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


January 2015

Russian Bible School
Our RBS director, Dmitry Gusarov (RBS director) recently showed me a map of the areas in Russia where our current RBS students live (See Map). By clicking on the locations, you can see a list of some of our students (presently we have 1,000 active correspondents in RBS). We have heard of 50 students who were baptized into the death of our Lord Jesus last year.

Encouraging Congregations
In addition to our singing schools, we email bimonthly a newspaper to all the congregation in Russia (See Newspaper "In Christ"). In each issue we have articles about congregational life, special events and announcements from Churches of Christ in Russia and many other countries. In St Petersburg, we are encouraging a cappella singing among other Christian groups, as in our leading in the city wide festival in January (see our singing director Luka conducting a chorus at Epiphany Nights Festival)

Institute of Theology and Christian Ministry
Many leaders of Russian Churches are self-taught and have little training in counselling. Last fall we offered an on line course in “Pastoral Counseling” by Kurt Boyland from ACU. We had 12 students, including 4 from the Ukraine (and one from Belarus).

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