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Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

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Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

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At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we're dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.

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Welch Heritage Institute for Lifelong Learning courses let you experience Cornerstone not only as a cherished member of our community but also as a student. The best part is—there are no homework assignments! There’s no need to purchase books ahead of time; simply come eager and ready to learn.

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Unless otherwise noted, the registration cost is $33 per WHILL course, and classes require advance registration. All registration costs beyond the expenses required to deliver the course support the CU Student Fund.

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Summer 2021 Courses

History of Negro League Baseball | June 15, 22 & 29

Course Topics

  • Session 1 | The Great Oscar Charleston
  • Session 2 | The Golden Years of the 1930s
  • Session 3 | The Late Years and the Coming of Integration

Schedule and Registration

  • Dates: June 15, 22 & 29
  • Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m.
  • Instructor: Dr. Michael Stevens, Professor of English
  • Location: Logos Center, Cornerstone University; Virtual Livestream also Available
  • Cost: $33

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History of Ireland | July 20, July 27 & Aug. 3

This class explores the history of Ireland. We will discuss the various cultural, religious and political traditions that have helped forge the modern nation. Special attention will be given to the relationship between Ireland and Britain.

Schedule and Registration

  • Dates: July 20, July 27 & Aug. 3
  • Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Instructor: Dr. Martin Spence, Professor of History
  • Location: Logos Center, Cornerstone University; Virtual Livestream also Available
  • Cost: $33

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Irish Literature | Aug. 10, 17 & 24

A three-part series on Irish literature that traces the history of this exciting and important body of literature from its origins in Celtic mythology through its development in the 19th and 20th century into a national literature that produced four Nobel Prize winners and on into the 21st century where Irish literature still remains one of the world’s most innovative imaginative bodies of literature.

Schedule and Registration

  • Dates: Aug. 10, 17 & 24
  • Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Instructor: Dr. Jason Stevens, Assistant Professor of English
  • Location: Logos Center, Cornerstone University
  • Cost: $33

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Bog Adventure | Aug. 14, 2021

If you have never been on a bog walk, you have not lived! Bogs are some of the most fascinating ecosystems in Michigan, teeming with wildlife and unique flora and fauna. You will encounter several species of carnivorous pitcher plants, bounce on the floating mat, learn how to identify Poison Sumac and discuss hydrophilic soils that are only found in the bog. Taught by Professor Raymond “Gator” Gates, this off-site field trip requires light to moderate walking.

Schedule and Registration

  • Date: Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021
  • Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Instructor: Raymond “Gator” Gates
  • Cost: $33

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Fall 2021 Courses

Sleeping Bear Dunes | Oct. 9, 2021

Explore dune ecology on one of the most beautiful lakeshores in the country. Join Professor Raymond “Gator” Gates as he guides students on a trip highlighting the intricate ecology of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, including wildlife and plant life, all while enjoying some of the best hiking trails in Michigan. This is a day-long trip to the dunes in Northern Michigan.

Schedule and Registration

  • Date: Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021
  • Time: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Instructor: Raymond “Gator” Gates
  • Cost: $55

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Michigan Turtles | Oct. 16, 2021

Learn more about Michigan’s favorite reptilian friends! Our state is home to 10 species of turtles who contribute to the environment in special ways. The majority of the class will be spent inside learning about their basic lifestyles, habitat needs and unique adaptations. You’ll even meet a turtle or two! Taught by Ray Gates, this off-site field trip requires light to moderate walking.

Schedule and Registration

  • Date: Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021
  • Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Instructor: Raymond “Gator” Gates
  • Cost: $33

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At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below or explore campus with a virtual tour.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

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Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

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