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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.

A “Timothy” for Moldova

For 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.

Belarus: Youth IN Ministry Making a Good Impression

Maxim 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!

Student Testimony: Alexander Lushchik

Alexander recently wrote to us, sharing his testimony of how he came to Christ and how his studies at Irpen Biblical Seminary have equipped him in leading others to Christ too!

SGA Sponsors First Biblical Inerrancy Retreat

This fall, SGA partners helped sponsor one of the most important events for evangelical churches since the Soviet collapse in 1991. SGA president Dr. Bob Provost organized and held a Biblical Inerrancy Retreat in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev—inviting key seminary and Bible institute leaders from across Ukraine, Russia, and other nations of the CIS.

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