And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
(2 Timothy 2:2)
The Seminary has launched a new program called "Improvement" for pastors. This is a joint training project of the ZBS and the Regional Association of Churches. The topic of the session: "Church: Essence and Purpose"
On January 12-14, the ZBS branch in Bielefeld held a regular session of Bible study. Bielefeld, a regular session of Bible study was held, "Principles of preparing a Bible sermon" for the brothers and "Principles of preparing a children's lesson" for the sisters. We are grateful to the teachers and students for their zeal and dedication! We are grateful to our German friends for their support and cooperation. And we are especially grateful to God for His blessing hand. We pray and act!
On December 1-3, 2023, the second session of the ZBS branch was held in Bielefeld, Germany. The subject "Methods of Bible Study" was taught by E.O. Lviv. For 45 students, it was a pleasant and useful time spent in practical Bible study, fellowship, and praise of the Lord.
By opening a branch in the Ternopil region, zbseminary has provided students with the opportunity to gain basic knowledge and tools for Bible study and practical Christian life in the Next Step certificate program.
The prayer of blessing offered by the pastors at the graduation ceremony. We believe that our graduates will continue to effectively serve in local churches and have a positive impact on society.
With God's help, the 30th anniversary academic year has begun at the Seminary. The new certificate programs "Healing of Heart Wounds", "School of Family Life" and "Chaplaincy" are in great demand. In total, about 200 students are enrolled in all programs.
While studying at the new certificate program "Healing Heart Wounds", students receive theory and practice to help their hearts and traumatized people.
The opening of the ZBS branch and the first session took place in Germany. Brothers and sisters are studying in two programs: "Equipment" and "Children and Teenage Ministry". The Lord abundantly blessed this time with knowledge and a wonderful atmosphere.
At the invitation of the senior presbyter of the Zaporizhzhia region, Pavlo Metlenko, a representative of the American Greater Europe Mission, Don Brugman, arrives...
At all times, the church has needed qualified and dedicated ministers. And when in the early 90s the doors to preach the Word of God were opened...
Studying at Zaporizhzhya Bible Seminary, each student receives:
Spiritual Christian fellowship
Practical experience of service
The feedback from our students speaks for itself:
Immediately upon entering the seminary, I found myself in a big family. The teachers are focused on building personal relationships with students, which was very valuable to me. I studied during quarantine, war, and a combination of distance and offline learning, which posed challenges for management and the need to constantly reorganize. But despite all the circumstances, I am grateful to the seminary for constantly taking care of me and continuing the educational process. The seminary's curriculum is focused on practice, so after a month of studying, I started preaching my first sermons at Sunday services.
While studying at the seminary, I gained not only knowledge, but also a big family. Those classmates with whom we read books at night became my close friends, and the knowledge we gained became tools in our ministries. The time passed quickly, and it is a pity that the war and the coronavirus tried to interrupt our studies, but God is good and allowed us to continue to have community around the Word of God. God blessed this time, gave us the tools and understanding of how to use them in everyday life, so I recommend studying to everyone who wants to become a conscious Christian, understanding what they believe and whom they profess.
For me personally, the seminary is a place of growth and development. During the four years of study, I grew spiritually, was filled with new and important knowledge, and formed as a leader. All this influenced the development and quality of my future ministry in the church.
We should not forget the value of new acquaintances and Christian fellowship within the seminary. The seminary "gave" me real friends, with whom I have continued to communicate and serve for years.
I studied at the Bachelor of Theology program, and I am grateful to the Lord and the Seminary teachers for the opportunity to receive a high quality spiritual education. During my studies, I was able to devote more time to in-depth study of Scripture, the study of theology, church history and mission, etc.
The educational program is designed to motivate students to have a personal relationship with God and help them grow spiritually, knowing the Lord Jesus Christ, as well as to gain skills for practical ministry in the church. I use all this in my current pastoral ministry.
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