The Second Year program at His Hill has been designed as a practical extension to the First Year program. This optional second year of study allows students to interact more closely with teachers and fellow students in classes geared towards a discussion-based format. Second year students are given greater opportunity to explore the Bible in a deeper and more concentrated setting. through a variety of means listed below, they get the chance to practice what they have learned in the First Year Program.
- leadership among the student body
- service projects on the property
- organizing and teaching at youth retreats
- involvement in outdoor activities including climbing, camping, canoeing, biking and more
The second year classes allow students to examine the Bible in a more "in depth" way, probing subjects that may have only been surveyed in the First Year program. Due to the smaller class size, discussions are easily facilitated, allowing students to interact more closely with teachers and peers. Monday-Thursday students attend morning lectures and spend their evenings doing homework, having fellowship with one another, or spending time with staff.
Classes covered include:
- Process of Sanctification
- Church History
- Passion Week of Christ
Three out of five weekday afternoons are devoted to serving staff and students through maintenance, housekeeping, office assistance, or cooking. Second years also serve as resident assistants in the dorms to encourage and mentor first year students in their relationships with Christ and with others. They may also have the opportunity to develop leadership skills by leading a group of first year students in a weekly outreach into the community.