Hebron Ministerial Institute began with the purpose of training and preparing leaders who know the Lord and His ways. At HMI, students also learn the importance of submitting to their local church and offering their lives to edify it.
In the early Church, the fellowship that the saints shared was based on their mutual love and respect, due to God’s presence in their lives. There were no denominational boundaries to maintain unity and order. A mighty manifestation of supernatural authority was evident in the lives of the spiritual leaders of the congregation. That authority was the foundation of the spiritual government and stability in the Church. Along with this divine authority, the leaders had a precious manifestation of Christ’s nature and character in their lives. Therefore, the whole Church acknowledged that those men had a God-given ministry and gladly submitted to that ministry.
HMI is a bilingual ministerial institute, but for English-speakers who want to study the Bible and learn Spanish, attending the Institute is an excellent way to do both. This is especially beneficial for those who have a call to the mission field in a Spanish-speaking country. Being part of the Institute can be a very effective way to learn Spanish for three reasons: 1) the student is living in the culture with Spanish-speaking students, 2) a good number of courses are given in English and translated into Spanish so the student hears both languages, and 3) the student can also obtain one-on-one Spanish tutoring when not in class. Of course, this last option requires an additional expense.
The main purposes of HMI are summarized in the following points: