LHI Certificate Requirements

The mission of Long Hollow Institute is to equip, encourage, and edify believers in order to better fulfill God’s calling in their lives to Know God, Find Community, Make Disciples, and Change the World. LHI is designed so that all students will be able to obtain a strong biblical foundation as well as focus on an area that appeals to their spiritual giftedness and liking. Enrolling in LHI gives each student an opportunity to earn a Long Hollow Institute certificate. The LHI certificate will take approximately 3 years (a total of 12 classes) to complete.

In order to complete the requirements for a LHI certificate, each student begins by selecting a track that interests them. Each track consists of the Core Curriculum classes, track classes, and elective classes. The Core Curriculum is the biblical and theological foundation that each student would receive no matter which track they chose. These Core Curriculum classes will take two years to complete on the current Wednesday night schedule. Track and elective classes take one year to complete.

Core Curriculum:

  • New Testament 1 & 2 (2 Hours)
  • Old Testament 1 & 2 (2 Hours)
  • Theology 1, 2, & 3 (3 Hours)
  • Spiritual Disciplines (1 Hour)
  • Bible Exposition (1 Hour)

Specialized Tracks

A track is a specialized area of study in which a student would like to focus. In order to complete a track, each student will complete the required class(es) for each track and/or the electives of their choosing, based on their own giftedness and interest.

Elective classes are options that students can take based on what interests them or it pertains to what they are involved in regarding their family, ministry, etc.

Know God Track (Biblical Track)
  • Bible Engagement for Women
  • 2 or 3 Electives

The Know God track is designed to allow students to dig into the Word. It provides students the opportunity to interact with the Word, which enables them to grow in their walk with the Lord.

Find Community Track (General Track)
  • 3 Electives

The Find Community Track is intended to allow students to find a community of learners within a variety of classes. This track is a more generalized option for our students, as they are given the latitude to be able to explore different options. The Find Community track consists of any of the electives. Therefore, each student can tailor this track to meet their needs based on their age and stage in life as well as what they are most interested.

Make Disciples Track (Ministry Track)
  • Personal Discipleship and Disciplemaking
  • Women’s Discipleship
  • 1 or 2 Electives

The Make Disciples track is intended to give students the opportunity to grow in their knowledge and experience of disciplemaking. This track will instill an understanding of the importance of disciplemaking and will equip them to become a disciple who makes disciples.

Change the World Track (Missions Track)
  • Introduction to Missions
  • Apologetics
  • 1 Elective

The Change the World track provides students the opportunity to understand what missions truly means by discovering how they can impact the world. The Change the World track equips students with the necessary tools to engage in missions locally, nationally and globally.

Possible Electives
  • Apologetics
  • Bible Engagement for Women
  • Child Development and Spiritual Foundations
  • Christian Ethics
  • Christian Leadership
  • Church History
  • Connecting Your Work to God’s Work
  • Embracing the Nations as Neighbors
  • Gospel of John
  • Introduction to Biblical Counseling
  • Introduction to Missions
  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Personal Discipleship and Disciple Making
  • Understanding Islam
  • Women’s Discipleship
  • Worldview