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Regional Ministries

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. A regional manager has been assigned to each region in order to facilitate communications and to raise up leaders in the local churches. The Institute sponsors regional conferences on pastor mentoring, teacher training and children’s ministry.

Pastor Mentoring

The Institute is in relationship with pastors in Europe and the United States who desire to spend time mentoring pastors in CIS countries. The primary objective of pastor mentoring is to create a support network that will ensure the health and encouragement of those who are responsible for the flock. Mentoring is done in a conference format, which may include pastors and their spouses as well as opportunities for individual counseling. Teaching topics will vary depending on the regional and local needs of the pastors.

Teacher Training

A goal of the Institute is to help Bible schools become self-sufficient. Therefore, a high priority is given to training new teachers who can teach in local and regional Bible schools. Generally, a course is identified from the curriculum which will be offered in the schools. Candidate teachers are prepared and given the opportunity to teach this course in their church’s Bible school. The teacher is then evaluated by a regional manager or some other experienced teacher, mentored on how to improve instruction, and offered further opportunities to develop as a teacher.

Ministry to Families and Children

Ministry to Families and Children

Since 2000 the Institute has offered a training program for childrens 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.
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