Auditor/Surveyor Courses

An auditor (or surveyor) is someone who is taking a course simply for one’s own enjoyment and personal development, and not for credit. Please note that any courses taken as an auditor/ surveyor will not count for credit in the future either.

Location

We offer classes at three different campuses.

HBU Campus
7502 Fondren Rd. Houston, TX 77074

Second Baptist Church- Woodway
6400 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77057

Second Baptist Church- West
19449 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77094


Summer 2020 Offerings (HBU Campus)

Course Title Professor Day Time
CLAS 5310 Classics & Christianity- June 1- July 2 Dr. Tim Brookins TR 6:00- 10:00 PM
Via Zoom
CHRI 6340 Theology & Evil- July 6- Aug 6 Dr. Randy Hatchett TR 6:00- 10:00 PM
Via Zoom

M- Monday, T- Tuesday, W- Wednesday, R- Thursday, F- Friday

The classes will run on the designated days of the week, for the duration of the semester. The Academic Calendar is available and lists holidays when the University is closed, so classes will not meet on those days.

Cost (HBU Campus)

3-hour course- $280 Early Bird, $300 after the semester begins
1-hour course- $100 Early Bird, $120 after the semester begins

Register Now- Summer 2020


Fall 2020 Offerings (Second Baptist Church)

Semester dates: August 24- December 11

Course Title Professor Day Time Campus Room
*CHRI 6312 Church Ministry Dr. Danny Havard R 2:00-4:30 PM Second Baptist- Woodway TBD
*CHRI 6335 The New Testament’s Use of the Old Testament Dr. Craig Evans and Dr. Adam Harger R 6:30-9:00 PM Second Baptist- Woodway TBD
CHRI 6335 The New Testament’s Use of the Old Testament Dr. Craig Evans and Dr. Adam Harger T 6:30-9:00 PM Second Baptist- West TBD

*Available In Person & Remote
M- Monday, T- Tuesday, W- Wednesday, R- Thursday, F- Friday

The classes will run on the designated days of the week, for the duration of the semester. The Academic Calendar is available and lists holidays when the University is closed, so classes will not meet on those days.

Please note- Our Woodway campus offerings only will be available for live streaming, and will be made available to watch afterward as well. Please only register for West campus, if you plan to attend in person. 

Cost (Second Baptist)

3-hour course- $180 Early Bird, $200 after the semester begins
1-hour course- $60 Early Bird, $80 after the semester beings

Course Description

CHRI  6335 The New Testament’s Use of the Old Testament
Ever wondered what the apostles were trying to get at when they quoted the Old Testament? Are they just making up meanings? This course will survey the use of Old Testament texts by Jesus and the New Testament writers. Specific topics include how the OT literature was translated, read, and interpreted in the intertestamental period and the time of Jesus, major OT themes as they appear in the NT (creation, rule of God, covenant, redemption), and the NT view of major OT figures. We will thus explore the ways that the NT writers adopt, adapt, or re-interpret Scripture.

CHRI 6312 Church Mininstry
Students will be given a comprehensive overview of church ministry fundamentals from expert presenters delivering unique insights on practical best practices. Topics will include leadership, worship, ministry during crisis, Bible study strategies, the business of church, discernment in staffing, and the keys to communication, among other areas of focus. The disciplines of the pulpit in terms of sermon preparation and delivery will be addressed by experienced preaching/teaching pastors. Practical aspects of providing balanced programming will be examined and discussed. A question and answer period will highlight each week’s presentation.

Register Now- Fall 2020 Second


Fall 2020 Offerings (HBU Campus)

Semester dates: August 24- December 11

Course Title Professor Day Time Campus Room
CHRI 4381 Law in Judaism & Early Christianity Dr. Paul Sloan TR 2:00-3:15 PM HBU Campus TBD
*APOL 5181 ST: Molinism Dr. William Lane Craig MTWRF
10.19-23.2020
3:30-6:00 PM HBU Campus TBD
APOL 5310 Apologetics Research & Writing Prof. Nancy Pearcey W 6:30-9:00 PM HBU Campus TBD
APOL 5320 Philosophy of Religion: Faith & Reason Dr. Jerry Walls R 6:30-9:00 PM HBU Campus TBD
*APOL 6325 Theistic Ethics & Moral Apologetics Dr. David Baggett Hybrid- online and meeting Sep. 25-26 & Oct. 23-24
CHRI 5101 Spiritual Formation I Dr. Paul Sloan M 5:00-5:50 PM HBU Campus TBD
CHRI 5103 Spiritual Formation III Dr. Paul Sloan T 5:00-5:50 PM HBU Campus TBD
CHRI 5300 Intro to Biblical Texts Dr. Felisi Sorgwe T 6:30-9:00 PM HBU Campus TBD
CHRI 5310 Christian Scriptures I (Pentateuch) Dr. Adam Harger M 6:30-9:00 PM HBU Campus TBD
CHRI 5315 Christian Scriptures II (Gospels) Dr. Brett Dutton R 5:00-7:30 PM HBU Campus TBD
CHRI 5330 History of Christianity Dr. Randy Hatchett M 6:30-9:00 PM HBU Campus TBD
CHRI 5340 Systematic Theology Dr. Randy Hatchett R 6:30-9:00 PM HBU Campus TBD
*CHRI 6340 The Bible & Homosexuality Dr. Robert Gagnon T 6:30-9:00 PM HBU Campus TBD
GREK 5301 Greek I Dr. Phillip Marshall MWF 2:00-2:50 PM HBU Campus TBD
GREK 5301 Greek I Dr. Tim Brookins M 6:30-9:00 PM HBU Campus TBD
GREK 6301 Intermediate Greek Dr. Tim Brookins MWF 12:00-12:50 PM HBU Campus TBD
HEBR 5301 Hebrew II Dr. Phillip Marshall MWF 9:00-9:50 AM HBU Campus TBD
LATN 5302 Elementary Latin I Dr. Tim Brookins TR 9:30-10:45 AM HBU Campus TBD

*Available In Person & Remote
M- Monday, T- Tuesday, W- Wednesday, R- Thursday, F- Friday

The classes will run on the designated days of the week, for the duration of the semester. The Academic Calendar is available and lists holidays when the University is closed, so classes will not meet on those days. Please click here to view a printer-friendly campus map.

Please note- at this time, most of our offerings to Surveyors are available In Person only. The noted ones with a Remote option are marked with an asterisk above (*). 

Costs (HBU Campus)

3-hour course- $280 Early Bird, $300 after the semester begins
1-hour course- $100 Early Bird, $120 after the semester begins

Register Now- Fall 2020 HBU

Contact Us

For further questions, please contact us at sctdean@hbu.edu or 281-649-3383.

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