The First Year Program at His Hill is designed to move students towards an understanding of the indwelling person of Jesus Christ through the study and application of God's Word. Our desire is not only to know Who He is, but also to know the reality of His life in us. "...For in Him all the fullness of deity dwells in bodily form, and in Him you have been made complete..." Colossians 2:9-10a
Students spend twenty-three hours in class per week learning about Christ who lives in them. Resident teachers and weekly guest speakers teach from both the Old and New Testament.
His Hill accepts applications from those who have successfully graduated from High School or hold a GED. The average age of our students is 18-25, although it is not uncommon for older students to attend!
- Old and New Testament Survey
- Individual Bible Books
- Bible Study Methods
- Creation vs. Evolution
- Speaking Methods
- Missions and Evangelism
- Principles of Christian Living
Come for our "Taste & See" visit to see what Bible school is like! Join us for a day or for a week—sit in on classes, see our property, stay in the dorm, and get to know what student life is like.
Monday - Thursday
9:00am—Chapel (Music & Testimony/Devotions)
- Mon/Tues - Free time
- Wed - Outreach
- Thurs - Workday
Weekends are available for study, rest, recreation, sightseeing, outreach, and church.
Students have the opportunity to apply the Truth they are learning through our weekly outreach ministries in the local community. Individuals are assigned according to the need as well as their interest and abilities. Outreaches are designed to train, challenge, and stretch the students as they share the Good News of Jesus Christ with the world around them.
- Kids Bible Clubs
- Nursing Home Visitation
- Youth Group Leadership
- Tutoring (Public Elementary School)
- Mentoring (Public School)
Staff live on campus with the students, so there is ample time for fellowship and discipleship.
Every two weeks students and staff enjoy "Home Fellowship". Instead of night classes students spend time in different staff members' homes. These groups change each time in order to give students a chance to get to know each other and the staff better.
At the beginning of the year, students are divided up into small groups called "Discipleship Groups." Girl students are paired with staff ladies and guy students are paired with staff men. Groups usually range from 2 to 4 students. Students and staff spend time discussing an assigned book, reading Scripture, and praying together.
His Hill is located on 200 acres in the Hill Country of South Central Texas. Our property features a canyon, the beautiful Guadalupe River, and a grassy meadow, leaving lots of space to explore. Check out some photos of our facilities!
Students love to enjoy the following activities located on campus:
- Swimming pool
- Sand volleyball
- Horseback riding
- Mountain biking trails
- Tennis, indoor and outdoor basketball courts
- Gym & weight room
- Climbing tower, zip-lines, high ropes course
and the following off-campus activities:
- Spurs NBA Basketball Game
- Rampage hockey game
- Top Golf
- Shopping and dining at The Riverwalk
- Laser tag
- Local rodeos and dances
Several popular state parks are located within driving distance. They offer a variety of outdoor activities, such as rock climbing, mountain biking, caving, river tubing, hiking and more.
Mission trips are just one way to share the exciting good news of Christ as our Savior that God wants everyone to know about!
Fall Mission Trip
This is a five day trip at the beginning of October and is part of the regular school program. The trip may involve physical work, church services, evangelism, and community outreach. It is always fun and full of great blessings. While this trip has proven to enhance the students' relationship with each other, the greater purpose of the trip is to expose the students to the needs of others and to witness first hand how Christ meets those needs through our obedience and service.
Spring Break Mission Trips
Students have the option of signing up for a Spring Mission Trip, which takes place in March during Spring Break. We host trips to Costa Rica, San Antonio, and (for the first time this spring), Israel. All of our second year students will be going on this trip and their cost is included in their tuition.
Detailed information about each trip will be sent to you in advance. Possible opportunities for these trips include various forms of outreach, including community and church involvement, work projects and dramas. Some time will be set aside for various tourist activities.
A unique opportunity to put classroom lessons into practice awaits students who finish the school year at His Hill. Mid-May through mid-August, His Hill becomes "His Hill Ranch Camp." 70-80 kids ages 6-18 attend weekly sessions. The program is designed as a third term Bible School Practicum possibly enabling credit hours to be applied toward an undergraduate degree, depending on the college and your major.