We have been asked to fill a tremendous gap, namely, creating something virtually non-existent on the continent of Asia - a formal Christian counseling master's program!
The best part of this endeavor is the people behind the request. The indigenous pastors and leaders around Asia are the ones asking, and they have been doing so for years.
We can't wait to tell you the story!
Hello, We're the Hirths
As we take a moment to introduce ourselves, please scroll through the photos above. Our hope is they give you a snapshot into our life as a family of four (Brandon, Gabe, Adi, and Noelle).
As a family, we have shared a passion for Asia and the advancement of God's kingdom for nearly 2 decades. Consequently, we are overjoyed that God has called us back to the continent we love so much, serving some of the countries we hold most dear...all with a role that fits our skillsets and passions perfectly.
We hope that you will join us as we embark on this exciting endeavor!
Be sure to checkout our bios and updates below where you can find a deeper glimpse into who we are, how God has prepared us for this journey, and our inner-thoughts as we prepare for this move.
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 Asia Biblical Theological Seminary (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 $1-30/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 below of these financial needs for you to see what we mean.
Would you consider praying about joining our team?