Dr. Bishara Awad Honored by MEATE
BethBC President, Rev. Dr. Jack Sara, and our Founder and President Emeritus, Dr. Bishara Awad, went to Egypt last week for the General Assembly meeting of the Middle East Association for Theological Education (MEATE). During the meeting the MEATE committee members honored Dr. Bishara for serving as the association’s Chairman for 8 years. They also elected new Executive Committee members; Rev. Jack was elected to be a member of the Committee, and Mrs. Grace Al Zoughbi, Head of the BA Department of BethBC, was elected to be on the accreditation committee.
The Middle East Association for Theological Education (MEATE) seeks to serve both theological schools and churches in the region, as the purpose of theological education is to strengthen and empower the Church. MEATE is a non-profit association governed by a General Assembly and represented by an Executive Committee that acts on its behalf and is accountable to the General Assembly.
It was founded in Cyprus in 1992 in order to strengthen the Church in the Middle East and North Africa by providing fellowship, networking, quality assurance, and professional services for evangelical higher educational institutions located in the region. As of January 2017, seventeen of these institutions have become members of MEATE. Bethlehem Bible College is a member of MEATE, and our Biblical Studies certificate is accredited by it as well.
We thank our leadership for always working so hard to build the College by leading us to more advanced levels.