Life before and after the virus is worth describing. As recently as on March 8 we had Dr. Phil Meadows preaching in Tallinn Methodist Church. He preached on John 20:19-22. After the death of Jesus, when the disciples were sitting behind the locked doors, fearful of what could happen if they proclaimed the Gospel in the name of Jesus, Jesus himself came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!”
Seminary study sessions are taking place through a combination of online and independent study. Students have the possibility to complete this semester’s courses before summer on a modified and flexible schedule.
On March 5-8, 2020 the third MTSE student conference on the topic of Church Planting and Discipleship was held at Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary.
MTSE was created 21 years ago as a Methodist educational network. It currently includes 15 seminaries. MTSE helps leaders of schools to collaborate in training, student exchange and simply make friends. Since 2017 MTSE has periodically held student conferences.
“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests!". Lk. 2:14
Have a joyful and blessed Christmas and Happy New Year!
Dr. Ken Collins is coming to teach Wesleyan Theology at the BMTS for the last time.
Since 1998 he has come almost every year and we want you to join us in thanking him for his commitment. We welcome you to join us October 17th from 6-7pm for a humble celebration of Dr. Collins' amazing contribution to the development of our students and our church.
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Seminary dean, Mark Nelson spent an hour with Radio Patmos in Finland talking about the Seminary and encouraging Finnish Christians to consider coming to the Seminary to study to prepare for ministry.
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In the confessional studies lectures Seminary recieved guests who introduced their denominations: priest of Estonian Apostolic Orthodox Church Mattias Palli, president of the Union of Free Evangelical and Baptist Churches of Estonia Erki Tamm, leader of Estonian Pentecostal Union Alur Ounpuu and bishop of Roman Catholic Church Philippe Jourdan.
On October 9-10 a group from EKKA, an international institutional accreditation assessment group, visited us. They were sent by the Estonian/EU government to assess the quality of our educational institution. We received positive and encouraging feedback from the group. Many thanks to all former and current teachers, students, workers etc. who helped us to prepare and put our best foot forward during this visit. Some of you were caught on this picture.
On October 1-2 we received a four-member delegation from our long-time partners, Asbury Theological Seminary. Bishop Christian Alsted participated as the chair of trustees. During the visit, we agreed that our collaboration toward development of a joint Master’s program will continue step by step and by March 2020 we will hold a Church Planting Institute in Tallinn. We Look forward to this event. The Methodist Related Theological Schools of Europe are also planning to hold their student conference and annual meeting in Tallinn during that time.
EMKTS seeks to be the place where churches and workers from all over Europe receive training and resources for missions and church development in Europe and beyond. We are grateful for partners who help us accomplish this mission.
Seminary studies began on August 29th with a communion service. Our prayer is that God who has been at work in the hearts of the students and called them to study would help each of them to follow that call. Mark 1:17-18 was the message of the day: “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed him.