Why We Must Train Ministers For Russia

Due to 70 years of Communist Captivity (1917—1987) “the Church in Russia has suffered the most severe and sustained persecution of any nation in recent history. … It is reckoned 200,000 Christian leaders were martyred and a further 500,000 imprisoned…[today] over 90% of Russians have no meaningful link with a church—whether Orthodox or not.” (Operation World encyclopedia, the 21st century edition, page 541-542).

To reach this 90% we must continue to train leaders and ministers for Russia and the former Soviet Union. How do we do this? Through the Moscow Evangelical Christian Seminary (www.moscowseminary.ru).

Established in 1993, the Moscow Seminary is an evangelical conservative school with an excellent history 
of training such ministers. It is registered by the Ministry of Justice and is licensed to train Christian ministers 
by the Ministry of Education of Russia. The Seminary is accredited to teach Ministry/Theology by the Eurasian Accrediting Association of Evangelical Schools. It trains over a 130 students from Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania, Armenia, Moldova, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Russia (itself – an 11 times zones country).

The Moscow Seminary produces a fruit worthy of the Lord. Of the 145 graduates: 18% are full time pastors, 42% are part time pastors, 20% are on staff at parachurch organizations, and 6% are missionaries. Our prayer is to continue in this trend, training more and more servants for Christ. The cost of training a student-minister 
at the Moscow Seminary is US$4,000 per year (for three years). This sum (or any share of it) is a serious investment. And so, please, consider the following:


“The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest" (Matthew 9:37—38).

To advance the Gospel in Russia and the former Soviet Union through the Moscow Seminary please, 
do one of the following:

  1. Donate online via https://onemissionsociety.org/give/express-give (project 301710 Moscow Seminary)
  2. Make a check payable to One Mission Society, put 301710 Moscow Seminary in the memo line 
of the check, and mail the check to: One Mission Society, 941 Fry Road, Greenwood, IN 46142 USA (donations are tax-deductible and will be properly 501c3 receipted by One Mission Society)
Donations to the Moscow Seminary are tax-deductible and will be properly receipted by OMS International (www.onemissionsociety.org), a 100-year-old worldwide Christian mission IRS certified 501c3 non-profit.

Praise God and thank you!

Sasha Tsutserov

Ph.D., professor of the Holy Scripture and director of the Moscow Seminary

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Please, read what some of the students/graduates have experienced during their time of study:

 

Truly, these show the Lord’s commandments “Go and make disciples of all the nations” (Matthew 28:19) 
and “You shall be My witnesses … to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8) in action.

It is great to be on the same—Jesus’—team with you!

Sasha

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