Each ministry is designed to impart skills through classroom preparation and week-by-week experience in the community. The fulfillment of the specific evangelistic activities will depend on the current needs and available teachers. Students are required to enroll in evangelistic ministries for one credit per term and must have a total of 9 credits for graduation.
BIBLE WORK I, II, III
(1 credit) Students in the first class learn the rich history, principles, and philosophy of Bible work. In the second class, the emphasis is on learning how to prepare the church and the community for an evangelistic series. The third class covers the post-evangelistic work of baptismal preparation, follow-up work, as well as church planting. With all three classes, door-to-door work and giving studies are vital components of this ministry.
HEALTH OUTREACH I
(1 credit) The major thrust in this ministry is community blood pressure screening—both door-to-door with colporteuring, and in stationary community locations. Opportunity to plan and participate in a community health fair is another facet of health screening, in which members of the community receive general evaluations and health information based on the eight laws of health. Students will also learn to give chair massages.
HEALTH OUTREACH II
(1 credit) This course provides students with real experiences of sharing what they have learned in health classes, such as “Health Outreach I,” “Principles of Medical Ministry,” and “Food and Nutrition.” Students will participate in planning, promoting, preparing, and presenting health programs in public settings. The programs will include: “Natural Remedies Demonstrations,” “Food Demonstrations with Nutrition Talks,” and “Natural Laws of Health.”
HEALTH OUTREACH III
(1 credit) Building on the previous two Health Outreaches, this class focuses on how to practically, and in an appealing manner, share healthful cooking classes in the community.
PRACTICAL HELP TEAMS
((1 credit) Students involved in this ministry will participate in a week-by-week home ministry to the sick, elderly, disabled, and lonely in the surrounding community. This ministry requires maturity, discernment, and compassionate love. Working in cooperation with county service agencies, students do a variety of small jobs and counseling.
(1 credit) Students involved in this ministry will be taught skills in Christian sales techniques and communication, and will learn how to get truth-filled literature into people’s hands and homes.
(1 credit) This course is to initiate and orient students to the actual needs of the community. Working in teams of two, students visit homes in the surrounding community with a survey in order to evaluate interests in different evangelistic ministries and to build friendships.
((1 credit) Participants visit local prisons preaching, teaching, singing, mingling, and ministering to offenders. The vast majority of offenders attending our services are not of our faith and are seeking for truth. Many are interested in learning about the Three Angels’ Messages. This provides students with the opportunity to answer objections and share what they have learned in their classes. Other students have the opportunity to grade correspondence Bible studies coming from inmates. All majors are invited to participate in this vital ministry.
(1 credit) Students accepted into the Three Angels’ Chorale receive unique opportunities to witness through song and personal testimony in churches, schools, retirement centers, nursing homes, and evangelistic meetings. A minimum commitment of one academic year is required. Freshmen are not encouraged to join and must have approval from the Curriculum Committee before applying. Choir members must maintain a minimum academic GPA of 3.0, good citizenship standing, and acceptable vocational training evaluations. Between school terms, the choir often tours internationally.
(1 credit) Students involved in this ministry will participate in the various phases of an evangelistic series (and field school when available), including formal meetings, visitation during an evangelistic series, and follow-up Bible studies.
CHILD EVANGELISM & YOUTH MINISTRY
(1 credit) Experience in various facets of ministering to children and youth is available. During an evangelistic series, Christ-centered gospel and health messages are planned and presented in programs coinciding with the adult meetings. Home ministry opportunities include befriending local children and tutoring for school or reading Bible stories. Branch Sabbath Schools also may be planned and conducted in local areas.
YOUTH, DO YOU DARE
(1creedit) Youth are the best motivators of youth. This ministry is designed to engage youth of our churches in active mission service, giving them a chance to taste and see that the Lord has a work for them to do in hastening His soon return. Three words sum up the mission of this dynamic ministry: revival, encouragement, and evangelism.
LIFESTYLE EDUCATION CENTER
(1 credit) Students working at Hartland’s Lifestyle Education Center have an opportunity to minister to health guests individually and to lift up Christ to them. Those engaged in this type of medical missionary work are enrolled in the Lifestyle Education Center Evangelism.
(1 credit) Hartland College students will have the opportunity to participate in outreach ministry to one or more Pregnancy Crisis Centers in the area, under the supervision of the instructors. Each student is required to teach childbirth education classes to the expectant mothers at the centers. This is an open door to share Christ’s love and the wonderful benefits of our health message.