Responding to a growing need for theological training for Arabic speaking Christians, servant-leaders for churches and society within Israel, Bethlehem Bible College extended its program to an additional campus in Northern Israel.  Nazareth Evangelical College was thus formed in partnership with the Association of Baptist Churches in Israel, where BBC and their Baptist partner provide financial support. Nazareth Evangelical College, a nondenominational College, aims to prepare its students with excellent Christian academic training and ministry opportunities, widening their horizons by exposing them to alternative Christian viewpoints and creating awareness of environmental, social, political, and religious challenges. It also promotes church growth and development by encouraging the unity of the Body of Christ.