Our non-formal training workshops focus on a theological and practical approach to ministry that is adapted and tailored for Arab church contexts in dialogue with the local church. ABTS seeks to benefit from the expertise of our faculty to meet the needs of the local church, delivering them as Bible study series or workshops. ABTS currently provides the following training workshops:
In this training, we discuss the context of the early church, the subsequent persecutions and Christological debates, the Crusades and the Inquisition in Europe, and the Protestant Reformation and the work of missions to better understand the history and journey of Christianity as a whole.
Theology of Worship / Leading Worship
Since the basis of our spiritual life is our worship of God, we look at worship and its importance according to the Bible. This training aims to prepare worship leaders and churches as a whole to be true worshipers in spirit by rediscovering why, how, and who do we worship, aiming toward a more lively and effective worship in the church.
This training contributes to personal formation and the development of future leaders in the region, as it provides them with the tools to make life and ministry decisions that honor Christ and reflect the gospel in deeds, not just in words. To this end, the participant will be challenged to reflect on the effects of key biblical principles on daily life applications. Special emphasis is given to the centrality of the Kingdom of God for the life, ministry, and mission of Jesus.
The purpose of this training is to help church leaders rethink a church’s calling to its community. This training is designed to expose participants to the various characteristics of a missional church. By the end of this training, participants will have developed an adequate understanding of a missional church that enables their local congregations to become a vital and effective missionary witness.
Old Testament Survey
This training aims to explain part of the Old Testament story through different lenses that reveal the main biblical themes that govern both the Old and New Testaments. It provides solid grounds for understanding the development of these topics over a period of time in scripture. The story of the Old Testament from Abraham to the return from captivity will be studied from three different dimensions: 1- The Covenant 2- The People 3- The Land.
New Testament Survey
This training will help the participant understand the basics of each of the books of the New Testament. After completing this study, the participant will be able to identify basic information about each book, including author, audience, history of writing, and other basic matters. The participant will also be able to explain the key topics that each book deals with.