Frequently Asked Questions
What is Renewed Hope Ministries
We are an in
house and remote distance training center for Christians who
desire a biblical education but do not have the time or
resources to attend a full time college program. We are not a
university, we are a academic and experiential training
2. What is the Goal of Renewed Hope’s
dedicated to the purpose of training and educating persons for
Christian service. Jesus Christ is the center of all our
objectives. Our Mission Statement says it all: “We exist to
educate, equip, and validate those pursuing a deeper knowledge
of God and their relationship to Him. We accomplish these goals
by providing relevant biblical studies to those engaged in a
journey toward Christian maturity.”
3. What kind of studies does Renewed
Hope’s Biblical Institute offer?
internet training for those in remote locations and classroom
studies for those near the RHMBI facility. The courses are
interactive for the student and utilize the Bible , and a
thorough study guide for every course.
4. How difficult are the courses and how
much time is involved?
procedure involves registration for a Biblical course. After
registration is completed you will be given a study guide for
the course(s). The study guide questions are designed to force
you to understand the intent of the bible author. The study
guides have True/False or Multiple Choice quizzes for every
reading assignment. Most simply ask you to search the text to
find the answer. The Bible is always our main textbook. The
studies are time-intensive and cannot be completed quickly. The
idea is not to just "get it over with" but to allow the text to
speak to you and equip you for ministry. All courses will have
5. What is
included in the course materials?
enroll you will be emailed, mailed or given a study guide or a
CD(s) that contains the study guide necessary to complete your
class. You will need to complete the pre-requisite courses in
order to receive an Apostolic Writings (New Testament) or Tanakh
(Old Testament) certificate. The courses are all written in
Adobe Acrobat Files, DVD or CD formats.
How does the process work for those in remote locations?
e-mail or mail you acknowledgement of your enrollment usually
within 10 working days (USA only) from the time you enroll. Once
you receive your materials you can start working on your course.
We advise you to only work on one course at a time and to send
it in as soon as it is completed. It is best if you write your
answers in a word processing document and send it to us as an
e-mail attachment for faster processing. That way you can keep
your originals and save the cost of postage. Once you have
completed successfully 30 credits you will receive a certificate
for the completion of your work. We will keep track of all your
progress in our office and have a transcript of all your work.
All of our courses are graded on a pass/fail basis.
7. Is Renewed
Hope’s Biblical Institute an accredited college?
No on both
counts; we are not a college, we are a Biblical Institute. We
are not an accredited university. We offer biblical training and
certificates of completion.
8. What is the
doctrinal position of Renewed Hope Ministries Biblical
We are a
conservative, evangelical, Hebraic institute. Our student body
is interdenominational. Go to beliefs for a complete doctrinal
Do you offer traditional residence classes?
are only offered as class room instruction or internet self
paced remote education only.
10. How long does
it take to complete a course?
entirely up to the student when taking remote internet self
paced courses. Most students complete a course every sixty to
ninety days. It can be done even faster if you are motivated and
have the time. We do expect the entire program to be completed
in a maximum of thirty six months at the RHMBI onsite training.
Many remote internet students can do it in eighteen to twenty
11. When are the Certificates issued?
We will send you your Apostolic
Writings (N.T.) or Tanakh (O.T.) certificate within thirty days
of the completion of your studies. If you only take one course
we will send you a course completion certificate within
thirty days after completion.
12. What is the cost of tuition and fees?
The cost of each course is (USA
only) is $5.00 per credit hour and the cost of the books /
materials. International students need to contact the
appropriate office for registration costs. This is the best
Christian educational value you will find anywhere.
13. How do I
enroll in a Certificate Program?
To enroll for
any of the programs contact our international offices:
13. What if I have other questions not
Email or phone
the international offices listed
and we will
get back to you
as soon as possible!
Renewed Hope Bible Institute
International Headquarters USA
office (360) 258-8703 to register