doctrines I
Diploma of Bible
Teaching

Bible Doctrines I


Creation Science I
Biblical History &
Archaeology I


Creation Science I
Biblical History &
Archaeology I
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
Creation Science I
Biblical History &
Archaeology I
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
Creation Science I
Biblical History &
Archaeology I
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
Bible Doctrines II
Creation Science
II
Biblical History &
Archaeology II
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
Bible Doctrines II
Creation Science
II
Biblical History &
Archaeology II


Bible Doctrines II
Creation Science
II
Biblical History &
Archaeology II
Bible Doctrines III
Creation Science
III
Biblical History &
Archaeology III
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


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Bible Doctrines III
Creation Science
III
Biblical History &
Archaeology III
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Sermon
Preparation
 Christian Families
 45 hours Field
Experience
*The completion of the 45 hours of Field Experience requirement for the Bible Teachers Diploma can be
started at any point in one of the Certificate levels. Contact the office for more details.
Course Advancement Requirements:
CERTIFICATE IN A SPCIALISED FIELD
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Certificate of
Bible Doctrines
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

Bible Doctrines I
Bible Doctrines II
Bible Doctrines III
Certificate of
Creation Science



Creation Science I
Creation Science II
Creation Science III
Certificate of Biblical History
& Archaeology



Biblical History &
Archaeology I
Biblical History &
Archaeology II
Biblical History &
Archaeology III
Enrolments & Deferments of Course Subjects
Bible Discovery Seminary Subject Enrolment forms are available at for each new term and to be
completed by any student wishing to study in any given term. BDS will only consider Enrolment Forms
into the BDS subjects from those who have successfully made it on the Students List due to fulfilling all
application requirements. The student should download the Enrolment Form from the website
http://www.thestreamtv1.com/PUT/bdtv_academy_033.htm or [email protected] and submit
it to BDS either by post or as a scanned attachment to an email.
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Students should consider deferring from a unit if they believe that they cannot complete the unit during
that semester. To defer a subject selection in any given study Term the student should download the
Deferment Form from the website http://www.thestreamtv1.com/PUT/bdtv_academy_033.html or
email [email protected] and submit it to BDS either by post or as a scanned attachment to an
email.
Subject Delivery
Bible Discovery Seminary courses are delivered by distance education. Students are expected to possess
a basic level of Information and Communication Technology competence. At the absolute minimum, this
includes the ability to use Microsoft Word, and have access to a web browser and the internet (or make
arrangements to receive all course on USB drives at an extra cost) and the ability to send and receive email communications. Students who do not have these skills will be expected to obtain them prior to
commencement. Students will be taught how to access and participate in on-line video lectures, be
encouraged to present work using multimedia format, and access a range of online resources.
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Each subject has its own syllabus found on-line containing your essay questions as well as a 13 week
schedule to assist you in prioritising your quiz and essay study time into due dates. All documents
including open-book quizzes and essays are posted in each class and should be downloaded however
you wish. PDF files and class videos are compatible with all mobile devices so you can study on the
move.
Quizzes & Essays
All open-book quizzes and essays are to be downloaded, completed, and sent via mail or
scanned and sent via e-mail to your teacher for grading and comments from the teachers. All
grades for the certificates as well as the diploma will be issued after all quizzes and essays
required through each course have been completed and graded with a B grade or higher.
Due Dates
The date indicated on the quiz or assignment is normally the date on which the assignment should be
received by Bible Discovery Seminary. Students should always retain a copy of their quizzes and essays.
Without an extension being granted late work may be subject to penalty or, in extreme cases, may
not be marked and therefore the student fails the unit.
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Assignment Extensions
An extension of up to two weeks after the due date of an assignment can be applied for. A
"Request for Extension" form needs to be completed. Extensions for longer than 14 days will
not normally be granted unless there are extreme extenuating circumstances. All extensions
must be applied for in writing on the appropriate form BEFORE the due date of the assignment.
The student should download the Extension Form from the website
http://www.thestreamtv1.com/PUT/index.html or email [email protected] and submit
it to BDS either by post or as a scanned attachment to an email. The teacher will notify the
student of the new due date.
Penalty for late assignments without approved extension…
Assignments post marked after the due date and without an approved extension will lose marks at the
rate of 10% per day, including weekends. Assignments that are post marked more than 7 (seven) days
after the due date without an approved extension will receive no mark.
NOTE: Extensions will not normally be given for essays. In extreme (unplanned and unexpected)
circumstances a request may be made in writing to the Principal (not the subject Teacher or Dean of
Students).
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Field Experience
It is one thing to study or learn isolated in a classroom or on your computer. It is another thing
to be entangled in the ministry of Jesus Christ. Bible Discovery Seminary requires that you
volunteer your time in some kind of active ministry in your Church in a Bible believing Gospel
teaching Mission. We require 45 hours of real volunteer ministry. This ministry is not worth
credit points however it is required upon graduation for the Bible Teachers Diploma and may be
started at any time during any one of the 3 Certificate Levels. Upon a signed statement which
you may download on-line on the Registrar`s page, you will be eligible for your submission to
the BOARD OF REGENTS for graduation. The form must be signed by as pastor or ministry
leader that BDS has approved. Special exceptions are made for the persecuted Church and for
those living in remote locations.
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How to Write an Academic Essay
Before You Start
To write a good essay you need to develop a proposition to be argued called a thesis. This
thesis is to be one you consider worth making arguments for or making arguments against.
Your aim is to persuade others through research as well as your own ideas. It might also be your
aim to disprove a theory you are asked to research. In any case, you will need to carefully
select and analyse evidence which supports your chosen thesis. This will demonstrate your
ability to the lecturer your ability to critically think, draw conclusions, and to reflect upon
differing viewpoints.
Preparation
Before you have decided on your thesis read your assignment question carefully so as to
understand what is being asked of you. Understanding the question means you will not be
confused with the questions key terms nor the relationship between key terms and phrases.
Researching the Topic
When you have a thesis and begin your research, be selective about what materials you use. Up
to date academic sources (which does not include non-academic websites, magazines, novels,
and newspapers) are only to be consulted alongside your most important resource, The Bible.
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Sketching an Essay Outline
Your essay outline is going to be the organised list of topics and supporting points you want to
make. Analyse your research and begin to draw out themes, patterns, for and against
arguments that are in context with your thesis. The themes should give you a good indication as
to which topics you will discuss. This will help you to separate your researched evidence into
paragraphs. An essay outline helps you to know what you want to communicate and how you
communicate it.
The Body of the Essay
The body of an essay is the proof of your research to support your critical analysis of the essay
question. It is important for this proof to be communicated well in three steps: Assertion,
Evidence, and Impression. The assertion is a statement or topic sentence which is then backed
up or supported by researched evidence, and then the impression is the reflection or review of
why the assertion is important to the essay.
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While making available proof for your research work, by using in-text referencing*, remember
to engage with the authors as your write. Indicate where you fully agree with the authors,
where you fully disagree, partially agree, and partially disagree.
*Follow this document below for more information on in-text referencing
Flowing Paragraphs
It is important for an essay to flow so the reader can make easy connections along the way. To
do this, each paragraph needs to flow into one another by using connecting words or phrases.
These phrases aid the reader to go from one paragraph to the next with little confusion as to
how your topics connect to one another. Also, make sure your information is important and
relevant so as to convince the reader you are confident in your thesis. As you write, surround
your weaker arguments around stronger arguments as you consistently review your thoughts
into a written logical and flowing manner.
The Introduction
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Now that you have the body of your essay it is time to start thinking about constructing your
introduction to grab the reader’s attention. This is done after writing the body of the essay so
your chosen topics are not forgotten in the introduction where you lead your reader into the
purpose of your essay. Communicating the essay’s purpose is done by stating your thesis,
providing background to the essay question and key concepts, and finally stating the main
topics you will be discussing.
The Conclusion
Academic essays need conclusions. The conclusion is where you wrap up your main topics. This
is done by restating your thesis that is accompanied with a brief recap of the main topics used.
After that, you have the chance to state your own reflective opinions – it is your final point
where you close your argument. Finally, do not close off the essay without giving the reader
something to think about. Leave the reader to reflect on the issues raised. Do not let them
forget your essay.
In-Text Referencing
1. Short Quotations
As you write the body of the essay you must quote ideas which are not your own properly – not
doing so is called plagiarism whether you are in under-graduate or graduate programs. When
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quoting from a resource such as a book, journal, website, podcast etc., you will need to include
the author, year of publication, and the page number for the reference at the end of the
quote in closed brackets.
Example:
Thomas stated, "Scholars often had trouble with referencing styles" (Thomas, 1998, p. 199),
but he did not offer an explanation as to why.
2. Long Quotations
Place direct quotations that are 40 words, or longer, in a free-standing block of typewritten
lines, and omit quotation marks.
Thomas found the following:
Scholars often had trouble with referencing styles,
particularly when it was their first time citing sources.
This struggle could be credited to the circumstance that many
students disagreed to read the Student Handbook and then ask
their teacher for help (Thomas, 2012, p. 20).
Making a Reference List - Basic Rules
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All in-text references included in the body of the essay must be fully cited in a
Reference List at the end of the essay. Reference list entries should be alphabetised by
the last name of the first author of each work. See examples below on how to do this.
Referencing Books
Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle (page numbers).
Location: Publisher.
Referencing Other Print Sources
1. Edited Book, No Author
Duncan, G. J., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (Eds.). (1997). Consequences of growing up poor. New York,
NY: Russell Sage Foundation.
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2. Edited Book with an Author or Authors
Plath, S. (2000). The unabridged journals. K. V. Kukil (Ed.). New York, NY: Anchor.
3. Article or Chapter in an Edited Book
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. Editor & B. Editor
(Eds.), Title of book (pages of chapter). Location: Publisher.
4. Article in Journal Paginated by Volume
Harlow, H. F. (1983). Fundamentals for preparing psychology journal articles. Journal of
Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 55, 893-896.
5. Multivolume Work
Wiener, P. (Ed.). (1973). Dictionary of the history of ideas (Vols. 1-4). New York, NY: Scribner's.
6. An Entry in an Encyclopedia
Bergmann, P. G. (1993). Relativity. In The New Encyclopedia Britannica. (Vol. 26, pp. 501-508).
Chicago, IL: Encyclopedia Britannica.
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7. Government Document
National Institute of Mental Health. (1990). Clinical training in serious mental illness (DHHS
Publication No. ADM 90-1679). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.
8. Article from an Online Periodical
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Online Periodical,
volume number (issue number if available). Retrieved from
http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/
Bernstein, M. (2002). 10 tips on writing the living Web. A list apart: For people who make
websites, 149. Retrieved from http://www.alistapart.com/articles/writeliving
9. Newspaper Article
Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Title of Newspaper. Retrieved from
http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/
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Referencing Electronic Sources
1. Electronic Books
De Huff, E. W. (n.d.). Taytay’s tales: Traditional Pueblo Indian tales. Retrieved from
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/dehuff/taytay/taytay.html
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Davis, J. (n.d.). Familiar birdsongs of the Northwest. Available from
http://www.powells.com/cgi-bin/biblio?inkey=1-9780931686108-0
2. Online Encyclopedia’s and Dictionaries
Feminism. (n.d.). In Encyclopædia Britannica online. Retrieved from
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/724633/feminism
3. Online Lecture Notes and Presentation Slides
Hallam, A. Duality in consumer theory [PDF document]. Retrieved from Lecture Notes Online
Web site: http://www.econ.iastate.edu/classes/econ501/Hallam/
index.html
Roberts, K. F. (1998). Federal regulations of chemicals in the environment [PowerPoint slides].
Retrieved from http://siri.uvm.edu/ppt/40hrenv/index.html
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4. Audio Podcast
For all podcasts, provide as much information as possible; not all of the following information
will be available. Possible addition identifiers may include Producer, Director, etc.
Bell, T., & Phillips, T. (2008, May 6). A solar flare. Science @ NASA Podcast. Podcast retrieved
from http://science.nasa.gov/podcast.htm
5. Television Broadcast
Important, I. M. (Producer). (1990, November 1). The nightly news hour [Television broadcast].
New York, NY: Central Broadcasting Service.
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