New Spring Courses Added!

We have added courses to our Spring officering!  The new courses include Basic Economics, and Western History, The Church, and Theology.  These courses are added to a list that includes Psychology, Elementary Greek II and Existentialism.  Options include dual enrollment for college credit, high school only credit, and adult audit!  Please take time to look over these courses and contact me, Dean Walker (919-245-7016) for more information!

Dual Enrollment:

General Psychology.  Introduction to the general field of psychology. Emphasizes concepts helpful for understanding contemporary psychology and those basic to further study. (Monday 8:30-11:20 am)  (Partnering Institution: Bryan College)

Elementary Greek II.  God’s precious word is worth treasuring by exploring the nuances of its original language. Studying Greek gives students the same tools that helped build the Reformation, equipping them to begin a new reformation. One year of college level Greek fulfills HS graduation requirements. (Monday 1:00-3:50 pm) (Partnering Institution: Belhaven University)

High School, Adult, Audit:

Basic Economics: A ten week study of economics from a Christian worldview! How does the economy work? What is good about free markets? What is bad about socialism? How do we answer these questions from a Christian worldview? Classes will be on Tuesday evenings and open to students and adults.

Western History, The Church, and Theology. A look at western history through the lens of the church. Special emphasis will be given to theological issues that arise in the church–these will be studied in their historical context. An excellent way to build theological foundations and discern between orthodoxy and heresy. This course can be applied for 1/2 credit in world history, and is open for student and adults (Tuesday 1:00 – 3:00 pm)

Existentialism: The Philosophy of Despair and the Quest for Hope. This course will explore the rise of existential thought and its impact on contemporary culture. The commentary of C. Stephen Evans will serve as our guide as we engage the primary sources: Camus and Sartre; as well as their Christian counterparts Kierkegaard and Dostoevsky. We will follow their quest for meaning and values as they grapple with the philosophical loss of theistic foundations. Classes will be held twice a month on Thursday evenings. A hybrid of video-conferencing (zoom) and in person evening classes will be utilized (full video-conferencing will be available for those unable to attend in person).

Spring 2021 Courses

The Institute’s Spring course list has been confirmed! Student courses include Psychology, Elementary Greek II and Western Civ II (note: Western Civ I is not required!). This semester’s open class for students and adults, with audit options, will study one of the most influential movements of our day: Existentialism. Please take time to look over these courses and contact me, Dean Walker (919-245-7016) for more information!

Dual Enrollment:

General Psychology.  Introduction to the general field of psychology. Emphasizes concepts helpful for understanding contemporary psychology and those basic to further study. (Monday 8:30-11:20 am)  (Partnering Institution: Bryan College)

Elementary Greek II.  God’s precious word is worth treasuring by exploring the nuances of its original language. Studying Greek gives students the same tools that helped build the Reformation, equipping them to begin a new reformation. One year of college level Greek fulfills HS graduation requirements. (Monday 1:00-3:50 pm) (Partnering Institution: Belhaven University)

Western Civilization II. Survey of significant developments in the world’s major societies with the emphasis on western civilization. Studies key occurrences through the early 20th century. (Tuesday 1:00-3:50 pm)  (Partnering Institution: Belhaven University)

High School, Adult, Audit:

Existentialism: The Philosophy of Despair and the Quest for Hope. This course will explore the rise of existential thought and its impact on contemporary culture. The commentary of C. Stephen Evans will serve as our guide as we engage the primary sources: Camus and Sartre; as well as their Christian counterparts Kierkegaard and Dostoevsky. We will follow their quest for meaning and values as they grapple with the philosophical loss of theistic foundations. Classes will be held twice a month on evenings to be determined by the course participants. A hybrid of video-conferencing (zoom) and in person evening classes will be utilized (full video-conferencing will be available for those unable to attend in person).

The Institute Adds New Faculty Members!

The Institute is very pleased to announce the addition of two new faculty members for the coming year.

David Saulsbury brings years of business experience along with an MBA from Western Governor’s University and a PhD in progress to the Institute to teach business and economics courses. For the Fall 2020 semester he plans to teach BUS 210 Principles of Budgeting and Accounting. 
David enjoys spending time with family (he and his wife Debbie are blessed with nine children), reading, gardening and sports, and is an aficionado of classic TV. David also serves as a ruling elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Kingsport TN.

Nathan Tucker graduated from Liberty University where he received a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies. Prior to that, he received a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Law, also from Liberty University. For the Fall Semester, Nathan plans to teach HIS 105 United States History I. Nathan loves to discuss the Constitution, its foundation in a Christian worldview, and its outworking in U.S. History. He recently contributed an article to the Institute on Christianity and the “Black Lives Matter” movement that may be found here. Nathan is married, and he and his family were recently blessed with their fourth child.

TN 1st Congressional District Round Table

We have a couple of very good candidates for the TN 1st Congressional District: Jay Adkins and Josh Gapp! They took time to meet with the Institute today to discuss issues that Christians are facing in today’s culture. Watch as we discuss education, lock downs, law and the supreme court, the challenge of Marxism, freedom of speech, fiscal responsibility and more!

Geneva Institute Announces Fall Schedule

Fall Semester 2020

Great Books of the Renaissance and Reformation .This course will examine some of the influential works of the Renaissance and Reformation. Students will be encouraged to critically examine these works from a biblical perspective, discussing, debating, and evaluating the validity of the author’s ideas and ethics. (Wednesday 8:30-11:20 am)

Critical Survey of Worldviews.  Explore the major worldviews and their shortcomings in comparison to God’s word. Recognizing the lies of the culture can help Christians not only evangelize non-believers but overcome their own blind spots and grow in faith. (Monday 8:30-11:20 am)

Elementary Greek I.  God’s precious word is worth treasuring by exploring the nuances of its original language. Studying Greek gives students the same tools that helped build the Reformation, equipping them to begin a new reformation. One year of college level Greek fulfills HS graduation requirements. (Monday 1:00-3:50 pm)

Principles of Budgeting and Accounting. An introduction to the basic principles of business budgeting and accounting with applications for contemporary business practices in sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. Not open to Business and Accounting majors. (Tuesday 8:30-11:20 am)

United States History Survey of the early history of the United States. Traces major political and cultural developments from colonial times through the Civil War (Tuesday 1:00-3:50 pm)

Spring Semester 2021

Great Books of the Modern World .This course will examine some of the influential works of the Renaissance and Reformation. Students will be encouraged to critically examine these works from a biblical perspective, discussing, debating, and evaluating the validity of the author’s ideas and ethics.

General Psychology.  Introduction to the general field of psychology. Emphasizes concepts helpful for understanding contemporary psychology and those basic to further study.

Elementary Greek II.  God’s precious word is worth treasuring by exploring the nuances of its original language. Studying Greek gives students the same tools that helped build the Reformation, equipping them to begin a new reformation. One year of college level Greek fulfills HS graduation requirements.

Contemporary World History. A study of international affairs since World War I, emphasizing recent and current events. It is a selective survey of significant 20th-century political and cultural occurrences, which provides perspective for modern times.

Additional Info
These classes will be held at:

900 Watauga St,
Kingsport, TN 37660.

Online DE classes through our partnering colleges are also available.

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Geneva Institute seeking Adjunct History Professor

The Geneva Institute, a non-profit ministry providing dual-enrollment courses from a distinctly Christian world view, is planning to expand its program for the 2020-2021 school year and is seeking a qualified adjunct history professor. If you or someone you know desires to be a part of a growing organization, an organization committed to building up a community of young students focused on preparing for college and deepening roots in the Christian worldview; please consider partnering with us toward those ends!

The following qualifications are required:

  • an accredited Master’s Degree
  • 18 hours of graduate level accredited coursework in the subject discipline
  • a credible confession of faith and faithful membership in a Bible-believing church.
  • a commitment to Christian education and the application of a Biblical worldview to all areas of scholarship and life
  • agreement with the Westminster Confession of Faith and a basic understanding of its teachings. Specific exceptions will be considered.

Please contact Dean Walker at dean.walker@genevainstitute.org, or call (919) 245-7016, for more information.

Geneva Institute Seeking Adjunct Professors

The Geneva Institute, a non-profit ministry providing dual-enrollment courses from a distinctly Christian worldview, is planning to expand its program for the 2020-2021 school year and is seeking qualified adjunct professors in the areas of History, Art, Music, Business/Economics, and Science. If you or someone you know desires to be a part of a growing organization, an organization committed to building up a community of young students focused on preparing for college and deepening roots in the Christian worldview, please consider partnering with us toward those ends!

The following qualifications are required:

  • an accredited Master’s Degree
  • 18 hours of graduate-level accredited coursework in the subject discipline
  • a credible confession of faith and faithful membership in a Bible-believing church.
  • a commitment to Christian education and the application of a Biblical worldview to all areas of scholarship and life
  • agreement with the Westminster Confession of Faith and a basic understanding of its teachings. Specific exceptions will be considered.

Please contact Dean Walker at dean.walker@genevainstitute.org, or call (919) 245-7016, for more information.

Greek for Everyone – Fall 2019

The Institute announces an introductory Greek course designed to cultivate an understanding of biblical Greek concepts in order to enable deeper study of Scripture.

Having taken this course, the student will be able gain insight from the original language of the New Testament and will be able to interact with commentaries and other tools that discuss Greek grammar and its relationship to the meaning of the Biblical text. The student will also gain a knowledge of the most common words of the New Testament and be able to compare and contrast them with their English equivalents. In addition, the student will emerge with a better understanding of English and how to use it to communicate their ideas.

This course is suitable for both students and teachers of the New Testament. It also serves as a first year high school language course and as a preparatory study for a college level New Testament Greek course. The course will run for two semesters and will cost $150 per semester. The class will meet bi-weekly for 90 minutes in an online setting (video-conference) and will be recorded for those who might have other commitments during the scheduled time. Time and Date: Thursday 8:30am -9:50am.

Texts (tentative):

  • Thornhill, A. Chadwick. Greek for Everyone: Introductory Greek for Bible Study and Application, 2016.
  • Trenchard , Warren C. Complete Vocabulary Guide to the Greek New Testament, 1998.

Contact Dean Walker at dean.walker@genevainstitute.org (919-245-7016) to register or obtain further information about this course.