This is a continuation of this thread,
We've reached the conclusion that we should keep Coptic in some capacity at most churches. However, most churches (especially outside of Egypt) have had some trouble with teaching their congregation Coptic. In my experience, knowing Coptic is seen as a job for the deacons.
I have 2 main questions to ask this thread:
1- What does an effective, comprehensive Coptic and Hymns curriculum look like?
This should include how much is learned at what age, how much time should be dedicated to studying it, and what is considered adequate knowledge for different people (servants should know more than the average college student, etc.)
2- There are people with non-trivial concerns about the role of Coptic in our church (see the previous thread for more) and their proposed solution is to transition the church to all-English. On this forum there's a consensus that getting rid of Coptic is wrong- how do we convince them that the above solution is better than the (almost definitely easier) "just go to all English" solution?
Note: it's really hard to talk about how a solution is better if we don't have it.
As always, keep me in your prayers.
Twbh `e`hryi `ejwi