Long Hollow Institute exists to equip, encourage, and edify the members of the body of Christ. Registration for the first term of fall classes is now open. Classes begin on Wednesday, August 7.

Long Hollow Institute classes will equip you to live out your calling in whatever area God has you, whether that’s in business, or the arts, or as a stay-at-home parent. These seminary-style classes can be applied toward a Long Hollow Institute certificate (there is no education prerequisite to enroll). All Long Hollow members, attendees, and those in the surrounding communities are invited to enroll in a class.

Classes will meet on Wednesdays from 6:15-7:45 p.m. in the upstairs rooms at the Long Hollow Hendersonville Campus, 3031 Long Hollow Pike, and at our Gallatin Campus, 1200 Hartsville Pike. Each class will meet for eight weeks of instruction and one week of final review of course information. The cost per class is $100. Each class is available to audit as well, but the class fee remains the same.

For most terms, the calendar for classes will be as follows: The first fall term (referred to as Fall 1) will meet for nine weeks and then have a one week Fall Break. This usually coincides with the Sumner County Fall Break. Our second fall term (Fall 2) will begin a new set of classes and last nine weeks ending mid-December (we do not have class the Wednesday night of Thanksgiving week). Then we have a 2-week break for Christmas.

After Christmas break, our Winter term begins. It usually starts the second Wednesday night in January and will last nine weeks, followed by a one week break. The Spring term will begin mid-March and will end mid-May. We will not meet the Wednesday night of Sumner County Spring Break.

If you have any questions, email John Steen at institute@longhollow.com.

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Hendersonville – Fall 1 2019 Classes:

Classes for the Fall 1 Term will meet on Wednesdays (August 7 – October 2) from 6:15-7:45 p.m. in the upstairs rooms at the Long Hollow Hendersonville Campus, 3031 Long Hollow Pike. Each class will meet for eight weeks of instruction and one week of final review of course information. The cost per class is $100. Each class is available to audit as well, but the class fee remains the same.

Bible Exposition 1

This is an introductory course on the foundational issues and practices of text-driven, Christ-centered preaching. Students will learn to exegete a passage by examining the structure, substance, and spirit of the text to develop and deliver a text-driven sermon. The required textbooks are listed below. We encourage you to purchase your books wherever you normally purchase your books either in a store or online.

Gallaty, Robby and Steven Smith. Preaching for the Rest of Us: Essentials for Text-Driven Preaching. Nashville: B & H Academic, 2018.

Merida, Tony. The Christ-Centered Expositor: A Field Guide for Word-Driven Disciple Makers. Nashville: B & H Academic, 2016.

Book of James

This course is designed to explore the cultural and historical background, literary style, and theological concepts found in the book of James. Students will examine spiritual maturity as revealed through a study of James, who provides the method, concepts, and action steps for how to grow their faith in Christ. James’ results driven approach for how to overcome temptation, control the tongue, pray effectively, and how to live out a faith inspired life are some of the topics that will be explored in this course.

The required textbook is listed below. We encourage you to purchase your books wherever you normally purchase your books either in a store or online.

Wiersbe, Warren, W. Be Mature: Growing Up in Christ. Colorado Springs, CO: David C. Cook, 2008.

Connecting Your Work to God’s Work

The course will help the student build a biblical foundation for work and vocation, apply ways to engage in one’s workplace, and learn from other practitioners who are impacting their workplace for God’s glory. The student will learn the basics of the doctrine of vocation and gain a better understanding of how their work can connect to God’s work. The required textbooks are listed below. We encourage you to purchase your books wherever you normally purchase your books either in a store or online.

Keller, Timothy. Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work. New York: Penguin Group, 2012.

Quinn, Benjamin and Walter Strickland. Every Waking Hour: An Introduction to Work and Vocation for Christians. Bellingham: Lexham Press, 2016.

New Testament 1

New Testament Survey introduces students to the biblical text, literary structure, cultural and historical background, and theological concepts found in the New Testament, with an overarching emphasis on developing an understanding of, and personal response to, the person of Jesus Christ and the Gospel. The course will be presented in two sections. It is recommended (though not necessary) that students complete the sections in order.

The required textbook below is required for both New Testament 1 and New Testament 2. New Testament 2 will be taught throughout the year. We advise purchasing it ahead of time so that you will have it on the first night of class, August 7th. We encourage you to purchase your books wherever you normally purchase your books either in a store or online.

Carson, D. A., and Douglas J. Moo. An Introduction to the New Testament. 2nd edition. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 2005.

Old Testament Survey 1

An introduction to the history, background, literature, and religion of the Old Testament books, focusing on the Law and History in Genesis to Chronicles and the Wisdom Literature of Job to Ecclesiastes. The course will be presented in two sections. It is recommended (though not necessary) that students complete the sections in order.

Old Testament 1 does not have a required textbook, but the following book is recommended. The instructor will use it for this class and Old Testament 2.

If you decide to purchase your textbook, we encourage you to purchase your textbook wherever you normally buy your books either in a store or online.

Arnold, Bill and Bryan Beyer. Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey. 3rd edition. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2015.

Theology 1

As believers in Christ we have been called to “contend for the faith that was delivered to the saints once for all” (Jude 3, CSB). Every Christian should be able to define and defend that body of truth committed to our care by God. To do this effectively, God’s people must be equipped to distinguish truth from error, sound doctrine from false doctrine. Arranging Christian doctrines systematically equips the believer to interpret and apply Scripture for personal growth in Christ and to develop an informed biblical world view.

In this course, students will discover and learn to apply the great doctrinal truths of God’s infallible and inerrant Word. In Theology 1, students will be introduced to the doctrines of God, Revelation, and Humanity. Theology 2 will introduce students to the doctrines of Christ, Sin, and Salvation. Theology 3 will focus on the doctrines of the Holy Spirit, the Church, and Last Things. The course will be presented in three sections. It is recommended (though not necessary) that students complete the sections in order.

Below are the two required textbooks for Theology 1, 2, and 3. Theology 2 and 3 will both be offered throughout the year. We advise purchasing them now so that you will have them on the first night of class. We encourage you to purchase your books wherever you normally purchase your books either in a store or online.

Erickson, Millard. Introducing Christian Doctrine. Third Edition, edited by L. Arnold Hustad. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2015.

Grudem, Wayne. Bible Doctrine (abridged from Systematic Theology), edited by Jeff Purswell. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1999.

Theology 2

Theology 2 will introduce students to the doctrines of Christ, Sin, and Salvation. The complete Theology course will be presented in three sections (Theology 1, 2 & 3). It is recommended (though not necessary) that students complete the sections in order. Theology 3 will focus on the doctrines of the Holy Spirit, the Church, and Last Things.

Below are the two required textbooks for Theology 1, 2, and 3. Theology 1 and 3 will be offered at different terms throughout the year. We advise purchasing them now so that you will have them on the first night of class. We encourage you to purchase your books wherever you normally purchase your books either in a store or online.

Erickson, Millard. Introducing Christian Doctrine. Third Edition, edited by L. Arnold Hustad. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2015.

Grudem, Wayne. Bible Doctrine (abridged from Systematic Theology), edited by Jeff Purswell. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1999.

Women’s Discipleship

The purpose of this course is to instruct the student to what true biblical discipleship is and how one can incorporate this as a lifestyle and inspire others to do the same. The required textbook is listed below. We encourage you to purchase your book wherever you normally purchase your books either in a store or online.

Gallaty, Kandi. Disciple Her. Nashville: B & H Publishing, 2019.

Gallatin – Fall 1 2019 Classes:

Classes for the Fall 1 Term will meet on Wednesdays (August 7 – October 2) from 6:15-7:45 p.m. at our Gallatin Campus, 1200 Hartsville Pike. Each class will meet for eight weeks of instruction and one week of final review of course information. The cost per class is $100. Each class is available to audit as well, but the class fee remains the same.

Theology 1

As believers in Christ we have been called to “contend for the faith that was delivered to the saints once for all” (Jude 3, CSB). Every Christian should be able to define and defend that body of truth committed to our care by God. To do this effectively, God’s people must be equipped to distinguish truth from error, sound doctrine from false doctrine. Arranging Christian doctrines systematically equips the believer to interpret and apply Scripture for personal growth in Christ and to develop an informed biblical world view.

In this course, students will discover and learn to apply the great doctrinal truths of God’s infallible and inerrant Word. In Theology 1, students will be introduced to the doctrines of God, Revelation, and Humanity. Theology 2 will introduce students to the doctrines of Christ, Sin, and Salvation. Theology 3 will focus on the doctrines of the Holy Spirit, the Church, and Last Things. The course will be presented in three sections. It is recommended (though not necessary) that students complete the sections in order.

Below are the two required textbooks for Theology 1, 2, and 3. Theology 2 and 3 will both be offered throughout the year. We advise purchasing them now so that you will have them on the first night of class. We encourage you to purchase your books wherever you normally purchase your books either in a store or online.

Erickson, Millard. Introducing Christian Doctrine. Third Edition, edited by L. Arnold Hustad. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2015.

Grudem, Wayne. Bible Doctrine (abridged from Systematic Theology), edited by Jeff Purswell. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1999.

Register Now for Fall 1 2019