Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need to take a class in the Long Hollow Institute? The LHI exists to equip, encourage, and edify the body of Christ so that you can more fully live out God’s calling in your life. The classes are designed so that no matter what your age or stage of life you can learn, grow, and be better prepared to go and do what God is calling you to do.

How do I sign up for a class? Go to the “About the Long Hollow Institute” tab, hit the Register Now link, and complete the simple 3 step process: register, pick a class, and pay the $10 seat reservation fee.

What is a seat reservation fee? This minimal fee will help us with room setup, printing, classroom materials, etc. because our class size is limited to 25.

Why is the class size limited? Our classroom size is limited to 25 students because our LHI faculty are volunteers and we do not want to overwhelm or burden them with too many assignments and papers to grade. A limited class size also allows for good class discussions and helps in fostering a learning community.

Can I take a class just to learn, without worrying about assignments or an exam? Yes, this option is available for you to “audit” the class. Please choose Audit option when you are registering for a class. If you need to change from credit to audit during the term, just inform your LHI instructor.

If I audit a class do I still need to pay? Yes, the seat reservation fee is $10 whether you audit it or decide to take it for credit and do the assignments.

How much does a class cost? The cost of each 9-week class is only the $10 seat reservation fee plus the cost of textbooks. We will not have the textbooks available at the church.

Can I get a refund if I register and cannot attend my class? If you request a refund before classes begin, you can get a refund. However, after classes begin, we cannot issue a refund.

How many classes can I take at a time? Long Hollow Institute classes all occur at the same time in different classrooms so you will only be able to take one class per term.

Are there any prerequisites for taking a class? No, there are no educational prerequisites for taking any LHI classes.

How will I know which class to take? All our classes are stand-alone classes. This simply means that you can take whichever class you are interested in at that time. Some subjects are divided into several courses (such as New Testament 1, New Testament 2, etc.). Each course, however, will be a stand-alone class; they do not have to be taken sequentially.

What does seminary-style instruction mean? Seminary-style means it will be an engaging lecture format with classroom discussion about topics that are usually taught in seminary. Currently our classes are non-accredited classes.

Will the classes be offered online as well? No, our classes are designed to be taught in the classroom by live instructors who in turn can engage and facilitate discussions, and hopefully nurture a community of learners.

Who are the instructors? Some of our classes will be taught by a Long Hollow staff member. However, some will be taught by other qualified individuals who have at least earned a Master’s degree. All of our instructors are active members of our church and are volunteering to teach.

When can I get a copy of the class syllabus? Each instructor will distribute the class syllabus on the first night of class.

If I cannot take a class this term, will I be able to take classes at another time of year? Will I be behind? We will usually offer 4 classes each term with the same 9-week design. However, we will not necessarily offer the same classes each term. If you cannot take classes during one term, you will not be behind. Henceforth, the next term you register for a class you will have a different set of classes to choose from at that time.

Is there something for my children to do while I am in class at the Long Hollow Institute? Yes, all of our age-level ministries (preschool through high school) will be open and available to minister to your children.

Will the Long Hollow Institute classes meet if there is inclement weather? If for some reason (such as a snow/ice storm, water pipe bursts, etc.) the Long Hollow Hendersonville campus has to shut down, then the Long Hollow Institute classes will not meet. The instructors will do their best to cover the materials during the remaining classes