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An online milestone: World Bible School marks 10 years on the Web


CEDAR PARK, TEXAS — World Bible School, which pioneered one of the first Internet ministries among churches of Christ, recently celebrated its 10th year online.
The idea started in1995 with eight Internet teachers mailing WBS introduction lessons to 12students.

Now, WBS maintainssix extensive Web sites that enroll more than 300 students per day. Theministry, based in Cedar Park, has almost 1,000Internet teachers in English and Spanish.
In the last threeyears, 40,503 students from Africa haveenrolled in WBS courses over the Internet, according to ministry officials. Inthe same period, 47,044 students have enrolled that way in the U.S.
“I was amazed at thevariety of places where my students came from,” said Kim Underwood, an Internetteacher from Fort Worth.“Some have come from the United Arab Emirates,Canadaand the South Pacific.”
WBS sends Biblecorrespondence courses free-of-charge to students around the world. It servesmore than 2 million students from 141 nations. The courses were first writtenby Christians for Christians who served in the armed forces overseas. For moreinformation, visit www.wbschool.org.

Filed under: National Staff Reports

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