PTEE Continues to Provide Theological Training to Syrian Christians as Conflict Drags On

Christian Ethics class. (Photo, caption courtesy of PTEE)

The UN Special Envoy for Syria recently voiced his frustration over a stalled peace process. Syria’s conflict will pass the 10-year mark in March with no end in sight. There are more than 11 million people in need and 5.5 million Syrian refugees in the Near East region.

Normally, the Program for Theological Education by Extension (PTEE) centers only on theological training. In Syria’s case, “our program is dealing with a holistic ministry,” PTEE President Victor Sadek says.

“We try to take care of the people as a whole: health ministry, spiritual ministry, and physical ministry.”

As described here, PTEE partners with local believers to orchestrate training for Syrian church leaders. Theological education is not easy to access in this war-torn nation, leaving Arab believers with few options for leadership development.

PTEE offers 40 university-level degree courses, as well as a vocational Certificate of Ministry. Students can earn a Certificate of Theology, Diploma of Theology, and B.A. in Theology accredited by the Asia Theological Association (ATA) and the Middle East & North Africa Association for Theological Education (MENATE).

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth

CALL TO ACTION

  • Pray for mercy upon Syrian refugees and displaced families as they fight to survive harsh winter elements.
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