What is The Growth Track?

 

IT IS LIFE-CHANGING
Have you ever wanted to dig deeper into God’s Word?  Are you ready to grow up spiritually?  The life-changing experience offered to full-time Bible College students is now available to you!  The same information that has been the catalyst in growing our church from one location to seven locations with regional and global reach is now accessible to you. 

 

IT IS FLEXIBLE
Classes are now available in three different ways.
1. Catch it live at our Plymouth Campus on Sundays 6:00 - 7:30 PM ET
2. Watch via video at a local Heartland campus in a small group setting
3. Attend online in your own home at your own pace

 

IT IS AFFORDABLE
Classes are free to attend for everyone
College credits are available for $25 and a test

 

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FAQ

How much does it cost?

It is free to attend classes and receive valuable, spiritual information.  To receive college credit for a class, a test must be submitted and a $25 tuition fee must be paid.  Approximately $300 a school year.  

 

How is the grading done online?

If you want credit for classes, tests are given through an online testing system.  You will need the internet to complete the tests and/or assignments.

 

What equipment do I need?

A computer, phone or tablet with internet access and a valid email address will be needed to take tests online and view online classes.  A good rule of thumb is, if your device can watch a YouTube video without interruption, it will work fine.

 

Will it be at my church location?

Most Heartland churches are offering classes via video on Thursday evenings.  Please, check with your local campus. Our Plymouth Campus will host live classes for the 2022-2023 school year on Sunday evenings.  The filming locations will be moved each school year.

 

Who are the instructors?

Most of the instructors of the Growth Track are ordained ministers and/or local pastors of Heartland who hold a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Christian Ministry.  

 

What kind of information will be taught?

A variety of classes will be offered in a four-year rotation.  Old and New Testament studies along with practical life and ministry applications will be taught. 

 

What if I don’t want to do the class work?

All of the information in the classes is free and classes are open to attend by anyone.  You do NOT need to complete assignments and take exams if you do not want to.  However, if you would like to receive college credit, all assignments, tests, and tuition are required.

 

How is North Central Indiana Bible College connected?

NCIBC is the parent organization of the Growth Track.  Diplomas will still be awarded by this organization.

 

Are there requirements to become a student?

There are no requirements to attend class.  However, if you decide to earn the college credit there are several requirements, a pastoral recommendation and a code of conduct to live by.

 

When are classes offered?

Classes will be offered between Labor Day and Memorial Day with a few breaks in between, similar to a school year.

 

Do I have to be a member of Church of the Heartland?

No, you do not need to be a member.  However, if you are earning college credit, you must commit to belonging to any local church of your choice.  It is not required to be a Heartland church.

Who can I contact with questions?

Misti Hiatt is the contact person and can be reached at:  574-249-0606

 

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To become an official student, click the word "application". 

If you want to apply to become a mentor to a student, click the words "mentors application" below. 

Also, each student must have a pastoral recommendation.  The applying student can share the link to the pastoral recommendation below to the pastor they want to have complete that out on their behalf.

 

Application:  

 

Pastoral Recommendation: 

Pay Tuition:

Click HERE For The Growth Track Facebook Group

 

 

 

2022-2023 

Class Schedule

 

9/6  (tues night)   Daniel and Revelation - Heath Hiatt

9/11   Daniel and Revelation - Heath Hiatt

9/18   Daniel and Revelation - Heath Hiatt
9/25   Daniel and Revelation - Heath Hiatt
10/2   Romans - Herb Hiatt 
10/9   Romans - Herb Hiatt 
10/16   Romans - Herb Hiatt
10/23   Romans - Herb Hiatt

10/30-11/5   FALL BREAK

11/6   Effective Group Ministry - Chris Miller

11/13   Effective Group Ministry - Chris Miller
11/20-26   THANKSGIVING BREAK 

11/27   Communications - Heath Hiatt
12/4   Corinthians - Todd Wilson 
12/11   Corinthians - Todd Wilson 
12/18   Corinthians - Todd Wilson
12/25-1/7   CHRISTMAS BREAK
1/8     Wisdom Literature - Marc Miller
1/15   Wisdom Literature - Marc Miller
1/22   Wisdom Literature - Marc Miller 
1/29   Wisdom Literature - Marc Miller 
2/5    World Missions - Glenn Williamson 
2/12   World Missions - Glenn Williamson  
2/19   Prayer - Jim Howard
2/26   Prayer - Jim Howard 
3/5     Prayer - Jim Howard  
3/12   Prayer - Jim Howard  
3/19   Discipline and Correction - Chris Miller 
3/26   Discipline and Correction - Chris Miller  
4/2    Personal Leadership - Heath Hiatt 
4/9-15  SPRING BREAK  
4/16   Biblical Counseling - Aaron Mattix  
4/23   Biblical Counseling - Aaron Mattix
4/30   Biblical Counseling - Aaron Mattix 

5/7     Curriculum Development - Misti Hiatt
5/14   Curriculum Development - Misti Hiatt 
5/21   Catch-up week
5/28   Graduation Sunday

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2022 - 2023 Classes

(click on the course name to go to that class's webpage)

DANIEL AND REVELATION

An 8 part in-depth study of the last days through the books of Daniel and Revelations.

 

ROMANS

An 8 part class looking at each chapter and key concepts of the book of Romans.

 

EFFECTIVE GROUP MINISTRY

A 4 part class looking at effective ways to lead groups in a church setting.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

A 4 part class focusing on how to improve as communicators in public settings.

 

CORINTHIANS

A 6 part class going through the books of first and second Corinthians and seeing how they apply to your life and the church.

 

WISDOM LITERATURE

An 8 part class looking at the books of Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon and Job.

 

WORLD MISSIONS

A 4 part class where we will discover the importance of being a globally focused Christian.

 

PRAYER

An 8 part class where we go deeper into the understanding of prayer and apply this to our daily life.

 

DISCIPLINE AND CORRECTION

A 4 part class looking at how to receive and administer personal and church discipline.

 

PERSONAL LEADERSHIP

A 2 part class teaching us all how becoming a better leader starts with leading ourselves

BIBLICAL COUNSELING

A 6 part class teaching us all how to be proficient in person to person and group counseling.

 

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

A 4 part class looking at how to create curriculum for various events, groups, and ministries.

 

 

FINAL YEARLY PAPER

If you are taking these classes for Bible College credit, there is a 3-page paper due towards the end of the year.

1st-year students write on - How has God changed me this year
2nd-year students write on - Why I feel the local church is important
3rd-year students write on - What Christian leadership means to me
4th-year students write on- What God is calling me to do
These papers need to be 3 pages in length with 1-inch margins, 12 point, Times New Roman font, double spaced. They can be saved as a pdf or sent as a google doc.  Then email that paper to mistihiatt@gmail.com

 

 

2021 - 2022 Classes

(click on the course name to go to that class's webpage)

COMPARATIVE RELIGIONS

A 6 part class looking at the religions of the world from a Christian perspective

PENTATEUCH 1

An 8 part class overviewing the book of Genesis

 

CHURCH MINISTRIES AND SACRAMENTS

A 6 part in-depth study of the various facets of church ministry 

PAULINE EPISTLES

A 6 part class over the New Testament books that Paul wrote

THE LIFE OF CHRIST

An 8 part class looking at the life of Jesus through the gospels and other books of the Bible

WORSHIP LEADING

A 2 part class studying the ministry of music in the local church

GENERAL EPISTLES

A 6 part class studying the books of James, I & II Peter, I, II, & III John and Jude

PERSONAL AND CHURCH FINANCE

A 4 part class looking at the importance of managing personal and church finances

 

PENTATEUCH 2

An 8 part class looking at the books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy

 

ACTS

A 6 part class looking at the book of Acts and the first church

COVENANTS WITH GOD

A 4 part class looking at different covenants that God made with man

 

FINAL YEARLY PAPER

If you are taking these classes for Bible College credit, there is a 3-page paper due towards the end of the year.

1st-year students write on - How has God changed me this year
2nd-year students write on - Why I feel the local church is important
3rd-year students write on - What Christian leadership means to me
4th-year students write on- What God is calling me to do
These papers need to be 3 pages in length with 1-inch margins, 12 point, Times New Roman font, double spaced. They can be saved as a pdf or sent as a google doc.  Then email that paper to mistihiatt@gmail.com

 

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2020 - 2021 Classes

(click on the course name to go to that class's webpage)

MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

A 6 part in-depth study of the works and person of the Holy Spirit.

OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY 1

An 8 part class overviewing the books of the Old Testament

 

LIFESTYLE OF FAITH
A 4 part class looking at how to live a life of faith 

OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY 2

An 8 part class continuing in the overview of the books of the Old Testament 

SPIRITUAL WARFARE

A 4 part class looking at spiritual warfare and the effects of demons on people and society 

NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY 1

An 8 part overview of the books of the New Testament

KNOWING GOD'S WILL

A 4 part class studying what God's will is and how it can be found.

NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY 2

An 8 part class continuing in our overview of the books of the New Testament

 

CHURCH HISTORY

A 6 part class looking at the history of the church from Pentecost all the way until modern times 

 

LEADERSHIP

A 2 part class looking at how to develop into the leader God is calling you to be 

FOUNDATIONS OF THEOLOGY

A 6 part class looking at the importance of theology in our lives 

 

FINAL YEARLY PAPER

If you are taking these classes for Bible College credit, there is a 3-page paper due towards the end of the year.

1st-year students write on - How has God changed me this year
2nd-year students write on - Why I feel the local church is important
3rd-year students write on - What Christian leadership means to me
4th-year students write on- What God is calling me to do
These papers need to be 3 pages in length with 1-inch margins, 12 point, Times New Roman font, double spaced. They can be saved as a pdf or sent as a google doc.  Then email that paper to mistihiatt@gmail.com

 

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2019 - 2020 Classes

(click on the course name to go to that class's webpage)

GOSPELS

An 8 part in-depth study of the 4 Gospels.

MAJOR AND MINOR PROPHETS

An 8 part class studying the Old Testament books of the Major and Minor Prophets.

 

OUTREACH AND EVANGELISM

A 6 part class looking at effective ways to reach those far from God around us.

RIGHTEOUSNESS

A 6 part class looking at how we can attain righteousness through Christ.

MINISTRY LAUNCH STRATEGIES

A 4 part class where we will learn how to launch and plant new ministries and churches.

KINGS AND JUDGES

An 8 part class looking at the Biblical era of the Kings and Judges. 

ADMINISTRATION

A 4 part class looking at how to administrate an organization or a ministry.

APOLOGETICS

A 6 part class focused on defending the Christian faith against common arguments.

 

MODERN COMMUNICATIONS

A 4 part class discovering how to use the modern tools available to bring people closer to Christ.

 

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

A 2 part class looking at how to develop into the leader God wants you to be.

PASTORAL EPISTLES

An 8 part class looking at the New Testament Pastoral Epistles and seeing how they help us lead in today's culture.

 

ETHICS AND ETIQUETTE

A 2 part class focusing on the importance of keeping the highest ethics in all we do.

 

FINAL YEARLY PAPER

If you are taking these classes for Bible College credit, there is a 3-page paper due towards the end of the year.

1st-year students write on - How has God changed me this year
2nd-year students write on - Why I feel the local church is important
3rd-year students write on - What Christian leadership means to me
4th-year students write on- What God is calling me to do
These papers need to be 3 pages in length with 1-inch margins, 12 point, Times New Roman font, double spaced. They can be saved as a pdf or sent as a google doc.  Then email that paper to mistihiatt@gmail.com

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