Based in Lebanon, Emad and Almess Botros serve as CBM Field Staff. Emad is a lecturer at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS), which equips church leaders for service in Arab. He also develops Bible commentaries and other resources for ministry in the Middle Eastern and North African context. Together, the Botroses mentor students to help them
Elie and Mireille Haddad are based in Lebanon and serve as Team Leaders for the Middle East and North Africa region. Elie also serves as President of the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Beirut, equipping leaders for ministry in Arab-speaking nations. Mireille works primarily with women who have fled conflict-affected areas and are trying
The Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) in Beirut, Lebanon, equips leaders for ministry in the Middle East and North Africa. The ABTS, which welcomes students from around the world, has been offering theological training and leadership formation for about 60 years. Please pray that the students who attend the ABTS would be strengthened,
CBM’s partner, Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) in Beirut, Lebanon facilitates training for Christian leaders all over the Arab world. Pray for ABTS staff as they design a blended program that meets the needs of both part-time and online students. ABTS believes that online training balanced with face-to-face learning is very important.
For the 15th year in a row, the Institute for Middle East Studies (IMES) is holding the annual Middle East Consultation with the purpose of equipping the Church to respond in prophetic and Christ-like ways to the many challenges facing Christians and Muslims in and beyond the Middle East. Again this
The work of the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary continues to be very strategic for the Church in the Arab world. Last June we graduated 21 students from the various ABTS programs. We had graduates from Syria, Sudan, Yemen, Lebanon, Egypt, and USA (in the MRel degree in English). Our Online Arabic program, which we
Benyamin and Magi, earning Bachelor of Theology and Master of Divinity degrees, respectively, traveled to Lebanon from Egypt three years ago with their two small boys to begin a seminary journey that would prove to be characterized by the unexpected. They were surprised by the challenges they faced as they sought to balance their
Another well-loved student who walked across the graduation stage last week, Namir*, is recently engaged to another ABTS graduate and eager to return to his home country and apply the equipping that he received during his seminary journey. Having spent three years in Lebanon accomplishing the Bachelor of Theology degree, Botros dreams of being