Since academic attainment is a component of R.L.M. Training Center’s training system, grades will be given for courses only, events and training experiences will not be graded. There are only three (3) exams. However, field research, apprenticeship, mentoring, and ministry experience are deemed as valuable as library research or classroom attendance.
Self-evaluation papers designed to discipline the student in relating what has been learned to the student’s own ministry is required throughout the various course lessons, as well as a single test followed by an exam at the end of each trimester. These papers and tests become a part of the student’s permanent file, as well as all written book reviews.
R.L.M. Training Center awards an earned Certificate of Diploma. This does not certify levels of academic attainment, but rather accumulation of training experiences. No time limits are imposed on the attainment of any diplomas. However, no diploma will be awarded without all required subjects, tests, exams and self-evaluation papers completed.
It is also possible for enrolled students to receive credited hours toward an Associate/Bachelor and Master of Ministry degree through R.L.M. Training Centers or transfer their credited hours to any receiving school. * Accreditation is through American Accrediting Association of Theological Institutions, Inc. (A.A.A.T.I.) * See Degree section for more information.
Diploma A diploma certifying graduation from each enrollment period is awarded on the basis of accumulating the required number of course subjects, tests, exams, plus a written self-evaluation papers integrating the cumulative learning experiences contributing to the student’s present and future ministry.
R.L.M. Training Center Classroom Courses Classroom courses are the major training component provided directly by R.L.M. Training Center. While the format will vary according to need, a typical model is 4 lessons from 1 subject, taught over a four-week period from a selected course. Each month a different subject is covering 4 new lessons from a different course. The average lesson will provide 2 hours of classroom instruction.
The average 9-month enrollment period will provide 72 hours of classroom instruction, 9 tests, 3 exams, plus 9 (800 word) self-evaluation papers. Each diploma must cover a minimum of 3 courses, 9 subjects and 36 lessons.
Home-Based Study While R.L.M. Training Center is not designed to be a correspondence school, it is nevertheless recognized that many students may find it difficult to travel outside of their own community in order to attend classroom courses or R.L.M. Training Center certified events. To meet these needs, a whole program of home-based courses is being developed. Some of America’s most outstanding Christian teachers have their materials on audio CD's and DVD's and courses on the internet will soon proliferate.
At the same time, personal contact with both core and adjunct faculty is important for impartation and anointed ministry training. In order to balance these two benefits, at least 80% of the training required of students at the diploma level in R.L.M. Training Center must be earned through classroom courses.
The remaining 20% may be picked up through home-based studies. For the accredited degree program the opposite applies, with the addition of certain pre-approved text books and attendance at special credit seminars. Also various other seminars, conferences and mission trips could render additional credited hours. (Contact administrations office for a list)