Choose Your Stream

Each week students have focused time on one of the following:

Non-profit Leadership & Justice

For those called to be community leaders, this stream includes teachings in volunteer management, team-building, ethics, marketing and interaction with various community business leaders. Students will have a chance to interact with various faith based justice organizations. They will ask tough question: how does this fit in with the local church? What about fundraising? How do you make a difference for the long-haul? Students with this focus will have some special projects with various NGO’s in the local area as well as extra responsibilities in regards to our international outreaches. Have you ever thought about starting an organization that was designed to help improve a community? This stream would be a great fit for you! “He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8 NASB

Missions & Church Planting

Do you have a passion for overcoming cultural barriers and sharing your faith? Do you long for missional living? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to plant a church? If so, this focus is for you! This stream works closely with Spirit Tribe and Vineyard Church Planting to create an introductory path for a life time of Kingdom ministry opportunities. Mission/Church Planting students will be studying the history of missions, the current shifts in the field of cross cultural ministry. If you are called to plant a church, you need some serious tools. This stream dives into more of the specifics of the strategies and resources for church planting and church growth. Church Planting students will be exposed to everything from the legal stuff, the marketing strategy, to the nursery team and the coffee crew. Students will be connecting with the Vineyard regional church planting task force and also some proven church growth strategists. Students with this focus will also be doing extra preaching/teaching projects as well as visiting churches of many different styles. “And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20 NASB


If you have a passion to help others experience the presence of God through worship, this stream is for you! It will connect you with training and leaders that have a vision for seeing lives changed in worship encounters with God. We will be drawing our trainings from the materials produced by some of the best worship leaders we can find. Worship students will help lead worship in various venues, from large group experience to spontaneous prophetic intercession. Check out Worship project for a sampling of some of the HLI student’s recent recordings! “Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.” Psalm 29:2

Multimedia & Arts

Technology is the key communication tool for reaching the next generation. Every HLI student will be trained in basic media communication like creating short movies but the Multi-media/Art students will be taking it deeper. What does it look like to communicate the story of the Kingdom of God through movies, music videos, photography, screenwriting, graphic design and more?? Come find out! “Then Moses said to the sons of Israel, “See, the Lord has called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. And He has filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding and in knowledge and in all craftsmanship; to make designs for working in gold and in silver and in bronze, and in the cutting of stones for settings and in the carving of wood, so as to perform in every inventive work. He also has put in his heart to teach, both he and Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. He has filled them with skill to perform every work of an engraver and of a designer and of an embroiderer, in blue and in purple and in scarlet material, and in fine linen, and of a weaver, as performers of every work and makers of designs.” Exodus 35:30-35 NASB

Student Ministries

(a.k.a. College/Youth/Children Ministry): If you’ve ever felt a desire to minister to young people from toddlers to college students, this focus will give you some tools to pursue that calling. Student Ministry students will be exploring some of the developmental issues that affect your approach in ministry. They will be working with various leaders to understand the details of background checks and strategy behind the yearly planning for student ministry as well as recruit and train a team that will help raise up the next generation of Jesus followers! Scripture is clear about how Jesus felt about the younger generation and HLI believes that the need for Kingdom leaders to help the next generation have their own God stories is pressing! “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.” 6 Then I said, “Alas, Lord God! Behold, I do not know how to speak, Because I am a youth.” 7 But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’ Because everywhere I send you, you shall go, And all that I command you, you shall speak. 8 “Do not be afraid of them, For I am with you to deliver you,” declares the Lord.” Jeremiah 1:5-8 NASB