Serving Russians and congregations
in Russia to grow in faith, hope and love
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We have changed our name! For the last decade we have been the Institute of Theology and Christian Ministry (ITCM) in St Petersburg, Russia. We continue to train, in Russian, through ITCM, Russian servants to minister in Russia , but we have enlarged our mission. Not only do we intend, by God's grace, to teach leaders but we also try to reach those seeking God in Russia through our Russian Bible School and, through our singing program, newsletters and conferences, to edify the scattered congregations throughout Russia, in planting and watering. We are the Christian Resource Center Russia.
grace and peace,
Igor Egirev
St Petersburg, Russia


August 2016
LEARN Russian Bible School (RBS)
The baptism of RBS student Sergey Subbotin. He is second from  the leftIn the past year at least seven new home Bible study groups were begun across Russia using RBS study materials: RBS students Tamara from Utan, Zabaykal’sky Kray; Nona from Volgograd; Galina town Kluchi (Kamchatka); Vyacheslav  from Safonovo, Smolenskaya; Ludmila  from Vychihino, Khabarovskiy kray; Tsyba from Varvarovka, Amur region; Tamara Polusina from Dobryanka.More...

GROW Russian Singing School (RSS)
Luka Bolshakova who teaches at RSS comments, Russian Singing School (RSS)
"In addition to our usual program, we decided to divide all of our students into five singing groups. The goal of each group was to help train song leaders. Also this year we had children among our students and we had special program for them. They learned a number of children songs that they now can sing and lead their congregations in singing those songs. The atmosphere of the school was wonderful. People came motivated and determined to work hard."

TEACH ITCM  Seminars for Church Leaders
ITCM  Seminars for Church LeadersIn August 4-6 in St. Petersburg we gathered over 40 leaders from 15 congregations to study apologetics. Our guest speaker was Dr. Jim Baird of Oklahoma Christian University. Participants listened carefully, asked challenging questions, received brilliant answers, discussed prepared topics in small groups, shared results with each other, argued with each other (!), but the intentions were constructive – the strengthening of each other’s faith, helping our congregations to grow, praising the Lord. Thank you Jim and Yodie Baird for sharing your faith with us. More...

If you would like to partner with us in this work of God or learn more about us, please email me at or I would be pleased to FaceTime (remember we are at least 9 hours difference here in St Petersburg)! You can also click below through other social media or see our English website at
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Please consider our threefold mission in Russia (training leaders, teaching seekers,
encouraging congregations) and be partners with us, through your gifts to:
Foundation for Biblical Study
PO BOX 1208
Austin, Texas 78767
tel: 1-800-843-5373