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 17th, 2016Most North Americans have likely never heard of Yakutia-Sakha. This remote region of more than a million square miles has 958,000 people, and is considered the largest subnational governing body by area in the world. It's also the coldest place in the world. Yet God is at work there!
February 18th, 2016In October, God blessed me with a trip to Kyzyl, Tuva republic, where I taught the Overview of the Old Testament as a part of the Krasnoyarsk Bible College program. I really enjoyed meeting with people from that church. I was impressed with their friendliness and simplicity, as well as their strong desire to study.
June 23rd, 2015For a while in my teenage years, I came under the influence of friends and classmates, and began to imitate their behavior. Sometimes, I was ashamed that my parents were Christians. But God intervened in such a way that He made me realize that my life depends entirely on Him. I repented and He forgave my sins, and for that I am thankful. My heart’s desire is to always please Him in everything.
February 23rd, 2015Maxim Yarmolchik is a leader in the SGA-sponsored Youth IN Ministry program in Belarus. He recently sent a wonderful report about how local police in Minsk learned how the church youth were "up to good" instead of what they suspected!