Purpose of HMI

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:

  • To help God’s people enter into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. A believer is only able to enter into true life, joy and peace if he comes to know the Lord Jesus Christ in an intimate and personal way. Jesus said: “And this is life eternal: that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent” (John 17:3).
  • To lift and clarify our spiritual vision. We trust that those who come to HMI with a desire to seek the Lord and search His Word for truth will end up with a higher and clearer vision of the Lord Jesus Christ and what He has in store for His people. One purpose for receiving such a vision is to ignite in the heart of each student a greater desire to run after the Lord. Where there is a God-given vision people run after God. In Habakkuk 2:2 the Lord commanded the prophet to "write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
  • To prepare leaders for the coming harvest. Very soon God’s glory will fill His Church in a way that has never been seen before. That long-awaited harvest spoken of in James 5:7 is drawing nigh. Hebron Ministries is aware that both God’s calling and His preparation are essential for those who will be leaders in this visitation and harvest. The irresistible presence of God will soon bring down every obstacle and hindrance that holds back the mighty river He has promised to His Church. May we be ready for that day!