A Word from the President
I am glad that you have visited our web-site. It means you are interested in theological education in this part of the world.
Over the years we have come to realize that biblical and theological education is a necessity not a luxury. In the past we dreamed of Christian education but the politics of the day made that dream impossible. Christians were not allowed access to any form of higher education. Praise God that He has completely changed the civil leadership. We now have the freedom, for the first time, to open and operate Christian institutions that can train our church leaders.
Currently, the church is faced with many and varied opportunities. People are searching for truth. New churches are being planted. Charitable organizations, publishing houses, and radio stations are bringing Truth to the people. The ministry possibilities are endless. However, the church is also facing a shortage of qualified leadership. As always God is asking, "Who will go for Us?" (Is 6:8).
I ask you to listen afresh to these words. If He is calling you to go and minister, you may need special training. It may help you realize your life's calling. You will find all the information you need about our school and its programs.
We, as a seminary, want to provide for the spiritual and academic growth of those who are called by God to work in His kingdom. I am confident that we have all the necessary resources to prepare you for future ministry. However, it still depends on you. In your studies, we expect effort. We know from experience that if you give your best efforts, God will richly and abundantly bless you.
My prayer is that you make the right choice.
Dr. Volodymyr P. Shemchyshyn, President
The Odessa Theological Seminary