Most frequent questions and answers about FLBI
Faith Landmarks Bible Institute was birthed out of a vision God gave Pastors Randy and Cherie Gilbert. The school has a three-fold purpose: -To provide education in the Word of God -To equip the saints to do the work of the ministry -To prepare ministers At Faith Landmarks Ministries, we are committed to serve, to reach, and to touch people’s lives with the message of the great Gospel of Jesus Christ! FLBI is an extension of this commitment. It is dedicated to training you to be a part of this vision through education and Bible study.
In September 1989, Faith Landmarks Bible Institute opened its doors in further fulfillment of that vision. Our purpose is to reach the world for Jesus by equipping the saints to do the work of the ministry. Together, we will fulfill the commission of Mark 16:15, “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”
For a detailed Statement of Faith from FLBI, please visit flbi.org under “About” and choose “Statement of Faith.”
- In one God, the maker of all things, and in the Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
- The Son of God, Jesus Christ, became incarnate, was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and is true God and true man.
- The Bible, in its entirety, to be the inspired Word of God and the only infallible rule of faith and conduct.
- In the resurrection of the dead, the eternal happiness of the saved, and the eternal punishment of the lost.
- In personal salvation of believers through the shed blood of Jesus Christ.
- In the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
- In sanctification by the blood of Christ, in personal holiness of heart and life, and in separation from the world.
- In divine healing and divine health through faith; in the substitutionary sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
- In the baptism of the Holy Ghost accompanied by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance, as distinct from the new birth, and in the nine gifts of the Spirit listed in 1 Corinthians 12.
- In the Christian’s hope – the imminent return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
- In intensive world-evangelism and missionary work in accordance with the Great Commission with signs following.
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.
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.
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.
The desire to serve God and fulfill His commission is the main requirement for entrance into 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.
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 a course for graduation. The grading system is as follows:
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-rate 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.
Requests for extension of exams or special assignments. It is the responsibility of the student to complete all exams and special assignments within the time specified. If, due to circumstances beyond the student’s control, exams or special assignments cannot be completed by the required date, the student may request an extension through the Registrar in writing. All requests will be reviewed by the FLBI board.
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.
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.
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 establishment of worthy standards of living is necessary for every believer. High Christian standards are related to all facets of life encompassing both spiritual and physical development. Therefore, Faith Landmarks Bible Institute emphasizes…
- The authority of the Word of God, specifically the biblical teaching about moral standards.
- 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.
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 everyday 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, according to what the Holy Spirit is teaching you.
- Pay your tuition bills on time or talk to the registrar.
- 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.
- Review course outlines thoroughly and consistently, during each course session. (2 Timothy 2:15)