God has been so gracious and faithful in taking care of us in these past few months during the Corona Pandemic and the unexpected internal conflict that erupted in the Northern part of Ethiopia that led to war. We are saddened by the death of many people in this war that lasted for a month. We appreciate your prayers for the peace of this country so that the preaching of the gospel will not be hindered. Jesus is Lord Jesus is Lord Jesus is Lord.
Graduation amidst COVID 19!!!
One of the gifts that we enjoyed was to be able to celebrate the graduation of our students face-to-face keeping all COVID-19 Protocols. We had in total 89 graduates from our Bachelors and Masters programs, 50 from our B.Th program, 21 from Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and 18 from Master of Arts in Holistic Child Development program. From the B.Th. program there were three Chinese students who graduated successfully by the grace of God and are ready to carry out the Great Commission among the Chinese Community in Ethiopia. Join us in praising God for giving us this great achievement in the midst of these difficult days.
Enjoy some photos of our graduates for this academic year
Blessed with New Students
Another God’s blessing amidst the the Corona Virus turmoil was the number of newly admitted students. This academic year we received 153 new students for all our programs which is relatively the highest intake after several years. This is a great encouragement to us that the Lord has still continued to use ETC in accomplishing His purpose of equipping servant leaders for the Ethiopian Church and beyond.
It also gives us great joy that the Association for Christian Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA) has Re-Accredited ETC’s Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) Program for the third time and Accredited the Master of Arts in Holistic Child Development (MA-HCD) and Master of Arts in Educational Leadership (MA-EdL) for the first time. We again thank the Lord for bringing ETC to this milestone in its endeavor to train godly servants for His Kingdom Work. Jesus is Lord Jesus is Lord
ETC is always striving to provide quality education to its students. One of the trajectories in fulfilling this endeavor is to develop its faculty through accessing opportunities for further education. Accordingly, in the year 2020, two faculty members completed their Doctoral Degrees from different prominent Universities outside of Ethiopia. Dr. Jeff Krohn, who is an SIM Missionary in Ethiopia, completed his PhD in Biblical Studies/Hermeneutics from London School of Theology in March 2020 and Dr. Tessema Wachemo, completed his Doctor of Educational Ministries in Educational Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary in May 2020. In the academic year 2019/20 in total ETC has been blessed with four doctoral graduates.
New MA program in Christian Muslim Relations
Another great achievement the Lord has helped us to attain in the Fall of 2020 is the launching of the new Master of Arts Program in Christian Muslim Relations. This program is one of its kind here in Ethiopia and in the whole of the horn of Africa. For this new program we have accepted 18 students who have ministered in different areas in Islamic context. We pray and hope the Lord would use this program to equip these servants for His kingdom.
By God’s grace ETC’s expansion work has resumed. Most of the first phase structural work of the building is completed and we have started the second phase of the construction. We praise God for this progress and we want to thank all our friends for your prayers and continued support. We are working hard to raise funds to complete the whole construction in the coming two years so that we can start using the classes for our growing programs. we ask you to keep praying for us and continue to support us in the same way you have stood with us in the past.