Black Ministries Program Moves Online | Hartford Seminary

Black Ministries Program Moves Online

The Black Ministries Program, a national model for building the leadership, training, and preaching skills of laity and clergy in the urban church, will move to a supported online environment for the 2020-21 academic year.

The BMP services a diverse clientele from various social, cultural and economic backgrounds. With the understanding that not all students may have access to computers and reliable Internet, this fall 2020 Hartford Seminary will provide support to as many students as possible in the form of basic laptops, grants, and technical assistance, particularly for those who have never taken an online course. Tuition scholarships are also available.

Reach out to or call 860-509-9512 if you need assistance to be part of this program.

Courses for Fall 2020 include:

  • Introduction to the New Testament
  • In Our Own Voices (A preaching course for women)
  • Who Are You, Adam? Explorations of Male Spirituality

Visit this link for more information about the program and its requirements. Look for the “Admissions” tab to register online. A baccalaureate degree is not required for admission.

The Black Ministries Program was founded in 1982 and has trained Benjamin K. Watts headshotnearly 1,000 men and women for effective service. Its director is the Rt. Rev. Dr. Benjamin K. Watts, who also serves as Faculty Associate in Religion and Community Life at Hartford Seminary and is Senior Pastor of the Shiloh Baptist Church of New London, CT.

The Black Ministries Program welcomes students of all denominational and religious backgrounds. For further details, please contact the program office at or 860-509-9512.

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