About Us

PTEE is an on-location, modern theological education program designed to train and equip Arabic-speaking Christians and church leaders living in the Arab World, along with those scattered around the world.  Since 1981, PTEE has been training men and women in 11 Arab countries across the Arab World and four Arab diaspora countries.  PTEE continuously strives to expand these boundaries and to strengthen its influence within them.

PTEE is a dynamic program that provides exceptional theological education on-location where people live, work, and serve across the Arab World. PTEE provides training for all levels of leadership in the church, from those called to serve as pastors and teachers to those called to serve in other aspects of community life. PTEE works with local churches and through local churches to provide Biblically trained leaders for Arabic-speaking churches. The extension model enables PTEE courses to be accessible, affordable, and available to students across the Arab World.

PTEE offers 40 university-level degree courses.  Students earn a Certificate of Theology (40 cr), Diploma of Theology (80 cr), and Bachelor of Theology (120 cr).  A vocational-level Certificate of Ministry is also available. PTEE is accredited by the Asia Theological Association (ATA) and the Middle East Association for Theological Education (MEATE).

PTEE faculty is comprised of Academic Staff including Ministry Center Staff, National Deans, Area Coordinators, and PTEE course facilitators.  All Academic Staff and course facilitators have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree: all National Deans and Area Coordinators are Arab nationals.  The National Committee in each Arab country served by PTEE is responsible for program oversight in their country.

PTEE is a member-based organization whose General Assembly members (governing body) include denominations and individuals from the Middle East, Europe, and North America as well as the National Committees.

The extension methodology used by PTEE is regarded by educational experts as providing an excellent approach to holistic leadership training. It is contextually relevant and of strategic importance to the future of the church in the Middle East and North Africa.

PTEE is going on-line! PTEE is converting courses currently in print to online courses with multi-media content to enhance students’ learning experiences and increase accessibility and flexibility.  PTEE will provide a blended learning package using PTEE methodology – on-location, in-context, church-based leadership training.