Our Mission

Hartland College’s Theology Department seeks to train competent ministers, evangelists, Bible teachers, and Bible workers to share the 3 angel’s messages to the world. Students will learn to work collaboratively within the Seventh-day Adventist church to spread the gospel to every corner of the world.

All classes taught in the theology department will be taught within the context of the college’s goal of training 21st century professional missionaries. Although students will receive thorough training in theological and philosophical issues, all classes will overtly relate to teaching students the practical skills of soul-winning and leading people to a relationship with Christ.

The goal of Christ’s earthly and heavenly ministry is to restore all truth for the purpose of bringing heaven and the many cultures here on earth into unity with God. The Theology Department at Hartland College is designed to prepare pastors, evangelists, administrators, and missionaries to participate with Jesus in His ministry of reconciliation by taking into consideration the attitudinal, cultural, and philosophical challenges involved in educating 21st century missionaries to proclaim the Three Angels’ Messages.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will:

    Gain a knowledge of the data and doctrines of the Bible ranging from Genesis to Revelation from a distinctly Seventh-day Adventist perspective.

  • Explore the history of Christian thought throughout the centuries including the history of the Seventh-day Adventist movement.

  • Be able to employ sound principles of interpretation.

  • Recognize the central role of the heavenly sanctuary in providing the foundation for biblical theology, biblical worldview, and Christian Unity (John 17).

  • Understand the concept of righteousness by faith and its integral role in Seventh-day Adventist doctrine and the Great Controversy theme.

  • Learn effective practical skills in pastoral leadership, congregational nurturing, and church growth.

  • Gain competency in evangelistic service and soul winning strategies—including recruiting and giving Bible Studies, conducting evangelistic seminars, training lay members in soul-winning techniques, and understanding the challenges and opportunities of 21st century world-wide missionary service.

Degrees Offered

Biblical Studies Minor For those interested in an elective-based Biblical Studies minor, please see the Theology Department chair to map out an area of study. Students can choose their area of Biblical or doctrinal focus (based on course availability) and pursue classes pertaining to their interests and ministry goals.

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