Northeastern Seminary has engaged in partnering with local and regional churches in other certificate (non-degree) training ministries for pastors and lay leaders in the church. In 2003, Northeastern partnered with Elim Fellowship of Buffalo, N.Y., in their three-year lay training program—the Sound of the Genuine Biblical Institute (SGBI). The Seminary provides assistance in curriculum development as well as qualified instructors from among its faculty and alumni. More recently, the Seminary certificate program joined efforts with the Rochester Institute of Christian Education (RICE) in its two-year lay training program building on a long-established relationship with Roberts Wesleyan College. In 2014, the Seminary collaborated with New Hope Family Life Center in New York's Capital Region to launch New H.O.P.E. Biblical Institute--a two-year Christian education and development program designed to empower students to participate at a greater level in the Lord's service.
For scheduling or registration information on these programs, please contact:
New H.O.P.E. Biblical Institute: 518.330.1177
Rochester Institute of Christian Education: 585.436.7523
Sound of the Genuine Biblical Institute: 716.832.7698