“And He gave some … as teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:11-13 NASB)

The Church of the Nazarene has always placed a strong emphasis on education. In the Eurasia Region we offer education at all levels, from primary schools serving children and teenagers in the Middle East, to the course of study preparing pastors for ordination, to undergraduate, master’s level and postgraduate levels.

Meet The Team

Dr. Peter Rae and Rev. Antonie Holleman serve as co-regional education coordinators working together with the schools, the fields and districts in providing education.

The are supported by the Eurasia Education Council (EEC), composed of two senior leaders from each school in the region. The Regional Course of Study Advisory Committee (RCOSAC) oversees the validated course of study towards ordination.

Our principles and practices in providing education

  • Retaining strong Wesleyan-Holiness roots
  • Prioritizing theological coherence with the global Church of the Nazarene
  • Celebrating what is good and unique about the Church of the Nazarene
  • Having confidence in our Nazarene roots which will enable fruitful relationships with other institutions or denominations
  • Providing education that is both task-based and relational
  • Delivering courses of study for those on the way to ordination
  • Offering advanced level study and research opportunities for those called to a ministry in theological education
  • Offering life-long learning options and personal development, both for lay and clergy
  • Recognizing the need to broaden our educational delivery to serve all the people of God, both lay and clergy
  • Encouraging every Nazarene to grow in a living and intimate relationship with Jesus, so that holiness is a lived-out reality
  • Celebrating and encouraging the deepening of relationships between Colleges and Fields, Districts, local churches on the Region
  • Actively working with the educational providers in the Region to encourage the development of well-trained mentors and coaches
  • Celebrating and encouraging the growth in mature, robust governance of each School and College
  • Creatively thinking about how education can be done in community
  • Being adaptable at all levels of education in Eurasia, and having flexibility in delivery modes, that matches the needs on the ground
  • Remaining mobile enough to move as the Spirit moves us, in harmony with our Wesleyan roots
  • Continuing to embrace classic Christian theology and present it creatively within our tradition
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