Every student comes to ABTS with a vision. During their time of study and practice, this vision develops according to what they feel God is calling them for. The following is a glimpse of what some of our returning students are up to this summer and how some of the graduating students envision the new journey ahead. This year, the graduation ceremony that will be held on June 23, will be a celebration of 13 graduating students who will be going back to their respective countries in all the corners of the Arab world to serve the Arab church and people.
Assaad & Amal, 2nd year students, couple from Egypt:
"We have a very full summer. Aside following up on the church planting ministry that we have in Egypt, we will be organizing and leading four different conferences: one in Egypt to train around 50 church planters and 50 women leaders serving among abused and marginalized young girls, and the other three conferences are to train church planters in Jordan, Sudan and Iraq."
Majid, 2nd year student from Algeria:
"This summer I am eager to go back to my local church in Tizi Ouzou to practice everything I have been learning. I am also planning to travel to an area called Wahran, West of Algeria, to minister to the Arabs alongside the Timothy School for Leadership formation."
Ammar, 1st year student from Sudan:
"Everything I learned this year will be of great benefit to me in my summer ministry with the youth at my local church in Atbara, Northern Sudan. One of my goals this summer is making connections with Christian leaders with the purpose to organize a youth conference gathering Sudanese youth from different churches and backgrounds."
Malak, 2nd year student, Morocco:
"This summer I will be involved among youth and families in my Church in Morocco, to help them to grow up in knowledge of God, faith and organization. I need to help people change their view of the church in the society." [...]