SCBT Graduates Bring Pastoral Training to Siberia

TMAI is committed to bringing the best pastoral training possible to church leaders around the world. We’ve seen time and time again that a meaningful investment in the lives of faithful pastors pays enormous dividends, especially as they go out after their training to pastor churches and evangelize their surrounding regions. One of our training […]
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Risks and Rewards in Training Indigenous Pastors: Interview with Brad Klassen

■ Brad Klassen served with Grace Ministries International in Russia for twelve years. He is currently a professor of biblical exposition at The Master’s Seminary. You spent twelve years at the TMAI training center in Samara, Russia. Can you speak a little about the risks and rewards in training indigenous pastors? The risks of indigenization […]
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Why Train Indigenous Church Leaders? (Part 3)

Reason #3: Sustainable Ministry, Enduring Impact In 2000, just a decade after the fall of communism, Samara Center for Biblical Training (SCBT) was established in Samara, Russia with the goal to train up indigenous leaders who would carry on the ministry into the next generation. In the ensuing years, nearly 400 pastors and church leaders […]
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Russian Church Reaches Important Milestone

Nothing is more glorious than witnessing the light of the gospel prevailing over the kingdom of darkness. When truth is held forth and proclaimed with clarity, every Christian heart is innervated with thanksgiving and praise. Our new nature is designed to respond to the truth in magnificent ways. Consider the clear tenor of biblical testimony: […]
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Russia: Training others to mine the riches of God’s Word

The Bible is a rich mine abounding in precious gold, and this reality must inform our missionary efforts. It is one thing to collect gold coins to put on display for the delight of others; but it is quite another to lead people to the gold mine and teach them to dig out the treasures […]
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