FL Welcome Packet

Welcome Packet

F l or i da 2019 – 2020

Greetings! I want to welcome each of you to the Word of Life Bible Institute Florida Campus. You’re about to embark on one of the greatest journeys of your life as you begin your yearlong study in God’s Word. It’s hard to describe what will take place over the next year, but I promise you we will do everything we can to make sure your time here is well spent. We want your classroom experience to be without distraction. We want the time you spend on campus interacting with other students, staff and guests to be exceptional, and we want the time you spend on ministry to be eye-opening and transforming. As an academic institution, our staff will work hard to provide a first-class education for you. Our goal is to help every student get as much as they can from their time here. That means going the extra mile to ensure all your questions are answered and we’re communicating with you on a regular basis. With over 50 years of combined teaching experience, our resident professors will not only be teaching you from the platform but will also be ready to spend time with you outside of the classroom. We recognize the friendships you make here will last a lifetime, so that’s why Student Life is so important to us. Our “family type” atmosphere is by design, and our prayer is that in the laughter, the tears, the good times and the bad you will form the type of friendships that sharpen each other and encourage each other in your walk with Christ. We believe it’s important to take what you’re learning in the classroom and to apply it in real life. That’s why every student is assigned to a ministry team. We want you to be able to share your faith with those who don’t know Jesus and to challenge those who do to go deeper in their walk with Him. Whether it’s on a beach, in a classroom or standing in an NBA basketball arena, our Ministries Department will put you in places where you can share with others what God has been teaching you.

So…here we go! Class of 2020, we’re praying God does BIG things in and through you during your time here at the Word of Life Bible Institute.



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Word of Life Bible Institute August 30 - September 1, 2019 Come join the class of 2020 as their year begins!

Parents and friends of incoming students are invited to come and spend the opening weekend of school with us at the Word of Life Jack Wyrtzen Conference Center. There will be combined meetings with students at the Bible Institute, special parent orientation sessions, and opportunities to meet informally with the staff and faculty of the Bible Institute! The weekend begins with Registration Friday morning and ends after lunch on Sunday.


• Conference Center Room – $95 per night (Limit – 4 guests) 2 queen beds; second floor • Executive Suite – $143 per night (Limit - 4 guests) Living room with queen sleeper sofa, small table and chairs, TV, microwave, small fridge; bedroom with king bed • Villa – $175 per night ( Limit – 6 guests) 2 bedrooms (one with king bed and one with 2 twin beds), 2 baths, living room with queen sleeper, dining room, full kitchen, back porch

Rates above are per room per night and do not include meals. Please call 727.379.5005 to make your campus room reservations.


• Friday dinner – $15.00 • Saturday breakfast – $10.00 • Saturday lunch – $11.00 • Saturday dinner – $15.00 • Sunday breakfast – $10.00 • Sunday lunch – $15.00 • Ages 4-12 – ½ price • Ages 0-3 – free

7% tax will be added to meal prices upon purchase. All meals are served buffet style and include beverage and dessert.

Meal tickets may be purchased upon arrival at the Front Desk in the Conference Center Lobby or prior to arrival by calling 727.379.5000 .



Opening Weekend Schedule August 30 – September 3, 2019 All Students must attend all Meetings & Orientations. Guest meal tickets are available at the Front Desk.


Student Registration – TAC* (Closed 12:00 - 1:00 PM)

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Lunch – SDR*

12:00 – 1:00 PM 1:00 – 5:00 PM 1:00 – 5:00 PM 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Overflow Band/Acoustic Auditions – Conference Room F

Overflow Drama Auditions – Library

Dinner – SDR

General Session #1– HBPAC* (Rich Andrews)

7:00 PM 8:30 PM 12:00 AM 12:30 AM

Meet the Staff Reception – Conference Center Lobby

In Dorms (Students)

Quiet in Dorms (Students)


Breakfast – SDR

8:00 – 8:30 AM

Parent’s Orientation – HBPAC • Parent Orientation I • Parent Orientation II (Finances, Tech, Student Life) • Parent Question & Answer Time

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Student’s Orientation – TAC (more Orientations to come later) • 9:00 – 10:15 Student Orientation I – Food Service • 10:30 – 12:30 Student Orientation II – Academics

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Lunch – SDR

12:30 – 1:30 PM 1:30 – 5:00 PM

Free Time or Callbacks as follows: • 1:30 – 5:00 Overflow Music Auditions 2 – Conference Room F • 1:45 – 2:45 Late Registrations – Jack Wyrtzen Conference Center Lobby • 2:00 – 3:00 International Students & Missionary Kids Meeting – Conference Room C

Dinner – SDR

5:30 – 6:30 PM 6:30 – 8:45 PM

Free Time

Overflow Drama Auditions – Library

8:45 PM 12:00 AM 12:30 AM

In Dorms

Quiet in Dorms

TAC – Theis Assembly Center (Classroom) SDR – Signature Dining Room (in the Conference Center Building) HBPAC – Harry Bollback Performing Arts Center *




Breakfast – SDR

8:30 – 9:00 AM

General Session #2 – HBPAC (Dr. Marshall Wicks) Lunch – SDR* Parents may leave after lunch Overflow Music Callbacks – HBPAC Auditorium

10:15 AM

12:00 – 1:00 PM 1:30 – 5:00 PM 1:30 – 5:00 PM 5:30 – 6:00 PM

Overflow Drama Callbacks – TAC

Dinner – SDR

Campfire – (Kyle Gray) behind South America Building or at TAC in case of rain; Prayer to follow

8:00 PM

In Dorms

12:00 AM 12:30 AM

Quiet in Dorms


Breakfast – SDR

6:30 – 7:00 AM 8:00 – 8:50 AM 9:00 – 9:50 AM 10:00 – 10:50 AM 11:00 – 11:50 AM 12:00 – 12:50 PM 1:00 – 1:45 PM

Student Life Orientation (RA Candidates exempt) Christian Disciplines/Service Assignments Orientation

Class – Old Testament Survey 1

Class – Theology 1

Theology Content Test (Spring 2018 students exempt) Lunch – SDR (Food Service Assignments begin at Lunch) Labor Day Cookout – All Students & Staff at Pool

5:30 PM 10:30 PM 10:45 PM 1:00 AM

In Dorms

Quiet in Dorms

Lights Out


Breakfast – SDR

6:30 – 7:00 AM 8:00 – 8:50 AM

Bible Content Test – Bring ID card and #2 Pencil (Spring 2018 students exempt)

Classes – Follow the WOLBI Weekly/Daily Schedule

9:00 AM – 12:50 PM

Study/Library Orientation – TAC

7:00 – 8:00 PM

All Meetings & Orientations are required. Note: Auditions and interviews for other ministry teams TBA. See Student Handbook pages 24-25 for dress code descriptions: • Friday evening through Sunday morning meetings—Class Dress

• Sunday evening campfire— Casual Dress, no shorts • Monday & Tuesday classes & orientations – Class Dress

TAC – Theis Assembly Center (Classroom) SDR – Signature Dining Room (in the Conference Center Building) HBPAC – Harry Bollback Performing Arts Center



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General Information for Word of Life Students Florida Campus 2019-2020

LOCATION Word of Life is conveniently located just north of Tampa. Take exit 285 off I-75 to Highway 52 West. Head north on Hays Road for 2.5 miles, then west on Hudson Avenue for .25 miles. Look for the Word of Life signs. The scenic Gulf of Mexico is 8-10 miles to the west. 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 727.379.5027 .

TRANSPORTATION We pick up students from the Tampa Airport, Saint Petersburg/Clearwater Airport, and Tampa train and bus stations. There is a $25 transportation fee per one-way trip. For questions regarding transportation, please call 727.379.5000.

REGISTRATION We would like all students here by 10:00 AM on the day of Registration. Registration will be open from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (see calendar on back for specific date.) If it is necessary for you to arrive early, please contact the Dean’s Department: Sarah Bubar 727.379.5041, Benjamin Young 727.379.5036. 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. SOME ADDITIONAL INFORMATION There are no banking facilities or ATM’s on campus. We recommend that a student opens a checking account at a local bank or maintains one from home. This will facilitate check cashing and money handling. We are less than an hour from Clearwater Beach (one of the nation’s top beaches), less than 2 hours from Disney World Orlando and many other attractions. WHAT TO BRING Dorms: Each dorm room is furnished with wall-to-wall tile and individual A/C control. There is overhead lighting and blinds for windows. Each student will need to bring their own pillow, blankets, towels, and bed linens (twin size). While sleeping bags are useful for camping weekends, these are not acceptable for daily use. Each student has a desk, dresser, and shared closet space. Books & Bookstore: Textbooks for the year will cost approximately $150. 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. All course syllabi are made available on the campus intranet as Word documents. These documents can be uploaded by the student into their LOGOS library. Music: Bring your musical instrument with you, if possible. There will be ample opportunity throughout the year to use these, both in formal and informal settings. Music and movies based on Biblical principles may be watched after being approved by the Student Life Office. Clothing: The dress code can be found on p.13 of this packet.


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 purchased 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. Students generally require approximately $10 spending money per week depending on their spending habits, additional paper supplies, stamps, personal items, and laundry costs. VACATIONS Vacation breaks are December 13 – January 7, March 6 – March 23, and May 8 – May 30. Students will be notified as to when they can head home for break, but generally it will be after the 8:00 am exam. Flights should not be scheduled before noon on the first day of break. Students may obtain special permission to stay off campus overnight through the Student Life Staff (students must file the appropriate online form on time and take care of missed service assignments 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 Dean 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 The tentative school calendar can be viewed below. Students are expected back on campus by In Dorms the last day of vacation. The Tampa Airport is a one-hour drive from campus, so plan your flight departures and arrivals carefully.


School Calendar Florida Campus 2019-2020



August 11

Summer Work Program Students Arrive

August 22 – 30

Student Leadership Training Week

August 30


August 30 – September 3

Opening Weekend

Thanksgiving Break (Last day of class is Tuesday, November 26) Students may leave after classes are done at 1:00 PM

November 26 – December 2

December 2

Students Return by In Dorms

December 3

Classes Resume Tuesday at 8:00 AM

December 6-15

All is Bright

December 13 – January 7, 2020

Winter Break

New Spring Students Arrive for Registration & Orientation Week

January 6, 2020

January 7

Students Return by 10:30 PM

January 8 – January 10

Missions Conference

January 14

Spring Semester Classes Begin

March 6 – 23

Spring Break

March 23

Students Return by In Dorms

May 8

Spring Semester Ends after the 8:00 AM Exam

May 8 - 30

Summer Break

May 30

Students Return for Summer Camp Ministry

July 31

Summer Camp Ends / Baccalaureate

August 1

Graduation for the Class of 2020!

NOTE: These dates are TENTATIVE and subject to change. Please confirm dates 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 □ □ Bathing Suit □ □ Sunblock


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

*You may want to check with your roommates first


Final Official Transcript Notice Florida 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 that we receive your final official transcript in the mail before Registration which is Friday, August 30, 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 13001 Word of Life Dr. Hudson, FL 34669 If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Department at: 727.279.5027 admissions@wol.org Or contact your Admissions Counselor directly


Important Billing Information Florida 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


FINANCIAL AID/BUSINESS OFFICE Beth Hirzel 727.379.5043 bethhizel@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 and 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

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


Graduation • Appearance is to be neat, clean, and unwrinkled • Dress slacks, dress shirt, socks, and dress shoes


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 are not permitted outside the dorms • Bicycle shorts (spandex) may be worn under shorts only • Tight-fitting yoga pants • Sweatpants with writing on the backside • Shoes are required at all times • Modest, one-piece • Tankinis are not permitted • Cover-ups and shorts must be worn to and from swimming and sunbathing areas

• 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



• Modest in fit and length • Shirts 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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