CHET’s Role in Visionary Education Leadership
In recognition of the significant role CHET is playing in Hispanic education, CHET’s President, the Rev. Edward Delgado, has been invited to be part of a Commission formed from the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and the Hispanic Theological Education Association (AETH). ATS is an organization that accredits institutions and approves degree programs offered by accredited schools of more than 250 Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Orthodox graduate schools of theology. AETH exists to stimulate dialogue and collaboration among theological educators, administrators of institutions for ministerial formation, and Christian ministerial students in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada. AETH’s international presence includes nearly 100 affiliated institutions and more than 1,200 individual members.
The Commission’s overall goals is to formalize a process of certification that will promote and improve Bible Institute theological education in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Canada so that graduates function at a baccalaureate level, and are equipped to become leaders for the radical transformation of church and society; and to create and formalize accessible pathways to graduates wishing to continue their education beyond Bible Institutes. This while also assuring the caliber, theological foundation, and preparation of these future church leaders.