You are warmly invited to


FRIDAY 1st December 2017 at 7.30pm in FINAGHY BAPTIST CHURCH

(1 The Hawthorns, near Black’s Road BT10 0NA Bus route 9a/b/c)

Fellowship Tea from 6:30 pm. Programme from 7.30pm



SPEAKER:  Nabil Costa from the Lebanese Baptist Society

NABIL COSTA is a highly respected Christian leader in the Middle East and beyond.  He will update us on opportunities and challenges faced by Christian brothers and sisters in the Middle East and North Africa. He will tell us how the Lebanese Baptist Society (LSESD) works with local churches in their ministry to support Syrian refugees and other challenges and will thank all who have contributed to the camps and follow up programme through the Syria’s Forgotten Children Appeal - our response after his last visit in 2015.

Nabil is the Executive Director of the Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development. (LSESD - also known as the Lebanese Baptist Society) is the parent organisation for a range of ministries working in Lebanon, regionally in the Middle East, North Africa and extending globally.  Together these components of LSESD serve the Church in Lebanon and the Arab world through Spiritual, Social and Educational Development.


LSESD has been a major provider of relief and community development, runs the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS), the Institute of Middle East Studies which seeks to bring about positive transformation in thinking between Christians and Muslims in the Middle East and beyond and the Beirut Baptist School (BBS) a Christian school with over 90% of the students coming from Muslim families.


The programme will include a short Annual Meeting, which everyone is welcome to attend, bringing an update on the work of Irish Baptist Networks and discussing plans for 2018.

To help plan catering, please RSVP by 29th November:   Ph: 07775 533599

SATURDAY 2nd DECEMBER:  NABIL will lead a seminar... “Further INSIGHTS into the Middle East”...

at Strandtown Baptist Church between 10.00 and 12.30pm. (Registration and Coffee from 9.45)

The seminar will provide an opportunity to engage with Nabil on how LSESD provides a model of holistic ministry and serves the churches in Lebanon and the Arab World through spiritual, social and educational programmes. He will share on equipping the Church to bring about positive transformation in thinking and practice between Christians and Muslims in the Middle East and beyond in peace building, education, human rights and advocacy. He will update us on their relief programmes and on plans for longer term development assistance for refugees planning to return to rebuild their lives and countries. The morning will be informal and engaging.

To help plan tea/coffees please email by Thursday 30thor phone: 07775 533599 if possible.


Please come!  Put these dates in your dairy and be blessed, informed, challenged, encouraged and prompted in your prayers.


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Nabil Costa


2nd December


Strandtown Baptist Church

between 10.00 and 12'30pm.


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Nabil Cost Seminar