Long Hollow Institute exists to equip, encourage, and edify the members of the body of Christ. Registration for the term of spring classes is now open. Classes begin on Wednesday, March 20th.

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.

Register Now for Spring – 2019

Hendersonville Spring – 2019 Classes:

Classes for the Spring Term will meet on Wednesdays (March 20 – May 22, classes will not meet on March 27th due to Sumner County Spring Break) 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. Each student will receive an LHI t-shirt with paid registration.

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 next semester.

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

Related Books:

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

Related Books:

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

The Gospel of John

This course focuses on one of the most influential books in the New Testament. We will consider the cultural background, historicity, literary characteristics, distinctives, and, particularly, the theological importance of John. We will seek to build understanding through exegesis of selected passages from the Gospel. This course inductively introduces students to basic biblical Greek. Ultimately, a key goal is to apply timeless scriptural truth and principles found in John to our Christian faith today. Students will be encouraged to dig deep and experience the joys to be found in one of the most popular and beloved books in the Bible.

Related Books:

Donald A. Carson, The Gospel According to John, in the Pillar New Testament Commentary series. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1990.

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 encourage you to purchase your textbooks wherever you normally buy books either in a store or online.

Related Books:

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 and 3 will both be offered next semester.We encourage you to purchase your textbooks wherever you normally buy books either in a store or online.

Related Books:

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 and will be taught later this year.

Below are the two required textbooks for Theology 1, 2, and 3. Theology 1 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.

Related Books:

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.

Christian Ethics

This course will develop a Christian approach to ethics that is mindful of historical work on moral philosophy and ethical theories, yet grounded in biblical principles and virtues, with application to areas of contemporary concern including bioethics, sexuality, gender, marriage, war, and social justice.

We encourage you to purchase your textbooks wherever you normally buy books either in a store or online.

Related Books:

Rae, Scott B. Introducing Christian Ethics: A Short Guide to Making Moral Choices. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2016.
Köstenberger, Andreas J. and David W. Jones. Marriage and the Family: Biblical Essentials. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2012.

Introduction to Christian Missions

This course is an introduction to Christian missions, examining the biblical, theological, and practical aspects of Christian missions.

Below is the required textbook for Introduction to Christian Missions. We advise purchasing it ahead of time so that you will have it on the first night of class. We encourage you to purchase your book wherever you normally purchase books either in a store or online.

Related Books:

Pratt, Zane, M. David Sills, and Jeff K. Walters. Introduction to Global Missions. Nashville: B&H Publishing Group, 2014.

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.

Below are both of the required textbooks and we encourage you to purchase your textbooks wherever you normally purchase books either in a store or online.

Related Books:

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.

Register Now for Spring – 2019

Gallatin Spring – 2019 Classes:

Classes for the Spring Term will meet on Wednesdays (March 20 – May 22, classes will not meet on March 27th due to Sumner County Spring Break) 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 later this year. We advise purchasing them now so that you will have them on the first night of class. We encourage you to purchase your textbooks wherever you normally purchase books either in a store or online.

Related Books:

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.