Global Theology

The Global Theology Department exists to lead an ongoing global discussion process between WEA’s wide range of members, churches, training institutions, theologians, and researchers, seeking to speak with one voice to the world and connects WEA to all other global Christian communions. It seeks to be present whenever theological informed issues are debated on a global level. Concurrently, it also seeks to actively support the national alliances in issues related to theology and theological education.

Theological Commission

In faithfulness to Christ and in order to serve the Church, the Theological Commission of the World Evangelical Alliance exists to provide international theological reflection on issues of importance affecting the church and society everywhere.

International Council for Evangelical Theological Education (ICETE)

ICETE is a global community, sponsored by eight regional associations of theological schools, to enable international interaction and collaboration among all those concerned for the enhancement of evangelical theological education worldwide. 


Studies show that over 90% of all pastors do not have a formal theological education. Reforma exists to ensure that those millions of pastors and church leaders are biblically-trained by providing a recognised, global standard for outcome- and impact-based assessment. 


The Increase Association is a network of church-based training organisations serving across Asia and beyond. Most of the members of the Association use a methodology known as TEE – traditionally Theological Education by Extension, but more dynamically expressed as Tools to Equip and Empower. 

International Institute for Islamic Studies (IIIS)

The International Institute for Islamic Studies (IIIS) has been installed by the Department of Theological Concerns of WEA for the purpose of research and publishing as well as for dialogue between Christians and Muslims. IIIS is a network of scholars in Islamic studies and its administration is carried out by the Evangelical Alliances in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. 

Society of Christian Scholars

The Society of Christian Scholars is a global community of, by, and for missional Christian scholars, called to the learned life and fulfilling this calling within higher education or similar professional contexts, who are committed to and engaged in God’s mission of seeing all things redeemed (Genesis 1:28, 2:15, Jeremiah 29:5-7, Matthew 28:18-20).

Evangelical Review of Theology

The World Evangelical Alliance’s Evangelical Review of Theology, now in its 44th year, is becoming a free electronic journal, starting with its August 2020 issue. WEA leaders and other prominent Christians will address issues of contemporary concern to the global body of Christ, in a style suitable for general readers.

Evangelical Training Directory

The directory is a searchable multi-lingual database of evangelical Bible colleges – and pastoral, theological and missionary training programmes, courses and resources world-wide – to help you find the training you need to serve the Lord.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Dr. Theresa Lua

Global Theology

Dr. Rosalee Velloso Ewell

Executive Director
Theological Commission

Dr. Christine Schirrmacher

Executive Director
International Institute of Islamic Studies