About The Homestead

Ministerial, Teaching and Home School
Special Arrangements

Special Financial Arrangements to All Christian Ministers

Greetings to all who faithfully minister the Word of God in spite of difficulty and struggle, because those who hear the Word cannot yet bring themselves to honor their pastors and teachers with "double honor"; likewise those who sacrificially minister in the name of Christ to those who have not yet responded to the Gospel, and those who require particular help due to the ravages of Satan with his many "devices." Ministry to such requires perseverance and exercise of our faith to continue in "the work of the ministry" until our hearers learn of the blessings of faithfully giving to the Lord. Certainly the Apostle Paul understood this condition, hoping in God alone for his reward, making his own living at tentmaking when necessary— "These hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me" (Acts 18:1-3; 20:34), and setting an example of faithfulness; "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith" (II Tim. 4:7-8).

It is our pleasure for the sake of fellowship with you in the Ministry, to offer all of our educational courses to you and all family members (including extended family members) by these "special arrangements."

Family Arrangements and The HomeSchool Plan

The interest of you and your family in the things we hold dear, namely, family life and the Word of God, was a very heartening discovery; and the commission from Christ to "teach all things that I have commanded you," dictates to us a wholehearted endeavor to make the College services available to you in the most agreeable way possible.

Harking back to the days of my own upbringing and the family's development with Father and Mother and their eight children —the labors, risks and experiences of God's providences— reminds me of the great accomplishments which are possible and the wonderful opportunities which are available to those families which dedicate themselves to the way of the Lord.

The Way of Safety, Peace and Success

God's way is the way of safety and peace to them who are "taught of the Lord" and learn the "ways of wisdom." Christians have always known this, but are lulled into lethargy by the cares of this world and the desire for other things. We are warned that "the devil walks about as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour," and leaving our place of safety is the only way he can trap us; but we may resist him in the faith that comes from "hearing the Word of God" (I Peter 5:8-10; Proverbs 1:32-33; 3:17; Isaiah 54:13; Romans 10:13), and recover ourselves when we are trapped (II Timothy 2:24-26). It is the Word of God that provides the wisdom which God gives for: safety, peace, occupational skills, professional knowledge, and indeed, full success for all our endeavors (Proverbs 1:33; Psalm 119:165; Isaiah 28:23-29; Exodus 35:30-35; Psalm 1:1-3; Ephesians 4:7-8).

Having been largely home-schooled myself by Father and Mother, together with my seven brothers and sisters, and observing sixteen of my nieces and nephews in the same environment, in addition to others of mine that are Christian-schooled, I am much encouraged to see the Kingdom of God expanding and growing with all who invest their efforts in these directions.  

High-Tech Media

We are now preparing to greatly increase our activity, by transmission of lesson materials, Bible reading and lectures, by the Web, Internet and other high-tech facility, and for all aspects of the College activity; while maintaining at the same time the traditional distance-learning (correspondence) education by the proven conventional method of regular mail, with printed material, and Bible reading and lecture by audiotape/CD/Mp3.

Credit Available for Previous Reading and Work

Previous Biblical or Theological study is acceptable for credit, both that which has been gained by formal study, and that which has been gained by personal, family and other informal reading and study. The former is acceptable by transcript of the institution, the latter by personal description. (These credits are applied at graduate levels.)

May the Lord be with you all as you move forward in His way, as Solomon wrote, "The path of the just is as the rising of the sun, which shines more and more until the noonday" (Proverbs 4:18).

Cordially in Christ,

David A. Pent

The Homestead College of Bible and Graduate School
Department 2000 | P.O. Box One | Orlando, FL 32802