Our curriculum covers a two-year period and is offered in both Spanish and English. The institute opens the third week of February and ends the first week of November, with a one-month break in June.
Classes are held four days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. During those four days, only one course is taught at a time, which enables us to have various teachers from different countries rather than a small group of resident teachers for an entire semester. This method also allows the students to concentrate on one subject at a time instead of constantly switching the focus of their studies. Longer courses are taught over a period of two or three weeks.
One advantage of inviting teachers to share for only one or two weeks at a time, rather than having a resident teaching staff, is that HMI can choose the teacher for the course instead of choosing the course for the teacher. When a Bible institute has resident teachers, those teachers are sometimes assigned courses that they may have never studied before. HMI invites ministers who, through years of prayerful study, have permitted the Lord to cause the Word to become life in them. They have a message burning in their hearts that they can impart to the students with fervor and revelation, instead of merely sharing information from their intellect—studentscan discern the difference! Courses taught by those who have focused on their specific subject tend to be fresh and full of life both for the teacher and the students.
Apart from the ministerial institutes located in Guatemala City and Virginia, U.S.A., HMI also has extensions in other parts of the world, which play DVDs of the courses taught in Guatemala.
If you wish to learn more about the location of Institue Extensions, please, contact us.