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Welcome to the 2018 Semester

 

The Underground Institute is an eight-week training platform designed to give missionaries seminary level education within a missional framework. Throughout the entire catalogue we offer a variety of classes that all represent the manifesto in some way, and each summer semester is a sampling of this class list. These classes are organized to inspire, inform, equip and empower missionaries, both locally and globally, to better do ministry in their current context. The Institute runs like a typical college class might, incorporating homework, quizzes, tests, papers, assignments, and projects.

We're excited to offer several features in the Institute this summer. Here is a quick glance at them:

 
 

Choose from 6 courses to help you advance your training

Take advantage of a Pay-What-You-Want system

Find the semester that fits your schedule

Host or attend a satellite class to participate outside Tampa

 

Take a look at the classes

This summer, we're offering 6 different classes. All classes will be taught from/to a missionary perspective and within a small (micro) church context.  Below are cards that give you basic information at a glance, and then more information (like a description and a syllabus) when you click on them
 

Learn About Satellite Classes

Host a Satellite Class

All of our classes are hosted in Tampa, but we offer some of them via live stream. If you're in a city outside of Tampa but are still interested in attending a course with your community, you can toggle the switch below to see which courses are available to translocal communities. If you're interested in hosting a satellite class for your city, email us at anthony@tampaunderground.com.

 
Tampa courses
Satellite-available courses
 

Get to know the semester options

The summer can be a difficult time to reserve 8 fulls weeks to take classes. So, this summer we'll be offering our 5 classes in different semesters to hopefully better fit your summer rhythm. There will be 3 semesters each with their own unique time frames throughout the summer.

Summer Semester: June 4th - July 20th
June Semester: June 4th - June 29th
July Semester: July 2nd - July 20th

Here are the classes we're offering by semester:

 

JUNE

MON TUES WED THURS FRI
28 29 30 31 1
4 5 6
Old Testament
7
Missional Formation
Shepherding
8
11
12 13
Old Testament
14
Missional Formation
Shepherding
15
18 19 20
Old Testament
21
Missional Formation
Shepherding
22
25 26 27
Old Testament
Darkness & Dawn
28
Missional Formation
Shepherding
29

JULY

MON TUES WED THURS FRI
2 3
Justice & Jubilee
4
Darkness & Dawn
5
Devoted Women
6
9 10
Justice & Jubilee
11
Old Testament
Darkness & Dawn
12
Shepherding
Devoted Women
13
16 17
Justice & Jubilee
18
Old Testament
Darkness & Dawn
19
Shepherding
Devoted Women
20
UNDERGROUND CLOSED
30
31
Justice & Jubilee
1
2
3
 
 

Learn about the cost

This summer's classes will run from June 6th - July 28th. We are offering a 'Pay-What-You-Want' option, so if your budget doesn't allow for a large expense this summer, you're welcome to pay what you're able to. Scroll down to have a look at the five classes we're offering this summer, and go to the bottom of the page to register for those which you're interested in.

 

Sponsorship

Help toward the instructor's honorarium and cover another student's enrollment

+50%

JUNE / JULY SUMMER

$60

$110

Special Gift

Give the instructor a bump in their honorarium pay

+25%

JUNE / JULY SUMMER

$50

$90

Base Rate

Break even for the cost of the class and compensate the instructor

COST

JUNE / JULY SUMMER

$40

$75

Operations & Expenses

Contribute toward the materials andfacilities to offer the class

-25%

JUNE / JULY SUMMER

$30

$60

Scholarship

Pitch in toward the class

-50%

JUNE / JULY SUMMER

$20

$40

 

Register for a course

If you're ready to sign up for a class, simply click the 'Register' button below and you'll be begin to the sign up process. Just to let you know, after you chose your classes and select your Pay-What-You-Want option, you'll be asked to either make your full payment or a deposit. You'll need to have an online payment form ready. 

 
 

Minimum Registration For Each Class

Each class has a minimum number needed for the class to run. Below is the number of people  needed for each class in order for it to run. If a class you're interested in doesn't have the minimum number needed, help us promote and recruit for that class so we can offer it this summer!

 

Classes Starting in June

 
 
Redemptive Shepherding
X more needed
Origins in the Old Testament
X more needed
Missional Formation
X more needed
 

Classes Starting in July

 
 
Devoted Women
X more needed
Restorative Justice & Jubilee
X more needed
Darkness & Dawn
X more needed