Pars Theological Center
for Iran and the Iranian Diaspora

About Our Partner

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Hundreds of underground house churches are mushrooming all over Iran. This phenomenal growth has stimulated a group of theologically trained Iranians in the Diaspora (outside of Iran) to set up a virtual seminary to train leaders for the growing church. They make use of the internet, IT technology, satellite TV, and week-long conferences to deliver Farsi-language theological training to Iranian Christians both inside and outside Iran. This project involves the production of an online program of biblical, theological, and ministerial study to produce 128 credit hours of material in Farsi. Classes are taught by well-known Iranian pastors, Bible teachers, and theological instructors and are made available through the internet, satellite TV, flash drives, etc. in a video format. The London-based theological center collaborates with many groups including networks of underground cells in Iran and Iranian churches in the Diaspora to carry out their work. In between the online lectures, textbook readings and one-week conferences, students are mentored by the Pars team on to how to integrate the principles they are learning into their ministry and personal spiritual lives

The Impact

An Outreach team visited Pars and reports: “The 26-member team at Pars Theological Center (Pars = Iranian), under the direction of Dr. Mehrdad Fatehi, has committed itself to being the premier resource for equipping church leaders in the Persian-speaking world both in and outside of Iran. They are currently training 360 students in an online, secure learning environment and a series of required student conferences (one per year) around the world. In 2017 Pars led 20 of these conferences across the globe – each one filled with worship, instruction, fellowship and pastoral counseling.”

The Need

The Outreach Foundation is seeking gifts totaling $75,000 to support Multimedia Theological Training for the house church movement in Iran. Please designate gifts to Multimedia Theological Training.