How to Start a Harvestime Institute
Harvestime provides training materials that will enable you to start your own Bible school.
The name: You may call your Bible school by the name Harvestime or you may use your own church or ministry name. We exercise no control over your school. We only provide the organizational materials and curriculum to enable you to fulfill your vision.
Length of term: How long it takes to complete the entire core course depends on how often your classes are conducted. You can establish your own time schedule.
Accreditation: You must accredit your own school in your own state (US) or nation. The requirements vary from state to state in the U.S. and from nation to nation. Consult the department or education or the ministry of education regarding their requirements. You might also check with other Christian schools in your area to learn how they were accredited.
Materials for your institute: You can download all of the materials free of charge from this site or you can order them in perfect bound format by visiting our bookstore. We also offer a download of all you need to start your school for $50.00. It includes:
The Immediate Institute :The Immediate Institute download contains everything you need to get a Bible school up and running including the following:
Introduction: Biblical foundations for starting a
school, an introduction to Harvestime, the strategy of reproduction, and nine basic strategic steps.
Foundational Documents: This file provides guidelines for formulating foundational documents, a doctrinal statement, and a statement of purpose for your school. Budget and finances: This file provides a sample school budget and guidelines for financial integrity.
Organizational Chart: This file provides suggested administrative positions and responsibilities for the school. You may add or delete positions as deemed necessary for your own school.
Curriculum: Introduction to Harvestime curriculum, course listing, and course order form.
Faculty Handbook: A model handbook for faculty members, ready to personalize by adding or deleting information relevant to your own school.
Student Handbook: A model handbook for students, ready to personalize by adding or deleting information relevant to your own school.
Examinations: Examinations for Harvestime International Institute courses.
Exam Answer Sheet: Standard blank answer
sheet for taking exams.
Examination Answer Keys: Answer keys for all courses.
Library Manual: This manual provides basic guidelines for establishing a college library.
Publicity: This file provides sample brochures, news releases, radio or television ads, bulletin inserts, posters, flyers, invitational letters, and ideas for promoting your school.
Forms: Standard forms ready for personalization, including those needed for a student data base.
Correspondence: Standard letters ready for personalizing for your own school.
Student Ministries Handbook: To prepare your students for student mission assignments.
Course syllabi: Simple outlines to get you started in developing your own syllabi.
System requirements: To use this CDROM you must have a computer with a CD ROM drive, Windows operating system, and Microsoft Word or a word processing program that can convert Microsoft Word. (All files are in English.)
The Immediate InstituteCD ROM.
The Immediate Institute is available in English and Spanish only.
If you live in the United States, you may order the Immediate Institutedownload for $40 US funds. Click here to order.
If you live outside of the United States, Click here to send us an email requesting it and we will send the files to you via email free of charge.
If you live outside the United States: These materials are available by downloading them free of charge them from this site. Due to high postage costs, we do not ship materials overseas. Just click on each course you want and save it to your computer. If you are using someone else's computer or you are at an Internet Café, you will need to download the courses and save them on a flash drive and then copy them to your own computer later.
Reproduction of curriculum: You can reproduce the materials for your class or school only. You cannot reproduce the materials to sell them commercially. If you are in the U.S. or
Canada, you might want to order perfect bound copies from the Harvestime web page, which may be cheaper than photocopying them. You can then sell them to your students for what we charged you plus 15% overage for your administration costs.
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