Ministry to Families and Children
Since 2000 the Institute has offered a training program for children’s ministry workers. This program was created with the help of Peggy Laney and MTEE. Leaders from over 20 churches from different regions of Ukraine have been involved in a long-term training program to improve their qualification significantly through topical seminars held by the Institute. Through a seven year process, participants developed a program of training for children’s ministry that ultimately resulted in the publication of a textbook called “Overseeing Children’s Ministry.” Trained leaders from this program have traveled throughout Ukraine, Russia and Moldova, teaching the Institute’s Children’s Ministry course and conducting training seminars for church children’s ministry workers.
The importance of the family
The family is the primary unit created by God!
It was family that God blessed to be fruitful and multiply, to rule and have dominion over earth. The whole Old Testament history is impossible without families: Adam and Eve, Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebekah, Jacob and Rachel.
What do we have today?
Young men, fathers and males in general are in disastrous condition in the former Soviet Union. The state of the hearts of girls, wives and mothers is no better. The older people are disillusioned, sick and very often lonely.
What do we have to do?
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The Institute has adopted a regional approach to ministry as a way of managing the growth of the Bible schools and other ministries within the Institute. We currently have three regions in Ukraine, as well as a fourth region in Moldova.