Celebration of Diplomas Awarded in Chelyabinsk
Posted January 15, 2021
Just last month, students in the Moscow Theological Seminary branch in Chelyabinsk defended and then were awarded their Bachelors in Pastoral Ministry. Eleven students passed the exam in homiletics (preaching). The student programs lasted as long as five years. It was a time to celebrate.
Others received their diplomas in –
- Local Church Organization: Evangelism and Discipleship
- Counseling those with Disabilities and their Families
- Church and Personal Finance – Generosity in Biblical Perspective
- Family Crisis Counseling – care and biblical solutions
- Church Development – growth through small group ministries
The students were greeted by the President of the Moscow theological seminary- Peter Mitskevich, and seminary teachers.
Graduates remember years of study as a blessing!
RLM Annual Report
Annual Report 2020 Available Now
The Annual Report for Russian Leadership Ministries is now ready for your review. It will give you a bird’s eye view of our work: the challenges we’ve addressed, the goals we’ve set for 2021, and the wide range of accomplishments – all by God’s grace.
Download your copy: RLM Annual Report 2020
Enjoy! And praise God with us for students trained, faculty engaged, graduates on the field, churches alive and standing as witness to the life-changing power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We are grateful for your continued prayers and support.
Your brother in Christ,
Board Chairman and President
Russian Leadership Ministries
POSTED: November 25, 2020
RLM NEWS: Report from Moscow
In September there was a major gathering of the Moscow Theological Seminary Executive Board – with RLM members in attendance via Skype with an outstanding translation of the proceedings in English.
We opened with a timely devotional taken from Matthew 14 – Jesus’ miracle feeding the multitudes with just five loaves and two fish.
The focus of the gathering included reports on the impact of COVID 19, an update on licensing, the new Theological Seminary of Moscow registration, and the planning for the continued advancement of degree programs in Moscow and regional learning centers. Reports came from President Peter Mitskevich and Vice President reports from Gennady Sergienko, Alexey Markevich and Vladimir Pavlovski.
We at RLM celebrate the reality of our mission from the very beginning: Russians in Russia Leading Russians.
The session focussed on several KEY CHALLENGES:
- Covid: has caused quarantine for many, the shift to virtual learning, and an 18% decline in enrollment for the current year.
- Licensing affecting the granting of accredited degrees.
- Loss of rental income due to coronavirus restrictions.
- Increased governmental scrutiny – including the enforcement of building codes with respect to fire prevention.
MTS President Peter Mitskevich’s prognosis is direct: the situation is serious. He challenged the Board and RLM to continue to pray, in increase quality communication, and to utilize every legal means to defend our school. We are thankful for Dr. Mitskevich’s leadership.
RLM and MTS are working together to enhance the effectiveness of virtual and distance learning.
Work in our REGIONAL CENTERS continues: MTS sends teachers to Khabarovsk, Cheliabisk, Novokuznetsk, Noyabrsk, Rostov, NCBI, Golgotha church, Elabuga, Smolensk, Bryansk, Ryazan, Vologda.
At the beginning of the meeting, Dr. Miskovitch read his opening statement: The Board, donors, and friends of Russian Leadership Ministries are very grateful to YOU for the faithful sacrificial service to prepare and equip new generation the leaders for the Russian Churches. We are pleased with the growth and development of your Board, faculty, and staff. We share in the pain of inspections, the loss of the educational license, and this season of a pandemic COVID 19; we ache in the shortages of Russian resources. Nevertheless, we at RLM are grateful to the Lord for YOU!
The challenges are great. But we serve a faithful God. As we bring these challenges to Him, we claim the promise that God’s work and God’s word will prevail!
POSTED Oct 13, 2020