ICETE’s 2009 International Consultation

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     ICETE is pleased to announce that the next ICETE International Consultation for Theological Educators will take place 5-9 October 2009 in Sopron, Hungary. The distinguished international evangelical scholars Bishop Hwa Yung of Malaysia, and Professor Henri Blocher of France, will be among principal speakers at the event. The Consultation’s theme is: “Energising Community: Theological Education’s Relational Mandate.”

     ICETE’s triennial international consultations are widely popular for offering evangelical theological educators a unique opportunity for peer professional interaction at global level. The events provide multiple occasions for collaborative networking, cross-pollination, and reflective engagement, thus furthering a shared commitment in preparing biblically-based church leadership for the global Christian community in the 21st Century. Among those to address the Consultation in plenary session, additional to Hwa Yung and Henri Blocher, will be: Daniel Bourdanné from Chad, the General Secretary of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES); David Baer, President and CEO of Overseas Council in the United States; Joseph Shao from the Philippines, General Secretary of the Asia Theological Association (ATA); Manuel Reaño, Rector of the Seminario Biblico de Colombia; and Riad Kassis, professor at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Lebanon. Also participating in the Consultation programme will be: Geoff Tunnicliffe, International Director of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA); Doug Birdsall, Executive Chair of the Lausanne Movement (LCWE); and Chris Wright, International Director of Langham Partnership International (LPI).

ICETE's International Consultations are intended specifically for the ICETE constituency throughout the world. Available space is limited, so priority is given to representatives from schools affiliated with one of the eight continental associations that make up the ICETE family (namely ACTEA, AETAL, ATA, ABHE, CETA, EEAA, E-AAA, and SPABC). The composite Consultation participation fee per individual is US$750 (covering registration, accommodation, meals, etc.). Any school that is formally linked to one of the ICETE member associations listed above is eligible for a 50% discount on the Consultation fee. Travel and related expenses are the responsibility of the sponsoring institution or individual. Guests or observers will be accommodated on an invitation basis only, as circumstances permit. Those interested in attending the Consultation should begin registration proceedings immediately, by contacting the ICETE Consultation Directorate at: [email protected] 


ICETE is a global community, sponsored by eight regional associations of theological schools, to facilitate collaboration worldwide for excellence and renewal in evangelical theological education. The eight sponsoring associations together cover all parts of the world, with a combined constituency of more than 872 theological schools in 113 countries. The student population represented is in excess of a hundred thousand in preparation for church leadership roles, predominantly in the majority world. ICETE was established in 1980, and functions as a global partner within the World Evangelical Alliance.   

ICETE Officers—Chair: Sergiy Sannikov (Ukraine); Director: Paul Sanders (Lebanon); Associate Director: Douglas Carew (Kenya); Deputy Director: Paul Bowers (USA) 

ICETE Council of Reference—Dr Rolf Hille (Germany); Dr Emilio Nuñez (Guatemala); Dr Chris Wright (UK); Dr Wilson Chow (Hong Kong); Dr Doug Birdsall (USA); Dr Peter Kuzmič (Croatia)  

strengthening evangelical theological education through international cooperation