FAQs

What is the cost of this program?
The class sessions and speaking events are open to the public and are free of charge. Regular participants may receive the required course materials at no cost; however, donations are encouraged to offset program expenses.

How long are the modules (units of study)?
Each module is taught over an eight week period. Class sessions are held on Sunday mornings from 9:45-10:45, and on Monday evenings from 6pm-7pm.

Where at are the classes held?
Most of the sessions are held in classrooms 1 and 2 of our primary education center at Aboite Lutheran Church, Ft. Wayne, IN. As the schedule dictates, satellite classes will also be offered at various locations in the area. (See our class schedule.)

When can I register?
If you would you like to become a regular participant at the Institute, or attend one of our learning events, please contact Dr. Theodore. We appreciate your interest in our program and look forward to your involvement in our learning community.

Do I have to be Christian to attend?
Though most regular participants at the Institute are Christians, the skeptical-seeker is encouraged to attend any of our modules or public speaking events.

Will the teaching be too intellectual for the average person?
This program of study is intended to be understood by the average layperson. Most of the content will be presented at the undergraduate level.

Will there be any homework or tests?
Certain participants may choose to receive homework assignments and complete examinations. Having chosen a concentration of study from the course curriculum, these participants will devote themselves to mastery of key terms, concepts and theories. Upon completion of the program, they will be evaluated for certification by the Institute.