Theological education in the MENA region is interlaced with many challenges and opportunities. While every country has a unique set of circumstances, the common goal of proclaiming the Gospel across similar cultures brings like-minded people together to support and encourage each other. Join a group of institutions that share the same burden of equipping men and women to serve the church and preach the Good News of Jesus Christ.
In addition to communal solidarity, members benefit from several project and services that MENATE manages, such as theological Arabic theological e-courses, academic accreditation, a Forum for discussing contemporary issues facing the church, and other relevant resources.
At the same time, MENATE connects local educators with theological educators around the world through its global network in ICETE.MENATE offers two levels of Membership: Full Membership and Associate Membership.
Full Membership in MENATE is open to theological seminaries, Bible colleges, institutes of theological studies, programs for theological education by extension and distance learning institutions whose primary base is in the Middle East and North Africa, or whose training benefits primarily the Church in that region, provided that they:
Full members of MENATE have the right to one vote only in the General Assembly.
Associate Members of MENATE have a voice but not the right to vote. Associate membership is open to theological schools and other organizations concerned with evangelical theological education in the Middle East and North Africa region, but who do not meet all of the conditions for full membership. Associate membership shall require the following conditions: