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BMP Reunion

March 4, 2014

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

Mark your calendars for May 15th – 17th! The first Black Ministries Program Reunion is almost here!  We have a Bishop Wattsdedicated team of BMP alumni who have been working diligently to plan a Spirit-filled weekend that will bless your soul. The theme is “Reclaiming the Past, Restoring Present Leaders, and Recruiting Future Kingdom Builders.”  To kick off the BMP Reunion event, the Alumni Team has planned the following:

  • A Panel Discussion on the State of the Black Church
  • Graduation Banquet: Keynote Speaker is Rev. Dr. Alvan Johnson.
  • 2 Full Days of Workshops on Urban Ministries, Pastoral Counseling, Developing Youth Ministries, Mental and Physical Health, Stewardship, Integrating Smart Technology in the Church, and much more.
  • Praise and Worship Service with a Surprise Closing Fellowship Event.
  • A Limited Edition Souvenir Journal dedicated to the Black Ministries Founder, the late Bishop Thomas Hoyt.

Click here to see the full BMP Reunion Agenda

Did you know that since its inception in 1982 by the late Bishop Thomas Hoyt Jr, the Black Ministries Program has prepared over 1,000 men and women for effective service to God?

Do you remember the vibrant worship before class, the lively lectures that would turn into a preaching moment, and the awesome fellowship between your classmates?  Many BMP graduates have asked for opportunities to reunite.  They desired continued growth, learning, and the ability to reconnect with old classmates to see how God has blessed their ministry.

Therefore, not only have we planned a reunion, we have also founded the BMP Alumni Association. We hope that you will be a part of this ministry. This is what we need YOU to DO as soon as possible:

1. Fill out and return the following forms to (a) register for the reunion, (b) join the BMP Alumni Association, and (c) place a personalized ad in the Limited Edition Souvenir Journal. Also like us on our Facebook BMP Alumni Page

BMP Registration form

BMP Alumni Association Application

BMP Journal Information

2. Please register now. In fact, you could save up to 12% off registration fees if you register Early Bird Special by April 18, 2014.

3. Spread the word. The more participation we have, the better this reunion will be.

4. Pray for the success of this reunion, that it would be a platform for God’s servants to be re-energized and re-inspired.

Proceeds from the reunion and Limited Edition Souvenir Journal are for the Bishop Thomas Hoyt Scholarship. If you have any questions, email the Alumni Team at bmpalumni@hartsem.edu.

Register Now! We want to see YOUR face in the place!

In His Service,

Rt. Rev. Benjamin Watts,

Black Ministries Program Director

Please update your alumni/ae contact information by filling out this form.

Again, send any questions to bmpalumni@hartsem.edu


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