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Why Hartland College?

Hartland College offers a comprehensive education based on the absolute principles found in God´s Word, the Bible. These principles harmonize with true science and with all true knowledge because they come from the same source, our Creator. This type of education will promote the harmonious development of the physical, mental, and spiritual faculties. We are called and committed to true Christian education. We help young people develop resourcefulness and character for maximum effectiveness. Our goal is to educate our youth to accept the matchless claims of Christ upon their lives and service, to replace the inherent self-seeking motive with Christ’s self sacrificing love, as they prepare to take the everlasting gospel to the farthest reaches of this planet.

Hartland College offers bachelor’s degrees in Christian Elementary Education, Christian Secondary Education, Health Ministry, Health Education, Christian Media Management, Christian Publications Management, Bible Instruction, and Pastoral Evangelism. We also offer minors in agriculture and music. In addition to academic studies, our students learn practical skills including agriculture, auto mechanics, landscaping, food preparation, and the basics of medical missionary work.

We aim to produce well-rounded students. The course of studies is Christ-centered and Bible-based. Students are prepared to present the Seventh-day Adventist message as found in the Scriptures. A biblical foundation is provided for a Christian lifestyle, effective avenues of ministry, and a solid grasp of scriptural truth. Practical field experience prepares the students to proclaim God’s end-time message.

Last Updated Jul 15, 2011

Why I Chose Hartland College

Mar 4, 2015

Students at Hartland share a common vision – missions!


“I want to be closer to God and serve Him as a missionary through media.” – Alena Vlasova, Christian Media, Russia


“I have a large mission field waiting for me in India. I came here to equip myself so that I can be more efficient than I was before.” – Martin Raj, Health Ministry, India


“I desire revival in my life, and I want to be used to bring revival in my church.” – Raynald Sajous, Pastoral Evangelism, New Jersey, USA


“My country needs the health message. My people are suffering from depression and drug abuse. I need to be equipped with the right tools to bring the message of health and salvation to them.” – Carlynn Williams, Health Ministry, South Africa


“I want to get a missionary training and be God’s worker.” – Esther Min, Christian Elementary Education, South Korea

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Midwifery Curriculum

Feb 16, 2015

The Midwifery curriculum is designed to educate and train young ladies to attend expectant mothers in all phases of pregnancy, from prenatal to newborn care. This field has proven to be an open door to share the gospel and the last-day message to expectant parents. It also is in harmony with the instructions given through the pen of inspiration. “The Bible speaks of women at childbirth being attended by women, and thus it ought always to be. Women should be educated and trained to act skillfully as midwives and physicians to their sex. This is the Lord’s plan.” The General Conference Bulletin, June 4, 1909.

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The curriculum begins with the Childbirth Education/Doula course, designed to certify the student to serve as a Childbirth Educator and/or Doula. This comprehensive program will cover the aspects of pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. Topics covered will range from labor techniques and support to newborn care, postpartum adjustment, pregnancy nutrition and fitness, and much more. The goal of this course is to prepare the student to not only teach, but to design her own childbirth education classes, along with developing essential skills necessary to become a trained birth doula professional. Successful completion of this course is a prerequisite to the Certified Professional Midwifery (CPM) program.
The Midwifery course builds upon the foundation laid down in the CE/ Doula course. Areas of study will include Antepartum, Intrapartum and Postpartum Care. The didactic skills will be followed with a clinical practicum under the supervision of approved CPMs and/or Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs). Upon completion of this course the student will be prepared to take the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) exam to become a Certified Professional Midwife.

Courses Offered

MIWI 203 Childbirth Education and Doula

(4 credits) This course, taught from a Christian perspective, is designed to certify the student to serve as a childbirth educator and/or doula. This comprehensive program will cover the aspects of pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. Topics covered will range from pregnancy nutrition and fit- ness to labor techniques and support, newborn care, postpartum adjustment, and much more. The goal of this course is to prepare the student to not only teach, but to design her own childbirth education classes, along with developing essential skills necessary to become a trained birth doula professional. Successful completion of these classes is a prerequisite to the certified professional midwifery program.
Textbooks: The Ministry of Midwifery by Patti Barnes, CPM. A workbook will also be required for each student.

MIWI 203 – MODULE I: INTRODUCTION TO CE, DOULA, AND MIDWIFERY

Within this first segment of classes, the student will be introduced to the roles of childbirth educators and doulas and define the legal, moral, and ethical role and realm of each. Also covered are the various routes to becoming a midwife. The history of midwifery and childbirth techniques up to modern times will be examined, as well as the inspired counsel from Scripture and the Spirit of Prophecy.

MIWI 203 – MODULE II: BASIC ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF REPRODUCTION

This segment covers all aspects of the reproductive anatomy and the successive, normal physical changes throughout pregnancy, beginning with conception and following through the three trimesters with the progressive development of the fetus.

MIWI 203 – MODULE III: DIAGNOSTIC LABS & PROCEDURES

This module identifies the most common lab tests and procedures utilized in obstetrics. Strategies and mechanisms to enable an unmedicated birth in a hospital, birth center, or home setting are covered.

MIWI 203 – MODULE IV: 8 LAWS OF PRENATAL HEALTH AND COMMON PREGNANCY COMPLAINTS

The goal of this segment is to understand the aspects of a proper lifestyle throughout pregnancy. The eight laws of health are discussed with an emphasis on nutritional needs for the pregnant woman. Also covered are natural remedies to relieve common complaints throughout pregnancy.

MIWI 203 – MODULE V: STAGES OF LABOR, BIRTH, AND COMFORT MEASURES

The student will learn the progression of labor and the maternal and fetal changes in the stages of the childbirth process based on changes in the uterus and cervix as labor progresses. The basics of breathing methods and their relationship to relaxation will be covered, as well as techniques of pain relief and comfort measures without the use of medications.

MIWI 203 – MODULE VI: LABOR COMPLICATIONS AND CESAREAN SECTIONS

Skills to differentiate between minor discomforts and warning signs in pregnancy are covered in this module. The student will learn to recognize a difficult labor and birth and how to help clients cope with complications. The current trends in cesarean births in the United States and the role of the doula with a mother during cesarean birth will also be covered.

MIWI 203 – MODULE VII: POSTPARTUM AND NEWBORN CARE

The goal of this segment is to understand the characteristics of the normal newborn and train the parents in care and treatment of a newborn, as well as problems and what to do for them. The importance of postpartum follow-up care will be covered.

MIWI 203 – MODULE VIII: BREASTFEEDING AND PHYSIOLOGY OF LACTATION

Here the student will learn to define the advantages of breastfeeding and the importance of early breastfeeding for the mother and the baby. The ability to diagnose common breastfeeding problems and to know how to treat them will be examined.

MIWI 203 – MODULE IX: OPTIONS AND RIGHTS IN BIRTH

Multitudes are unaware of their legal rights pertaining to interventions in hospitals and birth centers. These rights and options will be discussed along with the pros and cons of these options.

MIWI 203 – MODULE X: MAKING THIS YOUR MINISTRY / BUSINESS

The student will formulate a complete topic outline for a childbirth education (CE) course and a complete list of materials for a doula practice. Determining the student’s approach to whatever vocation she chooses will be considered. The determination of fees, donations, etc. in light of costs, will be discussed. Each student will actually teach a CE class and be evaluated.

The Summer Term

The summer term will comprise a practicum for those pursuing certification as a doula. This practicum must be under the preceptorship of a certified doula, doctor, or midwife. A minimum of two births must be attended where the student provides doula support to the mothers. Appropriate forms must be completed by the preceptor and the clients and submitted for approval to the College. The student must also submit a report (500 words minimum) to her instructor(s).

Midwifery Program

MIWI 321 Midwifery I


(4 credits) After completion of the CE/Doula modules listed above, the student who decides to continue on to become a midwife will be required to complete the following courses. The design of this curriculum is to prepare the student to take the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) exam to become a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) and fulfill the scholastic and clinical requirements of NARM.
Textbooks (for the Midwifery program): Practical Skills Guide for Midwifery; Healing Passage: A Midwife’s Guide to the Care and Repair of Tissues; Myles’ Textbook for Midwives; Varney’s Midwifery; Human Labor and Birth; Holistic Midwifery: A Comprehensive Textbook for Midwives and Homebirth Practice; Understanding Diagnostic Tests in the Childbirth Year; The Breastfeeding Answer Book; Assessment and Care of the Well Newborn.

MIWI 321 – ANTEPARTUM MODULE I—OFFICE WORK

Fall term
This module will cover the Midwifery Model of Care, various consent forms, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Law, cultural competency, and charting. It will also address the initial interview with prospective clients and the information to be gathered.

MIWI 321 – ANTEPARTUM MODULE II—INITIAL VISIT A

In this module, the student will learn how to conduct the initial visit. She will learn and demonstrate skills in physical assessment and prenatal examination. Routine blood work, Pap smear, and sterile speculum exams will also be covered.

MIWI 321 – ANTEPARTUM MODULE III—INITIAL VISIT B

Here the student will learn to use and read a urine dipstick and understand urinalysis. Sexually transmitted diseases and infections will be covered, as well as other indicators of risk during prenatal assessment.

MIWI 321 – ANTEPARTUM MODULE IV—PELVIC EXAM

The student will learn how to conduct a pelvic exam which includes pelvimetry, pelvic landmarks, pelvic floor muscles, and true cephelopelvic disproportion (CPD).

MIWI 321 – ANTEPARTUM MODULE V—RISK SCREENING

In this segment the student will learn about hemoglobin and blood sugar testing, the Rh negative factor and ABO incompatibilities, and other risk factors. The use of ultrasound will also be discussed, as will genetic screening.

MIWI 321 – ANTEPARTUM MODULE VI—HANDS ON

Here the student will learn to use a doppler, fetascope, and other instruments. She will also learn and be required to demonstrate skill in the Leopold’s Maneuvers, reading fetal heart tone (FHT), and measuring fundal heights.

MIWI 321 – ANTEPARTUM MODULE VII—WOMEN’S DISEASES IN PREGNANCY

Both allopathic and non-allopathic usage in pregnancy will be examined with the pros and cons of each. Gestational diabetes and Group Beta Strep will be discussed, as will the assessment of the wellbeing of the fetus and possible risks.

MIWI 321 – ANTEPARTUM MODULE VIII—COMPLICATIONS A

In this segment the student will learn about various complications which may develop during the prenatal period, including hypertension, polyhydramnios, oligohydramnios, placental problems, and abnormal fetal positions.

MIWI 321 – ANTEPARTUM MODULE IX—COMPLICATIONS B

This module will cover more complications that arise during pregnancy, including common diseases, miscarriages, hydatidiform mole, ectopic pregnancies, hyperemesis gravidarum, and more.

MIWI 321 – ANTEPARTUM MODULE X—REVIEW AND FINALS
A review of all the major material covered in the antepartum modules should prepare the student for final exam of this term. MIWI 322 Midwifery II (4 credits)
MIWI 322 – INTRAPARTUM MODULE I—PREPARATION

Winter term
This segment will cover the emergency birth plan, the relationship with collaborating physicians, the birth environment and implements, and the universal precautions such as hand washing and gloving.

MIWI 322 – INTRAPARTUM MODULE II—MONITORING LABOR A

In this module the student learns to determine labor; evaluate contractions; check station, effacement, and dilation; check vital signs; and chart during labor.

MIWI 322 – INTRAPARTUM MODULE III—MONITORING LABOR B

This segment will cover the evaluation of FHTs, the fetal position, fetal skull diameters, and how to determine when there is fetal distress. Positions for pushing and normal labor patterns will be examined.

MIWI 322 – INTRAPARTUM MODULE IV—MINOR INTERVENTIONS A

The student will learn about such interventions as episiotomies, amniotomies, perineal support, and preventing uterine inversion.

MIWI 322 – INTRAPARTUM MODULE V—MINOR INTERVENTIONS B

The use of medical oxygen, IV therapy, and urinary catheters will be dis- cussed. The students will demonstrate skills in some of these interventions.

MIWI 322 – INTRAPARTUM MODULE VI—DELIVERY

Labor augmentation methods will be covered along with the pros and cons of each. The student will learn how a routine delivery should go, how to do cord clamping and cutting, and how to use a bulb syringe. Delivery of the placenta and examination of it will also be covered.

MIWI 322 – INTRAPARTUM MODULE VII—COMPLICATIONS A

The student will learn the various presentations of the baby and how to manage malpresentations.

MIWI 322 – INTRAPARTUM MODULE VIII— COMPLICATIONS B

This segment will cover such things as pendulous belly, synclitism and asynclitism, AROM, PROM, post-date pregnancy, and maternal exhaustion.

MIWI 322 – INTRAPARTUM MODULE IX—COMPLICATIONS C

This class will cover uterine rupture, uterine inversion, and amniotic embolism. Knowing when to transport and implementing a backup plan will be discussed in this module.

MIWI 322 – INTRAPARTUM MODULE X—REVIEW AND FINAL EXAM
MIWI 323 Midwifery III (4 credits)
MIWI 323 – POSTPARTUM MODULE I—IMMEDIATE

Spring term
Newborn assessment and APGAR scoring will be discussed in this segment along with recognizing birth defects, meconium aspiration, stillborn and newborn instructions.

MIWI 323 – POSTPARTUM MODULE II—INTERVENTIONS

Here the student will learn how CPR, Delee, and bag and mask procedures are done. Eye prophylaxis will also be covered.

MIWI 323 – POSTPARTUM MODULE III—NRP

This segment is devoted to neonatal resuscitation program (NRP), in which the student will have to be certified in NRP, which is a requirement before taking the NARM exam.

MIWI 323 – POSTPARTUM MODULE IV—TEARS AND SUTURING

Recognizing tears and when and how to suture will be covered. Local anesthesia will be discussed.

MIWI 323 – POSTPARTUM MODULE V—BLOOD LOSS

Various emergency and precautionary procedures will be covered in this module including assessment of blood loss, causes of blood loss, managing a hemorrhage, the use of bi-manual compression, managing shock, and monitoring vital signs.

MIWI 323 – POSTPARTUM MODULE VI—NEWBORN CARE

The student will learn how to care for a newborn and how to initiate breast- feeding. Postpartum charting and waivers will also be covered.

MIWI 323 – POSTPARTUM MODULE VII—POSTPARTUM COMPLICATIONS

How to recognize and manage postpartum complications will be discussed in this module. In addition, postpartum visits and instructions for the parents will be addressed.

MIWI 323 – POSTPARTUM MODULE VIII—POSTPARTUM RESPONSIBILITIES

In this segment the student will learn about jaundice and its treatments, follow-up assessments, the birth certificate, counseling, and care for the circumcised baby.

MIWI 323 – POSTPARTUM MODULE IX—MATERNAL CARE

Postpartum depression, psychosis, thrombophlebitis, separation of abdominal muscles, and other potential problems for the postpartum mother are discussed.

MIWI 323 – POSTPARTUM MODULE X—REVIEW AND FINALS

Summer Term Practicum

MIWI 491, 492, 493 INTERNSHIP I, II, III

(48 credits) Three consecutive terms in which to utilize and further develop skills learned at Hartland College. This includes observing, assisting, and delivering babies in birthing centers and in homes. Assisting in prenatals, newborn exams, and postpartum visits is also included. A research project is also a required part of this internship, as is developing a plan for a midwifery practice. Sites are subject to the approval of the Curriculum Committee.
While the instructor(s) may be helpful in placing a student under a preceptor, it will be the responsibility of the student to find a willing preceptor. It will also be the student’s responsibility to met any expenses the preceptor(s) may encounter, including, but not necessarily limited to, travel and lodging. In addition, the student will be responsible for any possible fees the preceptor may require for her/his services. The students will be responsible for the purchase of textbooks, certifications, and the NARM fees for applications and examination. Any equipment the student may need will also be her responsibility to acquire.

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About Distance Learning

Feb 10, 2015

Thank you for your interest in enrolling in Hartland College’s Distance Learning Program. We currently offer a unique opportunity to individuals who have a desire to increase their knowledge of the Bible but who are unable to enroll in Hartland’s campus-based programs.

Programs Currently Offered Through Distance Learning

Distance Learning students can enroll in a one-year Biblical Studies Program or in a two-year program which offers an Associate Degree in Biblical Studies. There is also the option of taking individual courses for those who may not be interested in any of the above-mentioned programs. If, after having taken our online courses, a person decides to enroll in any of Hartland’s regular programs, credits will be transferable.

One-Year Biblical Studies Program

  • Conversion and Righteousness by Faith
  • Fundamentals of Christian Faith
  • Daniel
  • Revelation 1
  • Revelation 2
  • Life and Teachings of Jesus 1
  • Life and Teachings of Jesus 2
  • Christian Marriage and Family or Principles of Christian Mental Health
  • One elective from the Two-Year Program or the list of Additional Electives

Additional Electives

  • History of the Christian Church
  • The Sanctuary Message
  • Biblical Apologetics
  • Speech and Homiletics
  • Philosophy of Christian Education

Two-Year Biblical Studies Program

  • Conversion and Righteousness by Faith
  • Fundamentals of Christian Faith
  • Early Old Testament History
  • Middle Old Testament History
  • Latter Old Testament History
  • Daniel
  • Revelation 1
  • Revelation 2
  • Life and Teachings of Jesus 1
  • Life and Teachings of Jesus 2
  • Acts and General Epistles
  • Pauline Epistles 1
  • Pauline Epistles 2
  • SDA Church History
  • Christian Marriage and Family
  • Principles of Christian Mental Health
  • Two electives from the list of Additional Electives

What are the costs involved?

One-year Biblical Studies certificate

  • Individual class price – $600 ($5,400 for all 9 classes)
  • Discount price of $3,000 (one full payment at enrollment)
OR
  • Discount price of $3,200 (first payment of $1,600 to begin course; second payment of $1,600 before taking sixth class) 


Two-year Biblical Studies associate degree

  • Individual class price – $600 ($10,800 for all 18 classes)
  • Discount price of $5,500 (one full payment at enrollment)
OR
  • Discount price of $5,800 (first payment of $2,900 to begin course; second payment of $2,900 before taking tenth class)

To apply click here.

Childbirth Educators and Doulas 2014

Dec 12, 2014

We are very proud of our 15 students who have passed the Childbirth Educator and/or Doula training. Our mission is to provide the highest possible level of education and training for young ladies to attend expectant mothers in all phases of pregnancy, from prenatal to newborn care. This field has proven to be an open door to share the gospel and the last-day message to expectant parents. We pray for God’s blessing on these young ladies as they pursue God’s calling for their lives.

Childbirth Educators/Doulas
Alexandra Carrasquillo, Puerto Rico
Blanca Saenz, USA
Hannah Crosby, USA
Kartina Saerang, Indonesia
Katherine Leong, USA
Kimberly Peralta, USA
Krystal Lehman, USA
Lynn Kawakami, Japan
Nadele Bertus, USA
Sabrina Oliver, USA
Tammara Usedo, USA

Childbirth Educators
Catherine Gray, Canada
Lomaswati Dlamini, Swaziland
Megan Neill, USA
Tulia Lomani, Fiji

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Fall Graduation

Dec 12, 2014

Two graduates from the region known as the “10-40 Window” finished their 4-year degrees this fall. Jin Jian is from the People’s Republic of China. Raksa is from Cambodia. Both represent countries that have not been easily accessible to gospel outreach from Western countries. The 10-40 Window contains the largest populations that are non-Christian. Add to that the outright hostility to the gospel in many of these places, and you have a challenging mission field.
Both graduates have a vision to work for God in their home countries. Keep Raksa and Jin Jian in your prayers that they will be filled with the Holy Spirit as they fulfill Jesus’ commission to them.

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Distance Learning Comes to Hartland College!

Dec 11, 2014

Hartland heartily welcomes 2006 Pastoral Evangelism graduate Diego Silva to its Bible Department.

What is distance learning?
Distance learning is designed to make education available to individuals who are not able to attend classes in a traditional setting such as a classroom. Hartland’s distance learning program provides access to many of our college classes when the source of information and the learners are separated by time, distance, or both.

Why is Hartland providing education through distance learning?
Over the years, many individuals have desired to attend Hartland’s campus-based program, but due to various reasons were not able to enroll as students. Young men and women from overseas have had visas denied, and thus could not come to study. Others, due to the fact that they have families and jobs, were not able to interrupt their plans and enroll as students. Whatever the reasons, now we have a solution for those who want to enroll, but are unable to participate in our campus-based program.

How will Hartland’s distance learning program operate?
The widespread uses of computers and the internet have made distance learning easier and faster. OpenClass is a distance learning software designed by Hartland College. Through OpenClass, students log on with a user name and password, and then are given access to video lectures, class syllabi, handouts, lesson notes, exercises, and much more.

What is special about Hartland’s distance learning program?
One important feature of our distance learning program is the emphasis we place on critical thinking, student research, and creativity, while relying less on recall and memorization. Our goal is to provide the student with tools and resources that will assist him or her to go beyond the content and information provided by the teacher. Learning to study is an important aspect of our program. Another very important aspect of Hartland’s academic program has been an uncompromising loyalty to the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy. The distance learning program continues and builds upon this in each course offered.

What courses do you currently offer?
One-year Biblical Studies certificate:
Conversion and Righteousness by Faith
Fundamentals of the Christian Faith
Daniel
Revelation I
Revelation II
Life and Teachings of Jesus I
Life and Teachings of Jesus II
Christian Marriage and Family or Principles of Christian Mental Health
One elective class

Two-year Biblical Studies associate’s degree:
Conversion and Righteousness by Faith
Fundamentals of Christian Faith
Early Old Testament History
Middle Old Testament History
Latter Old Testament History
Daniel
Revelation I
Revelation II
Life and Teachings of Jesus I
Life and Teachings of Jesus II
Acts and General Epistles
Pauline Epistles I
Pauline Epistles II
Seventh-day Adventist Church History
Christian Marriage and Family
Principles of Christian Mental Health
Two elective classes

Is it possible to take individual classes?
Yes. Any of the classes mentioned above can be taken without enrolling in one of our programs. Other classes available, besides those already listed, are:
History of the Christian Church
The Sanctuary Message
Biblical Apologetics
Prophetic Guidance
Science and the Bible
Philosophy of Christian Education

If I start by taking individual classes, and later decide to enroll in one of your programs, are credits transferable?
Yes. If you have taken online classes, and then decide to enroll in any of Hartland’s regular programs, whether distance learning or our campus-based program, credits will be transferable.

What are the costs involved?
One-year Biblical Studies certificate – $5,400 (9 classes)
Individual class price – $600 ($200 per credit hour)
Discount price of $3,000 (one full payment at enrollment)
Discount price of $3,200 (first
payment of $1,600 to begin course;
second payment of $1,600 before
taking sixth class)

Two-year Biblical Studies associate’s
degree – $10,800 (18 classes)
Individual class price – $600 ($200
per credit hour)
Discount price of $5,500 (one full payment at enrollment)
Discount price of $5,800 (first
payment of $2,900 to begin course;
second payment of $2,900 before
taking tenth class)

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Meet Our New Bible Teacher

Dec 11, 2014

Hartland heartily welcomes 2006 Pastoral Evangelism graduate Diego Silva to its Bible Department.

What did you do before returning to Hartland?
I served as president of a two-year missionary training school in Brazil called Taquara Institute of Health and Education. I founded the school in 2006 shortly before graduating, and worked there until August 2013.

How did God lead you back?
God led me back through undeniable providential circumstances. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in early 2013. I was told that I needed surgery, and it ended up being easier and a lot more convenient to have this done in the US rather than in Brazil. If it had not been for this turn of events, I would not have even thought about returning to the States.

Describe your duties.
I currently serve as major advisor for the Bible Department. This implies that I work with our Bible Instruction and Pastoral Evangelism majors, giving them guidance as to how they can get the most out of their student experience, as well as helping them identify their life calling. I teach Bible and church history classes, and am developing an online distance learning program for Hartland College.

What do you like most about Hartland?
I love to work with the quality young people Hartland draws from all parts of the world. Hartland offers the unique opportunity to work with a number of international students while being small enough for teachers to educate in a more individualized setting. I also find it a blessing to be able to teach Bible classes in an environment where the authority of God’s Word is regarded as supreme and above man’s authority.

What is your vision for the Bible Department, and how do you plan to make it a reality?
I have a burden to help young people train for ministry, identify their life calling, and find their place in God’s cause. I also have a burden to extend Hartland’s program to individuals who are unable to come and participate physically in our campus-based program.

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Educating “Outside the Box”

Sep 8, 2014

by Kevin Wahl

“While studying to become a Seventh-day Adventist, I met a handful of Hartland graduates,” shares 2010 graduate Mike Kwon. “They knew the Bible a lot better and seemed to be a lot more dedicated to the Lord’s work than other young Adventists. So when the Lord called me for training, I knew which school I wanted to attend.”
Mike majored in Christian Media Management. “I’d been studying computer science in a university setting before the Lord called me to Hartland. The usage of modern technology was up my alley and a gift God had given me. Today technology advances so quickly that even in the business world, it’s difficult to find qualified help. So it’s a great blessing to possess a coveted set of skills and use it to advance the Lord’s work.”

During one of Mike’s spring breaks, he served as a canvassing leader. “A local church planned to hold an evangelistic series and we laid some groundwork by conducting a canvassing program supported by the church. I had no leadership experience and most of my friends were better at distributing books than I’d ever been. It was a challenge to be their peer one week and then be their leader the next week.

“But during that short trip, the Lord taught me that to be a leader is to be a servant of all. If I could do anything to make the canvassers more efficient, whether by distributing water when they were thirsty or books when they were low, I quickly learned that my role was to serve.”

After graduating, Mike worked two years for Light for Life Ministry, doing computer work plus online sermons and talk shows for English-speaking Korean youth. Then he spent two years as youth pastor for the Atlanta Korean Seventh-day Adventist Church in Duluth, Georgia. Mike currently works a “tent-making” job, developing mobile apps for Verizon, while passing out free literature and leading out in group Bible studies.

Mike concludes, “Hartland taught me that my education was independent of my degree—or even my major. I learned to think and find answers for myself, and that there is no limit to how much I will supplement a formal education. I’ve been ‘thrown into the deep end’—put in environments that value actual experience and knowledge more than degrees—and I’ve worn many hats that did not pertain to the field in which I was formally trained. Hartland didn’t give me the proverbial fish, but taught me how
to fish.”

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Spring Graduation 2014

Aug 19, 2014

Aim: Higher than the highest
Motto: Reaching God’s ideal in our generation

On June 6–7, seven Hartland graduates attended the ceremonies as this year’s spring class was launched into its lifework. They shared their internship reports and testimonies, encouraging the college students to press on, preparing for each one’s high calling. Loago Setswalo, 2012 graduate, spoke about reaching God’s ideal in this generation by preaching the gospel.

President Norbert Restrepo challenged the entire audience, saying that the best means to finishing the work is experiencing true education. President Emeritus Colin Standish offered the dedicatory prayer.

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From the Pregnancy Centers of Central Virginia

Aug 11, 2014

A director’s letter attests to the quality of Hartland’s Childbirth Education and Doula certification program.

The Orange Pregnancy Center, located in Orange, Virginia, serves the community of Orange and surrounding counties, offering free pregnancy tests, counseling, limited medical services and material help. The Center has a building block program that allows moms-to-be to earn blocks for baby clothing, strollers, swings, pack’n plays, breast pumps, etc., while learning about childbirth and parenting.

Hartland College’s Childbirth Education and Doula students in training have been teaching a childbirth and newborn care class at the Pregnancy Center. The students take turns sharing their expertise with our clients, using models, audiovisuals, and handouts to aid in explanations. Each Hartland class counts as a block and has the additional benefit of allowing our ladies-in-waiting to ask questions of the knowledgeable students and their teacher, Patti Barnes (Director of the program at Hartland). “This is so interesting,” has been the comment most often overheard. One mom is expecting her third child, but even she learned from the classes—“I didn’t know that!”

The Hartland students are a joy to be around, very friendly, open and encouraging, as well as competent in their areas of study. And because the Center is a ministry, the students are able to pray with the moms, giving all the glory to God.

In behalf of the Center, I want to thank you for your assistance in the outreach to our community and look forward to further collaboration with you.

Margaret Shaw, Orange Center Director

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