Requirements

  1. You believe in Jesus Christ, have been baptized, are a member of a local church, and you are in good standing within this church.
  2. You are involved in a church ministry already or you will be a part of one within four months after the first session.
  3. You are in agreement with the Church Ministry Institute’s Doctrinal Statement.
  4. You have a high school diploma (Associate and Bachelor Degree Programs only).

Bible Schools

  • Believers committed to an in-depth Bible and theology study course together in their local church
  • Located in local churches throughout Ukraine
  • Available Programs: Certificate Program

Bible schools typically meet on a Saturday (8 hours) and Sunday (2 hours) two different weekends when our CMI teacher travels to their church to teach a course.

Bible schools give students a unique chance to learn to study God’s Word in a systematic fashion in their home church without distancing themselves from their families and jobs. If a Bible school is not located nearby, students may study at our regional education centers (located in Ukraine and Armenia), our international center (Kyiv, Ukraine), or online.

Upon completion of the Certificate Program courses, students will receive the Church Ministries Institute certificate.

Please contact our office to see if there is a local Bible school located near you.

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Regional Education Centers

  • Believers committed to an in-depth Bible and theology study course together in a local church or college
  • Located in Lebedyn (Ukraine); Lutsk (Ukraine); and Yerevan (Armenia)
  • Available Programs: Associate Degree Program

Regional education centers typically meet in a local church on a Friday evening (2 hours), Saturday during the day (6 hours) and Sunday after church (2 hours) two different weekends when our CMI teachers travel to their location to teach a course, but each center may have a slightly different schedule.

Upon completion of the Associate Degree Program, students will receive an accredited Associate of Theology degree.

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International Center

  • Believers committed to an in-depth Bible and theology study course together in Kyiv
  • Located at Kyiv Theological Seminary (Kyiv, Ukraine)
  • Available Programs: Bachelor Degree Program

Our international center, located at Kyiv Theological Seminary (Kyiv, Ukraine), hosts students for four one-week sessions throughout the course of the year. Monday-Wednesday, these students receive one course, and Thursday-Saturday, they receive a second course.

Upon completion of the Bachelor Degree Program, students will receive a Bachelor of Theology degree.

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Online Courses

  • Online Bible and theology classes available to Russian and English speaking students worldwide
  • Certificate Program courses (6): available online
  • Associate of Theology Program courses: undergoing translation and development
  • Additional available online courses: Effective Online Teaching; Jesus’ Life and Ministry; Moodle Skills I; Romans; Student Orientation; Introduction to Critical Thinking (English only); and Theology of the Family (English only)

Our courses provide the necessary knowledge and understanding of God’s Word for effective ministry in the local church and in the world beyond its doors.

Online courses are available in the fall, winter, and spring.

Each Certificate Program online course is eight weeks long. If a student takes one course at a time, one after another, he will be able to complete all six courses within a two-year period.

The additional online courses range from one to eight weeks in duration depending on their credit level. Most of the online courses are worth three credits.

Horizon Educational Network helps us to develop these courses and allows us to use its online infrastructure, providing quality theological education to many throughout Eurasia and around the world.

Upon completion of the Certificate Program online courses, students will receive the Church Ministries Institute certificate.

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Auditing

If you desire to attend a class or take a course offered by the Church Ministries Institute, without taking exams or doing homework, please fill out the Auditing Request form below. All requests will be reviewed by and require approval from the registrar.

Auditing Request

Costs and Fees

Bible Schools

The local church covers the cost for the CMI teacher’s housing and transportation as well as the needed materials/resources for each student in the course.

Regional Education Centers

The regional education center covers the cost for the CMI teacher’s housing and transportation as well as the needed materials/resources for each student in the course.

International Center

Students generally give a donation to cover the cost of their tuition, room, and board.

Online Courses

Students generally give a donation to cover the cost of their courses.

Auditing

Students auditing classes offered at the International Center or courses offered online generally give a donation to cover these classes and courses.