Month: October 2009

BLCS Important Updates & Announcements

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Vision Project Progress Report

We continue to make progress in the Vision Project. Last week, I received a special deal from HP for the computer I will be using in my home office (our next step in the project). This includes a 23" flat panel monitor. I saved over $400.00 on the computer with no payments for 90 days. I am confident that the Vision Project fund will be able to pay for this computer before the first payment is even due!

We are also learning new things about DVD production. We mailed out a "Thank You" copy of lesson one from the new Feasts series. One person reported problems, so we did some research to find a cure. The results were that we need to make sure we use DVD-R for production (instead of DVD+R), and that we needed to use a better grade of DVD stock than Memorex. We found Verbatim DVD-Rs for a better price than we were purchasing the Memorex brand. Verbatim are about the best brand on the market. This little problem allowed us to go from an economy brand to a premium brand and save on their cost! God is good.

As I am approaching some of the materials to teach them again for DVD, I will be adding new insights to them. In fact, after looking over "The Life of Faith" series, I feel that I need to completely rewrite the materials before teaching it again. God has been stressing in Mary and my hearts that too many Christians are living in vicarious faith. Someone else cannot walk in faith for you, it is a personal walk that only you can do. This theme and many Hebraic concepts will be worked into the new materials. I hope to start filming the new Life of Faith right after Winter Break.

Holy Fire – Strange Fire Seminar in Bronx, NY

I will be at Love Gospel Assembly on November 13 & 14 to teach a new series entitled "Holy Fire-Strange Fire." These six sessions will be life-changing for those that are hungry for more of God and have ears to hear. If you are in the New York area, I encourage you to come to these meetings.

Location:

Love Gospel Assembly

2323 Grand Concourse

Bronx, NY 10468

Contact Information:

Antioch School of Urban Ministry

2435 Grand Concourse

Bronx, NY 10468

718-295-6453

Cost: For College Credit – $100.00 | Audit – $50.00

Times:

Friday, November 13: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday, November 14: 8:30am – 4:30pm

There will be a continental breakfast on Saturday morning. Lunch will be available at the seminar location for $5.00.

Audio Cassettes Are Being Discontinued

We have already shared with you in the past that audio cassettes are being phased out by most manufacturers. Therefore, we will be discontinuing them effective January 1, 2010.

We are running a sale on audio taped versions of our materials until the supplies we have run out. Any tape orders between now and January 1 will receive a 20% discount and free priority mail shipping! Just write "Discontinue Sale" on your order, take off 20% from the cost of the tape set and do not add shipping.

This will be a "first come, first serve" sale. As soon as our supplies are used are exhausted, the sale will end.

New Prices Set for Lectures

These new prices will not affect the cost current cost of MP3 lectures, but sets prices on CD and DVD media.

Effective January 1, 2010

· MP3 Lectures: $6.00 for each lecture in a series.

· CD Lectures: $7.00 for each lecture in a series.

· DVD Lectures: $8.00 for each lecture in a series.

This is far below the national norm for college/seminar level materials. BLCS remains a leader in Spirit-Filled training that this extremely affordable and transformational!

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Biblical Life Student Update (BLCS & NCI)

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Videotaping New Series

We have started videotaping our new series on "The Feasts of the LORD and Their Spiritual Significance in the Life of the Believer." We have already taped and edited the first session. The second session will be re-taped this week. For some reason, the sound cut out half way through the session and was not recorded. We were teaching on "The Basics of Understanding Babylon." The enemy is trying hard to keep his secrets . . . well, secret. It is not going to work. We have expended the prayer cover over these sessions and taken steps to insure we do not lose the sound again.

Once we get a handle on this new venture of videotaping our classes, we will begin filming all over our other BBL series for DVD. We hope to have the major BBL classes on DVD before the end of 2010!

Problems with E-Mail

Over the past month, we have been updating our computer equipment in our office. We also found that our ISP first had a glitch in their e-mail system and then also began switching over their systems with a new merger with another company. The result is that we had SPAM filters directly with the ISP that we did not know that we had and they simply "lost" some e-mail along the way.

We endeavor to answer all e-mails within two working days. If you have e-mailed our offices and have not received a response, there is a good chance that it was lost either through our updates or our ISP. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience. If you have not received a response, please resend your e-mail, and we will make it a top priority to address your needs.

National Chaplains Association

I received word this week that Dr. Varvel is in the process of moving his family and the NCA offices to their new location in Tennessee. The phones at the old office in Florida have already been disconnected. The phones at their new location will be up and running by November 10.

As soon as we receive the new contact information, we will pass it along to all of our NCI students. We will also update the NCA/NCI website.

This move has been a faith project of Dr. Varvel for at least the past eight years. Once the move is complete, services from the NCA will be greatly enhanced. Thank you for all your prayers for him and the NCA.