CHET’s Spring 2012 Update
This December, 2012 CHET will be celebrating our 23rd year of ministry. Both a child of, and a ministry from and to the Evangelical Covenant Church, CHET grew out of the Covenant’s commitment to move beyond its ethnic borders, to better express the mosaic that is the whole people of God, and to take seriously our biblical responsibility to equip men and women who wish to become church planters, pastors, evangelists, missionaries, counselors and lay leaders for ministry in and out of the Americas.
CHET, an undergraduate Bible School with a focus on ministerial formation, is a subordinate organization of the Evangelical Covenant Church of America and is an affiliate of North Park University and Theological Seminary.
From our beginnings in 1989 with 15 students, CHET has grown to over 600 students in the Fall Quarter 2011. CHET graduates are actively serving as pastors, as church planters, counselors and as Christian Education teachers. Some have completed or are in process of completing graduate Master and Doctoral level seminary programs
CHET is located in the geographic heart of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, with satellites in California, Texas, Minnesota, Illinois and cities along the US/Mexico border.
At CHET we believe that theological education and ministerial formation belong to all members of the community of God. Some of our students are pastors, others have just begun their pilgrimage of faith; some are professionals, others have little schooling; some come from historical churches, others belong to new charismatic and Pentecostal movements. Our students, like the educational and administrative staff, are men and women committed to serving Christ.