EGST Purpose Statement

EGST exists to prepare Christ-like women and men and to stimulate research, through post-graduate biblical/theological, pastoral, educational, missiological, and leadership and management training, for the service of Church and society in Ethiopia and beyond.

EGST Core Values :

Biblical authority

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 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.

Contextual education

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.

Cooperation and partnership

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 organisations 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.

Academic excellence/critical thinking

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.

Christian values

We seek to be people who model Christ’s values, such as love, humility, compassion, justice, integrity, self-control, and holiness.

Ecumenical relationships

We seek to promote ecumenical relationships amongst churches in Ethiopia in order to enhance mutual understanding and appreciation.

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