Dear faithful partners in ministry,
Praise the Lord for the way He continues to work in Eastern Europe through our TBBI Graduates. Featured in this letter is Gabriel and Mary Cismaru. They are doing a wonderful work in Oltenia. As you will see Gabriel has planted and is Pastor of four churches in different villages. Our Lord has especially gifted this couple in ministering to the whole family, many children and adults have come to Christ and are following Him faithfully. Gabriel has used outdoor Evangelism and VBS with great success.
Pray for Gabriel and Mary as they labor in Romania.
Bill and Judy
September 1994 Frontline Fellowship, in cooperation with several independent minded Romanian pastors, and with the support of many American pastors, opened the Timisoara Baptist Bible Institute. TBBI is a full time, one-year, Bible Institute with intensive Bible study for those preparing for Christian ministry. Courses include Homiletics, Hermeneutics, Old Testament Survey, New Testament Survey, Pastoral Epistles, Prison Epistles, Pastoral Theology, Missions, Evangelism, Romanian Composition and other Bible related subjects. Our primary goal is to train Nationals as pastors, church planters, evangelists and as missionaries. Romanian pastors teach five days a week under the oversight of the administrator of the school.
In addition to the one year program, after graduation, the students have the opportunity five times a year to take Advanced Module Classes taught for one week, twenty-eight hours of study, by visiting American Professors and Pastors. These practical Advanced Modules include subjects that help the graduates become better equipped in their respective ministries. They include Bible Books, doctrinal courses, church planting, the cults and other timely subjects.
God has far exceeded our expectations in what He has already accomplished through TBBI. Many graduates are now serving as pastors of established churches or have started churches in the villages, reaching their own people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. These students love the Lord, have a strong desire to serve their Savior and have a call of God to preach His Word.
TBBI has graduates planting churches all over Romania, in Serbia, Moldova and the Ukraine.