The purpose of James F. Myers Ministries is to provide sound Bible teaching in places where there has been limited access to such doctrinal teaching, to evangelize, to train spiritual leaders, to plant churches, to send out trained leaders to do evangelism, teaching, training, church planting, and to recruit more missionaries to work in this field.
About James F. Myers Ministries
The work has been centered in Kiev, Ukraine, since 1996. The primary focus of the ministry has been Bible teaching in seminaries and Bible schools in various countries of the former Soviet Union, including Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Moldova and Kazakhstan. Translating doctrinal Bible studies into Russian is an on-going work.
As an outgrowth of a home Bible study, Word of God church was planted in Kiev in 1999. In 2001 JFMM started a formal Bible college in Ukraine with a theological foundation based on a free grace gospel and a dispensational perspective for the training of pastors, evangelists, teachers and missionaries. In a relatively short period of time they planted other churches with pastors they have trained, and have sent out nationals as missionaries in Ukraine and to other countries.
The church in Kiev serves both as a model and a training facility for training leaders and workers through the worship services, the verse-by-verse and categorical Bible studies during the week, and the several outreach ministries in evangelism and Bible teaching for children, adolescents and adults.
The Bible school is still developing, with the curriculum becoming more vigorous all the time. The requirements include two years of Greek and Hebrew, survey of every book in the Bible, ten divisions of systematic theology, as well as courses in hermeneutics, apologetics and other subjects.
Most of the courses are taught by American pastors who come to Kiev to teach two-week modules of 30-40 hours of classroom work.
Greek and Hebrew courses are being taught by Titus Kenedy who came to work with us in Kiev this year. He has a Master's degree in Biblical languages. Other courses are being taught by graduates from our college and by our full-time colleague, Jim Dumas, who also heads up our practical training ministries for the school and outreach ministries for the church.
We have 11 full-time students in the Bible College at present with the hope that this will increase in the coming year.
The major goals of our ministry for the coming year are to develop new ministries for our students who will be graduating in June and to get more theological material translated into Russian.
Our greatest current need is to find a building suitable for both church and school.
In addition to the ministries mentioned above, the Lord has also opened numerous other doors in Kazakhstan, Africa, Brazil and Moldova, for teaching in seminaries, Bible conferences and evangelistic crusades.
Our most urgent ongoing prayer needs:
- Freedom in Ukraine to continue ministry in this country
- More workers to join us on a long-term basis
- Spiritual growth and ministries, health and provision of our national staff
Contact James F. Myers Ministries directly: firstname.lastname@example.org