Our Mission

Everything we do as a Synod – through our churches, educational and social institutions, committees, councils, and relations, is aimed at:

      • Testifying to the Gospel of Jesus Christ;
      • Cultivating real and full communion with the Church of Christ everywhere;
      • Supporting the ecumenical endeavor leading to the unity of Christ’s Church;
      • Achieving justice, peace, and dignity of God’s creation;
      • Facilitating the development of integrated individuals as a basis for a better society;
      • Activating the role of the youth and emphasizing gender equality to expand the kingdom of God and the testimony of the Church;
      • Accepting and collaborating with others regardless of their race, religion, sex, or color.
Our Beliefs

The National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon is a council of Reformed (Presbyterian) churches adhering to the Christian faith that is rooted in the tradition of the sixteenth century Reformation. The churches of NESSL believe:

      • In the one Triune God – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, in accordance with the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed.
      • In Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, the One and only Head of the Church.
      • In Jesus Christ, the One and only Savior and Hope of the world.
      • In Jesus Christ, the One and only Mediator between God and humankind; and the One and only Intercessor for the Church.
      • That the Bible is the sole foundation of faith and belief.
      • That justification is by Grace and through faith in Jesus Christ.
      • That the good works are fruits of the faith.
      • That the church of Jesus Christ is One, Holy, Apostolic, Catholic.
      • That the Church is the Body of Christ and the bearer of the message of salvation to the world.
      • That the church has only two sacraments – the Sacrament of Baptism, and the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.
Ecumenical & Institutional Memberships

The National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon is a council of Reformed (Presbyterian) churches that are members of the following councils and institutions.

  • World Council of Churches (WCC)
  • World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC)
  • Mid East Council of Churches (MECC)
  • Fellowship of Middle East Evangelical Churches (FMEEC)
  • Supreme Council of Evangelical Community in Syria & Lebanon
  • Near East School of Theology (N.E.S.T.)
  • Lebanese American University (LAU)