Application for Fall Semester Extended

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 for additional information, or visit the Institute website at

Dual Enrollment Class – Elementary Greek

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 June Lunceford Scholarship

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.

Dual Enrollment Class – Critical Survey of Worldviews

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!

For more information, contact at , or (919) 245-7016.

Dual Enrollment Class – Great Books of the Ancient World

C. S. Lewis wrote ” I do not wish the ordinary reader to read no modern books. But if he must read only the new or only the old, I would advise him to read the old.” A Great Books curriculum adopts this sentiment by reading the books that have stood the test of time, the ones that have impacted men’s thinking.

Steven Warhurst will be teaching Great Books of the Ancient World this fall. The course will examine some of the influential works from ancient world, particularly from Greece and Israel (c. 8th century B.C. to 100 B.C.). Students will be encouraged to critically examine these works from a biblical perspective, discussing, debating, and evaluating the validity of the authors’ ideas and ethics. In doing so, the student’s worldview will be strengthened.

This is not only an accredited college class available to high school students but also a course that will pay dividends for life.  Mr. Warhurst encourages students who seek exciting new paths which are adventurous and fulfilling to take this class.

For more information, contact at , or (919) 245-7016.

Geneva Institute Primed for Fall 2017 Launch

Everything is in place for launch of our college partner site at the Geneva Institute this fall. In addition to the many online course options, three classes will be taught onsite at the Institute (see courses for more info):

GREAT BOOKS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD Wednesdays 8:30am – 11:20am

CRITICAL SURVEY OF WORLDVIEWS Tuesdays/Thursdays 10:00am – 11:20am

ELEMENTARY GREEK I Tuesdays/Thursdays 8:30am – 9:50am

These courses are excellent Christian based educational options for dual enrollment (high school students) as well as for adult education.  They will be taught at 900 Watauga Street, Kingsport, Tennessee. Please browse the additional details at or contact the Executive Director at (919 245-7016) for more information.

The mission of the Institute is to promote and facilitate Christian liberal-arts educational opportunities at the secondary and post-secondary level in order that students are trained to think biblically about every area of life. The Institute will partner with colleges and universities by serving as a satellite location for the offering of select courses and degree programs to dual enrolled and traditional college students.