Sponsor An Arab Student
Integrated Theology Program Students
From 2011 till 2019, our School of Theology had an enrollment of 30 to 40 full-time residential students and 5 to 10 part-time students per year, each pursuing either a Certificate in Theology (one year), a Diploma in Theology (two years), a Bachelor of Theology (three years) or a Master of Divinity (also three years). In 2020, prompted by the pandemic and our new strategic direction, we have shifted to a new hybrid delivery method to accommodate more students to be trained from a distance. This hybrid program, the Integrated Theology Program, includes distance components and short annual residencies. Residing all over the Arab world, our students come from countries like Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan, South Sudan, Jordan, Iraq, the Palestinian Territories, Morocco, Yemen, Syria, Algeria, and others.
With the low household income in most Arab countries and the few resources available to the Arab Church for ministry, almost none of our students are able to afford theological education at ABTS. In fulfillment of our mission of serving the Church in our region, ABTS raises, through partnerships, the scholarship support needed to cover the tuition and residencies of all accepted students.
The total amount of $20,000 covers tuition fees, library resources and residencies for the full period of 4.5 years of half-time study for one student. This is broken down into $6,500 for the first year and a half of study and $4,500 for the next 3 years.
Budget: $20,000 per student per degree
Online Certificate Students
In 2015, ABTS launched its Online Certificate Program to serve the Arab Church. This program is designed for those involved in ministry, inside and outside the church, to provide them with a strong biblical, theological, and practical foundation.
The Online Certificate in Ministry provides biblical-theological formation and ministry training that is contextually relevant to the Arab world and is structured to allow students the flexibility to complete their Certificate in Ministry degree at their own pace. In 2019, the Online Program received its accreditation from the European Council for Theological Education and currently serves over 120 students throughout the Arab world and the diaspora.
Our online program is heavily subsidized. More than 95% of its cost is covered through partnership with churches, ministries, and foundations in the West.
Budget: $6,000 per student per degree