Help & FAQ
Find answers to common questions.
Why should I take classes at the Blue Letter Bible Institute?
We offer a course of study about the Christian faith that anyone can take. First, there are no fees for taking courses on the BLBi; registering and enrolling in courses is free to our users. As we encounter worthy materials, the Blue Letter Bible Institute will include those materials as a class. Reading the course text while listening to any included audio is a proven, efficient, and effective method of learning. Linking Scripture references to the Blue Letter Bible, will repeatedly bring God's word into your heart and mind in a structured way. The accompanying exams will let you know if you have mastered the material. Because you can interact, you will learn, retain, and remember more than most other methods of Bible study.
Secondly, upon successful completion of a course with a grade of 70.00% or higher, you can print a certificate from your Student Dashboard.
What is the difference between Grade and Audit when registering for a course?
The audit option is designed for those students who are not concerned about their grade so much as learning the content for personal enrichment. They can walk through a course and view all course content except for tests. The completed course may not be used to complete any academic program or transfer credit.
The grade option will allow the user to take the course for credit. BLBi will eventually include a whole array of courses to equip the student in many facets of growing and learning. When this is complete, and the student has completed the requirements (for a grade), he/she will be awarded with a certificate of completion. We are not seeking accreditation for any of our courses. These certificates of completion may be presented to the admissions department of a Bible college, which, on a case by case basis as they see fit, may grant course credit for work completed on BLBi.
What courses are currently available?
The structure of the series and courses changes from time to time. Please see the Courses page for the latest offerings.
Do you plan to teach any of the Biblical languages?
We are not currently planning to add Biblical languages, but more courses will continue to be added.
May I take more than one course at a time?
Yes. You may take as many as you wish.
Is there a time limit to complete each class?
BLBi is a self-directed education system. This means that you decide which classes to take, when to do the work, and when to do the tests. There are no time limits or due dates.
Is there a time limit for completing tests?
No, take as much time as you need to complete each test. If you start a test and your connection is interrupted or you cannot complete the test in a single session, you can log in and return to the test at a later date/time on the same device and pick up right where you left off.
May I retake a test?
BLBi does not allow students to re-take tests, however all tests (except for the final exam) are open book.
May I print my test?
In order to promote academic honesty among our students, we do not allow test answers to be printed. You can print the test prior to it being graded. We are currently working on an update that will allow users to print graded tests without the answers and explanations.
May I contact the instructor?
The materials have been written by the instructors but there is no instructor / student interaction. If you have a question about the content or would like to contact us, please select the "Contact Us" button in the bottom menu.
Do I need to upload my journal assignments for LBC | Capital?
No, you do not need to upload any documents for LBC | Capital. BLBi is a self-directed education system. The materials have been written by the instructors but there is no instructor/student interaction, and thus no need to upload and/or present course activities to Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary or Blue Letter Bible. Students who enroll in courses for a grade will be required to submit test and quiz answers, which is automated through our website. All other assignments including activity exercises and journals are designed to be reflective and do not need to be submitted for review or grading. If you have a question about the content or would like to contact us, please select the 'Contact Us' button in the bottom menu.
What is ECFA Accreditation?
ECFA provides accreditation to leading Christian nonprofit organizations that faithfully demonstrate compliance with the ECFA Standards pertaining to financial accountability, fundraising and board governance. Accreditation from ECFA is not applicable to educational standards.