MEDDCE Registration Info

Join us for the regular session of of the Metropolitan Missionary Baptist District Congress of Christian Education 2017-2018 at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, 2080 W. Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI, where the Rev. Dr. Nathan Johnson is the host Pastor.


1004 Effective Bible Reading (Phase 1) Rev. Valerie Crump Identify methods and approaches to Bible study that can lead to spiritual growth and Christian maturity. Areas that will be covered include the structure of the Bible and resources for personal study. Employ resources and tools of hermeneutics.

How to Study the Bible    by Robert M. West



1007 Introduction to the Old Testament (Phase 1) Rev. Beverly McCutcheon Survey the Old Testament. Included in the survey will be a general overview of the divisions, times, places - with emphasis on the nation of Israel, events, people, and archaeology of the Old Testament.

Survey of the Old Testament

by Paul N. Benware



1075 Synoptic Gospels (Phase 2) Deacon Joyce Martin-Hutcherson Focus on the Synoptic Gospels - Matthew, Mark and Luke. Students will study the life and ministry of Jesus Christ as portrayed by these three writers. Through this comparative study, students will gain a more comprehensive understanding of Jesus' ministry.

The Synoptic Gospels, Revised and Expanded

by Keith F. Nickle



2015 Foundation of Christian Ethics (Phase 4) Rev. Dr. Bill Thompson Focus on understand the philosophical and Christological approaches to Christian ethics. Engage in biblical principles for decision-making and conduct for living.

Christian Ethics: Contemporary Issures and Opinions

by Norman L. Geisler



3007 History of Baptists (Phase 3) Rev. Dr. Louis Forsythe II Examine the roots of the Baptist faith. Students will study the historical development of the Baptist denomination.

Down by the Riverside

by C. Everett



6013 Organizing the Church for Christian Education (Phase 4) Rev. Burnard Byles Focus on the various administrative and organizational skills needed to organize the Christian education department. Emphasis placed on structure, leadership, and staffing needs for Christian education.

Christian Education in the African American Church

by Lora-Ellen McKinney



6021 Spiritual Formation (Phase 1) Rev. Ronald C. Burks Enable people to mature in their Christian walks. Focus on a creative and dynamic approach to nurturing people from children to mature adults - to become better disciples of Jesus Christ. Deliberate on what it means to be Christians.

Invitation to a Journey: Road Map for Spiritual Formation

by Robert Mulholland Jr.



8055 The Church's Response to the 21st Century (Elective) Rev. Richard R. White III Help students recognize twenty-first-century challenges (moral, doctrinal, etc. facing the church. Lead the students into a Scripture search and discussion so that biblical and Christian resolve might be embraced.

Blow the Trumpet in Zion

by Carruthers, Haynes, Wright



9025 Computers in the Life of the Church II - Advanced (Elective) Dr. Kimberly Elyse Teaching on equipping today's church to effectively develop a technology ministry and a social media ministry and to address the security and ethical challenges that must be considered with policies and procedures.

The iChurch Method: Digital Mission Field (v3)

by Jason Caston


Available by individual purchase

9902 The Spiritual Life of the Minister (Elective) Rev. Richard Richardson Explore the dimensions of spirituality that should characterize the life of the faithful minister. Deal with their devotional life, family relationships, and time of study and mediation. Share with the minister those activities that will keep them in touch with God and keep them ready to serve people effectively.

The Preacher's Journey

by Jarvis Collier



SP0008 Specialization - Christian Education Ministering to the Whole Church Dean Priscilla Turner This course is designed for Christian educators and directors of Christian education who aspire to lead the church in Christian discipleship. Students will see the importance of enlisting every church member and every church department in the Christian education effort.

Christian Education Handbook

by Bruce C. Powers

Used for SP0008, 09, 10)


Available by individual purchase

SP0016 Specialiation - Church Staff Development Rev. Dr. Anthony J. King Sr. This course is designed to access the need and purpose of the church so that the proper staff may be recruited, trained and employed. Emphasis will be placed on job descriptions, communications, and leadership in meetings, retreats, and other church sponsored activities.

African American Church Management Handbook

by Flake & Reed



WS Who's Renting Space in Your Head? (Teens 15-17 ONLY) Rev. Kenneth Pierce II This course will focus on times of triumphs, struggles, joy, and pain  to capture the essence of the human experience. This urban approach to studying the Bible is an awesome tool for Christian youth and young adult leaders. 

Who's Renting Space in Your Head? 

by C. NaTasha Richburg


Available with individual purchase

WS Minister's Wives & Widows TBD TBD  
WS Youth Ministry Sis. Madlyne Dansby The Youth Ministry is for Youth ages 13 - 17. The Youth will learn how to increase their faith, understand that they have a place in the Ministry of the Church, and the importance of having Jesus Christ in their lives.  They will also prepare for the April Annual Session's Children & Youth Night Celebration.  
WS Children's Ministry Sis. Stephanie Williams The Children's Ministry is for Children ages 12 and under. The Children will learn how to increase their faith, understand that they have a place in the Ministry of the Church, and the importance of having Jesus Christ in their lives. They will also prepare for the April Annual Session's Children & Youth Night Celebration.  
WS Adult Practicum - How to Work with Children Rev. Pecola Bell This Practicum offers Adults who work with children, or want to work with children an opportunity to learn more about how to interact, train and teach children. This Practicum offers hands-on opportunities to work directly with the children enrolled in the Children's Ministry Class.  





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Children/Youth Registration Form Teen Registration Form Adult Registration Form
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On-Line Pre-Registration will close on the Registration Form Drop-Off date - Thursday, August 31, 2017. Forms can be dropped off at Palestine Baptist Church, 15787 Wyoming, Detroit, MI 48238 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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