Bible School

Bible school provides theological education, helps people to grow in their faith, prepare preachers, and raise leaders and ministers for the short and long-term future of our Slavic Christian Center Church.

2017-2018 BIBLE SCHOOL ACADEMIC YEAR SCHEDULE

  1. September 11, 2017. Teacher – Vasiliy Papirnik. Topic – Leadership according Nehemiah.
  2. September 18, 2017. Teacher – Slavik Karpenko. Topic – The book of Acts.
  3. September 25, 2017. Teacher – Vasiliy Papirnik. Topic – Leadership according Nehemiah.
  4. October 2, 9 and 16, 2017. Teacher – Slavik Karpenko. Topic – The book of Acts.
  5. October 23, 30, 2017, November 6 and 13, 2017. Teacher – Stan Sayenko. Topic – Hamartiology.
  6. November 20, 27, 2017, December 4 and 11, 2017. Teachers – Inna Semenyuk and Lilie Semenyuk. Topic: The Life of a Teacher from the book of Ezra and Nehemiah.
  7. December 18, 26, 2017 and January 1, 2018 – Christmas Break.
  8. January 8, 2018. Teacher – Alex Slobodyanik. Topic: Gender Identity.
  9. January 15, 2018. Teacher: Alex Ilyin. Topic: Music and the Church.
  10. January 22 and 29, 2018. Teacher – Andrey Babin. The history of Pentecostal movement starting from Azusa Street, to former Soviet Union and back to America.
  11. February 5 and 12, 2018. Teacher – Aleksey Onishchenko. Topic – How to get married. Everything from falling in love and until honey moon trip.
  12. February 19 and 26, and March 5, 2018. Teacher – Roman Melnik. Topic: Overview of the book of Romans.
  13. March 12, 19, 26 and April 2, 2018. Teacher – Dmitriy Zadniprovskiy. Topic: Overview of the New Testament. 

 

Bible School Student Application

 The Bible School team announces student enrollment for the 2017-18 academic year.

Classes will take place in the South hall, September 11, 2017 through May 14, 2018, every Monday, from 7 PM to 10 PM, with two 15-minute snack and coffee breaks at 8 PM and 9 PM. There will be a Christmas break December 18 and 25, and January 1.  No fall and spring breaks.

Those who have been attending classes last year, as well as new students 16 years old and up are invited. Those who are not 16 yet have the chance to be enrolled only after a special interview with administration if you will meet certain criteria.

The length of the course is 4 years. This course is designed for leaders of our church and those who want to be involved in the church ministry in the future.

Tuition is $40 per month. However, anyone can try out Bible School for two weeks in a year free of charge. So, go to the bottom of this page, find the teacher and the topic you would like to hear, and you are welcome to come to Bible school as a guest.

BIBLE SCHOOL METHODS OF TEACHING

This year Bible School celebrates its 15th anniversary of ministry. Based on to its own 15 years of experience as well as on the Slavic University of Washington education program, Bible School realized the importance of working with three segments of student life.

1. Education

The school administration uses very strict criteria when selecting teachers for lectures. Teachers are not supposed to teach doctrines and practices that are considered false by our church. It is unacceptable for the school to invite teachers that promote their churches during lectures and invite students to participate in their own events, because such teachers mix recruiting elements into lectures, trying to bring new members to their churches. We invite only godly instructors, those whom we know as knowledgeable and honest teachers that love our church. We expect teachers to show students how to love our church and to serve God in it.

2. Practice in real ministries

The school provides students with spiritual practical work in our church. Students are offered opportunities to lead English services on Thursdays, teach in the School of Ministry on Sundays, and lead Bible study groups on Fridays. This way graduates becomes leaders and ministers with an experience of working with people in our Slavic culture and capable of working in departments of our own church.

3. Relationship with God

The most important for every one of us is not even biblical education, skills or practice in working with people, but staying away from bad deeds and knowing God personally. Bible School schedules prayers, evenings of worship, camps, retreats and other events where young people turn to God from their sins, receiving the Holy Spirit, making decisions to become members of our church, and continuing walking with God. Those who experience God’s presence in our church and whose faith in God is stronger than the trust in preachers spreading false doctrines around us do not have the tendency to run around looking for other churches; they serve God in our church. When our new generation is walking in the presence of God, they know that evolution is a wrong theory and never doubt that God created the world. “Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God” (Rom 8:39).