Long Hollow Institute exists to equip, encourage, and edify the members of the body of Christ. Registration for the first term of fall classes (Fall 1) is now open. Classes begin on Wednesday, August 8th.

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. 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 2nd 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.

Register Now for Fall 1 – 2018

Fall 1 – 2018 Classes:

Classes for the first Fall Term will meet on Wednesdays (August 8th – Oct 3rd) 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.

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, which will be taught during the second Fall term.

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

Old Testament Survey 2

Old Testament Survey 2 will focus on the books of the Major and Minor
prophets in the Hebrew Scriptures and will examine the events in ancient Israel’s history that gave rise to the works of these prophets.

The course will relate the prophetic messages to those events and weigh the importance of understanding how they apply to Christians in modern day culture.

Old Testament 2 does not have a required textbook, but the following book is recommended.

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

New Testament Survey 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 textbook below is required for both New Testament 1 and New Testament 2. New Testament 2 will be taught during the second Fall term.
We advise purchasing it ahead of time so that you will have it on the first night of class, August 8th. We strongly encourage you to purchase your textbooks at the Glenbrook LifeWay. The textbooks should be in the Glenbrook LifeWay by August 3rd. You can see a store associate for assistance. They will price match Amazon, CBD, etc., and you will receive a free Wordsearch Bible Software Library. This is a $100 value that they are offering for free if you purchase your your textbooks at this location.

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

New Testament Survey 2

New Testament Survey 2 introduces students to the biblical text, literary aspects, cultural and historical background, and theological concepts found in the books of Romans through Revelation. An overarching emphasis will be placed on developing an understanding of, and personal response to, the person of Jesus Christ and the Gospel.

New Testament Survey is divided into two sections. It is recommended, but not necessary, that students complete the sections in order (New Testament Survey 1 covers the Gospels and Acts).

Below is the required textbook for New Testament 2. We advise purchasing it ahead of time so that you will have it on the first night of class, August 8th. We strongly encourage you to purchase your textbooks at the Glenbrook LifeWay. The textbooks should be in the Glenbrook LifeWay by August 3rd. You can see a store associate for assistance. They will price match Amazon, CBD, etc., and you will receive a free Wordsearch Bible Software Library. This is a $100 value that they are offering for free if you purchase your your textbooks at this location.

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

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 will be offered during the second Fall term. Theology 3 will be offered Winter term (January 2019). We advise purchasing them now so that you will have them on the first night of class, August 8th. We strongly encourage you to purchase your textbooks at the Glenbrook LifeWay. The textbooks should be in the Glenbrook LifeWay by August 3rd. You can see a store associate for assistance. They will price match Amazon, CBD, etc., and you will receive a free Wordsearch Bible Software Library. This is a $100 value that they are offering for free if you purchase your your textbooks at this location.

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 entire Theology course will be presented in three sections. It is recommended (though not necessary) that students complete the sections in order. Theology 2 will be taught during both the first and second Fall terms. Theology 3 will focus on the doctrines of the Holy Spirit, the Church, and Last Things and will be taught during the second Fall term.

Below are the two required textbooks which will be used for Theology 1, 2, and 3. We advise purchasing them now so that you will have them on the first night of class, August 8th. We strongly encourage you to purchase your textbooks at the Glenbrook LifeWay. The textbooks should be in the Glenbrook LifeWay by August 3rd. You can see a store associate for assistance. They will price match Amazon, CBD, etc., and you will receive a free Wordsearch Bible Software Library. This is a $100 value that they are offering for free if you purchase your your textbooks at this location.

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.

Spiritual Disciplines

This course will help cultivate personal spiritual disciplines so that the student not only becomes familiar with spiritual disciplines, but implements them in their personal walk with Jesus Christ.

This class will have two required textbooks. We advise purchasing them now so that you will have them on the first night of class, August 8th. We strongly encourage you to purchase your textbooks at the Glenbrook LifeWay. The textbooks should be in the Glenbrook LifeWay by August 3rd. You can see a store associate for assistance. They will price match Amazon, CBD, etc., and you will receive a free Wordsearch Bible Software Library. This is a $100 value that they are offering for free if you purchase your your textbooks at this location.

Whitney, Donald S. Spiritual Disciplines For The Christian Life. NavPress Publishers; Colorado
Springs, CO Updated, Revised edition (July 1, 2014).

Gallaty, Robby and Randall Collins. Growing Up: How To Be A Disciple Who Makes Disciples. Broadman & Holman Publishers, Nashville, TN, 2013

Child Development and Spiritual Foundations

This course takes an overview approach to understanding the stages of physical, emotional, social, and spiritual development in children. Along the way we will explore the characteristics of children, their needs, and look at learning styles as they move from infancy through concrete to abstract thinking.

This class will have one required textbook. We advise purchasing it now so that you will have it on the first night of class, August 8th. We strongly encourage you to purchase your textbooks at the Glenbrook LifeWay. The textbooks should be in the Glenbrook LifeWay by August 3rd. You can see a store associate for assistance. They will price match Amazon, CBD, etc., and you will receive a free Wordsearch Bible Software Library. This is a $100 value that they are offering for free if you purchase your your textbooks at this location.

Murphy, Art. The Faith of a Child. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2000.