Missions Mobilization Memo – May 2014
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Missions Mobilization Memo – May 2014

United-States-RU-Flag-32A report from
Word of Grace Bible Institute

Based in Battle Ground, Washington, Word of Grace Bible Institute has equipped Russian-speaking pastors all over the world to carry out the work of the gospel since 1998. Through a network of conferences and training modules taught at local churches worldwide, WGBI offers pastor training to Russian speakers in more than 39 countries.

WGBI is also committed to helping pastors who minister in areas where sound theological education is hard to find, and where relocation is not possible. That’s why in 2012, WGBI launched an online option for its two-year entry-level program for Russian speaking pastors and church leaders.

Recording a session for WGBI’s online program

Recording a session for WGBI’s online program

Like its traditional program, WGBI’s online program stands on a foundation of the Bible as the inerrant Word of God. Moreover, it maintains rigorous academic standards. Most of the teachers are graduates of The Master’s Seminary, and the program allows students direct access to them all. In addition, students must be involved in the local church and be recommended by that local church.

Screenshot of online training

Screenshot of WGBI’s online training

WGBI-online has already trained more than 200 students in 16 countries. Courses draw an average of 100 students—an indication of the need for this type of program within Russian-speaking churches around the world.

Currently, about half of WGBI’s two-year entry program is available online, but WGBI would like to make the entire two-year program available in this new format.

In order to grow the online program, $10,000 is needed to cover the costs of the website administration as well as the filming and editing of the training material that will be used. With your prayers and support WGBI can make this happen.

“During this course I saw how the Lord is working in my life and how He is changing my understanding of Scripture and application of it.” – Victor Vevtukhov

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[Memo/Specify: WGBI Special Project]