This Spring we are taking a semester break from our typical HTI schedule to have a special season of studying the Word together with our Lead Pastor, Dennis Newkirk. Historically, Wednesday nights have provided a unique and intimate environment to study, hear testimonies, pray together, and to come together as a church family. These Wednesdays have always been uniquely meaningful to Dennis – so, he is taking this semester to be the primary teacher through the short letter of 1 Timothy. Make it a priority to be there at 6:15 for a great time of family worship.
The Henderson Training Institute (HTI) is one of the more critical ministries in the life of our church. We believe sound, biblical doctrine lies at the very heart of all God calls us to be and all God calls us to do - both individually as Christians, and corporately as a local church. Therefore, we offer a variety of courses each semester, all aimed at equipping the church with a soundly biblical, holistic view of the Christian life.
Furthermore, because we recognize that mere knowledge is not an end in itself, we seek in every class to call our students to be both hearers and doers of the Word (James 1:22). Our final aim in HTI is to "equip the saints to do the work of ministry" (Ephesians 4:11-12).
The courses will be taught by elders, pastors, and other leaders within our church body who are equipped to teach a particular subject.
Enrollment Fees and Books
There is no enrollment fee for the classes offered through the HTI. However, any student who elects to take a course for credit as a part of the HTI will need to purchase materials for that particular course in order to complete assignments and requirements.
Typically, courses will require two books which may be purchased from any bookstore including the Henderson Hills bookstore, By THE Book. Prices will vary. Students taking the course as a part of the Audit Track are not expected to purchase the materials but may choose to do so for their own benefit. We suggest that participants purchase books ahead of time in preparation for the first day of class.
On Returning to Class
We realize that many have not been in a scholastic setting in a long time and may feel some amount of fear and doubt about participating in classes offered through an institute. However, we will have men and women from all walks of life, levels of spiritual experience, and educational backgrounds in each of the courses offered. This training will be taught in a manner that is encouraging for everyone and not intended only for those who are academically inclined.
Core Track Courses
These courses give a firm basis of faith for every Christian.
+2 Track Courses
These courses are designed to give students a more guided and intentional approach to learning through HTI. Completion should ensure general competency in the given course and will result in formal recognition.
Doctrine of the Church
Foundations of the Faith
Two Paths for Learning
To provide appropriate paths for all types of participants, two options are available:
1. Audit Path
- Sit, soak, and learn - Attend and participate in a class without homework or extra assignments are required or expected.
2. Credit Path
- Take one course at a time
- Attend at least 70% of the classes in that semester
- Earn a Core Certificate after completing all 6 Core Track courses
- Earn an Advanced Certificate after completing all 6 Core Track courses and two courses from the +2 Track
If you have any questions about Henderson Training Institute,
contact Jon Jester, 405.531.7518