Near East School of Theology (NEST)
in Beirut, Lebanon

About Our Partner

A joint venture of the Presbyterian, Lutheran, Episcopal, and Armenian Evangelical communities in the region, NEST’s highly trained faculty serve sacrificially, as their training and experience would position them for better compensated teaching positions elsewhere. NEST is located in the western part of Beirut, near major educational and cultural institutions, in a section of the city that has a long history of Christian-Muslim coexistence. It houses a library of 42,000 volumes in English, Arabic, Armenian, French, and German and offers a special program of studies for expatriate students who would like to become acquainted with and/or deepen their knowledge of the churches of the Middle East, Islam and Christian-Muslim relations. The NEST is a member of the Association of Theological Institutes in the Middle East (ATIME) and cooperates closely with the Fellowship of the Middle East Evangelical Churches (FMEEC) and the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC). It is also a member of the Encounter of Christian and Islamic Religious Colleges and Institutions in Lebanon.    

The Impact

NEST trains pastors and church workers for ministry in the churches and other evangelical organizations throughout the Middle East. It also holds many workshops and seminars for both laity and clergy so as to “build up the Body.”

The Need

The Outreach Foundation is seeking gifts totaling $20,000 for scholarships and general operations.