Arab Baptist Theological Seminary Unveils 6-Month 2020 Middle East Conversation

A gathering during the 2019 Middle East Consultation at ABTS. (Photo courtesy of ABTS on Facebook)

ABTS has changed the format of its 2020 Middle East Consultation but still plans to serve the Church in MENA and around the world.

Since 2004, Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Lebanon has hosted the Middle East Consultation, an event where people from around the world gather to talk and learn about issues facing the Church.

This year, things will look different. Brent Hamoud, the IMES Programs Coordinator at ABTS, says, “It’s been a highlight of the year for ABTS, and a lot of interesting discussion and conversation has come out of it. We were planning to host another one in the third week of June as we do each year, but the coronavirus pandemic has made that not possible.”

What’s changed?

ABTS has had to restructure the whole event, creating the 2020 Middle East Conversations. Hamoud says, “This will not be a global gathering physically here in Lebanon. Instead of doing monthly webinars, these will be a series of online gatherings.”

ABTS plans to hold six webinars in total, one each month until late 2020. The first webinar will take place on June 18, with registration opening soon at the beginning of June.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

CALL TO ACTION

  • Pray that the 2020 Middle East Conversations will bring fruitful conversation for the Church in the Middle East and North Africa.
  • Consider signing up and taking part in the conversation.
  • Pray that God would bless ABTS as they serve Christ’s kingdom through education.