Earn up to 18 college credits your first year through Ecclesia College.

Students can take an additional 24 credits their second year.

Bottom line:  We value education. That is why we have made Ecclesia College courses available to our students through dual enrollment. Ecclesia College and HMC share the same vision of training Christian leaders for the future. 

The Bible says "Study to show yourself approved unto God; a workman that need not be ashamed, who rightly handles the word of truth" (2 Timothy 2:15).


Ecclesia College is accredited.  Our students have the option to enroll in classes through Ecclesia College and receive academic credit for their classwork.  Rather, Ecclesia College has made a special online cohort available to HMC students who wish to earn academic credit.   To learn more, please go here: https://ecollege.edu/hmc/   

Ecclesia College receives institutional accreditation for higher education with the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE; formerly known as AABC). ABHE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).    

How do I earn college credit online through EC while attending HMC in Cold Spring, MN?

  1. Apply to Heartland Master's Commission here. Once you are accepted, move on to steps 2 and 3.
  2. Once you’re accepted at HMC, follow the steps to apply for the EC Online Heartland Cohort here: https://ecollege.edu/hmc/ 

Impact People and Be Impacted.

Jesus once summarized the entire Bible in one great sentence, "Love the Lord with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength; and love your neighbor as yourself."  Many times as Christians we try our hardest to just love GOD. But Jesus explains, that's just not enough and only half the equation. Jesus calls us to love our NEIGHBORS as well. He commands all Christians to pour their hearts into others.

One of the greatest accomplishments someone can have is to leave an imprint on another person; to have influence and to show someone the freedom available in Christ is the best life one could imagine.

At HMC, we want you to influence a culture for Christ through student ministry, unique outreach, prison ministry, worship, church planting, road trips, community work and much, much more!  In addition, all students are required to attend one missions trip.  Students will have three choices to choose from when they arrive in the fall.

The ministry possibilities are endless.

In addition to classes, students will read classic and contemporary Christian literature, engage in class discussions with fellow students and HMC staff, and hear lectures from members of River of Life as well as surrounding ministry workers and community leaders. In addition, you experience a greater love for Jesus and His Church through the life-changing conferences, dynamic weekly services, personal Scripture study, and exciting chapels of Heartland Master's Commission.


"A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.” 

 - John Maxwell

Leadership is more than just a buzz word. Effective leadership is essential for life. As people grow, a successful outcome is less about what obstacles people face and more how they react.

Experience is highly valued. At HMC you will experience specialized leadership training from area businessmen, youth pastors, qualified entreprenuers, church planters, and other successful individuals in our Life Lessons class who share practical truths they have learned along their journey. Students will also be involved in various team-building exercises.   

Lastly, students will attend weekly accountability with fellow students and be involved in student-led, morning worship along with their daily devotions.