Intensive Courses

Theopolis offers weeklong intensive courses every year in Bible, theology, liturgics, or some aspect of culture.
Intensive Courses
Daily Schedule
A service forming part of the traditional Devine Office of the Western Christian Church, originally said (or chanted)at or after midnight, but historically often held with lauds on the previous evening.
09:00A - NOON
Lectures on the topic at hand.
12:00P - 12:30P
Noon Prayers with Psalm-singing and Scripture reading.
12:30P -02:00P
During lunch, a student will read from the church fathers.
02:00P - 04:00P
Certificate Students will engage in a faculty-led discussion on a book, paper, or topic from the course.
04:00P - 05:00P
Final Lecture
05:00P - 05:30P
An evening prayer service with the sermon being tied into the topic for the week.
06:00 - 07:30P
08:00P - 10:00P
Informal discussion in the evening gives us a chance to build relationships and further discuss the topics of the week.
Certificate and Non-Certificate Options

Students attending Intensive Classes can sign up for one of two levels of class work.

Certificate Program:

In addition to attending lectures and participating in worship, certificate students are required to

A) complete readings assigned by the instructor(s),

B) participate in small-group seminars during the intensive course week, and

C) submit a paper after the course.

Adults or students who have completed at least two years of college qualify to take certificate courses. Students who are not pastors must submit a letter of recommendation from a pastor or session of the local church of which they are members. When a student has completed six intensive courses, he or she will submit to a comprehensive oral examination.* Two of the six courses may be fulfilled through distance learning, which includes independent studies and/or online courses offered by Theopolis. Those who pass the oral examination will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Theopolis Institute. Each course costs $500 for certificate students.

Non-Certificate Program: Non-certificate students are free to attend lectures, participate in worship, and engage in informal discussions. Each course is $300 for non-certificate students.

Eligible churches may receive student tuition waivers under certain conditions as described in our Supporting Church Tuition Waiver Policy.

Easter Term
Dr. James Hamilton, Paul Buckley, Dr. Peter Leithart
Mar 15 - Mar 19

Pentecost Term
Kimbell Kornu
May 10 - May 14

Theopolis Institute admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies or scholarship programs.

*This requirement was added in July 2016. For those who entered the Certificate Program earlier than that date, the oral examination is voluntary.

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