Global Mission Volunteer
Locations and Specialties:
Cairo, Egypt - Christian History or Christian-Muslim Encounters
West Beirut, Lebanon - Old Testament
Pematangsiantar, Indonesia - Missiology and Practical Theology
Lae, Papua New Guinea - Church History, Dogmatics/Theology, Bible
Chennai, India - Church History, Dogmatics/Theology, Bible, Missiology
Hong Kong - Pastoral Counseling, Leadership, Theology of Ministry
Serve as a visiting professor in the area of specialty listed.
Preferred commitment is three months, but shorter periods are
Site Information for selected institutions:
The Near East School of Theology (NEST) is an
interdenominational Protestant theological seminary serving the
Evangelical churches of the Middle East and Africa. The NEST is an
undergraduate and graduate theological seminary of some 40
students and seven full- and two part-time faculty. The seminary
offers the following programs: B.A. in Christian Education; B.Th.
with emphasis in pastoral studies; B.Th. in Christian Education;
M.A.C.E. (a graduate program for educational ministries); M.Div.
for pastoral ministry; S.T.M. (a post-graduate research degree);
and S.T.M. in Ministry, established jointly with McCormick
Theological Seminary in Chicago (a seminary of the Presbyterian
Church (USA)). The seminary is housed in a modern building with
classrooms, offices, faculty and student lounges, dining
facilities, sanctuary and chapel, coffee shop, dormitory rooms for
50 students, six faculty apartments, gymnasium, and theater. The
library contains 42,000 volumes.
HKBP Theological Seminary in Pematangsiantar, a town between
Medan and Parapat. It currently has 565 students enrolled and 20
full timer lecturers.
Gurukul Lutheran Theological College is located in Chennai, in
Tamil Nadu state. As an English-medium seminary, this seminary
provides bachelor to master’s level education in an ecumenical
setting. Meanwhile, Lutherans number more than 3 million in India
among 12 church bodies, and Gurukul is the premier institution for
the churches. The seminary shares a campus with the head office of
the United Evangelical Lutheran Churches in India, the umbrella
organization for the Lutheran churches.
Lutheran Theological Seminary (of Hong Kong) is located on a
mountaintop in the Shatin area. While it is a Lutheran seminary,
the majority of students comes from other denominations. In the
faculty is ecumenical as well. Teaching is conducted in Chinese
and English. In addition to the students from Hong Kong, about 20%
of the student population comes from various other countries, and
about one third of our faculty comes from overseas. The seminary
library has a collection of over 90,000 volumes and over 200
periodicals. Besides printed collections, there are more than
5,000 e-books, 500 full-text e-journals, CD-ROMs and various
internet databases. Community life includes daily chapel services
and communal noon-time meals. LTS offers degrees from bachelors to
doctorates. Living accommodations will be near the campus in
housing allocated to missionary professors.