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.
In order to follow something we must leave something behind. Fishers of Galilee left behind their nets (their main means of survival) in order to follow Jesus. Following required from them and requires from us full focus and giving our full attention to study, prayer and practicums. Students were challenged to put down their “nets” (in whatever form, including electronic) and give their attention to Jesus.
We welcome with joy our new students. We have 24 new students, 9 at English, 9 Russian speaking and 6 Estonian speaking study track. Our students are more diverse than ever coming from Estonia, Ukraine, Russia, Ghana, Nigeria, Finland, Lithuania, Belarus and USA. Remarkably many already have ministry experience, work as leaders, or have planted churches and others are new to Christian faith and wish to grow in their knowledge of faith..