Hope Hill Church in Manhattan, New York, is launching a one-year, two-semester online Bible College (unaccredited) this fall. Hope Hill Bible College will offer a Certificate in Biblical Studies in the first semester, followed by an accompanying Certificate in Leadership Studies in the 2021 spring semester.
The program is designed to assist believers to expand their competencies for a greater life of spiritual legacy and service, whether that be through volunteer ministry or as paid staff at a church, non-profit organization, or on the mission field.
“Our program is intended for serious-minded students of God’s Word,” says Beau Lee, pastor of Hope Hill. “It’s for those who desire to be used by God in serving others for Jesus.” He claims that while the courses will be fun, including community building activities and material, the chief aim of the program is to provide in-depth training for people dedicated to ministry.
As a result, he says the new school is “locked on” to the mission, seeking the most focused applicants. “Our certificate training is vital for us to prepare us as a church to disciple the people God draws into our churches throughout the year,” says Lee, noting that people regularly visit churches with big questions about God. “They come with hurt and pain and in need of the healing only Jesus can offer.”
Still others, Lee observes, need someone to come alongside them to disciple them and lead them through personal issues in order to live full lives and, in turn, share God’s love and truth with others. “Every believer in Jesus needs to be activated to fulfill the Great Commission,” Lee says. “Hope Hill Bible College is here to help equip and activate believers in Jesus all across the United States towards this goal.”
The school’s initial offering will include lectures, reading materials, and media resources from some of the greatest leadership and ministry resources available today. The instruction and course materials will be at a level that should effectively challenge students of all academic backgrounds.
Classes begin on Thursday, September 10th (7:00-9:00 p.m. EST) and continue each Thursday through both the Fall and Spring semesters. The cost ($380 per semester) covers facility, instruction, and course materials with subsidized tuition available for regular Hope Hill attendees.
Due to COVID-19, the application deadline has been extended up to the week before class begins (September 3, 2020). Applicants are encouraged to complete their application as early as possible, however, so they will have opportunity to purchase course books.
Applications (click here) should be submitted to the school office for review. Those accepted will be notified by email and provided a link for Canvas online education platform (along with a student login) to find course information, assignments, and class videos links.
Beau Lee is a professional guitarist, entrepreneur, business consultant, author of Jesus Plus Nothing Equals Salvation, and the Lead Pastor of Hope Hill in Manhattan, New York. After studying theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS), he went on to pursue a Master of Science in Management, Strategy & Leadership at Michigan State University (Broad School of Business). Pastor Beau is presently working on a Doctor of Ministry program in Growing & Multiplying Churches from Biola University (Talbot School of Theology), and is writing a commentary on the book of Romans.