INSTITUTE

The Underground Institute is an eight-week training platform designed to give missionaries seminary level education within a missional framework. Throughout the entire catalog 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 collegiate-level 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 5 courses to help you advance your training

Find the semester that fits your schedule

 
 
 

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

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.

In order for a class to take place, it needs to reach the teacher designated student enrollment minimum. The amount of registrations required for each class is displayed on their respective cards.

 

Redemptive Shepherding

THURS
SUMMER
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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 5th - July 25th
June Semester: June 6th - June 27th
July Semester: July 9nd - July 30th

Here are the classes we're offering by semester:

 

JUNE

MON TUES WED THURS FRI
3 4 5
New Testament
6
Work & Creation
Leadership
7
10 11 12
New Testament
13
Work & Creation
Leadership
14
17
18 19
New Testament
20
Work & Creation
Leadership
21
24 25 26
New Testament
27
Work & Creation
Leadership
28

JULY

MON TUES WED THURS FRI
UNDERGROUND CLOSED
8 9
Supernatural Ministry
10
New Testament
11
Leadership
12
15 16
Supernatural Ministry
17
New Testament
Sacred Rhythms
18
Leadership
19
22
23
Supernatural Ministry
24
New Testament
Sacred Rhythms
25
Leadership
26
29
30
Supernatural Ministry
31
Sacred Rhythms
1
2
 
 

Learn about the cost

This summer's classes will run from June 5th - July 30th. 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 and facilities 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 a form of online payment ready.