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Sabbatical for Pastors: An Ecumenical & Inter-Religious Continuing Education Program (ONGOING)

March 16, 2014

For the coming session, one of N.E.S.T.’s partner churches has offered up to TWO scholarships for pastors from anywhere around the world to participate in this program.
If you are interested, please write to us as soon as possible.

Global Ministries partner The Near East School of Theology (NEST) in Beirut, Lebanon is an inter-confessional Protestant Seminary serving the evangelical churches of the Middle East. It is the oldest Protestant theological school in the Middle East, and the only accredited Protestant Seminary in Lebanon. The primary purpose of NEST is to train pastors and church workers for ministry in the churches and other evangelical organizations in the Middle East.

The NEST offers a special program for Pastors on Sabbatical who would like to become acquainted with and/or deepen their knowledge of the churches of the Middle East, Islam and Christian-Muslim relations.

Duration: 12 weeks
Mid September - Mid December

For more information, click here to download the brochure.

The Near East School of Theology (NEST) is an interdenominational Protestant theological seminary serving the Evangelical churches of the Middle East and African churches. A predecessor of Global Ministries (a UCC and Disciples common witness) was one of the founding mission boards for NEST, formed in 1932 by the merger of the School for Religious Workers in Beirut and the School of Religion in Athens, Greece. It was built on a history of evangelical theological education going back to 1835. In 1971 the School was moved to its new home: a modern, well-equipped building two blocks south of the American University in Ras Beirut.

The NEST is an undergraduate and graduate theological seminary offering the following programs: B.A. in Christian Education; B.Th. with emphasis in pastoral studies; B.Th. in Christian Education; M.A.C.E. a graduate program for educational ministries; M.Div. for Pastoral ministry; and the S.T.M. a post graduate research degree.  It also engages in a Christian-Muslim Thought Forum, designed to further the engagement of Christians and Muslims around current issues from theological perspectives.

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