Mathetis Bible School: Equip to Make Disciples
Students at Mathetis Bible School
The vision of Mathetis Bible School in Constanta is to equip ministers and leaders for churches around the Black Sea region, in response to the need of the Constanta Church Planting Project.
This vision is based on the calling of Jesus to ‘follow [Him] and [He] will send you out to fish for people’ and the command, ‘go and make disciples of all nations.’
Mathetis Bible School started in 2015 and is a remarkable success. It has had 120 graduates, ninety-five of which are now involved in many aspects of church planting and church growth throughout the region. Thirty-two graduates are now ordained ministers. A new class started last October with forty-one students. This is the largest number we’ve ever had in an academic year.
The course runs for two years and is for those already involved in a ministry at their church or those who are responding to God’s call to ministry. The first year provides the basic information on Church history, Bible study, doctrine, leadership and finances management. The second year is advanced and practical vocational training, including theology and church planting development studies. For graduation, the students need to write and present a thesis.
TEN has committed to provide partial funding for the Mathetis Bible School for the next two years. We are blessed to have you as our partner for the expansion of Christ’s Kingdom in south-east Romania. Our multi-ethnic and religiously diverse region is one of the least evangelised in Romania with less than one percent evangelical Christians. Twenty percent of the region is Muslim.
We believe that Mathetis Bible School is a key solution to winning this region for Christ. Please pray for the staff as they serve, for the students to finish what they have started and for this region to be transformed.
Please pray for:
- Illyria Bible School as it develops in the coming years.
- For past and present students, that their training will strengthen the witness of the church in Kosovo.
- For young people that they will turn to Christ.
- Pray for God’s provision for
By Beni Micle, Director of Mathetis Bible School, Constanta, Romania