Heart For The World School of Missions and Ministry
exists to equip students with a solid biblical foundation through educational study and practical training of its principles to impact the community and the nations of the world with the Gospel of the Kingdom of God.
Through on site and online programs, SMM will provide classes with Christ-centered, Bible-based curriculum with an emphasis on application to build strong, stable Christian lives and enable believers to better use their gifts and callings to glorify God, and fulfill the Great Commission.
Heart for the World (HFTW) Church has long had a motto of
“being a neighborhood church on a world-wide mission”.
Dale Walker, the pastor and founder of HFTW, has long had the heart and desire to spread the love of Jesus to those near and far, to the least and the greatest. The church has connected with Christian leaders and churches in Latin America, the Philippines and Africa with the desire to help them in outreach to their people.
When Harvest Bible University offered HFTW the opportunity to come under their academic covering, the dream of equipping people through a challenging study format became reachable. The goal of giving people the platform to gain a better understanding of the Word of God and ministry, while imparting necessary character development and skills for spreading the Gospel, became a reality.
Desire to be known as:
“A kingdom family, a fearless army of compassion, uniting people to treasure, teach, and take God’s extravagant heart to transform His world.”
is becoming more of a reality.
Heart for the World School of Missions and Ministry started up in the Fall of 2020. Equipped with curriculum from Harvest Bible University students enrolled in Bible, Character Development, and Ministry classes taught by experienced and credentialed volunteer instructors. Through the gracious offer from a Pastor in Mexico to teach a class, SMMl was also able to reach out to many in Spanish.
During the middle of that first trimester the world underwent a major shift due to Covid 19 restrictions. Not wanting to stop the classes, the decision to switch the instruction to the online Zoom platform took place. Instead of this being a hinderance to learning, it became a way of reaching out to even more people in Africa and the Philippines.
With each trimester we have been able to expand our courses to include theology, evangelism, and language classes. The school has just completed its third academic year and the Spanish branch has grown to include more teachers. We are still in the developmental stages, seeing progress year by year and we are trusting God’s in guidance for future developments.
Our Core Values
We are dedicated to equipping today's church leaders.
God’s word and heart for and to all people.
God showed love for the whole world sending salvation to all men.
(John 3:16 nau)
Truth from the Source of Truth.
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. (2 Tim. 3:16-17 nau)
“the Holy Spirit, …will teach you all things”
The Spirit of God is the ultimate teacher, counselor, helper, and guide (John 14:26, 16:7& 13, Eph. 3;16-17, Rom 8:26)
Focusing on the One who is the beginning and the end.
He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything.
(Colossians 1:18 nau)
Serving the King…
But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
(Matthew 6:33 nau)
Following the Heart of Jesus
When He saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. (Matthew 9:36 NIVO)
Trusting the Lord always.
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. (Col. 2:6-7 NIV)
Grace and truth
Seeking the truth while remaining in grace.
From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. (John 1:16-17 NIVO)
Excellence, Humility, Integrity, Respect, Service…
So, he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart and guided them with his skillful hands. (Psalm 78:72 nau)
Moving together toward the high-calling.
But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called "Today," so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. (Heb. 3:13 nau)
Statement Of Faith
At SMM, we embody an educational environment that is founded on christian faith and the highest academic standards. We are committed to helping our students develop a strong foundation of Christian values and theology, as well as the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their spiritual and ministry life.
We provide a wide variety of educational opportunities for students of all ages. Our teachers strive to create an engaging Christ-centered, Bible-based curriculum and a learning environment. We believe in providing a safe and nurturing environment for our students will allow them to grow and develop to their maximum potential.
Certificate in Biblical Studies
Associate of Ministry
Ministerial Diploma in Pastorate or Eldership
Bachelor of Ministry
Master of Ministry, Missions & Divinity
Doctor of Ministry
Heart For The World School of Missions & Ministry is a campus of Harvest Bible University in Los Angeles, California.
Harvest Bible University is fully accredited by Accrediting Commission International, an association of over three hundred Christian schools, colleges, universities, and seminaries in the United States and other nations.
works tirelessly to create a learning environment focused on providing classes with Christ-centered, Bible-based curriculum with an emphasis on application to build strong, stable Christian lives. From a passionated faculty to a supportive administration, our staff takes great care to ensure our students receive the best experience possible at SMM.
Pastor Daniel Sims, Cameron, NC.
"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at SMM. Since I do not live in New Mexico to attend in person, I am so grateful I have been able to join classes through Zoom. The information from the classes I have attended has deepened my understanding in the Scriptures and has helped me share this with my congregation. I encourage others to attend SMM if you are looking for a school that teaches biblical principles and does not vary from the truth of GOD’s WORD."