Mekane Yesus Seminary

Our Story History

At the turn of the 19th Century, Ethiopian Christians began proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the help of Lutheran and Presbyterian Missions in Ethiopia. From these joint efforts the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY) was instituted as a national Church in January 1959. A year after her establishment as a national Church, the EECMY made it her priority to establish a higher theological training institution to train leaders and ministers for her life and mission. In order to fulfill this aim, it was agreed to establish one Seminary which would begin to function as of October 1960.

Since its establishment, the MYS has recorded continued growth to fulfill its objective of training leaders, ministers, and teachers for the various ministries of the EECMY, Churches in Ethiopia, and beyond. The MYS has continued its effort of training people through the College of

Theological Studies (CoTS) through educational programs of Master of Arts (MA) in Theology, regular and summer Bachelor of Theology (BTh), Theological Education by Extension (TEE), College of Distance Education (CoDE) and Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) program.

Our Philosophy

Committed to building and shaping the church’s intellectual profile for its faith, mission, and ministry.

Our Principles

Serving the love and mission of God to the world which was manifested through the incarnation and redemptive works of His only Son, Jesus Christ.

Keys to Success

We promote academic excellence through growing research and scholarly works, Christian morals, ethical, social values and wholeness of human being.

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