NY Welcome Packet

Welcome Packet

New York 2019 – 2020

Greetings! Dear New and Returning Students,

On behalf of our wonderful faculty and staff, I’d like to say we are thrilled to have you join us this fall! We have been anticipating your arrival with faithful prayer and by finalizing the preparation of our facilities and programs. We cannot wait to see the way the Lord will work with powerful tenderness in each of your hearts over the course of this year! Traditionally, we have called the WOLBI experience “the best year of your life” – but I want to instill in you the knowledge that though we intend for this year to be an excellent and memorable year of growth in love and Christlikeness, our true goal is to equip you with the knowledge and skills to make every year of your life better than the last. We want to provide you with a foundation to continue growing in power, love, and self-discipline. We want this to be “the best year of your life” in the sense that it will pave the way for an increasingly abundant life! I want to encourage each and every one of you to lay down the expectations you have for this year and to quiet your mind and prepare room in your heart for the truths Jesus will teach you. For our new students, lay aside, but do not forget, the circumstances from this past year of your life, and seek to enter this semester with fresh hope and the knowledge that the Father of lights wishes to give you good gifts. For returning students, know that this year will be fundamentally different than your first year and that God still has much to reveal to you. Finally, know that the staff and faculty around you – RAs, RLs, Deans, resident professors, visiting professors, kitchen staff, housekeeping, maintenance crew, and so many others – are here to serve you. Please come to us with anything. Let’s make much of Jesus this year; let’s dwell on the moments where His mountain-shattering power meets the moment when He spoke gently to the woman at the well and offered her a sip of salvation. Let’s seek Him and commit to continuing His ministry of reconciling ourselves and others to the richness of His love.

With Enthusiasm and Gratitude,



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Word of Life Bible Institute September 13-15, 2019 Be a part of the class of 2020 for a weekend!

Parents and friends of incoming students are invited to spend the opening weekend at the Word of Life Bible Institute! Here’s what to expect:

• Combined meetings with the students at the Bible Institute • Special Parent Orientation sessions • Opportunities to meet the staff and faculty of the Bible Institute • And much more!

Accommodations start at $75 a night and are available at The Lodge, as well as The Pines at Lakeside. The Lodge is located in Schroon Lake Village, 9 miles north of the Bible Institute. The Pines Lakeside property is less than a mile from the Bible Institute. Check-in for all guests starts at 3:00 PM on the day or your reservation.

For availability and rates or any questions regarding registration, please visit our website wol.is/camps or contact our Customer Service team at customerservice@wol.org or 518.494.6000 .

Availability is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Accommodation pricing does not include meals. Meal passes are available at the time of booking for an additional cost.



Opening Weekend Schedule 2019 The two main services in the Jack Wyrtzen Center will be livestreamed at www.wollive.org .

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (Dress: General)


7:30 – 8:00 AM 12:00 – 12:30 PM 3:00 – 5:00 PM 5:30 – 6:00 PM 7:00 – 8:00 PM


Returning student registration


Returning student welcome meeting at CH* Welcome back social on lawn outside the BSLC*

8:00 PM 12:00 AM

In Dorms

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 (Dress: General)


7:30 – 8:00 AM 10:00 – 11:00 AM 12:00 – 12:30 PM 1:30 – 4:30 PM 3:00 – 10:00 PM 5:00 – 5:45 PM

2nd Year Teaching Sites Orientation at CH



Lodge check in


Opening Session at JWC* (Don Lough, Jr.)

6:30 PM

Welcome Reception at BSLC

7:45 – 8:45 PM

In Dorms

12:00 AM


Breakfast at Lodge

7:30 – 8:15 AM 7:30 – 8:00 AM 7:30 – 8:30 AM 9:00 – 10:30 AM 10:15 – 11:00 AM

Breakfast at Bible Institute

Alumni breakfast in BSLC at Private Dining Room A

Parents: Parent Orientation at JWC Coffee Break at JWC Breezeway

Students: Student Life Orientation (1st year) at JWC Lunch w/International Students at Private Dining Room A (with Roger Peace and Special Guests) International Student Orientation at Private Dining Room A

10:45 AM – 12:30 PM

12:30 – 1:15 PM

1:30 – 2:30 PM 3:30 – 5:00 PM 5:00 – 5:45 PM

Late Registration at Ryrie Upper Library


In Dorms

12:00 AM

CH – Council Hall BSLC – Bollback Student Life Center JWC – Jack Wyrtzen Center *



SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 (Dress: Conference/Ministry)

Breakfast at Lodge

7:30 – 8:15 AM 7:30 – 8:00 AM 9:00 – 10:00 AM 10:00 – 10:30 AM 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Breakfast at Bible Institute

Worship Service at JWC (Roger Peace) Coffee Break at JWC Breezeway

Academic Orientation (1st year, exclude Spring Students) at JWC 2nd year Academic and Student Life Orientation at CH

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM


12:30 – 1:15 PM

Lodge check out

2:30 PM


5:00 – 5:45 PM

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 (Dress: Class)


7:30 – 8:00 AM 9:00 – 9:50 AM 10:00 – 11:30 AM 10:00 – 10:50 AM 12:45 – 1:30 PM 2:00 – 5:00 PM 5:00 – 5:45 PM 7:00 – 10:00 PM 11:30 AM – 12:50 PM

Student Life Orientation ALL students (men at CH / women at JWC)

Missions Reality Orientation (2nd year and Spring) at CH Service Assignment Orientation (1st year) at JWC

Ministry Fair (2nd year and Spring) at BSLC


Free Time


Campus Clash starts at JWC

In Dorms

10:30 PM

CH – Council Hall BSLC – Bollback Student Life Center JWC – Jack Wyrtzen Center




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General Information for Word of Life Students New York Campus 2019-2020

WELCOME We look forward to having you as a student at the Word of Life Bible Institute. Included is some information that might be of help to you as you prepare to spend your year here. If you have any additional questions, please call an Admissions Counselor at 1.800.331.9673.

LOCATION The Word of Life Bible Institute campus is located at the south end of Schroon Lake, just outside the village of Pottersville near Exit 26 off I-87. Schroon Lake Village is 9 miles north of the Institute campus at the northern end of the lake.

TRANSPORTATION Transportation to and from the Albany International Airport, Albany Bus Station, and Albany-Rensselaer Train Station is offered for scheduled school breaks for $25 each way. Please note: Transportation by Word of Life will be provided ONLY to and from Albany. To request Word of Life transportation, please fill out the Transportation Request Form at wol.to/binytrans . Any questions can be directed to the Transportation Coordinator at 518.494.1502 or aestursberg@wol.org .

Transportation is offered at the following times:

• The day break begins and early the following morning • The day before and the day of when students are required to return to campus • For specific dates and shuttle times, please refer to the current transportation request form.

Other transportation options are listed below:

• Bus: trailwaysny.com,https://www.greyhound.com

Adirondack Trailways offers bus service’s to and from Pottersville. If needing transportation from the Albany International Airport, they have a bus that departs directly from there. Tickets can be purchased at the Adirondack Trailways ticket counter. • Train: www.amtrak.com • Plane: www.albanyairport.com REGISTRATION We would like all students here no later than 4:30 PM on the day of Registration. (see calendar for specific dates) Permission to come late must be obtained ahead of time. This will only be granted in unusual circumstances. Students are expected to have the first semester’s finances at Registration. Please have a payment plan in place with the business office prior to Registration. WHAT TO BRING Dorms: Each dorm room is furnished with wall-to-wall carpeting and drapes. Each student will need to bring their own pillow, blankets, towels and bed sheets (twin size). Each student should bring two warm blankets. Each student has a desk, dresser, and limited closet space. A desk lamp is necessary for studying. You may bring a small wastebasket for your own use.

Clothing: Information concerning clothing will be sent to you with a letter from either the Dean of Men or Dean of Women as Registration approaches. The dress code can be found in the Student Handbook.


Books & Bookstore: Any required textbook not included in the LOGOS software will be available in the Bookstore and can be purchased at 25% off for all students. Students are required to have personal laptops and will be equipped with the LOGOS software (included in the fees for a year). LOGOS contains many of the textbooks in an e-book format along with their course syllabi. For more information on laptop specifications for LOGOS, check out wordoflife.edu/logos. Information on how to download the LOGOS software system will be sent to you in the mail prior to Registration. The Campus Bookstore will be open Registration Weekend and daily through the school year. Personal and gift items, textbooks, and paper supplies are available. Personal checks, Visa, MasterCard or Discover may be used at the Bookstore.

A good Study Bible is helpful. King James Version, New King James Version, English Standard Version, New American Standard Version, or Holman Christian Standard Version are recommended.

Music: Bring your musical instrument with you, if possible. These can be kept in the Music Building, and you can practice there. There will be ample opportunity through the year to use these, both in formal and informal settings. Music and movies based on Biblical principles may be listened to/watched upon approval by the Student Life Office.

Transportation: Cars and bikes are encouraged. Bikes should be equipped with a lock and chain. There is a one-time $50 registration fee for vehicles that can be paid at Opening Weekend Registration.

Miscellaneous Items: A small suitcase or travel bag is useful as students go out on weekend ministries. A laundry bag is helpful for making those necessary trips to the laundromat, which is located on the Bible Institute campus. Bows and arrows, hunting knives, and guns should be left at home. If it is necessary to bring any such item for a specific reason, they must be checked in and left at the Bible Institute Office.

Phones: Students will need to provide their own phone. If you plan on bringing a cell phone, please note that Verizon has the best coverage and AT&T comes in second.

FINANCES Large amounts of money should not be left in the dorms. There are no banking facilities on campus. However, there is an ATM located in the Snack Shack. Glens Falls National Bank & Trust has offices in the Village of Schroon Lake (9 miles north) and Chestertown (6 miles south) where students may open a checking account. This will facilitate check cashing and money handling. Checks in limited amounts ($30) can be cashed at the Campus Bookstore. VACATIONS Vacation breaks are in December, March, and June. Students will be notified when they can head home for break, but generally it will be after the 8:00 AM exam. Flights should not be scheduled before 2:00 PM on the first day of break. Students may obtain special permission to stay off campus overnight through the Student Life staff throughout the year (students must file appropriate paperwork on time and take care of missed service assignments, P.E. classes, or ministry ahead of time). The campus is closed during vacation breaks. Students are not fed or housed on campus during this time, unless prior arrangements have been made with the Student Life staff. Travel arrangements should be made in accordance with the Bible Institute Calendar. Students are expected to return on time after vacations and are not permitted to leave early. SCHOOL CALENDAR A tentative school calendar can be viewed below. Students may generally leave campus by 11:00 AM on the day classes end. Please do not make any flight arrangements before 2:00 PM on the last day of class. You are expected back on campus by 7:00 PM the day vacation ends. The Albany Airport is 1 ½ hours from campus, so plan your flight departures and arrivals carefully.


School Calendar New York Campus 2019-2020



September 3

Fall Sports Teams Arrive

September 3

Student Leadership Registration

September 12

Returning Student Registration

September 13

New Student Registration

September 13 - 15

Parent Orientation

September 17, 2019 - January 24, 2020

Fall Semester

Thanksgiving Break (11/26 Departure – 1 PM; 12/2 Return – Before In Dorms) Winter Break (Students leave after morning exam. All is Bright Tour December 6-15)

November 26, 1:00pm - December 2, by 10:30pm

December 13, 2019 10:00am* - January 6, 2020, by 10:30 pm

January 16 - 18

Missions Conference

January 28 - May 22

Spring Semester

Spring Break (Students leave after final exam)

March 9, 10:00am* - 23, by 10:30pm

April 3 - 5

Founder’s Bible Conference

Summer Break (Students leave after morning exam)

May 22, 10:00am* - June 9, by 5:00pm

June 9 - August 14

Summer Ministry

August 15


*Please do not book any flights earlier than 12:00pm to allow time for travel to the airport

NOTE: These dates are TENTATIVE and subject to change. Please confirmdates before making travel arrangements.



LOGOS is a leading Bible study library software. It specializes in digital library management for Bibles and Biblical theological books.

We have contracted with LOGOS to include most of our textbooks with this top-of-the-line software for our students. Students will receive training in the use of LOGOS Bible Software before classes begin.

LOGOS BIBLE SOFTWARE SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS We are equipping you with a state-of-the-art wireless technology that includes all your class notes and most textbooks. This program allows you to take notes directly onto your computer and revisit them at any time. This resource will help increase efficiency through the studying of God’s Word in class and throughout your personal life and ministry.

Each student is required to bring a laptop that meets or exceeds the following specifications:

5 hours of battery 1.4 GHz Intel Processor 2 GB RAM Windows or Mac operating systems WiFi

Consider purchasing a laptop with a removable battery. The following devices will NOT RUN the LOGOS Bible Software correctly: • iPad • Android • Windows RT • iPhone • Kindle • Chromebooks For more information, links to special education pricing on computer hardware and a detailed list of specifications, visit: WORDOFLIFE.EDU/LOGOS





□ Bible □ Desk Lamp (Not Halogen) □ Pens and Pencils □ Notepaper/Notebook □ Binders

□ Alarm Clock □ Pillow

□ Sheets (Size - Twin) □ Blanket (Size - Twin) □ Comforter (Size - Twin) □ Mattress Topper (Size - Twin)

□ Stationery □ Calendar □ Stapler □ Scotch Tape □ Spiral Notebook □ Laptop □ Surge Protector □ USB Flash Drive


□ Laundry Soap □ Laundry Bag/Basket □ Iron □ Drying Rack


□ Umbrella □ Camera □ Cell Phone □ Flashlight □ Sleeping Bag □ First-Aid Kit □ Water Bottle


□ Towels/Washcloths □ Toothbrush/Holder □ Toothpaste □ Soap

□ Deodorant □ Shampoo □ Shower Caddy □ Blow Dryer □ Razor □ Slippers □ Robe

□ Mug/Bowl □ Microwave* □ Mini Refrigerator* □ Coffee Maker □ Vacuum


□ Backpack □ Small Trash Can □ Sealed Food Containers □ Clothes Hangers

*You may want to check with your roommates first


Sports Ministry Options 2019-2020

SPORTS At Word of Life Bible Institute, we have an incredible opportunity for discipleship and evangelism through the avenue of sports. This ministry is available for students who have special abilities in the area of athletics. Tryouts are necessary in selecting those students to form the teams who will represent the school. The sports ministry provides a variety of opportunities including games against area colleges. Along with the scheduled games that will make up the athletic season, Freshmen will participate in Open Air Evangelism, and Sophomores will join Missions Reality during the spring semester. Fall sports are Men’s and Women’s Soccer and Women’s Volleyball. Winter sports are Men’s and Women’s Basketball. Our spring sport is Women’s Softball. As a student at the Word of Life Bible Institute, you will be actively involved in various ministries during the school year. Each student will be assigned to a specific ministry. Some of these include: Open Air Evangelism in New York City, Word of Life Reverb and teen outreaches, as well as on-campus events such as the Harvest Jamboree. In addition to these, which you may simply sign up for an opportunity to participate in, we also offer sports ministries you must try out for to be selected. REQUIREMENTS 1. Those students desiring to be involved in sports ministries must first try out for a team. Athletes trying out for Men’s Soccer, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Soccer, and Women’s Volleyball must arrive by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 for check-in. The student must also have sent in or must bring with them: proof of a sports physical within the past year, health record information, and must have paid the Bible Institute confirmation fee of $250. Students who have not provided this information will not be allowed to check in. Registration will officially take place on September 13. 2. Students will participate in these sports ministries for the entire year (except for Softball). Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams may be required to stay on campus during a few days of Christmas break for scheduled games. Softball players may be required to stay on campus for a few days during spring break. 3. Each player will be charged approximately $250 on their school bill. This fee covers team warm-ups and apparel (which the athlete will keep) and basic equipment costs for their sport (There may be additional charges for extended trips and tournaments). 4. All male athletes must bring a character reference from a pastor or adult leader who has known them for at least 3 years (non-family member). This will be used if/when ministering in prisons. 5. In special cases there is an opportunity to be a two or three-sport athlete (1 fall, 1 winter and 1 spring). At Word of Life we participate in collegiate-level athletics. Participation on any of our athletic teams will use up a year of eligibility in college-level athletics.

Please complete the online form by August 23, 2019 in order for us to accommodate your arrival. If you need clarification or have any questions, please email us at: huskies@wol.org Before your arrival, please make sure you have completed the following:

□ Sports Physical □ Health Form □ Confirmation Fee of $250 (sent to student billing)

Thank you for your interest in joining our Sports Ministries!

If you plan to attend tryouts for a sports team, please fill out the form at: wordoflife.formstack.com/forms/athletics


Final Official Transcript Notice New York Campus 2019-2020

You are receiving this notice because the Admissions Office has not received your final official transcript from either your high school or homeschool organization. It is critical we receive your final official transcript in the mail before Registration which is Friday, September 13, 2019. Most students submit either a non-graduate transcript or a final unofficial transcript for acceptance. Non-graduate transcripts do not have a student’s complete 9th-12th final grades. A final unofficial transcript means it does consist of a student’s 9th-12th final grades, but it does not contain an ink signature or a raised school seal. If you submitted college transcripts for acceptance, we will need to receive your final official high school or homeschool transcripts to be enrolled as a student. These are the specific items that need to be on the final official transcript for high school and homeschool organizations: • There needs to be a final grade point average (GPA) or a grading scale if a GPA is not listed. • Graduation Date • An ink signature or a raised seal from the school or organization • If you are homeschooled, we need to receive your Homeschool Verification Form with an ink signature.

Your transcripts are tied into your financial aid so it is critical we receive your transcripts as soon as possible!

Please have your transcripts mailed to the following address: Word of Life Bible Institute

Admissions Department 4200 Glendale Rd. Pottersville, NY 12860 If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Department at: 1.800.331.9673 admissions@wol.org Or contact your Admissions Counselor directly


Important Billing Information New York Campus 2019-2020

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY FIRST BILL? Each semester is billed separately. At the end of July the Business Office will mail the Fall semester bill and include all charges along with deducting any approved sources of financial aid. The spring semester bill will be mailed out at the end of December. You will also receive instructions as to how to pay in full or how to begin making monthly payments. The Enrollment Agreement must be completed and returned with your first payment. Questions regarding your bill can be directed to the Business Office listed below. WHAT IF MY FINANCIAL AID IS NOT YET COMPLETE? At the time of Registration, it will be your responsibility to pay one-fourth of the balance due. As soon as aid is completed, the balance due is automatically adjusted. If a balance remains after aid is posted, it is your responsibility to pay monthly. Questions regarding financial aid should be directed to the Financial Aid Office listed below. HOW DO I MAKE PAYMENTS? You have the option of signing up for automatic credit card payments or the EFT method of payment. There is a $50 fee per semester for enrolling in the monthly payment plan. There will be no payment plan fee if the account is paid in full prior to Registration. You can make payments online using a debit or credit card by going to: www.wordoflife.edu/payments .


BUSINESS OFFICE Abbianne Huizing 518.494.1457 abbiannehuizing@wol.org

FINANCIAL AID Allan Black 518.494.1428 dallanblack@wol.org

FINANCIAL AID Tim Hunt 518.494.1514 timhunt@wol.org


Dress Code 2019

The Bible Institute strives to maintain a standard of dress and appearance that communicates modesty and discretion without magnifying or bringing undue attention to the individual. Modesty is a matter of Biblical principle, and discipline in the area of acceptable dress is a necessary part of life preparation regardless of a student’s future plans.

Men’s Dress Code

Women’s Dress Code


Men should be modest in their dress and avoid excessively tight-fitting clothes or holes in inappropriate locations • Hairstyles are to be conventional and moderate in length (not hanging down over the eyes, ears or top of the collar) • Extreme styles and coloring (other than natural colors) are not allowed • Mohawks, man buns are not permitted • Facial hair, if worn, must be intentionally grown, neat, and closely trimmed. Male students without beards are to be clean- shaven for class, service assignments, and ministry • Off-campus platform ministries may require students to be clean shaven • Students are required to be clean shaven for Word of Life Missions Reality and Student Fusion trips • Earrings and body piercing jewelry are not permitted • Spacers will be allowed when appropriate to help cover the large holes for those who have gauges Graduation • Appearance is to be neat, clean, and unwrinkled • Dress slacks, dress shirt, socks, and dress shoes Conferences and Ministries • Dress pants, no t-shirts, no jeans, no shorts

Women should be modest in their dress and avoid revealing, sheer, excessively tight-fitting or short clothing • Hairstyles should reflect a feminine appearance and should not be distracting • Extreme styles and coloring (other than natural colors) are not allowed



• Body piercing jewelry other than earrings is not permitted • A small, discrete nose stud is allowed • Spacers will be allowed when appropriate to help cover the large holes for those who have gauges Graduation • Appearance is to be neat, clean, and unwrinkled • Dresses or skirts, tops or sweaters • Dress shoes or dress sandals Conferences and Ministries • Dresses, dress pants, no t-shirts, no jeans, no shorts



Men’s Dress Code

Women’s Dress Code

CLASS DRESS Proper attire

Proper attire • Appearance is to be neat, clean, and modest • Dresses or skirts • Collared shirts, dressy T-shirts, Word of Life branded clothing, pants and jeans with no holes • Sweatshirt hoods must not be worn over the head while in class Not permitted • Slippers, athletic slides • T-Shirts, tank tops, shorts • Sweat pants, athletic pants, or ball caps • Tattered, torn, or work clothing of any type • Clashing clothing • Off-the-shoulder shirts • Neatness and modesty are important. • Shorts must be long enough to be modest in fit and length • Boxer shorts, cut offs, or midriffs are not allowed • Anything torn or tattered is not to be extreme and must be modest • Pajama bottoms, tight-fitting yoga pants, and sweat pants with writing on the backside are not permitted outside the dorms • Bicycle shorts (spandex) may be worn under shorts only • Shoes are required at all times • Clothing which displays controversial issues and inappropriate messages, including those that contradict the philosophy, goals, and spirit of the Bible Institute should not be worn • Extremes in fashion and hairstyle as well as an unkempt or sloppy appearance are inappropriate and will be discouraged and addressed

• Appearance is to be neat, clean, and modest • Collared shirts, Word of Life branded clothing, pants and jeans with no holes, closed-toed shoes • Sweatshirt hoods must not be worn over the head while in class Not permitted • Slippers, flip-flops, sandals • T-shirts, tank tops, shorts • Sweat pants, athletic pants, or hats • Tattered, torn, or work clothing of any type • Clashing clothing • Neatness and modesty are important • Shorts must be long enough to be modest in fit and length • Tank tops and T-shirts should not be extremely tight or excessively loose fitting around the arms • Anything torn or tattered is not to be extreme and must be modest • Pajama bottoms are not permitted outside the dorms • Bicycle shorts (spandex) may be worn under shorts only • Shoes are required at all times • Undershirts are not to be worn except as an undergarment • Clothing which displays controversial issues and inappropriate messages, including those that contradict the philosophy, goals, and spirit of the Bible Institute, should not be worn • Extremes in fashion and hairstyle as well as an unkempt or sloppy appearance are inappropriate and will be discouraged and addressed • Modest in fit and length • Shirts must be worn to and from swimming and sunbathing areas



• Modest, one-piece • Tankinis are not permitted • Cover-ups and shorts must be worn to and from swimming and sunbathing areas

Word of Life reserves the right to determine what is or is not appropriate in keeping with its ministry goals.


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