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HEART Village (Hunger Education And Resource Training)

General

Classification: Nonprofit
Type of Organization: Unique Ministry
Legal Name: HEART Missionary Training Institute
Established: 1994
Alias/Other Name(s): HEART Village (Hunger Education And Resource Training)

Organization Description & Goals:

HEART (Hunger Education And Resource Training) is a missionary training institute designed as a simulated developing world village with the purpose of equipping Christian workers with practical skills to empower the poor and hungry.

Organizational Principles

Purpose & Mission Statement:

Purpose Statement: "Equipping Christian workers with practical skills to empower the poor and hungry." Mission Statement: "To Educate, equip and empower Christian workers with practical skills in cultural adaptation, problem-solving and community development for the purpose of meeting the needs of the hungry and oppressed while sharing the good news of God's love."

Denomination(s): Nondenominational

Doctrinal Statement:

We believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth: and in Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, our Lord: who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontious Pilate; was crucified, dead and buried. On the third day he rose again from the dead: he ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From there he will come to judge those alive and dead. We believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy universal church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

Unique Services & Resources

Provided Services & Resources:

Agricultural
Camp Ministry
Collegiate Accredited Class
Missions Field Training

Agricultural:

Description:

Our 15-week and 3-week programs include sustainable agriculture training. We sell various useful plants in our sales nursery to help fund our ministry. We give informative and interactive tours of our gardens.

Resource Availability: Church Members
Church Staff
Churches
Individuals
Ministry Personnel
Missionaries
Missions-Sending Organizations
Non-Profits
Retail Customers
Students
Other
Location(s): Local (City/State)
Regional
Active Cities: Lake Wales, FL
Active Regions: South (South Atlantic)
Cost for Resources/Services: Yes
Open to expanding to new locations: No
Open to helping duplicate ideas in new locations: Yes

Costs of Service or Resource:

Tours are free. Tuition and sales go to help fund our programs, pay our staff and maintain our facilities.

Camp Ministry:

Description:

We offer camps called Mission Awareness Ventures where middle-school through high-school students get to experience life like it is in many developing countries and learn about sustainable agriculture, small animal husbandry, cross-cultural communication, primary health and nutrition and appropriate technology.

Resource Availability: Students
Location(s): Local (City/State)
Regional
Active Cities: Lake Wales, FL
Active Regions: South (South Atlantic)
Cost for Resources/Services: Yes
Open to expanding to new locations: No
Open to helping duplicate ideas in new locations: Yes

Costs of Service or Resource:

All fees from MAVs go to running our programs, paying our staff and maintaining our facilities.

Collegiate Accredited Class:

Description:

We provide 15-week and 3-week programs in which students learn Sustainable Agriculture, Small Animal Husbandry, Cross-Cultural Communication, Appropriate Technology and Primary Health and Nutrition. 18 credits can be earned from the 15-week program and 3 credits can be earned from the 3-week program.

Resource Availability: Church Members
Church Staff
Individuals
Ministry Personnel
Missionaries
Students
Location(s): Local (City/State)
Regional
Active Cities: Lake Wales, FL
Active Regions: South (South Atlantic)
Cost for Resources/Services: Yes
Open to expanding to new locations: No
Open to helping duplicate ideas in new locations: Yes

Costs of Service or Resource:

Tuition applies for both our 15-week and 3-week program to help pay for accreditation, room and board, staff pay and general facility maintenance.

Missions Field Training:

Description:

Our campus simulates a typical sub-tropical developing-world village and our programs train students to be leaders in Community Development ministry in whatever cultural context they eventually find themselves in.

Resource Availability: Church Members
Church Staff
Individuals
Ministry Personnel
Missionaries
Students
Location(s): Local (City/State)
Regional
Active Cities: Lake Wales, FL
Active Regions: South (South Atlantic)
Cost for Resources/Services: Yes
Open to expanding to new locations: No
Open to helping duplicate ideas in new locations: Yes

Costs of Service or Resource:

Tuition applies for both our 15-week and 3-week program to help pay for accreditation, room and board, staff pay and general facility maintenance.

Volunteers

Looking For Volunteers: Yes
Volunteer Services: Advocacy
Construction
Editors
Electrical
Event Planning
Graphic Design
Kitchen Staff
Medical Personnel
Other
Plumbing
Prayer Team
Teachers
Writing
Volunteer Positions: On-site Volunteer (Full Time)
On-site Volunteer (Part Time)
Remote Volunteer (As Available)
Remote Volunteer (Regularly)
Travel Volunteer (Full Time)
Travel Volunteer (Part Time)
Volunteer Internships (Collegiate)
Volunteer Internships (High School)
Willing to accept volunteers outside of the specified denomination: Yes

Types of Volunteer(s) that we are Seeking:

We welcome any and all volunteers so long as they can do whatever work they have signed up for safely and effectively.

Costs associated with volunteering? No
Training Provided? Yes

Training Process:

Informal training is provided depending on the job one volunteers for.