As fall is approaching and we all begin to settle back in to a routine, I wanted to take an opportunity to remind you about the
Heartland Conference School of Ministry.
What is the Heartland Conference School of Ministry?
It is a two year program in which you will be equipped to serve as a leader in a healthy church. You could even be serving as a senior pastor.
Overview and Requirements
The Heartland School of Ministry is a 16 –course program to train ministers, ministerial candidates , and lay leaders. We operate on a 2-year cycle with 8 classes per year (September –November and January-May). The format is modular, so classes may be taken in any order.
Each course includes reading, pre-class assignment(s) and an exciting class taught by experts in the subject matter. Those who complete the School of Ministry receive a diploma and qualify for ministerial licensing in the Heartland Conference.
You can choose to audit—enjoy the classroom interaction without the pre-class assignment or receiving a grade.
There are no formal academic requirements for admission to the school, but a pastoral recommendation is required.
Classes meet once a month on a Friday evening and Saturday. On the Friday, check-in and dinner begin at 6:00, and a class typically runs from 7:00-9:30. Saturdays feature a breakfast beginning 30 minutes before class begins (normal start time for class is 9:00 but is subject to change).
Dress is casual and snacks are served during the class sessions.
School of Ministry students are entitled to stay in the conference dorms for a low cost.
Classes are held at the Heartland Conference Retreat Center at I40 and Anderson Rd in Oklahoma
How much will it cost???
Tuition (each course): $50.0
Tuition (for spouse): $25.00
Audit Fee: $25.00
Textbooks (per course, estimate): $10.00—$25.00
Dorm Room (optional): $25.00
Those holding at least Local Church Minister’s License receive $20.00 off each course.
Heartland Conference senior pastors receive a total tuition scholarship for each course (book not included),
Fill out admission application. Have pastor complete a recommendation form.
Courses Offered for 2017-2019
Old Testament Survey
September 15-16, 2017
A synopsis of the Old Testament touching in the themes, background and messages of each book.
New Testament Survey
October 20-21, 2017
An overview of the New Testament including themes, background and messages of each book.
November 17-18, 2017
Creating connection for/in missions within the local church and globally.
Life and Ministry of Christ
January 19-20, 2018
An overview of the events and teaching of Christ.
Communicating the Gospel – Speaking, Technology, and Social Media
February 16-17, 2018
Public speaking principles for preaching and teaching, using technology in communicating your message.
Communicating the Gospel – Part 2 – Speaking, Technology, and Social Media
March 23-24, 2018
Utilizing the information gained in Communicating the Gospel each student will write and deliver a sermon in front of their peers and a panel of pastors and leaders – feedback will be given.
Evangelism and Church Planting
April 20-21, 2018
Focus on the role of an evangelist as well as how to plant a new church thru evangelism.
Marriage and Family
May 18-19, 2018
Biblical fundamentals for strong and healthy marriages and families; lead your ministry by example.
September 14-15, 2018
October 19-20, 2018
A look at the Holy Spirit in the Bible and in the release of power in the believer’s life – includes a gift and personality profile.
November 16-17, 2018
An overview of living a life fully devoted to Christ and reproducing that life in others. This class will include a look at identifying core values and developing ministry ethics based on biblical and personal core values.
January 18-19, 2019
A survey of the fundamental book of the Protestant Reformation; also a solid overview of the Gospel of Jesus Christ including foundational doctrines such as salvation, justification, and sanctification.
February 15-16, 2019
An examination of spiritual, pragmatic, and biblical principles for leading worship including musical styles, drama, and media presentations.
March 15-16, 2019
A look at the many roles in pastoral ministry including but not limited to shepherding, biblical counseling and pastoral care.
April 12-13, 2019
A systematic discussion of practical leadership in the local church – how to conduct a board meeting, bookkeeping, monthly reporting, hosting another church in your church, etc., includes a module on protecting children.
History and Doctrine of the IPHC
May 17-18, 2019
A history of the IPHC along with her Articles of Faith and doctrinal distinctive; includes current denominational emphases.
** Classes and Dates are subject to change