It is our conviction that Christian Education worthy of the name should be local church oriented. It should be based upon the conviction that the main Christian purpose in the world is winning people to Christ and establishing and building New Testament Baptist Churches.
Our educational philosophy is based on a God-centered view of truth and man as presented in the Bible. Christian Education includes not only practical training and learning but also training that encourages the development of godly character, Christlikeness, and spiritual maturity.
Students are to be trained in principles of godly living in order to live and work with others in the home, the church, and in a changing secular society with the purpose of accomplishing God’s purpose for their lives. The courses are designed to give students knowledge of the Bible and teach them methods of applying knowledge and skills in their particular study area.
Further, it is our philosophy that the training of students in this direction should be undergirded by an unshakable faith in the divine inspiration and infallibility and inerrancy of the Word of God. We believe the King James Bible is God’s Word supernaturally and providentially preserved for the English-speaking people. Believing this, Heartland uses and requires the King James Bible for all preaching and teaching, Bible study, memorization, and class work and assignments for both students and faculty.
As an academic institution, we seek out good quality academic material to include as part of the curriculum, both as textbooks and research sources. The preferred materials are those written by authors who use the King James throughout their material, but we also use academic materials from very creditable and scholarly people even though references in their works are not from the King James Version. Students should study these works with their Bible in hand and should exercise discernment and extract the proper academic content out of these works.