by Kennet N. Taylor
In Ukrainian and English
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ASSOCIATION OF MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCHES OF UKRAINE
Pastor is the person with the biggest number of responsibilities. He always communicates with people, whether at Sunday services, at a Bible study group or at a private talk. He has to spend much time facilitating problem solving, getting engaged into people’s lives and making important decisions. As a rule, a pastor hardly ever has someone to take counsel, unburden his heart or share his trials with.
For this reason, Christians organized a pastor school for ministers of the Association of Mennonite Brethren churches of Ukraine. As a result, several groups of participants appeared. The first includes different churches’ pastors, and the second comprises helpers and key leaders of some ministries.
All those who labor for God’s glory. In collaboration with Tri-M Global, an organization which helps conduct the educational process, organizers make notable efforts, which already bring their fruit.
THE MEETING HOLDING
The pastor school takes place every three months and continues for two or three days from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. At every session, important topics are brought up. Students do different subjects, such as hermeneutics, Biblical studies etc. Teachers from Tri-M Global and pastors deliver their material to the auditory in a quality fashion. Thanks to clear explanations, students can take a totally new look at many Bible passages. This helps rethink the attitude towards the Bible, extend one’s worldview in terms of understanding certain Bible passages, dig deeper into the real meaning and realize to what extent the Scripture knowledge helps overcome life difficulties.
During the sessions everybody can feel free to ask any questions of interest and get an immediate response and ultimately put acquired skills into use in families and churches.
«The three days went by in one breath. An atmosphere of candidness and openness reigned during the session. David and Michael spoke from their own experiences of what it means to be a pastor. Despite being tired, they did their job very well.
Not only was this the time of getting knowledge, but also the time of building relationships and exchanging experiences between students. The pastor school left a number of great impressions. The ministers look forward to new meetings, and we, in turn, are ready to do our best to make them comfortable and useful.