The Impact of Indigenization in Equipping Ex-Catholics in Croatia

Since pastors must not only interpret but also apply the Scriptures, pastoral training must equip men to confront the unique challenges that their people will face. In Croatia, many of these challenges come from the predominant influence of the Roman Catholic Church. It has been said somewhat tongue-in-cheek that Croatians are “more Catholic than the […]
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Youth Group Brings Gospel to Croatian Classrooms

Berean Covenant Church in Columbus, Georgia last year began to develop a mission-minded youth ministry. Like many churches, they wanted Jesus’ final charge, go and make disciples of every nation, to be deeply impressed upon the hearts of their young people. Already having supported a TMAI training center for several years, they decided to strengthen […]
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Youngest Graduate Pastoring Historic Church in Croatia

Ivan enrolled in Theological Biblical Academy (TBA) in 2003. He was the youngest and most unassuming student they had ever received, but he was also humble and diligent in his studies. Though academics did not initially come easy to him, the faculty at TBA sought him out and encouraged him to continue “through the pain.” […]
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Pastors, Patriots, and Profound Christian Love

The great Protestant Reformers were driven by an unquenchable zeal for God and an undying love for their own countrymen. Martin Luther felt a profound sense of duty to the German common folk, which shaped his preaching and led him to produce his magnificent translation of the Bible into German. Ulrich Zwingli, the Swiss reformer, […]
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Croatia: The Training of Nationals Produces Fruit

Ten years ago, Todd Dick and his family moved to a region of Croatia where he began serving as pastor to a small church of about 40 people. His goal at the time was strengthen the church and then pass the reigns on to a national pastor. In pursuit of that goal, Todd has also […]
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