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May 20, 2014

Northeastern Seminary Partners with New H.O.P.E Bible Institute

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Northeastern Seminary and New H.O.P.E Bible Institute collaborate to launch a two-year certificate in ministry program in New York’s Capital District, to provide training for ministry leaders in the counties of Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, and Saratoga. Recruiting for the program has already begun.

The program’s goal is to provide education, training, and development to enrich and empower students to participate at greater levels in Christian service. Students who successfully complete coursework that includes classes in Church History, Leadership Skills, Church Community, Pastoral & Spiritual Formation, and Pastoral Ethics will earn a Certificate in Ministry. The two-year program is comprised of three 12-week terms, during the fall, winter, and spring each year. All students complete 18 units (108 class hours) per year plus 3 units (288 hours) of documented ministry application per year. All coursework is done with the approval and review of Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, N. Y. Because of the affiliation with Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College, students who successfully complete the New H.O.P.E. program may be eligible to transfer up to 30 credits into an undergraduate program at Roberts Wesleyan College.

“Providing an opportunity for biblically-based education, training, and development for those who are called to serve in ministry in the Capital Region is unique and unparalleled,” according to Dr. Kenneth W. Newman, Sr., president of New H.O.P.E. Bible Institute.

Dr. Douglas Cullum, vice president, Northeastern Seminary expressed his confidence in the partnership stating, “The launch of this program will empower many to more effectively serve in their communities.”

Since opening its doors in 1998, Northeastern Seminary on the campus of Roberts Wesleyan College has continued to grow in prominence as a significant resource for the church community in upstate New York. Northeastern Seminary is a multi-denominational graduate school of theology offering five academically and professionally accredited degrees: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts of Theological Studies, Master of Arts in Theology and Social Justice, Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership, and Doctor of Ministry. The student body is comprised of more than 30 different Christian faith traditions represented among 180 students and 350 graduates ministering around the nation and world. For more information visit or call 585.594.6800.