Long Hollow Institute exists to equip, encourage, and edify the members of the body of Christ. Registration for the winter classes is now open. Classes begin on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

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 $10. 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 – Winter Term Classes:

Classes for the Winter Term will meet on Wednesdays January 15-March 11 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.

Pastor Robby wants to remove any barriers that prevent people from pursuing education through LHI. So, beginning in January, we will be offering the same seminary-style LHI classes we have been, but at a different price. For this upcoming term, the only cost to anyone registering for a class will be a seat reservation fee of $10. This fee will help us with room setup, printing, classroom materials, etc. When you register online, please choose whether you will be taking the class for credit or whether you will be auditing it. Class size will be limited to 25 students per class.

Bible Engagement for Women

This course is designed for women to develop Bible study strategies for personal Bible study in order to increase their knowledge and application of God’s Word.

Required text:
Hendricks, Howard G. and William D. Hendricks. Living By the Book: The Art and Science of Reading the Bible (revised and updated). Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2007.

Recommended text:
Guthrie, George H. Read the Bible for Life: Your Guide to Understanding & Living God’s Word. Nashville, TN: B & H Publishing Group, 2011.

New Testament Survey 1

The required textbook below is required for both New Testament 1 and New Testament 2. New Testament 2 will be taught throughout the year.

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 this book for both Old Testament 1 and 2.

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.

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.

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