In 2010 ITCM needs partners to sponsor our students.
"Every time I write an essay I try to study hard and write it so that Jesus won’t be ashamed of me." Gagarkin Nikolai(Kiev, Ukraine)
"I was already able to use the obtained knowledge in a ladies' class. Its topic matched the topic of one of the essays that I wrote. So I was able to lead the class and help sisters find answers to some of their questions." Myroslava Galuik(Chernovtsy, Western Ukraine)
"It is great that you started a distance learning program because one can communicate through internet with other Christians from different cities and countries." Yuri Zhilin(Omsk, Siberia, Russia)
Gifts to ITCM:
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Foundation for Biblical Study
P.O. Box 1208
Austin, TX 78767
Organizations, schools and churches with an interest in Russia are saying:
"I am impressed with the high quality of work by the Institute of Theology and Christian Ministry. It may well be one of the stellar works on the continent. Praise be to the Father."
- Bob Waldron, Executive Director, Mission Resource Network
"I am impressed by the quality of the ITCM students. They are dynamic young people dedicated to Christ who want to equip themselves to serve Him. Upon graduation most will be self-supporting workers. I am impressed with the other Russian Christians I met.
I am impressed by the quality of the facilities and library that ITCM shares with St. Petersburg State University. Most of all I am impressed by the power and wisdom of God. Who could have predicted how He would open such a door of opportunity after more than half a century of prayer."
-Carl Mitchell, Ph.D. Harding University
"The work of the Institute is essential for growing a new generation of Russian church leaders. Thanks to the Institute the church in Russia will be better prepared for ministry and will have more stability and depth. The Institute's work is significant and will have a long-lasting effect in Russia."
- Stan Reid, President, Austin Graduate School of Theology
"The Institute of Theology & Christian Ministry of St Petersburg is the answer to a desperate need for well-rounded training of Russian leaders and evangelists for the churches in Russia. It will combine in-depth training to gain Bible knowledge and understanding with the field experience of preaching internships while offering secular job training so that, like the apostle Paul, these ministers and evangelists can support themselves when necessary as they plant new churches or enrich existing ones throughout their country."
- Hugh Morgan, Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ, Austin, Texas
Comments by Russian church leaders:
"A strong Bible Institute like ITCM can produce well prepared ministers with deep theological knowledge and understanding."
- Sergei Bolshakov, Moscow
"It is good that ITCM has two main directions in its work: planting new churches and strengthening existing churches. ITCM is a successful program for the churches of Christ in Russia."
- Oleg Yakimenko, St. Petersburg
What ITCM teachers say:
"The most effective way of training leaders in a country is in their own language in their own setting. This is much better than sending them to another country. I am impressed with the quality of teachers who are participating in the Institute of Theology and Christian Ministry program."
- Everett Ferguson, Ph.D, Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Abilene Christian University.
" I want to thank ITCM for the experience of teaching in St. Petersburg. It was a great blessing.
God is doing marvelous things through ITCM."