Student life is an important part of the HTSM program. We highly value the person that God is calling you to be, and want to help you live with purpose every day within a community that encourages you to continue to grow spiritually, mentally and emotionally. Our weekly schedule and yearly calendar is built with your personal development in mind. As you spend time with our staff and fellow classmates, our goal is that you become who God has called you to be and that you find clarity as to how this works out in every day life.
Jesus made it very clear what we are to do with our lives when he said “Go and make disciples”. These words are at the heart of what we do and what you will experience as a student with HTSM. You will be given opportunities to grow in your devotion with God along with key relationships to walk alongside of you.
The discipleship experience as a HTSM student is based both in you being poured into, and you pouring into others. You will spend significant time with Ministry Directors and staff members who have made it a high priority to help you become the person God has called you to be.
Chapel is one of the most significant parts of HTSM. It is a time full of life and God’s presence. You will be able to experience God’s presence through worship and prayer and hear God’s Word. In our chapel services you will be encouraged, challenged, and given the opportunity to grow in your walk with God.
Two essential parts of our Christian walk are the Bible and prayer. As a student you will have daily focused prayer and study times that will be the foundation for your spiritual growth. Being able to learn, grow and pray with your fellow classmates will become a significant part of your daily life.
You will participate in a Small Group which is designed to assist you as a student in developing a lifestyle of personal discipleship. Small Group interactions will also give opportunity for the development of community within Harvest Time and your Small Group Leader.
Each student will be placed on different project teams throughout the year where they will have the opportunity to be part of a project from start to finish. These times will be used to promote creativity and allow students to discover and use the gifts that God has given to them.
Whether your a natural born leader or still discovering your leadership abilities, we want to help you reach the fullest potential of your leadership ability. We will spend time with you teaching leadership principles and qualities, along with giving you the opportunity to live out what your taught on a regular basis.
You will have the opportunity to learn the dynamics and qualities of a successful leader through our leadership training classes. Classes are taught by the Harvest Time staff along with area business leaders, giving you broad perspective and training in all areas of leadership.
People are the heart of Harvest Time. We strive to connect with every individual, specifically getting them invested into a small group. Because of this desire every HTSM student will serve in a leadership role in a Small Group at Harvest Time.
Each leadership student will be given a project to head up and a team to help make the project successful. This will allow the student to practice leading a team in a safe environment, while giving them practical experience in leading a team.
Students will serve in our weekend services in the area of their ministry track. They will assist our staff and be a key part of our weekend experience.
Harvest Time has long had a heart for reaching and serving our city. From outreach events, to weekly ministry, HT looks for ways to give back to our community. Students will be a part of major outreach events and experience life on life ministry with those who are hurting or in need.
As a student you will have the opportunity to play a major role in our ministry and gain valuable experience that will be with you as you move forward into your future. Every student will be placed onto a ministry team and be relied upon heavily to further the mission and more importantly to reach the lost for the Kingdom of God.
One of the most exciting and memorable parts of being a student with HTSM is the chance to minister locally, regionally, and nationally. Harvest Time is a church that reaches all over the nation and students will be a part of reaching into this network and ministering to people all over the nation.
Our degree coursework is overseen by Ecclesia Faculty and Professors. Students will have a mix of online and live teaching courses along with the support of the HTSM staff in their weekly assignments and studies.
Students are enrolled as part of a cohort for Ecclesia College. An admissions counselor from Ecclesia will assist with the enrollment process from application to enrollment in courses. It is highly recommended that all students complete FAFSA applications as early as possible.