Together We Do Great Things in Russia

Together We Do Great Things in Russia

Dear Friends of SRS!

We have only one month before the spring intensive course of St. Petersburg seminary. It will be really intense and the largest in our history: 16 students, 6 pastors and 2 visiting professors from America. We hope it will bless both Russian ministers and American teachers. Alone we can't reach our goal. But together we can. Please help Russian pastors get a good education and the Church of Christ grow in Eurasia!

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Exceptionally Large Enrollment of Ministers in St. Petersburg!

Exceptionally Large Enrollment of Ministers in St. Petersburg!

Dear Friends!
As rector of the Biblical Theological Seminary of St. Petersburg, Russia, I'm happy to inform you that our seminary is scheduled to hold its regular Spring Intensive Course March 5-17. This time, God has blessed us with an exceptionally large enrollment of ministers, really stretching our budget. Therefore, we need your prayers and financial support now more than ever. I'm sure you've already seen the map above which shows the scale of the SRS ministry in Eurasia today. This spring we're going to have 15 students from across Russia and 5 graduates from Latvia, Moscow, Siberia and Far East Russia (2). All students and graduates are active ministers who represent about 600 folks in all of our churches put together.

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The Ice Is Broken in Latvia

The Ice Is Broken in Latvia

Eight Latvian men attended the conference “What Is a Real Man: God's Perspective” held by SRS in Jurmala, Latvia in March 2017. The goal of the conference was not to gain new members for the local Reformed church where Pastor Timur Anichkin ministers but to enter into a person-to-person relationship with men of the city to study the Word of God.

Was it worthwhile? Read Timur's report.

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Christmas Miracle in Romanovka

Christmas Miracle in Romanovka

Dear friends! Believe it or not but...

WE WORSHIP THE LORD IN OUR OWN BUILDING!

In the photo you can see what it looks like today. Smoke from the stovepipe shows that it's already warm inside!

I'm sure, it's God's miracle, His gift from heaven. We have been dreaming about it for a long time. The Lord has heard our prayers and answered! He has provided helpers in Russia and sponsors in the United States who have made our dream come true. 

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Russia, Your Highest Missions Priority in 2018

Russia, Your Highest Missions Priority in 2018

You may already know Russia for its ballet, great nesting dolls, and museums. 

And you may personally know Rev. Blake Purcell who labored almost thirty years as a Christian missionary among Russian-speaking people of the former Soviet Union, and whose work God has blessed with 5 church plants, a seminary and a ministry residence that welcomes Christians and seekers.

But you may not know the TOP THREE REASONS for making RUSSIA your MISSIONS PRIORITY in 2018

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Impressions of a Theological Fall in St. Petersburg

Impressions of a Theological Fall in St. Petersburg

"I’m still sure that my training in this seminary is God’s miracle – unconditionally and undoubtedly. I thank God and teachers for that. My sincere gratitude to all remarkable sponsors of this project."

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You are Invited to Experience Moscow and St. Petersburg in March, 2018

You are Invited to Experience Moscow and St. Petersburg in March, 2018

With whom can you walk Moscow's Red Square (and wave as Vladimir Putin drives past),

Visit St. Basil's Cathedral, the famous GUM department store, monuments to Dostoevsky, Rachmaninov, Tolstoy

And worship with and meet the saints of Reflection Presbyterian Church of Dmitrov, Moscow region?

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God's Way in Russia Past Finding Out

God's Way in Russia Past Finding Out

My name is Evgeni Kruzhkov. I’m a rector of the Biblical Theological Seminary of St. Petersburg. At our regualar intensive course last month we hosted 17 Russian ministers who came to study in our seminary. Ten of them were new. There is a good tradition in our seminary to share testimonies. Every story is amazing and unique.

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Planting Churches in the Wilderness

Planting Churches in the Wilderness

In the past week I have shared with you the hard news that one of our SRS empowered churches was raided by 40 armed federal agents in Russia. I also passed on to you the wonderful news that the $60,000.00 given by our American donors has already paid for the building of a church facility in the Far East, which in turn has helped significantly grow the men's morning bible study in that church, despite the recent spread of TB among its members.

Today I want to refer to the raid on Pastor Nik's church, and the sad reality of Pastor Ruslan's whole family coming down with tuberculosis to illustrate how vulnerable the Evangelical Church in Russia really is. 

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Despite Serious Illness, Joy in the Far East

Despite Serious Illness, Joy in the Far East

Until now, Romanovka, near Vladivostok, has had no functioning church nor any church building with a congregation meeting in it. SRS donors have contributed the entire $60,000.00 needed to complete the construction of this church building before winter this year! Praise God! The Holy Spirit is pushing the Gospel and the Church where they have never been before!

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God on the Move on Russian Front

God on the Move on Russian Front

In July of 2016 the Russian government passed a law which outlawed public evangelism in Russia. Most churches expected their ministries to be greatly hindered. In fact, in 2017 SRS has experienced unprecedented growth in our seminary and churches. And we have critical support needs. Please enjoy an account of God's amazing work in Russia and beyond during the past few months, and learn how you can participate...

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World Debut of Club Butterfly Promo Video!

World Debut of Club Butterfly Promo Video!

In January 2017, SRS sent Zach Purcell to St. Petersburg, where he spent 10 days and a donation of $10,000, filming and interviewing the parents, counselors and Babochka club members. The five minute film linked below highlights the fruit of that labor. Two thousand Russians watched it online the first day it was  available.

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A Word From an Irishman on Adopting SRS Eurasian Churches

A Word From an Irishman on Adopting SRS Eurasian Churches

My name is Brian O'Leary. I come from the little fishing village of Baltimore in West Cork, Ireland, I have been a U.S. citizen and lived in the USA most of my life, the past twenty-two years in the beautiful state of Kentucky. As the newest member of the board of SRS, I wanted to write to you about three of our four SRS supported church plants. I am excited about them all because, just as St. Patrick in Ireland, they are preaching Christ where He is not otherwise being preached.

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By supporting SRS, you're applying God's known solution to Islamic terrorism

By supporting SRS, you're applying God's known solution to Islamic terrorism

In the city of Kazan, the Islamic capital of Russia, population 600,000, not only is there an Orthodox Church inside the wall, but nearby is a growing 10 year-old Christian congregation of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Eurasia, which is also accommodated by the Islamic capital.

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WWII Soviet Veteran Honors Americans on Victory Day

WWII Soviet Veteran Honors Americans on Victory Day

As you know, Russian-American relations now are at a low point. That is why I am encouraged to report to you that some Russians are still very appreciative of what America did during WWII. And I am glad that an American helped by SRS is very appreciative of what the USSR did for the world in fighting Hitler and Nazi Germany. As a Russian who has worked with Americans since 1993, and for SRS since 2000, I know that Americans have a hard time understanding Russia's commitment to remembering WWII. One simple way to understand our passion for this holiday is to realize that the USSR lost 20 million souls in this war, and America only lost 400,000. 

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20,000 Miles, 2 Bombs, 400 New Souls, 1 Beautiful Opportunity for the Gospel

20,000 Miles, 2 Bombs, 400 New Souls, 1 Beautiful Opportunity for the Gospel

The board of the Slavic Reformation Society is grateful to God for His blessings on the Making Missions Great Again campaign, and thrilled with the impact of this trip through our field leader Blake Purcell and his wife Cathy. Here are highlights of their report:

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