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 three different ways.
1. Catch it live in Winamac on Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 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

 

WHEN AND WHERE

Winamac: Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 pm ET  (LIVE)

Plymouth: Thursdays 6:30-8:00 pm ET

Biker Church: Thursdays 7:30-9:00 pm ET
Bourbon: Thursdays 5:00-6:30 pm ET
Starke: Thursdays 6:30-8:00 pm CT
Logansport: Thursdays 6:30-8:00 pm ET

Rochester:  Thursdays 6:30-8:00 pm ET

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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. Winamac church will host live classes for the 2019-2020 school year on Wednesday 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.

 

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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

 

 

 

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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2019-2020 

Class Schedule

9/4&5         Gospels - Misti Hiatt
9/11&12     Gospels - Misti Hiatt
9/18&19     Gospels - Misti Hiatt
9/25&26     Gospels - Misti Hiatt
10/2&3     Major and Minor Prophets - Dr. Steve Swihart
10/9&10   Major and Minor Prophets - Dr. Steve Swihart
10/16&17 Major and Minor Prophets - Dr. Steve Swihart
10/23&24 Major and Minor Prophets - Dr. Steve Swihart
10/30&31          FALL BREAK
11/6&7      Outreach and Evangelism - Chris Miller 
11/13&14  Outreach and Evangelism - Chris Miller
11/20&21  Outreach and Evangelism - Chris Miller
11/27&28          THANKSGIVING BREAK
12/4&5       Righteousness - Herb Hiatt
12/11&12   Righteousness - Herb Hiatt
12/18&19   Righteousness - Herb Hiatt
12/25&26       CHRISTMAS BREAK
1/1&2             CHRISTMAS BREAK
1/8&9       Ministry Launch Strategies - Heath Hiatt
1/15&16   Ministry Launch Strategies - Heath Hiatt 
1/22&23   Kings and Judges - Michele Howard
1/29&30   Kings and Judges - Michele Howard
2/5&6       Kings and Judges - Michele Howard
2/12&13   Kings and Judges - Michele Howard
2/19&20   Administration - Misti Hiatt
2/26&27   Administration - Misti Hiatt
3/4&5       Apologetics - Heath Hiatt
3/11&12   Apologetics - Heath Hiatt
3/18&19   Apologetics - Heath Hiatt
3/25&26   Modern Communications - Hagin Hiatt
4/1&2       Modern Communications - Hagin Hiatt
4/8&9              EASTER BREAK
4/15&16   Leadership - Dr. Marc Royer
4/22&23   Pastoral Epistles - Jim Howard
4/29&30   Pastoral Epistles - Jim Howard
5/6&7       Pastoral Epistles - Jim Howard
5/13&14   Pastoral Epistles - Jim Howard
5/20&21  Ethics & Etiquette - Glenn & Dawn Williamson

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2018 - 2019 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.

 

PERSONAL LEADERSHIP

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

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

 

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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