The main outcome of PTEE is well trained leaders in the churches, leaders who are able to build up their churches and their communities. PTEE created this fund to be able to deliver 70 courses to 240 students in 6-8 countries.
Each of the PTEE courses needs a certain level of revising and
editing for quality control. It will also be field testing two courses this year.
The program is administered in each country PTEE has classes by a national committee through a country coordinator. This committee ensures local needs are met and provides for tutor training and classroom supervision.
PTEE is seeking to develop electronic versions of all its courses. As well as improving the overall quality of the program, this will increase the accessibility of the courses and attract many new students.
After 30 years of renting, in 2012 PTEE bought its own building and began renovating it. This provides us with adequate and flexible space to administer and develop our expanding programs. It has three floors, with the ground floor with office and meeting space yet to be refurbished.
Due to growing demand, PTEE is developing a graduate level,
MA degree in theology. A curriculum of courses has been designed, and it is a qualitatively different program, concentrating on critical research, reflection, and writing.
It is important that we invest in the development of the tutors and staff of PTEE. Annually PTEE sends a number of them to professional and educational development conferences, and helps others make progress towards higher degrees. This project aims to provide these opportunities for six of our tutors and staff.
This project is intended to provide basic biblical and ministry training for Arabic-speaking Christian adults who are leaders in their local churches. These leaders are not in a position to enroll directly in degree-level studies but want to develop in their faith, their Christian service, and their educational skills. Most of these students would not have completed their secondary education. They may be also used for discipleship training.