MEDCCE Annual Session Class Period

Monday, April 16, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 7:20 PM


  • Students who belong to member churches receive these classes as privileges of membership. Students who are a part of non-member churches are welcome to attend and assessed a $15.00 fee per course.
  • All courses are held Tuesday-Friday, April 12-15, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 7:20 pm. This four day school requires attendance all four days to receive a completion certificate. This is a certified leadership school of the Sunday School Publishing Board of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. - School #19994S
  • Dinner will be available for a donation of $5.00 per person from 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm, Tuesday, April 12th - Friday, April 15, 2016.
  • Books will be available for purchase on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

Course List

Phase1 - #1072 - Introduction to the New Testament

Instructor: Reverend Yvonne Posey-Gilchrist

Course Description: This course will survey the New Testament. Included in this survey will be a general overview of the divisions, time periods, places, events, people, and archaeology of the New Testament.

Book Info: Survey of the New Testament
ISBN: 802421245
Author: Paul N. Benware, Moody
Book Cost: $18.99

Phase2 - #1075 - The Synoptic Gospels

Instructor: Reverend Dr. Anthony King, Sr.

Course Description: This course will 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.

Book Info: The Synoptic Gospels, Revised and Expanded: An Introduction
ISBN: 664223494
Author: Keith F. Nickle, Westminister
Book Cost: $26.99

Phase3 - #1079 - Survey of John

Instructor: Reverend Dr. Lee Winfrey, Sr.

Course Description: This course will focus on the fourth Gospel and its uniqueness. Students will identify the specific features that characterize John's Gospel and distinguish it from the Synoptic Gospels, with emphasis on John's writings and the ministry of Jesus Christ.

Book Info: The Gospel of John
ISBN: 9781418509446
Author: Max Lucado, Nelson
Book Cost: $9.99

Teacher's Certification - #2023 - Creative Ways of Teaching

Instructor: Dr. Willie White

Course Description: this course is designed to instruct in the methods of teaching in the local church setting. It is designed to assist teachers in discovering new ways of teaching, such as learning behaviors, and strategies of student learning and behavior.

Book Info: Teaching Today's Teachers to Teach, Revised Edition
ISBN: 9780687049547
Author: Donald L. Griggs, Abingdon Press
Book Cost: $22.99

Phase4 - #6013 - Organizing the Church for Christian Education

Instructor: Reverend Burnard Byles

Course Description: This course will focus on the various administrative and organizational skills needed to organize the Christian education department. Students will focus on structure, leadership, and staffing needs for Christian education.

Book Info: How to Organize the Church for Christian Education
Author: Merrill-Jean Bailey, SSPB
Book Cost: $7.95

Elective - #8001 - Introduction to Christian Ministries

Instructor: Dr. Kimberly Elyse

Course Description: The design of this course is to present an overview of the biblical approach to ministry. Students will explore ways to become involved in the total church membership.

Book Info: The New Breed: Understanding and Equipping the 21st Century Volunteer
ISBN: 9780764435645
Author: Johnathan R. McKee, Group Publishing
Book Cost: $16.99

Phase3 - #9005 - Writing Techniques II

Instructor: Sister Drena Hicks-Jones

Course Description: This course will focus on the Certificate of Progress Program writing requirements for Phase 3. Emphasis will be placed on the writing of documented research and the development of other skills necessary to complete the writing assignments in this phase. Students will be introduced to the library and the use of reference materials.

Book Info: The Elements of Style
ISBN: 1612931103
Author: William Shrunk, Jr., SoHo Books
Book Cost: $9.95

Workshop - Say Yes to No Debt: 12 Steps to Financial Freedom

Instructor: Reverend Ronald C. Burks

Course Description: This course presents a ground-breaking, life-changing, spiritual approach to financial wellness that moves the student from debt, deficits, and delinquenceis to deposits, dividends, and deeds. Students will learn step by step, how to break free from financial slavery with the freedom to travel, purchase a home, and enjoy retirement without the burden of paying excess monthly bills.

Book Info: dFree: Breaking Free from Financial Slavery
ISBN: 9780310333142
Author: DeForest Socaries, Jr., Zondervan Publishers
Book Cost: $14.99

Workshop - The Purpose, Power, and Practice of Worship

Instructor: Dr. Nathan Johnson

Course Description: This course will focus on understanding that ?the purpose of Biblical Worship is to foster meaningful conversation with God and the fathered community. Participants will examine the need for worship services to be faithful to Scripture, historically  conscious, relevant to God, Christ-centered, and engaging for worshippers of all  ages.

Book Info: The Worship Architect
ISBN: 9780801038747
Author: Constance Cherry, Baker Academic
Book Cost: $24.99

Youth Ministry

Instructor: Sis. Madlyne Dansby, Youth Director

Course Description: The Youth Ministry is for 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 Children & Youth Night on Friday, April 15, 2016.

Children's Ministry

Instructor: Sis. Stephanie Williams, Children's Director

Course Description: 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 Children & Youth Night on Friday, April 15, 2016.

Event Location

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church • 13651 Dequindre • Detroit, MI 48212 • US

Contact Information

Contact: Dr. Louis Forsythe, Host Pastor
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