Historic Ministries

James Cantine and Samuel Zwemer, two young graduates of New Brunswick Theological Seminary, made their ways to the Middle East in 1889 and 1890 respectively to study Arabic. From Syria, they commenced a journey around the coasts of the Arabian Peninsula arriving in Basra, Iraq, in October 1891. There they planted the first station of the Arabian Mission of the Reformed Church in America (RCA). As their small company grew, stations were also opened in Bahrain, Oman and Kuwait. In each location, hospitals, schools and churches were developed. Itinerant medical work was also conducted in Saudi Arabia, the Trucial Coast (today’s United Arab Emirates) and Qatar. Some important institutions remain as a legacy of the Arabian Mission.

A variety of opportunities are potentially available in these historic ministries for qualified applicants.

  • National Evangelical Church – Bahrain
    • Internships (seminary students)
  • American Mission Hospital – Bahrain
    • Clinical Exposures (undergrads, medical and dental students, MPH students)
    • Externships (MD and DO residents, dental interns)
    • Chaplaincy Internships (seminary students)
    • Voluntary Service (healthcare professionals)
  • Al Raja School – Bahrain
    • School teachers (new BA grads serving as RCA Volunteers, supported personnel)
  • Protestant Church of Oman
    • Internships (seminary students)
  • Al Amana Center – Oman
    • Semester abroad (undergrads through Northwestern College, Orange City IA)

The Evangelical Alliance Mission founded Oasis Hospital in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in 1959. Oasis Hospital continues today as part of Cure International. See http://www.oasishospital.org/ and http://cure.org