EGST conducted a Celebrating Families (CF) refresher training from Feb. 28 to March 02, 2023 in Woliso town for Evangelical Fellowship task force members.
Pastor Solomon Terefe, Chairman of the fellowship welcomed the participants and the EGST training facilitators. He mentioned that the fellowship’s partnership with EGST is strong and it will continue that way.
The CF task force members received a certificate of participation after an observation of their facilitation skills on assigned topics.
The participants expressed that the refresher training helped them refresh their knowledge on the key content of the module. One of the participants said that the refresher training helped stir his memory and clear some ambiguities in some of the topics. He also added: ‘This training has helped me to get something new. It has helped me to reflect on my interaction I had with my parents as a child. And then I start to consider the interaction with in my own family. It has also helped me to support broken marriages. I have discussed with my wife to be a model family to others. We want to share it to our neighbors and beyond. I have put this training in the curriculum of our church principal training agenda to make it sustainable.’ Kirubel Alemayehu (Evangelist in Birhan Lealem Church)
We seek to subject our thoughts and actions to God’s Word and affirm the power of Scripture to effect change in individual lives, churches and society.
We come together as a community of learners not for our sake only but also for the sake of others. We seek to grow in our understanding of God and his ways, so that we may help others to acknowledge his governance over the world with its rich possibilities for both individual transformation and for social and cultural renewal.
We believe that theological education speaks to and out of its local context as a dynamic interaction between the local context, the global context and Scripture.
We strongly believe that unity among the churches of Ethiopia is important and can be fostered through cooperative, inter-denominational graduate-level theological education. We also seek to partner with individuals, institutions, churches and organizations within and outside Ethiopia.
We value learning alongside people from different traditions and churches. Exposure to varying traditions challenges thinking about God and the diversity of his work in the world. While EGST promotes unity, it also appreciates and respects diversity.
We value the importance of worshipping God with our minds and strive for excellence both in our rigorous study of Scripture and in our critical analysis of context.
We seek to be people who model Christ’s values such as love, humility, compassion, justice, integrity, self-control, and holiness.
We seek to promote ecumenical relationships among churches in Ethiopia in order to enhance mutual understanding.