That's a great question! Most schools are able to pay their faculty, so why can't ABTS?
This is one of the many ways ABTS is unique; most schools recruit students from areas of affluence. ABTS , however, is intentionally targeting some of the least resourced areas in all of Asia - places like refugee camps and developing nations where pastors and leaders face some of the toughest challenges while often possessing the least amount of training.
This is why your donations are imperative to this work. Many of these pastors and leaders save for years to afford ABTS's deeply discounted tuition rate (often between $10-30/credit hour). Without the help of donors like you,
the cost of this education would be out of reach for the vast majority of these church leaders. About 30% of every dollar we raise goes toward helping ABTS' general operating expenses, resources, teaching costs, and other direct ministry expenses. We've also included a full breakdown of these financial needs for you to checkout.
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Financial Need - $102,000 Annually
Approximately 30% of what we
raise goes to the direct ministry
expenses of ABTS and the
starting of a counseling
For our family of four, we are
requesting a salary of $45,000.
Self-employment tax (15.3%); health
insurance & anticipated expenses;
retirement; and life insurance