Yes it is! And, doing so makes sense for many students.
In addition to the opportunity provided to any adult student to increase their knowledge in an environment committed to a Christian worldview, taking classes at the Institute can make sense for a recent high school graduate who may eventually pursue a college degree.
There are cases where it might not be best to proceed directly to a college campus upon graduation from high school. Perhaps a student wants to work to build funds for college. Or, perhaps a student wishes to remain at home for an additional period of time. Or, perhaps a student is not sure which direction they might want to take and needs some time to decide. These are some of the reasons why it can make sense to study through the Institute as a non-degree student.
The Geneva Institute can provide onsite (college partner-site) courses along with access to online courses that not only directly apply to our partner college core curriculum but also align well to many college degree core curriculum. The tuition for the classes as a non-degree student are substantially less than full tuition as a degree student. In addition, the TN Hope Scholarship can be deferred for up to 16 months, which allows the student to remain eligible for the scholarship during that time.
Post high school studies at the Institute can be a great idea for many. Please contact the Institute for additional information.
The application deadline for Geneva Institute classes for the Fall semester is extended to July 14th. This allows further opportunity to take advantage of the accredited college classes made possible through our partner college relationship. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information, or visit the Institute website at genevainstitute.org.
Greek!? Why would the Institute teach Greek as opposed to other more practical (and less scary) languages? The answer to that question is that we not only think that Greek is practical, we think it is one of the more practical courses that we teach.
Some of the benefits of studying Greek include:
- It enlightens one on how languages work. It rivals Latin for helping one understand English and use it more proficiently.
- It provides access to the Greek New Testament. Bible study can be significantly enriched through an understanding of the original language.
- It counts for both high school and college language credits. Many college degrees include language as part of the basic requirements core, as do our partner college associate and bachelor’s degrees.
Martin Luther in his own unique style gave praise for the availability of the Bible in the original languages when he wrote:
It is a sin and shame . . . that we do not study languages, especially in these days when God is offering and giving us men and books and every facility and inducement to this study, and desires his Bible to be an open book. O how happy the dear fathers would have been if they had our opportunity to study the languages and come thus prepared to the Holy Scriptures! What great toil and effort it cost them to gather up a few crumbs, while we with half the labor— yes, almost without any labor at all—can acquire the whole loaf! O how their effort puts our indolence to shame.
Yes, Greek can be scary but it is also very practical and rewarding. It has life value. And, as is often the case, it is not as scary as it might sound! It basically boils down to vocabulary and a set of rules–just like all languages!
The Geneva Institute of Christian Thought is pleased to announce the June Lunceford Scholarship. This scholarship will make dual enrollment and adult studies at the Institute more affordable for students who demonstrate academic excellence or financial need. The scholarship provides up to full tuition depending on grant guidelines. Contact the Institute for more information.
The June Lunceford Scholarship has been established to honor a wife, mother, and grandmother that loved THE LORD and greatly desired that all children have access to a solid Christian education. This scholarship is available to students that profess faith in the LORD JESUS CHRIST and meet the academic requirements.
One of the classes that will be taught this fall at the Geneva Institute is Critical Survey of Worldviews. Though this class is part of our partner college’s core curriculum (required for all degrees), some people might still ask whether it has practical value for either high school or college studies.
This is a fair question. The answer is that we teach worldview at the Geneva Institute not primarily due to its academic value, though it has some, we teach it because of its life value. The course will not only compare and contrast basic worldviews in relation to Christianity but will also address the implications for life of a Christian worldview. This is the concern that Søren Kierkegaard expressed when he wrote,
the issue is not about the truth of Christianity but about the individual’s relation to Christianity, consequently not about the indifferent individual’s eagerness to arrange the truths of Christianity in paragraphs but rather about the concern of the infinitely interested individual with regard to his own relation to such a doctrine.
We share that concern and affirm that it should be the motivation for worldview studies. We encourage you to take this class for its value for life. And, yes, it is an accredited class and does gain college credit!
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