As we watch the uncertainty in the world, we give thanks to our Heavenly Father that we have certainty in Him. We have assurance that He is God above all circumstances, and His command for us to make disciples of all nations is a mission for all times and situations. It is with these thoughts that we at the Word of Life Hungary Bible Institute have been prayerfully discussing how we might wisely continue with our mission, considering the health and safety of our staff and students, as well as adhering to government directives in response to COVID-19.
As of this date, dormitories in Hungary are still closed by government edict, and transatlantic passengers are not permitted to enter Hungary unless they are Hungarian citizens. However, the countries of Europe are continuing to open up, and we are on that basis optimistic in planning for a full Bible Institute year. Taking what could be a measured process into consideration, we are announcing a few planned changes to our Bible Institute calendar for Fall 2020. The calendar of major dates can be found below.
Changes to Bible Institute calendar
First, we will begin the academic year 3 weeks later. Our opening weekend has been moved from Sept. 11 to Oct. 2. Second, students may choose to do the first 4 weeks of school online if needed, then continue their studies on campus beginning the first week of November. This option is provided for students who may be unable or uncomfortable with traveling here for the opening of the school year in early October. There will be a set window of time in which we will ask the second group of students to arrive.
Third, to make up for the later start to the school year, winter break will be shortened to 2 weeks instead of the originally planned 4 weeks. (Dec. 19 –Jan. 2). In addition, graduation has been moved from May 22 to May 29. If the Lord permits this schedule to become a reality, we believe these changes to allow maximum safety and more flexibility for our students coming from various countries around the world.
Finally, we would emphasize that the health and safety of our students is paramount. We will not permit them to come to anything less than an environment that complies with all mandated health regulations to protect the well-being of every student. We continue to be committed to delivering a Bible Institute program that is true to our mission, training men and women in knowledge of the Word of God, helping them grow in their walk with Christ, and teaching them to share their faith and make disciples of others.
Below is a list of the planned major dates for the WOL Hungary Bible Institute 2020-21 academic year. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to https://wolbi.hu.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Yours in Christ,
Word of Life Hungary