ISOW FAQ

by | Jun 28, 2016 |

 

What does the ISOW acronym mean?

ISOW stands for International School of the Word.

What is the mission statement of ISOW?

Our mission statement is “Connecting the Word to the World.”

Is ISOW an accredited school?

ISOW is currently in negotiations with prospective partnering schools.  We will offer fully accredited and transferable courses that can count toward a variety of traditional degrees. ISOW offers an Associate Degree in Biblical studies and will soon offer a Bachelor’s Degree. We also offer many other courses that can be taken a la carte or can be applied to one of our three levels of certification in biblical studies

We also offer certificate-based courses which will not require the same level of commitment from students.  These courses are great for those desiring to earn a certificate or looking only for the occasional course for personal study. These courses can be taken individually and for a very affordable price.

Can ISOW courses be taken for a Certificate?

ISOW offers certificate-based courses which will not require the same level of commitment from students.   These courses that can be taken a la carte or can be applied to one of three levels of certification in Biblical Studies.   This provides an opportunity for the individual looking only for the occasional course for personal study or for a non-accredited program. These courses will be offered at a very affordable price.

Does ISOW have a statement of faith?

Yes.  You can view our Statement of Faith at www.isow.org.

Does ISOW have any on-campus courses, or are all the courses online?

ISOW does offer on-campus classes called “ISOW Studio Seminars.” Our Studio Seminars are conference-style classroom lectures, and all of the teachings will eventually make it online in the form of an ISOW course. These live classes are only taught once each. The ISOW Studio Seminars’ schedule is posted on www.isow.org.

Is ISOW a video Bible college?

Many of our courses are video-based, but we also offer reading-based online curriculum in a variety of subjects. ISOW’s accredited courses provide students with the opportunity to interact with professors and staff online.

What areas of study are offered by ISOW?

  • We currently offer seven categories of study:
  • Books of the Bible
  • Bible Prophecy
  • Topical Bible Studies
  • Languages of the Bible/Hebraic Roots
  • Theology
  • Personal Development
  • Ministry Development

How will ISOW further benefit my walk with God?

ISOW is more than a Bible college or school of ministry.  It is also a mentoring institution with courses designed to foster wisdom and the application of principles for daily living.  ISOW can be used by students who wish to take only a few courses for personal growth and increased knowledge of the Bible, or it can be a great tool for the student wishing to excel in advanced Biblical studies.

Does ISOW offer courses in Bible Theology?

The first thing every theologian needs is biblical knowledge.  Theology is a systematic study of God and the Bible.  We offer courses that are classified as theology courses, but every course at ISOW is a Bible-based curriculum.

Who are the teachers at ISOW?

Our teaching staff ranges from five-fold ministry leaders to theologians to scholars to pastors, worship leaders, evangelists, missionaries, and other ministry leaders.  Our teachers include those with academic backgrounds ranging from Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral levels of education, as well as veteran ministers who have traveled the world and gained worldviews from thousands of hours of field experience.  Our teachers are rich in faith, astute in their field of study, and best of all, are still active on the front lines of daily ministry.  We are not just teaching theory; we are teaching what we practice and live out in our daily lives.  At ISOW, you not only get education – you get life experience and wisdom.

Why should I take an online course?

Online courses allow you to work at your own pace and are affordable.  In a traditional semester-based school, you have to complete your work in the allotted amount of time and under a number of other constraints.  With our online courses, you set the pace for completion and can study from anywhere in the world.

How much does it cost to take classes at ISOW?

We do not want our students accumulating large debts for their education, so at ISOW, you pay for one course at a time.  The sizes of our courses vary and so do our prices.  All prices will be posted on www.isow.org at the time of our launch.

What makes ISOW different from other online schools?

Most online schools operate with similar mechanics, but the most notable difference between ISOW and others is our teaching materials. At ISOW, we value the anointing of the Holy Spirit, the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and proven, time-honored theology. We also value revelation knowledge, which we believe is unveiled and revealed by the Holy Spirit. We want to offer depth in biblical studies.  You will learn types and shadows, historical context, Jewish roots studies, word studies, and teachings from the Rabbinical literature.

How do I start?

ISOW is an online school, so you can start at any time or in any time zone by simply enrolling and choosing the courses you wish to take. Payment can come in the form of a credit card, a debit card, or a PayPal account.

Does it matter which Bible version I read?

You may use the Bible version of your choosing. Generally, Scripture is presented in NKJV or KJV within our course materials, but some teachers use other versions in their lectures.

Can I take a break from my studies?

Yes. The ISOW courses are flexible and can be adjusted according to your timetable and specific needs.  If you need to take a break from your studies for a few days, a few weeks, or even a few months, you can do so.

What study materials, such as paper, electronics, etc., will I need?

You can study directly online; or, if you prefer, you can print out your studies. All courses are in printable PDF format. The most important piece of equipment for an online course is a laptop, smartphone, or e-tablet, like an iPad or equivalent.

Are there any hidden fees after enrollment?

In pursuing a Biblical Studies Certificate, there are no fees after enrollment or course purchase with the exception of Greek, which requires a textbook.  In pursuing an accredited degree, there may be additional book fees incurred.

Could I take a course between semesters at another college?

It is entirely your own decision when you study the course and how you apply it. ISOW policy is that every student may study at their own pace; so, there is no time restriction for beginning or completing a course.

Is ISOW owned or sponsored by a denomination?

ISOW is partnered solely with Perry Stone Ministries

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