East-West Church & Ministry Report
Vol. 6, No. 2, Spring 1998, Covering the Former Soviet Union and East Central Europe


Practically Speaking

In 1997 the World Student Christian Federation and the Ecumenical Youth Council in Europe established the Eastern European Language and Leadership Training Project.  It recruits volunteer teachers who devote several weeks, usually in the summer, to offer courses in English, Greek, and/or administrative theory in seminaries and Bible schools in East Central Europe and the former Soviet Union.  In 1997 sixteen courses were held in Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Lithuania, taught by 29 teachers from Great Britain, Germany, America, Hungary, France, Holland, Greece, and Australia.  Project coordinator Esther Hookway of London, England, reports, "Emerging from decades of atheistic communism, these young people often seem more aware of a spiritual side to life than in Western European countries where we have had complete religious freedom."  For more information consult the Project home page (http:www.ed.ac.uk/~euscm/EELLTP/) or contact Esther Hookway at 10 Kings Ave., London N10 1PB, England; tel/fax: 44-181-883-3739; e-mail: esther@eclipse.co.uk.

Russian Language Ministries, based at Columbia International University (CIU), Columbia, SC, offers Russian language courses for missionary candidates at both beginning and intermediate levels.  Dates for upcoming terms follow:  The Summer Institute:  15 June - 7 August 1998; fall semester:  31 August - 18 December 1998; and spring semester:  18 January - 7 May 1999.  Russian for Missionaries by RLM director Marc Canner, the primary course text (with tapes), is also available for separate purchase.  Contact:  Rochelle Zurburg, Graduate Admissions, CIU, Box 3122, Columbia, SC  29230-3122; tel:  800-777-2227, ext. 3335 (U.S.) or 803-754-4100, ext. 3335 (outside U.S.); fax:  803-786-4209; e-mail:  yescbs@ciu.edu.

World Wide Printing, with a plant in Minsk, Belarus, specializes in Bibles and Christian literature for East Central Europe and the former Soviet Union.  Since 1990 it has published 2 million Bibles, 15 million New Testaments, and 78 million other books, tracts, brochures, etc., for 140 Christian organizations.  Customers have included Tyndale House, Gideons, International Bible Society, and Josh McDowell Ministry.  Contact:  Gilbert Lindsay, President, World Wide Printing, 703B Big Stone Gap, Duncanville, TX 75137; tel:  972-780-2511; fax:  972-780-2626; e-mail:  wprint@ix.netcom.com; or Alexander Shneerson, General Director, PICORP, ul. Zhodinskaya 18, Minsk 220141, Belarus; tel/fax:  375-17-264-7513; e-mail:  picorp@picorp.minsk.by.

World Wide Printing, with a plant in Minsk, Belarus, specializes in Bibles and Christian literature for East Central Europe and the former Soviet Union.  Since 1990 it has published 2 million Bibles, 15 million New Testaments, and 78 million other books, tracts, brochures, etc., for 140 Christian organizations.  Customers have included Tyndale House, Gideons, International Bible Society, and Josh McDowell Ministry.  Contact:  Gilbert Lindsay, President, World Wide Printing, 703B Big Stone Gap, Duncanville, TX 75137; tel:  972-780-2511; fax:  972-780-2626; e-mail:  wprint@ix.netcom.com; or Alexander Shneerson, General Director, PICORP, ul. Zhodinskaya 18, Minsk 220141, Belarus; tel/fax:  375-17-264-7513; e-mail:  picorp@picorp.minsk.by. 


Practically Speaking, East-West Church & Ministry Report 6 (Spring 1998), 14.

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1998 East-West Church and Ministry Report
ISSN 1069-5664


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