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March 27, 2020


Encouraging Ways We are Connecting with Your Student! 

Students and Parents, Spring is here in the Adirondacks and we are enjoying the sunshine from our homes.  Although this is a time filled with unknowns, we are thankful that the Lord continues His work regardless of our circumstances. He is giving us new creativity to accomplish what He lays on our hearts amid our restrictions. The staff at the Bible Institute are hard at work to make sure your students can continue their experience of diving deeper into God’s word. As always, it is a joy to serve your students in any way that we can.    Academics   This week in our new remote learning experience, our Freshman NY students have been studying Ecclesiology (the study of the church), along with their semester-long courses (NT Survey, Hermeneutics I, Systematic Theology). Our Sophomore students have been studying a course entitled Principles of Bible Teaching, along with their semester-long courses (Hermeneutics II, Dispensationalism). Our FL Freshman students are studying the book of Daniel, along with their semester-long courses (NT Survey, Hermeneutics I, Systematic Theology).  We are making plans to implement a regular, online, and live Question & Answer time with our professors. This will provide our students with the opportunity to ask questions in a real-time format.   For many of your students, this is their first remote learning experience. They will need your encouragement and prayers …



March 25, 2020


IMPORTANT UPDATE: Pick-Up of Personal Belongings from the NY Campus

Dear Students and Parents,   Greetings from snowy Schroon Lake and the entire Bible Institute team! This update is only for the NY campus at this time. We cannot begin to explain how much we miss each and every one of you and your presence on campus! It has been a learning process for all of us as we adjust to a new normal in light of COVID-19. Since we updated you last week, the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases continue to climb here in NY. Today, the confirmed COVID-19 cases in New York account for about 46% of all the cases in the United States. Most of these cases are in and around New York City, which is over 250 miles from our campus. As we consider all of the regulations and health concerns, we firmly believe that we made the best decision for you, the student, in shifting to remote learning for the remainder of the semester.   As a result of our State being “ground zero” for the virus, the New York State government is taking the most aggressive steps in the nation to stop the spread. NY State has in place what it has labeled the NY Pause Law, which has mandated a 100% stop to all non-essential business, no gatherings for any reason, strict social distancing measures, and enforcement protocols with …



March 15, 2020


Important Information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

MARCH, 20 2020 UPDATE: NY CAMPUS ONLY We have been updated from NY Governor Cuomo at 11am this morning March 20th that all businesses are to have 100% of non-essential employees work from home.   Due to this new update we are going to postpone students coming to campus to pick up their belongings because there is no staff to oversee the process.  We will make sure that all doors will be locked to protect any belongings that are on campus.  Our security team will be in place monitoring all buildings as well to make sure everything will remain safe.  We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we seek to honor our state governing officials and their regulations placed upon us.  This executive order from Governor Cuomo is in place indefinitely and we will update you when those changes come. MARCH 19, 2020 Dear Student and Parents, PDF DOWNLOAD OF THIS IMPORTANT MESSAGE We wanted to provide you an important update and decision concerning the Word of Life Bible Institute programs in New York and Florida. Each day our Crisis Management Team has been monitoring the rapid developments with COVID-19 and provided Senior Leadership with daily briefings. In New York, Governor Cuomo has instituted several executive orders which impair our ability to serve students on campus with …



March 12, 2020


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT-CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19

Dear Word of Life Bible Institute Students and Parents,   The Word of Life Bible Institute is committed to the health and safety of all guests, campers, and students. We are also committed to doing all ministry endeavors in decent order and with best practices for all involved. As we all know there has been much attention given to the Coronavirus and we want to be wise in our decisions. However, we do not operate out of fear: “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7). We desire to respond to this situation with confidence in God, in love, and with sound decision making.  Over the last several days, Word of Life’s Crisis Management Team (CMT) has been monitoring government response to and recommendations concerning the Coronavirus (COVID-19) at the federal, state, and local levels. I want to provide you with the following updates and information:  COVID –19 Monitoring and Guidelines   The Crisis Management Team is meeting daily to review daily monitoring reports and implement action plans for the overall safety of the organization.  The New York and Florida Campuses are following all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Health guidelines. For your reference here is the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html   Delay …



January 30, 2020


Meet the Alumnus: Ken Hayden

What is your name, where are you from, and can you tell us about your family?  My name is Kendall Hayden, but most people know me as Ken. I am from Skowhegan, Maine and lived in Maine with my wife and kids until the fall of 2011 when we moved to western New York. My wife is also an alumnus of the BI and we have three children: Our oldest, Kyle, is an alumnus as is his wife, Bree; Kirk, our middle child, will be attending the BI this fall; and our youngest, Kayli, is a sophomore in high school and is very active in school and sports. Tell us a little bit about your salvation experience. I was saved when I was 5 at a Good News Club that was hosted in my parents’ home. When did you come to Word of Life Bible Institute? I came to the Bible Institute in the fall of 1985 as a 17-year-old. I knew that I wanted to come to WOLBI since before I attended high school. I grew up going to Basketball Marathons, Operation Nightmares, Superbowls, productions like the Passion Play and Revelation, and pretty much any event that Word of …