Vladimir Nikolaev, the CMI Director:
No theological training center can replace the local church. By God's grace we merely help to edify and develop Christian community. We believe that the Lord put our institute in a strategic place for partnership with Kyiv Theological Seminary (KTS) and local churches in order to meet the acute need of preparing workers for evangelical churches.
Offered in Bible schools (local churches) and online
6 courses: Old Testament Survey; New Testament Survey; Evangelism; Introduction to Theology; Principles of Bible Study, and Spiritual Development
Each course is the equivalent of 20 hours.
Bible schools typically meet on a Saturday (8 hours) and Sunday (2 hours) two different weekends when our CMI teachers travel to their church to teach a course.
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.
With the help of Biblical education focused on spiritual formation and practical ministry in the local church, students are prepared to actively participate in evangelism and edification of God's church, the Body of Christ.
Upon completion of the Certificate Program, students will receive the Church Ministries Institute certificate.
If students desire to further their education and receive an associate degree, their Certificate Program courses meet the requirements for the first six courses of the Associate of Theology degree (listed below).
Associate Degree (Associate of Theology) Program
Offered in our regional education centers and our international center
Accredited by Euro-Asian Accrediting Association (EAAA)
18 courses: Certificate Program courses (6, listed above); Basic Teaching/Preaching; Biblical Worldview; Christian Family; Church History; Critical Thinking/Writing; Dynamics of the Local Church; Hermeneutics; Historical Backgrounds of the Bible; Introduction to Missiology; Introduction to New Church Planting; Spiritual Leadership; and Theology of the Apostle Paul; Practicum and Research Paper
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.
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 Associate Degree Program, students will receive an accredited Associate of Theology degree.