PURPOSE AND MISSION STATEMENT

PURPOSE
Christian Education Ministry supported by the Council of Christian Education is charged to establish and administer a religious education program for the church under the direction of the Pastor and Director of Christian Education. The religious education program covers infants, children, youth, young adults, adults, and senior adults.

MISSION STATEMENT
The Mission of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Christian Education Ministry is to carry out the vision and mission of the Pastor and the church. That is, “To provide spiritual and practical teaching, preaching, and disciple training for the perfecting of the members of NHMBC so they can do the work of the ministry.”

NEW HOPE MBC-SOUTHFIELD BIBLE INSTITUTE AND DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING
Rev. Valerie Crump, Dean - Email: revcrump3@gmail.com - Phone: (248) 763-0800

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church provides numerous training and educational classes to promote spiritual growth and to equip the saints for service in the body of Christ. Members are encouraged to take advantage of these training opportunities. The Bible Institute is one of several training organizations at New Hope. The 2018 Bible Institutes will take place in the Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall as follows:

NOTE: Course selection is subject to change based on the needs of individuals who elect to take these courses toward completion of the 24-Course Certificate of Progress Program (COPP) Certification. These courses are clustered in four phases of six courses each.

You may register for one course in each of the Institutes identified above. Complete a separate Registration Form for each Course that you wish to take.

Courses may be taken in any order within a Phase. However, it is preferred that you complete one Phase before taking courses in subsequent Phases. For more information about the Certificate of Progress Program (COPP), contact Dean Crump.

To register, you may click on the link below; compete the Registration Form, indicating the date the course is scheduled, the course number, and the course title. Print out the Registration Form. Keep a copy for your records, and submit a copy to the Christian Education Ministry or the New Hope Administrative Office along with the applicable Registration Fee. Checks should be made out to New Hope MBC.


 

OTHER TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN NEW HOPE MBC



OTHER TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES OUTSIDE NEW HOPE MBC

National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. Congress of Christian Education
The National Baptist Congress of Education offers courses designed to promote Bible knowledge and spiritual maturity among believers. These courses are offered at several different levels in Christian Leadership Schools.

National Baptist Congress of Christian Education
[Third week in June each year at various locations] Official Delegates are assigned by the Pastor to attend this Conference.

Sunday School Publishing Board Conference
[First week in December each year in Nashville, Tennessee] Official Delegates are assigned by the Pastor to attend this Conference.

Wolverine Baptist Congress of Christian Education
[First week in June each year in Saginaw, Michigan] Official Delegates are assigned by the Pastor to attend this Conference.

Regional Congress of Christian Education
[First week in May each year at various locations] Official Delegates are assigned by the Pastor to attend this Conference.

Local Church Bible Institutes
[Various dates, times, and locations] All New Hope members may attend these schools at their own expense.


CERTIFICATE OF PROGRESS PROGRAM (COPP) INFORMATION

Metropolitan District Congress of Christian Education (M.E.D.C.C.E.)
[Second Saturday each month from the third Saturday in September and the second Saturday each month from October to March]. For more information about the COPP training and to register for a course at M.E.D.C.C.E., click on the link above. All New Hope members may take courses in M.E.D.C.C.E. at no charge.


If you have the desire to increase your Bible knowledge and enhance your spiritual growth at the same time, then the “Certificate of Progress Program” or COPP may be for you. COPP is a 24-Course certification program administered in four phases of six classes each. These courses are offered under the auspices of the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. Congress of Christian Education. These courses are taught at the National, State, Regional, District, and local church levels. Depending on which level and location, there may be a registration fee for taking classes--with the exception of M.E.D.C.C.E. New Hope is a member of M.E.D.C.C.E.; therefore, most courses are no charge to our church members. Though there is no charge for taking individual courses, if a member wishes to seek certification in the COPP, there are several fees associated with it:


Certificate of Progress Program (COPP) Phases and Courses

Phase 1
1001 Introduction to the Bible
1004 Effective Bible Reading
1007 Survey of the Old Testament
1072 Survey of the New Testament
2011 Baptist Doctrine
6021 Spiritual Formation

Phase 2
1075 The Synoptic Gospels
2007 Christian Stewardship
3008 Theology and History of Christianity
4012 The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit
7024 Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts
9004 Writing Techniques I
One outside writing experience: Assignment: “Salvation through Jesus Christ”
This paper should be at least two typed, double-spaced pages.

Phase 3
1079 Survey of John
1089 Survey of Romans
3007 History of Baptists
7005 Christian Evangelism
7010 Introduction to Discipleship
9005 Writing Techniques II
One Outside Writing Experience: Assignment: “Contemporary Issues Affecting the Church”
This paper must be at least two typed, double-spaced pages. Provide three to five different references.

Phase 4
1112 Survey of Revelation
2015 Foundation of Christian Ethics
6013 Organizing the Church for Christian Education
8035 The African-American Church and Social Justice
8066 Christianity and Contemporary Issues
9024 The Computer in the Life of the Church
One Outside Writing Experience: Assignment: “The Role of Christian Education in the Local Church”. This paper must be five to seven typed, double-spaced. Provide five to eight different references.

Teacher Certification
Those individuals who desire to teach COPP courses, must also complete two Teacher Certification courses:
2023 Creative Ways of Teaching
9008 Public Speaking