Testimonies

Maksim:  Personally for me study in this college is something new.  I like this because knowledge that I get here helps me to understand the Bible deeper.  And also this last course showed to me many practical examples in daily Christian life.  Praise God!  Thanks to brother Ron Minton and to his team of teachers. S Pastoral Theology I

Anna, Zulamita, Evgenia, and Anna:  Thank you for your service.  It was wonderful time.  You opened new vision for my children, they want to read Old Testament.  Daniel

Sasha: Encourages us to learn from those who were before us.  Church History

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IBBC DOCTRINAL STATEMENT

IBBC DOCTRINAL STATEMENT (2013/14)

All faculty, staff, and students must be in essential agreement with this doctrine.
(Wording may be from several sources.  References are examples only.)

The Bible is the very Word of God.  It was written by holy men of old as they were moved by the Holy Spirit, so that their writings were supernaturally and verbally inspired and free from error, as no other writings have ever been or ever will be inspired (2 Tim. 2:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:21; 3:16).
 
The only true God eternally exists as three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.  God created the world and all that is in it in six literal, twenty-four hour periods as recorded in Genesis.  Evolution cannot be reconciled with the Scriptures (Deut. 6:4; Mt. 28:19; 1 Cor. 8:6; Gen. 1-3).
 
Jesus Christ is eternal.  He became a man with a physical body and was born of the virgin Mary, but remains truly God.  Jesus never sinned, but he died on the cross for the sins of the whole world, shedding his blood for our atonement.  The third day he was resurrected bodily from the grave, and later ascended back to heaven (Jn. 1:1,2,14; 10:30; Isa. 7:14; Mt. 1:20-23; 2 Cor. 5:21; 1 Cor. 15:3-4; Acts 1:4-9).
 
The Holy Spirit is God and indwells each believer.  He convicts of sin, regenerates the sinner, and seals the saint forever.  The evidence of being filled with the Spirit is not an emotional, so-called charismatic experience, but a Christ-like life (1 Cor. 6:19; 7:20; Rom. 8:9; Jn. 16:8, 3:5-6; Eph. 4:30; 1 Jn. 1:6-7).
 
Satan is a real being that God created.  He is the father of lies and god of this world.  All unbelievers are under his sway.  He is in rebellion against God and at war with all Christians (Jn. 8:44; Eph. 6:10-18).
 
Man deliberately chose to rebel against God in Eden.  Everyone is born a sinner and is a sinner by choice, so all deserve condemnation (Ps. 51:5; Rom. 3:10, 23; 6:23).
 
Salvation (how people gain eternal life) is received by believing the gospel: Jesus Christ is God.  He became a man 2,000 years ago.  He died for our sins, and rose the third day.  Those who repent and believe this good news are born again into the family of God forever.  Works and baptism are not required to be saved, and true assurance of the forgiveness of sins is based only on the promises of God in the Bible.  All Christians sin.  Eternal life is not gained or lost by doing works or by not sinning.  Being a child of God by the new birth is the only way to eternal salvation.  Every born again person will have some change in his life (Gen. 3; Ps. 51:5; Rom. 3:10, 23; 6:23; 10:10-13; Acts 2:38; Eph. 2:8-9; 1 Jn. 5:13; 2 Cor. 5:17).
 
Heaven is a literal place for truly born again believers.  Hell is a literal place of everlasting conscious punishment for all unbelievers (Jn. 14:1-2, 3:16; Mt. 25:46; Lk.16:19-31).
 
The local church is a group of baptized believers uniting together to glorify Christ and serve Him by fulfilling the Great Commission.  The local church is God’s primary human tool for getting His work done on earth. The church has two ordinances: Baptism and the Lord's Supper.  Any compromising movement (such as neo-orthodoxy or neo-evangelicalism which has believers attempting to fellowship with unbelievers in doing the Lord's work) or doctrines (such as charismatic teachings) must be rejected (Mt. 28:19, 20; Acts 2:41-47; Jude 1; 1 Tim. 6:12).
 
Baptism is a symbol of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ and is an open testimony of the believer's saving faith in Christ.  The Scriptural mode of baptism is immersion.  The Lord's Supper is a memorial to the death of Christ for our sins.  The bread only symbolizes the broken body of Christ and the juice only symbolizes the shed blood of our Savior.  Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are commanded for believers, but do not take away sins (Rom. 6:3-5; 1 Cor. 11:23-34).
 
In the future, Christ will return bodily to rapture out all believers, living and dead.  This coming is imminent and is a personal meeting in the air (Acts 1:11; 1 Cor. 15:51-54; 1 Thess. 4:14-18).

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History of the college

1994  Doug and Lois Emr family arrived as full-time missionaries in Ukraine.
1995  Evangelist Ivan Yakovlovich Sidorets and Doug Emr formed the Bila Tserkva Bible Institute. Classes were held on Tuesdays. Doug did most of the teaching.
1996  The Bible Institute grew as more men sought training for the ministry, so day classes were held.
1997/1998  Doug and Lois Emr changed the name from the Bila Tserkva Bible Institute to Ukraine Bible Institute. Classes were held every weekday, a library was added, and the school became better equipped to train pastors.
1998  Doug Emr asked me (Ron Minton) to come to Ukraine and help him at the college.
1999  In January I went to Ukraine and taught Bibliology. I would become the primary theology professor, teaching in all areas of Systematic Theology.
2000  I went to Ukraine, taught at the college, and brought some much-needed library supplies.
2001  We upgraded the school considerably and Doug, at my recommendation, changed the name to International Baptist Bible College. It could give degrees, and was comparable to quality Bible colleges in America. Special professors were brought in every two months or so. All full-time students were to start a church or go into missions when they graduated.
2002  Nancy and I went to Ukraine in the Spring for teaching and evangelism. In the summer, Doug Emr suddenly went to be with the Lord, and Bob VanSant, already a missionary in southern Ukraine, served as interim director of IBBC.
2002-2005  Igor Chirkin administered the college full time, assisting missionary Bob VanSant.
2003  I went to Ukraine as the commencement speaker at the first IBBC graduation in May.  I went again for the second graduation in December.
2004  I made my seventh trip to Ukraine, and confirmed God's call for us to go as career missionaries.
2005  Nancy and I became full-time missionaries to Ukraine.  I taught in December and January in Ukraine.  Missionary Bruce Tuttle, a long-time pastor in the USA, went full time in Bila Tserkva to work with churches and direct the original college.  The name of that college was changed from IBBC to Baptist Training Institute of Ukraine, and it is still a good college.
2006 After teaching in Ukraine in January, Nancy and I finished raising our support and moved there.  It was evident that there was a serious need to train people and establish new churches in Ukraine and other former Soviet Bloc nations.  To help accomplish this, we started International Baptist Bible College, a second Bible College, in Kharkiv, Ukraine, with branch locations.  We were in Ukraine for much of the year and three classes were held.  The number of classes and  cumulative number of different students who have taken classes at IBBC has grown as follows:
2007  Twelve Bible college courses were completed.  More than 100 students have attended.
2008  Twelve Bible college courses were completed.  More than 200 students have attended.
2009  Thirteen Bible college courses were completed.  More than 300 students have attended.
2010  Thirteen Bible college courses were completed.  More than 400 students have attended.
2011  Fourteen Bible college courses were completed.  More than 500 students have attended.
2012  Fifteen Bible college courses were completed.  More than 600 students have attended.
2013  Seventeen Bible college courses are being taught.  More than 700 students have attended.