ABTS has invited EMI to return to serve on their campus for the 3rd time. This time to design a new Student Residence and Library Building.
Founded in 1960 in the hills overlooking Beirut, the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) equips servant-leaders for the ministry challenges arising in the Middle East and North Africa – be it theology, apologetics, communication, pastoral care, ethics, society, or culture.
The Vision of ABTS is to see God glorified, people reconciled, and communities restored through the Church in the Arab world.
Their mission is to serve the Church in the MENA region as it realizes its Biblical mission of having Christ acknowledged as Lord by offering specialized learning resources and equipping faithful men and women for effective service.
Our EMI team will provide the Conceptual Design for new Seminary Student Residence Building, while preparing the design details to be completed and constructed by Lebanese Consultants and Contractors. Would you consider serving this ministry to assist them to serve and train leaders across the Middle East?
We are looking for a Structual Engineer to provide schematic recomendations with the architectual team for the multi-story concrete framed building, which will likely include a basement. The Engineer will be able to work colaboratively with the Lebanese Engineer who will complete the design in hopes of starting construction this summer.
ABTS is also planning for a new PV Array for the campus that they would like the new building to be integrated into. An Electrical Engineer is needed to plan for the connection to the new PV System.
In 2010, the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary celebrated 50 years in His service. The Seminary began in rented facilities in Beirut but soon moved to its present site in Mansourieh el Maten, a suburb of the city. Its roots as a Baptist institution, however, go back to 1893, when a young Lebanese Baptist named Sa’eed Juriedini began ministry in the region. Two years later, a Baptist church was founded in Beirut.
Since its inception in 1960, the Seminary has graduated several hundred students from Algeria, Egypt, India, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Sudan, Syria and Tunisia. More than another 300 have benefited from short-term and other non-degree programs. In addition to students of Baptist background, other denominations represented include Anglican, Assemblies of God, Evangelical Free, Christian and Missionary Alliance, Church of God, Lutheran, Methodist, Nazarene, Pentecostal, and Presbyterian.
The great majority of these graduates are now actively engaged in ministry in the Arabic-speaking world. ABTS offers both formal degree- or certificate-based education, as well as less formal training opportunities. Instruction is in Arabic and is contextualized to meet the needs of the Arab world. As the Seminary catalogue notes, an ABTS education also emphasizes the development of personal spirituality, effective ministry to the majority Arab religious community, knowledge of the history and particularities of Christian minorities in the Arab world, and sensitivity to special areas of Eastern spirituality.
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