GROW WITH US
Church of the Heartland is built on a biblical foundation that determines how we think about God.
The expression of those thoughts reflects our values--the ideas and attitudes we believe are important.
WHAT IS THE GROWTH TRACK?
IT IS LIFE-CHANGING
Have you ever felt out of the loop? Do you try to read the Bible, but aren't sure where to start? Do you desire to walk out your Christian faith, but aren't even sure what that means? We are excited to offer an amazing program that will include, encourage, educate, and inspire you to be the person God has created you to be. Growth Track is divided into modules that dive deep into faith, answer questions you have, and connect you with Jesus. Combined with recommended readings, opportunities to grow through service, and a community of believers on the same journey, transformation is inevitable!
IT IS FLEXIBLE
Classes are now available in two different ways.
Watch via video at a local Heartland campus in a small group setting
Attend online in your own home at your own pace
IT IS AFFORDABLE
Modules are free to attend for everyone
College credits are available for $25 per module. Payments are to be made upon completing each test.
FINAL YEAR 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' topic - How has God changed me this year
2nd-year students' topic - Why I feel the local church is important
3rd-year students' topic - What Christian leadership means to me
4th-year students' topic - 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 email@example.com
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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 Monday evenings. Please, check with your local campus.
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 TYPE OF INFORMATION IS TAUGHT?
A variety of modules 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 CLASSWORK?
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 BE 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, a code of conduct to live by, and a twenty-hour service requirement.
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 HEARTLAND.CHURCH?
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 ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?
Misti Hiatt is the contact person and can be reached at: 574-249-0606