2012 Graduation and Update
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2012 Graduation and Update

Italy, as many countries in Europe and throughout the world, is going through times of cultural, political and economic uncertainty. But the Word of the Lord is sure, and we have made the preaching of the Word a constant at the Italian Theological Academy. My heart was overwhelmed with joy during the first week of November when five young men graduated from our expository preaching program. The ceremony was memorable. It was very moving to call out the names and hand out the diplomas of those graduating.

Graduates with Prof. Dick

We were blessed to have dear friend and fellow missionary Dr. Todd Dick join us from Croatia to teach and review the principles of expository preaching for the benefit of the men about to graduate. Todd exhorted the graduating class to faithful ministry; to “Act like Men” (1 Cor 16:13) and “Preach the Word” (2 Tim 4:2). The Lord continues to bless the ITA with faithful disciples. These young men serve in local churches in various parts of Italy and who see our academy as a lighthouse for training in biblical truth and in a biblical philosophy of ministry.

Faculty and students

Thank you for standing with us for the glory of the Lord in Italy!

Johnny Gravino, Director
Italian Theological Academy
December 4, 2012