Xenos Class Registration

Summer 1st Session Classes 2015

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Class Registration Form

Please read the class description to ensure you meet any prerequisites for the class you have chosen.

First name: Middle initial:  Last name:
Street Address: (include maiden name if recently married)
City: State:  Zip:
Phone: Email Address:   
Home Group:

For classes with childcare please indicate ages of children that will need childcare

Important: I am a full time student.
I would like to be the class TA. (We will email you if you are selected.)


You will receive an email with all the class details a few days before class starts.
Some classes may already be full. Other classes may have prerequisites (read the class descriptions below for more information). If you cannot be enrolled, you will be notified by the registrar within a week.

Where will my class meet? Xenos classes meet at our main campus (1390 Community Park Drive) and at our office (1340 Community Park Drive). If noted, some classes will meet at the 4th Street Pavilion (1934 N. Fourth Street). (All in Columbus, Ohio.) Map

How do I pay? Students pay tuition on the first night of class - please bring exact change: cash or check.

Xenos Class Descriptions

Xenos Core Classes:

a 5-week class with John Cleary
Whether you’re discovering the Bible for the first time, or eager to rekindle your passion for Scripture, this course will help you understand, enjoy and obey God’s Word in ways that draw you near to Christ and transform your life.

Wednesdays, 7 – 9 p.m.
June 24 – July 29 (skipping 7/15 for XSI)
$38/adult or $12/student
(Register before 6/23)

a 10-week class with Doug Patch and Jeff Yund
God wants to transform your character and help you learn how to love others as He has loved you. This course will show you how God is at work in your life to guide and empower you through the growth process. Learn to see yourself and others through God’s eyes and explore how deep-seated change occurs.  For current members of a Xenos home group

Wednesdays, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
June 24– September 2 (skipping 7/15 for XSI)
Exam on Sept 9
$75/adult or $25/student
(Register before 6/23)


a 10-week class with Gary DeLashmutt
A course for those who lead or aspire to lead a Xenos home group. Students develop a sound theology of leadership and explore how people learn, become motivated, how leaders develop vision, and how to build a strong leadership team. Practical advice on various aspects of home group leadership is also provided, including how to foster healthy community, and how to lead home group evangelism and discipleship with a view to individual and group multiplication. Students keep all work in a notebook which is turned in and graded at the end of the course.  Prerequisites: Christian Ministry 1-3 and Christian Leadership 1.

Wednesdays, 7 – 10 p.m.
June 24 – September 2 (Skipping 7/15 for XSI)
$75/adult or $25/student
(Register before 6/23)

Bring your kids (infants through 10 years old) to class with you on Saturday mornings. Our trained childcare staff will watch your children so you can focus on class.  (only $10 per family added to fee)
Please indicate the # of your children who need childcare and their ages on your registration

a 10-week class with Paul Alexander
For current members of a Xenos home group
No Pre-requisites!

Saturdays, 9 – 11:30 a.m.
June 27 – Sept 5 (Skipping 7/4)
Exam on Sept 12
$75/adult or $25/students (+$10 for childcare)
(Register before 6/25)

a 9-week class with Patrice McCormac
This course used to be divided into two modules, but is now a single 9-week class. Students will explore how the biblical mandate to love is worked out in a variety of practical areas in the Christian life: loving people around the world, loving the poor, loving people inside and outside the church, expressing love through financial generosity and prioritizing love in our decision making.
Prerequisites: Students must have successfully completed Intro to the Bible and Christian Growth.

Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
June 27 – August 29 (Skipping 7/4)
Exam on Sept 5
$67/adult or $22/student (+ $10 for childcare)
(register before 6/25)


Xenos Elective Classes:

a 6-week class with Pat Reeder
This course is the first of four courses on the Pentateuch (first five books of the Bible) and Genesis in particular.  Genesis is often consigned to the rubbish heap of modern theology, a vestige of ancient mythologizing, a collection of moral tales for spiritual edification with no connection to the world of history or science.   Francis Schaeffer challenges this position:

Some people assume that one can spiritualize the history of the first eleven chapters of Genesis. They assume they can weaken the propositional nature of these passages where they speak of history and the cosmos, and that nothing will change. But everything changes.  These chapters tell us the “why” of all history man knows though his studies, including the “why” of each man’s personal history. For this reason, Genesis 1-11 is more important than anything else one could have.  (Genesis in Space and Time, 159)

As Schaeffer indicates, Genesis is foundational.  If we forfeit Genesis, we forfeit the whole theological edifice built on top of it.  A large portion of this course will involve sorting through the interpretive difficulties of Genesis in order to discover exactly how this ancient book is theologically foundational and how it impacts our personal lives.  I will also engage two major polemics presented against Genesis: (i) Modern Science disproves the creation account of Genesis 1 and 2; (ii) Moses was not the author of Genesis (or the pentateuch) but there were numerous authors over a thousand years with no connection to the events described (e.g. JEDP documentarian hypothesis.)

Wednesdays, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
June 24 – August 5 (Skipping 7/15 for XSI)
$45/adult or $15/student
(Register before 6/23)

a 5-week class with Lee Campbell
Studying this prophecy is like climbing a mountain: challenging, confusing and just plain hard work. But, like a great mountain climb, the view from the top of the glory, sovereignty and mercy of God is breathtaking. We will dive into visions that are significantly alien. We will ponder the meaning of many unusual performance prophecies. We will wrestle with predictions that don’t easily mesh with those of other prophets. This class isn’t for everybody but it will be a blessing for those who are willing to take the hike.

Wednesdays, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
June 24 – July 29
(skipping 7/15 for XSI)
$38/adult or $12/student
(register before 6/23)

Teachers' Assistants:

Each class needs one or more TAs to assist with the class. TA tasks include attending every class, arriving 30 minutes early, taking attendance, collecting class tuition and collecting homework. In return, class tuition is waived for anyone serving as the TA. If you are interested in serving as the TA for your class, check the box in the registration form when you sign up. If the TA position for your class is still open, the class registrar will contact you to provide further details and to confirm if you will be the TA.

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