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Kenwood Hall

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.

Anchor Classes

Each Fall and Spring, Kenwood Hall offers core classes, or Anchor Classes, that provide a biblical and theological foundation for ministry. The four core classes are: (Fall 1) Biblical Theology of Genesis, (Fall 2) Baptist Ecclesiology, (Spring 1) Biblical Theology of Romans, and (Spring 2) Reformed Theology.

Reading Group

Every Fall and Spring term, participants in the Kenwood Hall read a book together for theological and spiritual formation. The institute provides each participant with the book to be read over the term. At the end of each term, we gather in the home to discuss and reflect over a meal together.

Seminars

Kenwood Hall seminars are topically organized and practically focused classes to offer on-the-ground theological discipleship on front-line cultural and ecclesial issues.

Table Talk

During each term, Kenwood Hall gathers for Table Talks for fellowship and rich theological discussion. On the first Wednesday of every month, August–May, meets at Kenwood Baptist Church at 7am for a Table Talk breakfast; and on the third Wednesday of every month we meet on campus at SBTS at 12pm for a Table Talk lunch.

Biblical Theology of Romans ⚓

Instructors: Dr. Jim Hamilton, Dr. Colin Smothers, & Tom Sculthorpe

Join Dr. Hamilton, Dr. Smothers, and Tom Sculthorpe for this 12-week course on the Book of Romans focused on a biblical-theological and canonical assessment of the heart of the Bible’s message, the Good News of Jesus Christ, “the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith.”

Click to see the class syllabus.

Wednesdays, 5:30–6:20pm, January 31–April 24 at Kenwood Baptist Church

Reformed Theology ⚓

Instructor: Dr. Kyle Claunch

Join Dr. Kyle Claunch for this 12-week course on Reformed Theology, walking through the major theological loci and their biblical and historical foundations in the Reformed and Baptist traditions, including Trinitarian orthodoxy, Reformed soteriology, and New Covenant theology.

Click to see the class syllabus.

Fridays, 8:00–8:50am, February 2–April 26 at Kenwood Baptist Church

Sign up* for Spring 2024 Anchor Classes

*Kenwood Baptist Church Members Only

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.

Upcoming Kenwood Institute Seminars

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.

St. Irenaeus was, undisputedly, the most important theologian of the second century who laid a firmer foundation for all future Christian thinkers. Both in his work, Against the Heresies and in this present study, Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching, St. Irenaeus explains that there is but one God, made known to the human race by his one Son, Jesus Christ, through the one Holy Spirit, and this one God brings his creatures made from dust into intimate communion with himself. Writing in an age not unlike our own, among a plethora of religions and diverse gods, he exhorts his readers to hold fast to Scripture, which recounts the deeds that bring them into the covenant established by God.

Sign up for the Irenaeus On the Apostolic Preaching Reading Group

Book provided by the Institute! All who signs up commit to read the book and attend the Spring semester’s end discussion group.

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