For I give you sound teaching; do not abandon my instruction (Proverbs 4:2).
Preparing faithful pastors, teachers, youth leaders and children’s workers for lifetimes of ministry is vital for evangelical churches across Russia and her neighboring countries. SGA partners are committed to helping them meet this great need for future generations by sponsoring four evangelical seminaries — Irpen Biblical Seminary and Odessa Theological Seminary in Ukraine; Novosibirsk Biblical-Theological Seminary in Russia; Minsk Theological Seminary in Belarus; and Almaty Bible Institute in Kazakhstan. SGA also sponsors several Bible institute programs and affiliated worship music schools across the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). These schools provide doctrinally sound, biblical training in pastoral ministry, evangelism, music and worship ministries, youth ministry, children’s ministry and Christian education. Full seminary degrees are available as well as diploma programs and correspondence study.
In addition to sponsorship of these quality Christian schools, SGA partners also help provide resources such as scholarships, theological texts and materials, facility assistance and, on occasion, sending gifted Bible teachers from North America to assist Russian faculty in teaching at the seminaries and Bible institutes.
March 3rd, 2014We receive many wonderful testimonies from our brothers and sisters across Russia and her neighboring countries. Some of the most powerful testimonies have come from those now enrolled in an SGA-sponsored seminary or Bible institute, as well as from those who have graduated and are now in full time ministry.
February 3rd, 2014This past year, Irpen Seminary president Dr. Igor Yaremchuk was able to travel to the African country of Kenya for a two-week evangelistic visit. He had the opportunity to participate in Bible training for Kenyan pastors, teaching a homiletics course. In addition, he shared his powerful testimony of finding Christ after Soviet military service with 2,000 teenage boarding school students .
February 3rd, 2014As SGA missionary pastors are constantly giving the Gospel to those who don’t yet know Christ, they are following Jesus’ example in Luke 5:32 “I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” Missionary pastor Vladimir Savich works in Lutsk, Ukraine and shares with us his ministry among children and youth.
February 3rd, 2014Artyom was born in the former Soviet republic of Armenia, the scene of a disastrous earthquake in 1988 that killed 60,000 people. Artyom was only nine years old, but the event is seared into his memory as the time God used to begin calling him to service!