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Arab Baptist Theological Seminary :: Read Our April 2014 Newsletter!
Partnership Opportunities: Academic year 2013-2014 & Beyond

 In our part of the world with the constant change one of the things we need to be mindful of, as Reggie McNeal says, is that we don't plan for the future, we prepare for the future.  I'd like to see more people both in the Middle East and the West prepared to leave their safety and comfort zones to engage in proclaiming the gospel; local and abroad.

 "Partnership is really important for us because we cannot do what we are doing alone. We really need the support of the global body of Christ working with us in doing what need to do.  Dan Buttry makes the distinction between peacekeepers and peacemakers. We've been peacekeepers for too long, we need to be peacemakers. I'd love to see this shift in our churches worldwide where instead of merely surviving we go to where the trouble is in order for us to affect peace and initiate peacemaking, and make a difference. I'd love to see churches full of peacemakers."  Elie Haddad, ABTS President

 We invite you to partner with us prayerfully and financially.

 Please pray for our student body that consists of faithful men and women who are at ABTS today in response to God's calling. They come from various countries in the Middle East North Africa, each of which has its own set of challenges and opportunities. Please keep them and their countries in your prayers! Pray for their sending churches, and for God's work in their countries. Don't forget our graduates - 72% of whom are involved in diverse ministries in the MENA region.

 

On the financial level, scholarship support remains ABTS' priority particularly with the considerable number of full-time resident students that we have on board this year. Still, alongside our on-campus degree and non-degree courses, we have a range of projects, programmes and partnership opportunities that we invite you to join hands with us on.  These are:

 

·     Project ABTS-ACA-1 => Leadership Development / Scholarship Support.  Project Objective: To equip strategic Arab men and women for effective service. Funds needed: US$ 9,500/year/full-time resident student. USD 7,000/student’s child/year for nursery and schooling.

  ·     Project ABTS-IMES-1 => Sponsor the Middle East Consultation XI (June 16 - 20, 2014).   Project Objective: To create understanding that will stimulate the growth of the Church in the Arab World through facilitating the participation of Christian Arab workers in the IMES annual Middle East Conference.   Funds Needed:  US$ 15,000/year.

  ·     Project ABTS-IMES-5 => Scholarship Fund for Master of Religion Program. Project Objective: To foster the emergence of Evangelical leaders who are highly and holistically qualified to take on the challenges facing the global Church in an increasingly complex multi-religious and multi-cultural world.  Funds Needed: US$ 25,000/year for tuition and US$ 25,000/year for room and board.

 ·     Project ABTS-IMES-5a => Library Development for IMES' Master of Religion Program. Funds Needed: US$ 7,000/year.

 ·     Project ABTS-ACA-2 => ABTS Library Development. Project Objective: To expand the resources of ABTS' Finlay Graham Memorial Library and ensure that it remains up-to-date and meets the demands of our Seminary's Academic programs. Funds Needed: US$ 30,000/year.

  ·     Project ABTS-ACA-3 => Educational Technology.  Project Objective: Adopt Moodle as a Learning Management System, and provide each first-year student with a laptop. Funds Needed: US$ 550 / laptop + MS Office

  ·     Project ABTS-ACA-4 => Ministry and Educational Resources for Graduating ABTS Students. Provide graduating students with Arabic publications essential to their ministries in their home countries. Funds needed: US$ 1440

 ·     ABTS-CF-1 => Campus Facility / Set-up an Outdoor playground for the children of ABTS students. Project Objective: Ensure a healthy environment and proper on-campus care for the children of resident ABTS students.  Funds Needed: US$ 6,500.

 ·     ABTS-ACA-6 => Practical Ministry.  Project Objective: Facilitate the engagement of ABTS students in local ministries. Funds Needed: US$ 12,000/year.

 ·     ABTS-ACA-5 => Faculty Development.  Project Objective : Empowerment of local leaders.  Funds Needed : US$ 18,000/year.

 ·     ABTS-StA-1 => Spiritual and Holistic Formation. Project Objective: Develop a Students' Fund that enables the overall development of our students - spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially and culturally. The program includes a retreat, monthly team-building outings, educational and recreational trips, sports, evening programs...  Funds Needed: US$ 6,500/year. 

 

For more details on any of our partnership opportunities and/or the overall ministry of ABTS please contact Wissam Al-Saliby

 

For financial contributions, our bank account details are as follows: 

 

Name of Bank: BLOM Bank  |  Branch: Saifi - Beirut, Lebanon   |  Bank Account Name: Arab Baptist Theological Seminary - ABTS  |   Account Number: 255426   |  Swift Code: BLOMLBBX   |  IBAN NumberIBAN Numbers differ according to the currency of the amount to-be transferred as follows:

 

 

IBAN No.

USD

LB10 0014 0000 1302 3040 2554 2613

GBP

LB45 0014 0000 1303 3040 2554 2612

EUR

LB80 0014 0000 1304 3040 2554 2611

CAD

LB14 0014 0000 1316 3040 2554 2617

AUD

LB22 0014 0000 1319 3040 2554 2614

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Thank you for considering partnering with us. May God bless you richly.

 “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”  (Ephesians 3:20-22)