Promoting Knowledge, Understanding, and Practice

Study for a Higher Purpose

“Austin Grad provides two things of great value to a lifelong student of Scripture who hopes to have found a few things worth sharing with others: first, a community of like-minded fellow scholars and teachers, ready to learn from Scripture, from great teachers of the universal church past and present, from one another, and from students and other members of the Austin Grad family; and second, a personally and intellectually diverse community of students with whom to share what one has learned. None of this would exist without a supportive community of leaders, servants, and friends, for all of whom I give thanks to God through our Lord Jesus Christ in the faith, hope, and love of the Holy Spirit. “Faculty Member Jeffrey Peterson, Ph.D.

Academic Calendar

Fall 2019
July 1 Priority deadline to submit an Application for Admission for fall semester
July 1 Financial Aid applications requesting priority consideration are due for fall semester
July 4 Holiday – Independence Day
July 28 Last day for current students to register for fall without a Late Registration Fee ($60)
July 29 – Aug 19 Open Registration for new students for fall semester
August 16 Official summer graduation date (no public ceremony)
August 26 Convocation
August 26 First Day of Classes - On Campus 16-week session and 1st Online 8-week session begin
September 2 Holiday – Labor Day
September 10 On Campus 16-week session: Last day of official add/drop period. Last day to receive 100% refund for dropped classes. Last day to change a course from credit to audit or from audit to credit. There is $25.00 fee for schedule changes after this date.
September 17 On Campus 16-week session: Last day to receive 50% refund on class withdrawals. Instructor’s signature required on Withdrawal Form.
September 17 Constitution Day – Austin Grad Constitution Study Guide will be made available
September 24 On Campus 16-week session: Last day to receive 25% refund on class withdrawals. Instructor’s signature required on Withdrawal Form. No refunds after today.
October 7 Priority deadline to submit an Application for Admission for spring semester
October 14 Applications to graduate in December are due
October 20 1st Online 8-week session ends
October 21 2nd Online 8-week session begins
Nov 5 – Dec 12 Academic Advising and pre-registration for spring semester for current students
November 15 Financial Aid applications requesting priority consideration are due for spring semester
November 28 – 29 Holiday – Thanksgiving
December 6 Last class day of semester for On Campus 16-week session
December 12 Last day for current students to register for spring semester without a Late Registration Fee ($60)
December 9 – 13 Finals Week for On Campus 16-week session
December 15 2nd Online session ends
Dec 16 – Jan 17 Winter Break
December 21 Official graduation date for fall semester (no public ceremony)
Dec 13 – Jan 16 Open Registration for new students for spring semester
 
Spring 2019
January 21 Holiday – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 22 On Campus 16-week session and 1st Online 8-week session begin
February 5 On Campus 16-week session: Last day of official add/drop period. Last day to receive 100% refund for dropped classes. Last day to change a course from credit to audit or from audit to credit. There is a $25 fee for schedule changes after this date.
Feb 5 – Mar 12 Student Nominations for next year’s Student Association Officers
February 12 On Campus 16-week session: Last day to receive 50% refund on class withdrawals. Instructor’s signature required on Withdrawal Form.
February 19 On Campus 16-week session: Last day to receive 25% refund on class withdrawals. Instructor’s signature required on Withdrawal Form. No refunds after today.
February 25 Applications to graduate in May are due
March 17 1st Online 8-week session ends
March 18-23 Spring Break
March 25 2nd Online 8-week session begins
Mar 19 – Apr 23 Elections for next year’s Student Association Officers
April 19 Holiday – Good Friday
April 8 – July 23 Academic Advising and pre-registration for fall semester for all current students
April 15 Financial Aid applications requesting priority consideration are due for summer semester
May 10 Last class day of the semester for On Campus 16-week session
May 12-17 Finals Week for On Campus 16-week session
May 17 2nd Online 8-week session ends
May 18 Austin Grad Graduation Ceremony
May 20-23 38th Annual Sermon Seminar
May 27 Holiday – Memorial Day
July 1 Priority deadline to submit an Application for Admission for the fall semester
July 1 Financial Aid applications requesting priority consideration are due for fall semester
July 4 Holiday – Independence Day
July 25 Last day for current students to register for fall semester without a Late Registration Fee ($60)

Chapel

During the fall and spring semesters, you are invited to join us for chapel service on Monday mornings at 10:30 am in Room 206. It is expected that students meet regularly for worship in chapel. Guests are welcome to join us.

2018-2019    
Date Speaker Scripture
Sept 10, 2018 Jeff Peterson, Austin Grad Professor, Intro to the General Letters of James, Peter and John
Sept 17, 2018 Todd Hall, Austin Grad Librarian Jas 3
Oct 1, 2018 Mark Shipp, Austin Grad Professor Jas 5
Oct 8, 2018 Ephraim Radner, Professor of Historical Theology, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto 1 Pet
Oct 15, 2018 Jim Fly, Austin Grad Vice President of Development 1 Pet
Oct 22, 2018 Keith Stanglin, Austin Grad Professor 1 Pet 2
Oct 29, 2018 Mitch East, Minister, University Avenue Church of Christ 1 Pet 4
Nov 5, 2018 Roger McCown, Senior Minister, Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ 1 John 1
Nov 12, 2018 Terry Collins, Minister, Cameron Road Church of Christ 1 John 3
Nov 26, 2018 Tom Nuckles, Lifeline Chaplaincy 1 John 4
Jan 28, 2019 Jeff Peterson, Austin Grad Professor Gen 1
Feb 4, 2019 Mason Lee, Princeton Theological Seminary Gen 2
Feb 11, 2019 Stephen Lawson, St. Louis University Gen 3
Feb 18, 2019 Stan Reid, Austin Grad President Gen 4
Feb 25, 2019 James Thompson, Minister, Wheless Lane Church of Christ Gen 6
Apr 1, 2019 Charlie Johanson, Minister, Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ Gen 22
Apr 8, 2019 Mark Shipp, Austin Grad Professor Gen 27
Apr 15, 2019 Keith Stanglin, Austin Grad Professor  Gen 32
Apr 29, 2019 Tim Curtis, Minister, Georgetown Church of Christ Gen 41
May 6, 2019 Todd Hall, Austin Grad Librarian Gen 49 & 50

 

2017-2018    
Date Speaker Scripture
Sept 11, 2017 Jeff Peterson, Austin Grad Professor Matt overview
Sept 18, 2017 Roger McCown, Senior Minister, Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ Matt 3
Oct 2, 2017 Keith Stanglin, Austin Grad Professor Matt 5
Nov 6, 2017 Mark Shipp, Austin Grad Professor Matt 15
Nov 13, 2017 Eddie Sharp, Minister, University Ave Church of Christ Matt 24
Jan 29,2018 Jeff Peterson, Austin Grad Professor Deut 5:1-5
Feb 5, 2018 Keith Stanglin, Austin Grad Professor Exod 20:2-3
Feb 12, 2018 Daniel Napier, Austin Grad Professor Exod 20:4-6
Feb 19, 2018 Todd Hall, Austin Grad Professor Exod 20:7
Feb 26, 2018 Stan Reid, Austin Grad President Exod 20:8-11
Mar 19, 2018 Jim Hays, Minister, Southern Hills Church of Christ Exod 20:13
Mar 26, 2018 Greg Neill, Minister, Marble Falls Church of Christ Exod 20:14
April 2, 2018 James Thompson, Minister, Wheless Lane Church of Christ Exod 20:15
April 16, 2018 Eddie Sharp, Minister, University Avenue Church of Christ Exod 20:17
April 30, 2018 Scott Elliott, Minister, La Grange Church of Christ Luke 10:25-28

 

2016-2017    
Date Speaker Scripture
Aug 29, 2016 Mark Shipp, Austin Grad Professor 1 Thess 1
Sept 12, 2016 Roger McCown, Senior Minister, Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ 1 Thess 2:1-12
Sept 19, 2016 Jeff Peterson, Austin Grad Professor 1 Thess 2:13-3:5
Sept 26, 2016 James Thompson, Minister, Wheless Lane Church of Christ 1 Thess 3:6-13
Oct 3, 2016 Stan Reid, Austin Grad President 1 Thess 4:1-12
Oct 10, 2016 Greg Neill, Minister, Marble Falls Church of Christ 1 Thess 4:13-18
Oct 17, 2016 Daniel Napier, Austin Grad Professor 1 Thess 5:1-11
Oct 24, 2016 Keith Stanglin, Austin Grad Professor 1 Thess 5:12-28
Oct 31, 2016 Scott Elliott, Minister, LaGrange Church of Christ 2 Thess 1
Nov 14, 2016 Woody Woodrow, Austin Grad Online Facilitator 3 Thess 3
Nov 28, 2016 Eddie Sharp, Minister, University Avenue Church of Christ Praying w/Paul
Jan 23, 2017 Jeffrey Peterson, Austin Grad Professor Isa 40
Feb 6, 2017 Rick Laing, Minister, Highland Village Church of Christ Isa 42
Feb 13, 2017 In Memoriam David Worley: Readings from Ephesians and Hymns
Feb 20, 2017 Mark Shipp, Austin Grad Professor Isa 43
Feb 27, 2017 Jared Brock, Youth Minister, Marble Falls Church of Christ Isa 44
Mar 20, 2017 Michael Sutton, Austin Grad Graduate Isa 46-47
Mar 27, 2017 Charlie Johanson, Minister, Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ Isa 48
April 10, 2017 Christopher O’Keefe, Austin Grad Student Isa 50-52
April 17, 2017 Allan McNicol, Austin Grad Professor Isa 53
April 24, 2017 Tom Nuckels, Lifeline Chaplaincy Isa 55

 

2015-2016    
Date Speaker Scripture
Sept 14, 2015 Greg Neill, Minister, Marble Falls Church of Christ Mark 2
Sept 21, 2015 Scott Elliott, Minister, LaGrange Church of Christ Mark 3
Sept 28, 2015 Jeff Peterson, Austin Grad Professor Mark 4
Oct 5, 2015 James Thompson, Minister, Wheless Lane Church of Christ Mark 5
Oct 12, 2015 Joe Keyes, Minister, Salado Church of Christ Mark 6
Oct 19, 2015 Matt Porter, Youth Minister, Canton Church of Christ Mark 7
Oct 26, 2015 Jim Hays, Minister, Southern Hills Church of Christ, Buda Mark 8
Nov 9, 2015 Keith Stanglin, Austin Grad Professor Mark 10
Nov 16, 2015 Tom Nuckels, Lifeline Chaplaincy Mark 11
Jan 25, 2016 Stan Reid, Austin Grad President Ruth 1
Feb 1, 2016 Rob Long, Minister, Marble Falls Church of Christ Ruth 2
Feb 8, 2016 James Henley, Youth Minister, Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ Ruth 3
Feb 15, 2016 Greg Neill, Minister, Marble Falls Church of Christ Ruth 4
Feb 22, 2016 Jeff Peterson, Austin Grad Professor Ecc 1
Feb 29, 2016 Rick Laing, Minister, Highland Village Church of Christ Ecc 1
March 7, 2016 Luke Norsworthy (Westover Hills) Ecc 11
March 28, 2016 Daniel Napier, Austin Grad Professor Esth 1-2
April 4, 2016 Woody Woodrow, Austin Grad Online Facilitator Esth 4
April 18, 2016 Justin Gerhardt, Youth Minister, Round Rock Church of Christ Lam 3
April 25, 2016 Jared Brock, Youth Minister, Marble Falls Church of Christ Lam 5
May 2, 2015 David Worley, Austin Grad Chancellor SS 8:5-7

 

2014-2015    
Date Speaker Scripture
Sept 8, 2014 Stan Reid, Austin Grad President Jas 1:1-8
Sept 15, 2014 Greg Neill, Minister, Marble Falls Church of Christ Jas 1:9-12
Sept 22, 2014 Tom Nuckels, Lifeline Chaplaincy Jas 1:13-21
Sept 29, 2014 Keith Stanglin, Austin Grad Professor Jas 1:22-27
Oct 6, 2014 Charlie Johanson, Minister, Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ Jas 2:1-7
Oct 13, 2014 Jeff Peterson, Austin Grad Professor Jas 2:8-13
Oct 20, 2014 Lin Penland, Retired Minister, Holland Street Church of Christ Jas 2:14-26
Oct 27, 2014 Todd Hall, Austin Grad Librarian Jas 3:1-12
Nov 3, 2014 Daniel Napier, Austin Grad Professor Jas 3:13-18
Nov 10, 2014 Jim Hays, Minister, Southern Hills Church of Christ Jas 4:11-5:6
Nov 17, 2014 Rick Laing, Minister,  Highland Village Church of Christ Jas 5:7-11
Dec 1, 2014 Joe Keyes, Minister, Salado Church of Christ Jas 5:12-20
Jan 26, 2015 John Reese, World Bible School Mark 11:22
Feb 2, 2015 Stan Reid,  Austin Grad President Ps 19:12
Feb 9, 2015 Allan McNicol, Austin Grad Professor Isa 1
Feb 16, 2015 Eddie Sharp, Minister, University Avenue Church of Christ Isa 2
Feb 23, 2015 Ron Bell, Minister, Hyde Park Church of Christ Isa 3
March 2, 2015 Tim Curtis, Minister, Georgetown Church of Christ Isa 4
March 9, 2015 Rob Long, Minister, Leander Church of Christ Isa 5
March 23, 2015 Randy Daw, Minister, Johnson Street Church of Christ, Greenville, TX Isa 6
March 30, 2015 Mark Shipp, Austin Grad Professor Isa 7
April 6, 2015 Abel Salazar, Austin Grad Staff/Student Isa 8
April 13, 2015 Justin Gerhardt, Minister, Round Rock Church of Christ Isa 9
April 20, 2015 Jared Brock, Austin Grad Student Isa 10
April 27, 2015 Ed Fleming, Austin Grad Student Isa 11
May 4, 2015 Stan Reid, Austin Grad President Isa 12

 

2013-2014    
Date Speaker Scripture
Sept 16, 2013 Matt Porter, Austin Grad Recruiter Luke 15:1-10
Sept 30, 2013 Daniel Napier, Austin Grad Professor Luke 16:19-31
Oct 7, 2013 Keith Stanglin, Austin Grad Professor Luke 17:5-10
Oct 14, 2013 Todd Hall, Austin Grad Professor Luke 17:11-19
Oct 21, 2013 Charlie Johnason Minister, Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ Luke 18:1-8
Oct 28, 2013 Eddie Sharp, Minister, University Avenue Church of Christ Luke 18:9-14
Nov 4, 2013 Charlie Johanson, Minister, Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ Luke 19:1-10
Nov 11, 2013 Eddie Sharp, Minister, University Avenue Church of Christ Luke 20:27-38
Nov 18, 2013 Mark Shipp, Austin Grad Professor Luke 21:5-19
Dec 2, 2013 Stan Reid, Austin Grad President Luke 21:25-36
Jan 13, 2014 Stan Reid, Austin Grad President Exod 1
Jan 27, 2014 Eddie Sharp, Minister, University Avenue Church of Christ Exod 2
Feb 10, 2014 George Williams, Minister, East Side Church of Christ Exod 4
Feb 17, 2014 Matt Porter, Austin Grad Recruiter Exod 5
Feb 24, 2014 Todd Hall, Austin Grad Professor Exod 6
March 3, 2014 Brandon Pierce, Austin Grad Adjunct Professor Exod 7-9
March 17, 2014 Daniel Napier, Austin Grad Professor Exod 10
March 24, 2014 Joe Drisdale, Austin Grad Student Exod 11
March 31, 2014 Greg Neill, Minister, Marble Falls Church of Christ Exod 12
April 7, 2014 Keith Stanglin, Austin Grad Professor Exod 13
April 14, 2014 Mark Shipp, Austin Grad Professor Exod 14
April 21, 2014 Allan McNicol, Austin Grad Professor Exod 15
April 28, 2014 Scott Elliott, Minister, La Grange Church of Christ Exod 16

Special Events

First Things Lecture

September 30, 2019

with Mary Eberstadt

Mary Eberstadt is an essayist, novelist, and author of several influential works of non-fiction, including How the West Really Lost God: A New Theory of Secularization; Adam and Eve after the Pill: Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution; and Home-Alone America. Her novel The Loser Letters: A Comic Tale of Life, Death, and Atheism, has been adapted for stage and will premiere in fall 2016. She is also editor of the anthology Why I Turned Right: Leading Baby Boom Conservatives Chronicle Their Political Journeys.A frequent contributor to magazines and journals including TIME, the Wall Street Journal, National Review, the Weekly Standard, and First Things, Mrs. Eberstadt (nee Tedeschi) has also served as an editor at The Public Interest, The National Interest, and Policy Review. She has been associated with various think tanks, including most recently the Hoover Institution and the Ethics and Public Policy Center. In 2011, she founded a literary organization called the Kirkpatrick Society that has mentored hundreds of writers.

During the Reagan administration, Mrs. Eberstadt spent two years as a speechwriter to Secretary of State George Shultz.. She graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University with a double major in philosophy and government. She lives in the Washington, DC area.

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