Members of Bethany Theological Seminary’s administration recently traveled to Jos, Nigeria, as part of the Seminary’s educational partnership with Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, Church of the Brethren in Nigeria). From January 9 to 16, President Jeff Carter was joined by Steve Schweitzer, academic dean, and Lori Current, executive director of admissions and student services, in visiting EYN leadership and EYN students enrolled at Bethany.
The Bethany group received affirmation for the Seminary’s efforts to provide graduate-level education to Nigerian students via a synchronous video program. Current EYN students are enrolled in the Certificate in Biblical Peacemaking, developed with the interests of EYN in mind. It was also a chance to hear concerns and discuss ways of improving the program and the students’ experience.
With interest in the program coming from outside EYN, the group also visited with administrators from major theological schools in the region: the Jos ECWA Theological School, affiliated with Evangelical Church Winning All; the seminary of Church of Christ in Nigeria; and the Theological College of Northern Nigeria. The meetings confirmed mutual interest in exploring possible educational collaboration.