Kenwood Hall is a church-based training program that provides in-person discipleship and spiritual formation through core classes, Saturday seminars, Table Talks, reading groups, pastoral internship cohorts, and more. Kenwood Hall classes, internships, and residency are open to members of Kenwood Baptist Church.
Each Fall and Spring, Kenwood Hall will offer core classes, or Anchor Classes, that provide a biblical and theological foundation for ministry. The four core classes are: 1) Biblical Theology of Genesis, 2) Baptist Ecclesiology, 3) Biblical Theology of Romans, and 4) Reformed Theology.
Every Fall and Spring term, Kenwood Hall will feature a book for theological and spiritual formation. The institute will provide each participant with a book to be read over the term. At the end of each term, we will gather in the home to discuss and reflect over a meal together.
Kenwood Hall seminars are topically organized and practically focused classes to offer on-the-ground theological discipleship on front-line cultural and ecclesial issues.
During each term, Kenwood Hall will gather for Table Talks for fellowship and rich theological discussion. On the first Wednesday of every month, August–May, we will meet at Kenwood Baptist Church at 7am for a Table Talk breakfast; and on the third Wednesday of every month we will meet on campus at SBTS at 12pm for a Table Talk lunch.
Fall 2023 Schedule
Fall 2023 Anchor Classes
Biblical Theology of Genesis ⚓
Instructors: Dr. Jim Hamilton and Tom Sculthorpe
Join Dr. Jim Hamilton for this 12-week course as we walk through the Book of Genesis with an eye toward biblical theology, laying the foundation from the very beginning for reading the Bible canonically.
Wednesdays, 5:30–6:20pm, August 23–November 8 at Kenwood Baptist Church
Baptist Ecclesiology ⚓
Instructor: Dr. Colin Smothers
Join Dr. Colin Smothers for this 12-week course on Baptist history and exegetical theology, walking through the major biblical texts and theological distinctives to lay the groundwork for a truly Baptist ecclesiology and practice.
Fridays, 7:00–7:50am, August 25–November 10 at Kenwood Baptist Church
Sign up* for Fall 2023 Anchor Classes
*Kenwood Baptist Church Members Only
Fall 2023 Seminars
Learn from the best
Kenwood Hall Seminars are designed to equip believers on front-line theological and cultural issues. We don’t shy away from the tough questions, and we don’t think you should either.
Grow Together over Table Fellowship
Taking a page out of Luther’s Wittenberg, we aim to break bread together as we discuss the Bread of Life and his will for the world. Join Colin Smothers, Director of the Kenwood Institute, and the occasional Kenwood elder every first and third Wednesday of each Kenwood Hall term.
Table Talk Breakfast
First Wednesday of every month Kenwood Hall is in session at Kenwood Baptist Church.
Table Talk Lunch
Third Wednesday of every month Kenwood Hall is in session on campus at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Get the book. Read it. Discuss at Term’s end.
The Kenwood Institute will provide a copy to each participant who commits to read it and come ready to discuss at the end of Term.
A century ago when this book was first published, marriage and the family were already weathering enormous changes, and that trend has not abated. Yet by God’s power the unchanging essence of marriage and the family remains proof, as Bavinck notes, that God’s “purpose with the human race has not yet been achieved.” Neither a ten-step guide nor a one-sided approach, this book embodies a Christian theology of marriage and the family. Accessible, thoroughly biblical, and astonishingly relevant, it offers a mature and concise handling of the origins of marriage and family life and the effects of sin on these institutions, an appraisal of historic Christian approaches, and an attempt to apply that theology. Aptly reminding Christians that “the moral health of society depends on the health of family life,” Bavinck issues an evergreen challenge to God’s people: “Christians may not permit their conduct to be determined by the spirit of the age, but must focus on the requirement of God’s commandment.”
Sign up for the Bavinck “Christian Family” Reading Group
Book provided by the Institute! Everyone who signs up commits to read the book and attend the Fall semester’s end discussion group.