Who We Are
We are a Lebanese nonprofit that seeks to strengthen the witness of the Church in the Arab World through inclusive education, community development, and church discipleship.
We work alongside local schools, ministries, and churches throughout the Arab World. Through these relationships, we see God at work, even in times of war and crisis. Come share in His miraculous, life-giving work of transforming communities and changing lives.
There are seasons in ministry where we feel we are not good enough, that things are not under control and that God has forsaken us.
Because the war in Syria deprived so many families of their livelihoods, MERATH has been supporting sustainable agriculture projects in Syria since 2016, that have helped over 900 families of farmers to get back to their fields, cultivate their land, increase their yield, meet their own food needs and plan for the future.
Just like a pinch of salt brings out the flavor in a delicious dish and a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel brings hope to the voyager, so is our ministry called to be in a flavorless and dark world.
Over the years and as the needs grew, we gradually saw BCYM morph into a multi-track community development ministry. While children and youth are still at the core of our program, we felt the need to invest deeper into the life of local churches we partner with whether through training, leadership, formation, discipleship, and community service.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.
Equipping and edifying the Church in the MENA Region
(ABTS & DMAH)
As the Church in the Arab world continues to expand and adapt to its ever-changing surroundings, there is a strong need to ensure that Arab Christian leaders are well-prepared to lead in their local communities and that the people of God are well-fed to be able to grow in faith and understanding. For this reason, ABTS and DMAH work to ensure that Christian leaders and believers across the MENA region are well equipped to engage with others from different faith backgrounds and stand firm in their faith and spread the Word of God.
Relief and Development
Restoring Hope to the Hopeless
(MERATH & BCYM)
After eight years of unabated human displacement, rather than decreasing, the needs of those affected by the violence in neighboring countries has only increased. Through the work of MERATH and BCYM, LSESD is able to respond to the ongoing refugee crisis and reach out to the most vulnerable in the community. These needs include not only material and educational needs, but also spiritual ones.
Providing Quality Education and Advocating for those with Learning Differences
(BBS & SKILD)
Both BBS and SKILD have made it their mission to provide quality education for all types of learners. Learning style assessments and behavioral programs are at the heart of their mission to show children that they are capable of achieving great things despite their individual learning styles. By providing a learning environment that is not only accepting but also fun and incorporates faith-based values, BBS and SKILD help all children to see that they are valuable and have the right to succeed and enjoy life.