Dr. Külli Tõniste has served as rector of Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary since August 2018. On September 4th, the  Estonian Methodist Annual Conference confirmed her continuation as rector for the next three years. Bishop Christian Alsted and Superintendent Robert Tserenkov prayed over her to ask for God’s blessing upon her as she continues in office.

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The founder and the Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary Board Member, Superintendent Emeritus Olav Pärnamets is the recipient of the 2021 World Methodist Council Peace Award for his ministry during the Soviet era, as well as in the re-established Republic of Estonia. It is the highest award granted by the Methodist Church, and its recipients include former US President Jimmy Carter and Nelson Mandela.
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On June 21, 2021, the graduation ceremony of the Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary took place, where 10 students from class 2021 graduated

Lõpuaktus-jumalateenistusel osalesid lõpetajatega koos nende lähedased, Seminari vilistlased, õppejõud ja töötajad. Video vahendusel eestseisuse liikmed Eestist, Norrast, Taanist, Lõuna-Koreast ja USAst.

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EMK Teoloogilise Seminari vilistlaskogu alustas uue traditsiooniga - valida igal aastal EMKTS väljapaistev vilistlane!

Väljapaistva vilistlase nominente sai esitada kogu õppeaasta jooksul, kas seminari uudiskirja või Facebookis EMKTS tudengite grupis saadetud lingi kaudu. Kõikide nominentide seast valis 7-liikmeline vilistlaskogu ühehäälselt välja Allan Krolli! Austav tiitel, kinkekaart ja seminari rinnamärk anti talle pidulikult vilistlaskogu esindajate poolt üle 21. juunil seminari lõpuaktusel.

Allan Kroll on sündinud 21.11.1972, ta on abielus ja tal on üks tütar. Ta on omandanud kristliku hariduse Domata Piiblikoolis, Eesti Metodisti Kiriku Teoloogiline Seminaris ja EELK UI Kristliku kultuuriloo magistriõppes. Allan Kroll on töötanud tõlgi, õpetaja ja/või abipastorina Domata Piiblikoolis, Tallinna Täisevangeelne Hosianna Koguduses, EEVL Valguse Tee Vabakoguduses ja Tallinna Kristlik Elava Vee Koguduses. 2009. aastast alates on ta töötanud Tallinna Vangla kaplanina, 2011. aastast EEVL Valguse Tee Piiblikooli juhatajana ja 2021. aastast on ta EMKTS lektor. Allan on jutlustanud EKNK, EEKBL, EMK, EELK ja erinevates vabakogudustes, Eestis, Soomes, Ukrainas ja USA-s. Ta on teinud saateid Pereraadios ja Raadio 7-s. Alates 2003. aastast on teinud telesaateid ja tõlketöid Life TV-s ja TV 7-s.  Käinud vabatahtlikuna teenimas Ämari, Murru, Rummu, Viljandi, Harku, Tartu, Tallinna ja Keskvanglas. On pidanud paljudes üldhariduskoolides loenguid põhiliselt narkootikumide ja sõltuvuste teemal. Teeb regulaarselt koolitusi manipulatsiooni ja konfliktide lahendamise teemal nii vanglasüsteemis kui ka väljaspool. Allan Kroll kuulub EEVL Valguse Tee Vabakogudusse ja on koguduse juhatuse liige.

Oleme väga tänulikud kõikidele, kes märkavad tublisid inimesi meie ümber, mõtlevad kaasa ja soovivad avaldada tänu ja tunnustust neile! Paneme tähele häid tegusid, sõnu ning Jumala imelist tööd inimeste südametes.

Õp 11:25 Hing, kes jagab õnnistust, kosub, ja kes kastab teisi, seda ennastki kastetakse.
Õp 15:23 Inimesel on rõõm, kui ta suu oskab vastata, ja sõna õigel ajal - küll see on hea.
Õp 15:30 Silmade särast rõõmustab süda, hea sõnum kosutab luid-liikmeid.

EMKTS vilistlaskogu nimel
Kare Lotamõis

On June 9 and 10, 2021, ten students of the Class 2021 of the Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary successfully defended their diploma papers. Diploma theses are either research papers or ministry projects of the student's choice.
The event took place in parallel on-site and online, with faculty, committee, and guests.

Are you interested in learning more about the Bible, Christian theology and mission? Are you thinking about studying in the Seminary? Join one of our virtual open door classes through Zoom!


Here is the list of classes available to sit in on:

Wednesday 2. June 9.00-12.45 New Spiritualities in 21st century Estonia: ​ a wide variety of spiritual teachings and practices are extremely popular in Estonia. We will explain what these are all about and how Christians should react.
– Allan Kroll (lectures in Estonian with simultaneous translation into English and Russian)

Wednesday 2. June 14.15-18.00 Systematic Theology I
– Simon Graf (lectures in English with simultaneous translation into Estonian and Russian)

Saturday 5. June starting at 11.00 Comparative Religions: ​learn more about Islam and Chinese traditional religions.
– Douglas Childress (lectures in English with simultaneous translation into Estonian and Russian)

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“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it happen to me
according to your word.” Then the angel left her.… Luke 1:38 (BSB)

Mary is left with unbelievable message to contemplate. She is willing to follow the Lord. Angel has left and she has to act in faith according to the message she has receive.

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(Foto: Oleksandr Horodylovskyi)

The current COVID related scenario for the BMTS is

B – Clusters of infections have been detected; the spread of coronavirus increases but is kept under control.
2+2 rule; occupancy of public space up to 50%, using masks is required.

BMTS prefers to use contact learning. In case a student needs online learning, he or she must inform the Academic Dean no later than Tuesday morning before the beginning of the study session.


In case scenarios D or C are implemented, all BMTS lectures will go online.

In case scenarios B or A are implemented, BMTS lectures will go online only in case students express such a wish to the Academic Dean.

Below is a summary of the COVID related education scenarios established by the Ministry of Education as it applies to colleges and universities, together with the resulting plan agreed upon by the BMTS.

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On August 28, 2020, Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary celebrated the graduation of the class 2020.

At the ceremony, 14 students from different countries and congregations received a diploma of applied higher education in the Mission and Theology curriculum. Three students graduated cum laude diploma, and three students received special awards.

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BMTS is happy to announce that our alumnus Allan Kroll will begin teaching for us this autumn!

Allan graduated from our Seminary in 2006, having written his Diploma Paper on the Effata Revival and defended his Master’s thesis at UI in 2020 on the topic, “Spiritual Gifts and Spiritual Manifestations from the Apostolic Fathers until Augustine.” (VAIMUANDED JA VAIMUILMINGUD APOSTLIKEST ISADEST AUGUSTINUSENI.)

Allan is a pastor at Valguse Tee congregation, a prison chaplain and a well known preacher on radio and in congregations across Estonia. Allan also leads the Valguse Tee Bible school program which had 223 participants from 63 congregations and 7 different denominations in their 2019/2020 group.

We are honoured and excited to welcome Allan back to the Seminary!

If you want to study deeper with Allan and the rest of our faculty, you can find a Seminary application here.