Office of the President
Things at Emmaus are booming! Enrolment is at a record high, we have more degree programs than ever (more on our newest program below), we have a very exciting strategic plan for both the short and long-term future at EBS, and our faculty and staff is more robust than ever. Topping all of these is that we have received our international accreditation with the Caribbean Evangelical Theological Association (cetaonline.org) thereby making EBS the only internationally accredited, Protestant-evangelical theological school on the island of Hispaniola (population of 20 million)! We are so grateful for what God has accomplished and continues to do through EBS.
Our newest degree program excites me. The Master’s of Education in Instruction and Administration (MEIA) is designed to respond to two realities: (1) an educated citizenry will transform a nation, and (2) the vast majority of educators in Haiti are not properly credentialed to be in the classroom. One of the broader goals of MEIA degree at EBS is to create a steady stream of highly qualified and competent educators and educational administrators for Haiti that will be a powerful catalyst for educational reform in Haiti. The vision driving this mission is creating a nation of highly competent citizens prepared to work in all sectors in Haitian society thereby ushering a new future—all for the glory of God.
But what about future programs? Leadership at EBS is in the research and development stage of proposing two additional programs in 2019: (1) Bachelor’s in Education and (2) Master’s in Business and Entrepreneurship. The vision behind these two programs is to increase the flow of credentialed educators for Haiti’s citizenry, and to compliment Haitian culture’s innate aptitude and acumen for entrepreneurship that has emerged out of a combination of the necessity for resourcefulness for survival in the Haitian economy along with exciting business opportunities emerging within am quickly healing political context. There are arguably more opportunities for business in Haiti than ever before. EBS wants to be proactive and responsive about offering training and education that will help entrepreneur’s be successful.
God has called EBS to develop Christ-like leaders for the transformation of Haiti. By adding degree programs, we hope to develop not only leaders for the church, but leaders for educational and business sectors of Haitian society as well.
Dr. Matt Ayars, EBS President
Tea in Solitude Go Deeper
Read the Psalms as a Book and Face Yourself
by Matt Ayars on June 7, 2018 at 12:35 pm
Most of the time, people read the Psalms as independent poems that have been gathered together (rather haphazardly) through history to make up a collection, or anthology of poems, prayers and praise hymns. People tend ... Read Mor […]
What’s So Noble About Sacrifice?
by Matt Ayars on June 2, 2018 at 2:08 pm
We recently celebrated Memorial Day. Memorial Day in America commemorates military soldiers who gave their lives in defence of American freedom. Few people would argue the point that self-sacrifice is the most noble act one ... Read Mor […]
Face Suffering with Courage
by Matt Ayars on May 10, 2018 at 12:59 am
One of the fundamental teachings of Christianity is that Jesus is our model for life. One of the better-known Bible verses that talks about this is Philippians 2:3–5ff which says, “Don’t be selfish; don’t try ... Read Mor […]
The Kingdom is Now, But Not Yet
by Matt Ayars on April 1, 2018 at 2:18 pm
Easter and the resurrection of Jesus reminds us that the Kingdom of God is both now, and not yet. How does this work? The resurrection of Jesus ushered in a new era in the larger ... Read Mor […]
The Creative Power of God
by Matt Ayars on March 29, 2018 at 8:02 pm
“Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” (1 Co 15:54–55) God is so powerful that He was able to take the ugliest and worst ... Read Mor […]