Long Hollow Institute exists to equip, encourage, and edify the members of the body of Christ. Registration for the second term of fall classes is now open. Classes begin on Wednesday, October 16.

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 Fall 2 2019

Hendersonville – Fall 2 2019 Classes:

Classes for the Fall 2 Term will meet on Wednesdays October 16-December 18 (we do not meet Wednesday November 27 due to Thanksgiving) from 6:15-7:45 p.m. in the upstairs rooms at the Long Hollow Hendersonville Campus, 3031 Long Hollow Pike. Gallatin campus meets in the Next Steps room upstairs near the worship center at the same time. 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.

Christian Apologetics

This course will equip students to provide a basic defense of theism, biblical fidelity, and the Christian faith when considered against the backdrop of skepticism and competing world views. Philosophical arguments, cultural biases, scientific challenges, and major objections to Christianity will be addressed to give believers greater confidence in their faith and to provide practical apologetic tools for evangelism.

Gould, Paul M., Travis Dickinson, and R. Keith Loftin. Stand Firm: Apologetics and the Brilliance of the Gospel. Nashville, TN: B&H Academic, 2018.

McLaughlin, Rebecca. Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2019.

Introduction to Christian Missions

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

Below are the required textbooks for Introduction to Christian Missions. We advise purchasing them ahead of time so that you will have them on the first night of class, October 16.

IMB Foundations Magazine

Goheen, Michaeal W. Introducing Christian Mission Today: Scripture, History and Issues.
Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2014.

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, October 16.

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

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.

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:

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.

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 3 will focus on the doctrines of the Holy Spirit, the Church, and Last Things and will be taught next year.

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, October 16th.

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.

Gallatin – Fall 2 2019 Classes:

Classes for the Fall 2 Term will meet on Wednesdays October 16 – December 18 (we do not meet Wednesday November 27 due to Thanksgiving) from 6:15-7:45 p.m. in the Next Steps room upstairs at the Gallatin Campus near the worship center. 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 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 3 will focus on the doctrines of the Holy Spirit, the Church, and Last Things and will be taught next year.

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, October 16.

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 2 2019