President Jack Sara, Academic Dean Dr. Yohanna Katanacho and forthcoming Academic Dean and Director of BBC’s Master program Dr. Munther Isaac, welcomed a delegation of leaders from WEA last week. WEA stands for ‘World Evangelical Alliance’ a network of churches in 129 nations that have each formed an evangelical alliance and over 100 international organizations joining together to give a world-wide identity, voice, and platform to more than 600 million evangelical Christians. The leadership of Bethlehem Bible College felt honored to receive them and discuss ways in which theological education and seminaries are focusing efforts to strengthen local churches through national alliances, supporting and coordinating grassroots leadership and seeking practical ways of showing the unity of the body of Christ. The visit also encouraged the team in Bethlehem who felt part of an international network of committed Christian believers.

The delegation included Bishop Efraim Tendero,General Secretary of WEA, and two members of WEA Regional Leadership & Ambassadors: Deborah Fikes, Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Rev. Harm Tees, Ambassador to the Holy Land.

It is our pleasure to inform that Bishop Efraim will be the keynote speaker in the opening session of the fourth Christ at the Checkpoint Conference, which will focus on the gospel in the face of religious extremism. Rev. Dr. Jack Sara said: “We are honored and delighted to have Bishop Efraim with us, who represents the majority of evangelicals around the globe. He is a man of the Word and of the Spirit. His great delight is to see the Gospel preached to the ends of the earth”.

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