Believers everywhere and in every church tradition seek to find in the Bible words of help, hope and instruction for daily life. We deeply desire to understand the Bible and its message because we know it comes from the mind of God. “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16).
We are grateful for the work done by our mothers and fathers in the faith who have preserved the biblical text in its purity. For centuries the clerical and monastic traditions of the ancient churches have worked to transmit, protect, and interpret the Bible.
We view this long line of sisters and brothers as friends. Because of their efforts, we are able to read the Bible for ourselves and in our own languages.
In the Program for Theological Education by Extension, we seek to help church members grow in their understanding of the Bible. With the ancient churches we understand that Christ is the focus of the Bible. And with the believers from all generations, we seek to make Christ known. We humbly try to apply what we are learning in our homes and communities. As a student or facilitator or friend of the PTEE, you are joining this tradition of cooperative biblical learning. We hope that your months and years of study with us will help you grow in your understanding of God and of what He wills to do in our world through you and believers everywhere.