One of Hartland College’s main goals is to nurture spiritual life in our staff and students. All components of the college have this in mind, in order to help create an atmosphere that facilitates spiritual growth.
The country setting combined with manual labor and simple, healthy food helps keep the mind clear. Chapel, including prayer meeting and weeks of prayer, coupled with Bible classes help keep the Word ever before us. Prayers before and after each class, no matter what they are, help remind everyone of the importance of constant communion with the Father. Likeminded staff and friends, all striving to know more of the love of God, encourage us to press forward. Outreach reminds us of the selfless work needed on behalf of others.
None of these things, in and of themselves, create spiritual life in the soul. But to the sincere seekers who hunger and thirst to walk more closely with God, they are of incalculable help.
“True education means more than the persual of a certain course of study. It means more than a preparation for the life that now is. It has to do with the whole being, and with the whole period of existence possible to man. It is the harmonious development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual powers. It prepares the student for the joy of service in this world and for the higher joy of wider service in the world to come.” Education, p. 13.