Welcome to OTS
OTS begins its history on the 25th of August 1989 when Odesa Bible School (OBS). In 1989 the first Bible college was founded to train men and women on a part-time basis for Christian service. This program has more than 2000 graduates.The foundational work of Odesa Theological Seminary is a program of full-time study, which includes both men studying for ministry, and women who are preparing for Christian Education.
Making a difference
Our goal is to prepare students for transformative ministry by encouraging their spiritual growth, facilitating critical reflection on their ministry experience, and enhancing their ability to clearly communicate biblical truth, solve practical problems, and thoughtfully interact with new ministry models and methods, evaluating them in the light of the Holy Scriptures and the historic heritage of the church.
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Why support OTS?
The foundational work of Odessa Theological Seminary is a program of full-time study, which includes both men studying for ministry, and women who are preparing for Christian Education.
OTS aims at the development of Christian Education in different aspects of its applications: Church, parachurch programs, social work, adult education
We value community worship and service to the Triune God. We value truth.
We value human relationships. We value honesty, openness, and consistency.
We prioritize the opportunity of training cross-cultural missionaries because it recognized that ethnic Russians and Ukrainians are free to travel into “restricted” parts of the former Soviet Union
OTS creates resources for the educational institutions of the Baptist Union and other Evangelical denominations.
The seminary has a well-functioning Master’s level program. The first graduation of a cooperative D.Prof. program has taken place. Programs from level A to D are functioning.