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sfesfSince 2000 Evangel Theological Seminary has been the premier Pentecostal seminary in the post-Soviet world. Hundreds of our graduates fill leadership positions in their unions and pastor churches in their respective countries.

ETS was built by the Assemblies of God in partnership with the IACEF (International Assembly of Christians of the Evangelical Faith), an organization made up of leaders from all the countries of the former Soviet Union. We are an international seminary, strategically located in Kiev, Ukraine, easily accessible from all over the Russian-speaking world. Because of our international identity, members from any union are welcome on our campus.

Our goal is to be a forum for the free and open exchange of ideas and perspectives from the many different brands of Pentecostalism and Evangelicalism. We are evangelical in our theology and Pentecostal in our practice.

For thirteen years, our goal has been to provide graduate-level training for church leaders. We are accredited by the Euro-Asian Accrediting Association (EAAA), and we can only accept students with accredited BA degrees or their equivalent. Because of the shortage of accredited undergraduate programs in the Slavic world, we have recently begun an accredited baccalaureate program in partnership with Global University (GU) in Springfield, MO. GU is a world-wide academic institution with offices in over 150 countries of the world.

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Dr. Arnold Lastinger

Honorary President

Telephone: +38 (044) 527-94-89



Unique ONLINE program “BA in Bible and Theology” has been designed for students who want to get, enrich and enhance their academic knowledge in Bible and Christian theology and get practical experience of its application with the aim of spreading the Kingdom of God on the earth.


Thanks to cooperation between ETS and Global University in the USA, which is a member of North Central Association in the USA and accredited by Higher Learning Commission, BA degree will have full accreditation. North Central Association accredits such famous educational establishments in the USA as University of Chicago, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary and many other prestigious universities.


1. To promote spiritual formation of students as future Christian workers.

2. To enrich and enhance knowledge and understanding of the Bible, to give basis of biblical interpretation, theoretical and practical theology, Christian history and missions, theological research, general academic education with deep study of English.

3. To give and develop skills of practical application of acquired theoretical knowledge in the context of ministry of Evangelical churches and missions.

4. To form an ability to evaluate reality theologically and participate in the process of development of this reality.moodle6


  • Certificate of Secondary Education.
  • Transcript and copy of diploma from other educational establishments (if any)
  • Recommendation of your pastor or bishop.
  • Application form


To see the list of courses click HERE:

You can find course descriptions in Academic Catalog of BA Program on our web-site. To access it click HERE.


You can see an introductory course “Orientation to BA program at ETS” in order to understand how our program works HERE



It’s official! Our doctoral program is off and running. Over 30 people attended our first orientation seminar from May 19-22, 2015 and so far 20 of them have applied to be a part of the program. Students in this first Cohort should complete their program and graduate in September,

At the request of the students, we have renamed the degree “Doctor of Practical Theology” because the D.Min. (Doctor of Ministry) is not well-known or understood in our culture. We believe this name better describes what our degree will be about. Everything in the program will be designed to focus on your local ministry. All of your assignments and projects will have to do with your ministry setting and how you apply your theology in an actual ministry setting.

This program is designed to be a 3-year program; but, for reasons too complex to be explained here, we are compressing this first cohort into a 24-month time frame. It will be a rigorous schedule and will require a great deal of commitment from you. However, the degree that you receive will be the highest quality degree available to you in the Russian-speaking world.

In order for you to enroll we will need the following from you:

  1. Application for Enrollment (CLICK HERE)
  2. Recommendation from your spiritual authority (pastor or bishop) (DOWNLOAD HERE)
  3. Copy of your MA Degree
  4. Copy of your Transcript of Grades

The application may be filed electronically online; however the other three items should be scanned and sent to us by e-mail. (Please save a copy of ALL your correspondence to or from us for safekeeping.)

ACCREDITATION: We cannot promise what we cannot control. The final decision as to accreditation is left up to the accreditation association. However, what we CAN promise is that we will keep the academic level of this program high enough that accreditation will be assured as soon as it becomes available. We are the VERY FIRST program of this kind in the Russian-speaking world and the standards have not even been written for accreditation at this level. We will be seeking accreditation at two levels:

  1. GOVERNMENT accreditation: The Ukrainian Department of Education has opened the doors of accreditation to theological schools for the first time in history. They have promised to work with us to make our program worthy of government accreditation; hopefully by the time your degree is awarded.
  2. EAAA (Euro-Asian Accrediting Association): The only accrediting agency for theological schools in all of Eurasia. We will be working to keep our academic standard high enough to comply with EAAA standards (which are still in the process of being written.)


Participation in a doctoral program is significantly different from your previous academic experience. You will encounter theologies that may be radically different from your own. Some of your professors may hold viewpoints that differ from yours. Certainly, some of the books you read will contain material that you may feel are almost heretical. None of this is intended to shake your faith; quite the opposite; it is intended to make you study so that you can better defend your theology when called upon to do so. If you are not secure in your faith, then perhaps doctoral studies are not for you. Hold on to your theology; but, hold it lightly. Remember, “A man is a fool who refuses to change his mind when confronted with evidence superior to his own!” (Lastinger)

If you have any questions concerning this program, please feel free to contact our academic dean, Svetlana Souzko at or call her at +380445279489. Please put “Attention: Academic Dean” in the subject line of your e-mail.



As far as we know, Evangel Theological Seminary in Kiev, Ukraine has the only fully-accredited, biblically-based, online Russian-language BA program in the entire world. It is now possible for you to earn a fully-accredited BA degree without ever leaving home, family, church, or job. You can study and complete all your requirements in your own community without disrupting your life.

We have found that the most effective way of doing this is to do it in a group (which we call a Cohort.) The Cohort provides several advantages:

1. Student-Teacher interaction in a classroom setting

2. Peer-group interaction with other students studying the same material

3. Skype interaction with a qualified teacher (if desired)

4. Positive peer-pressure to work together through the curriculum

5. The Cohort can decide the speed at which they wish to work through the program

6. A group-imposed schedule to keep the student working toward the common goal

7. A graduation ceremony (if desired) at the conclusion of the program.


1. Contact ETS to let us know of your interest in the program (contact our academic dean, Svetlana Souzko at 38 (044) 527-9489 or e-mail her at; be sure to put “Attention: Academic Dean” in the subject line of your e-mail.

2. Select someone to be your Site Coordinator (Facilitator); we will provide them with a job description and checklist of responsibilities

3. Work with ETS to construct a web page for your Cohort, where your students will go for information and to register.

4. We are available to help you every step of the way. If you have further questions about the program, please feel free to contact our academic dean, Svetlana Souzko at 38 (044) 527-9489 or e-mail her at; be sure to put “Attention: Academic Dean” in the subject line of your e-mail.

Vasyl Voitovych and Ed Schlak attended the Mobile clinic service

6_6_6In Ukraine there are a lot of sick people. Many people in villages have never done fluorography. Medical mobile clinic "Hope in Action" having a slogan "only Christ heals wounds and soul", arrived in village Bolshaya Snitynka with a clinics physician Nancy Vespetal and other Christian doctors to serve the local people. They were able to get x-rays, ultrasound, treat teeth, make a blood test, talk to counselors and listen to a sermon. The Word of God, "Love God and your neighbor" was preached by Vasyl Voitovych, who took part in the service together with Dr. Ed Schlak.

Tent ministry is one of the common Christian ministry in the Ukraine. During the week in Vyzhnytsya, Bukovina people could attend seminars on family conflicts, led by Vasyl Voitovych. They also prayed together for Ukraine.


3_3Today, more than ever, young people affected by sin. Alcohol, drugs and immorality destroy their body and soul. The families created by such people are not sound. Thats why there are so many divorces, broken lives and children living in single-parent families. The future of Ukraine belongs to the young people. Only Christ and the Word of God can change a person and give him or her the power to live a righteous life. About four thousand young people gathered July 9-16. 2014 in Malin to take part in various seminars, listen to the word of God and glorify God. Vasyl Voitovych service of the introduced ETS to the audience and shared the word on the topic "Choice in our live."

Arnold Lastinger and Vasyl Voitovych at a seminar in Indianapolis

2_2At the invitation of Institute Overseas Counsil Dr. Arnold Lastinger and Vasyl Voitovych attended a seminar Foundation for Leadership in Theological Education, which was held June 16-20, 2014 in Indianapolis. Among the participants of the seminar there were leaders and presidents of Bible colleges and seminaries from many countries. Overseas Souncil works using a method called Trained Multiplied. During the week the famous teachers: Munuel Reano, David Baer, Scott Cunningham, Phil Tait and others lead the seminar. The online program of leaders training is designed for one year.

  • Good and evil both increase at compound interest. That is why the little decisions you and I make every day are of such infinite importance.
    /C. S. Lewis/
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A sermon preached by our president, Dr. Arnold Lastinger in 2014.

 The year was 1949. I was 10 years old. World War 2 was over and the world was taking a rest from the ravages of war. The place was a tiny little village called Parvos on the Island of Lewis in the Hebrides chain of islands off the western coast of Scotland. The Reformed Church (Presbyterian) in Barvos was spiritually dead. More>>


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