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UBTS Develops Young Leaders for Ukraine’s Churches and Communities

God is doing a mighty work in and through the Ukrainian Baptist Theological Seminary (UBTS)! With the vision and commitment of its dedicated leadership team and faculty – and the support of faithful donors – a new generation of Godly leaders is learning how to positively impact local churches throughout Eastern Europe! In this video, […]

The Inspiring History of God’s Providence at UBTS

UBTS opened in 2002 in the city of Boryslav in Western Ukraine. The Seminary offered a Bachelor of Pastoral Studies degree initially and added training in Christian Education, Music, and Choir. It also offered a Master of Divinity degree that was accredited in Ukraine only. After Dr. Slavik Pyzh completed his studies and moved back […]

UPF Welcomes New Board Member

The UPF Board of Directors is pleased to welcome a new member, Daniel J. Palmer. He is the Lead Pastor for North Roanoke Baptist Church in Roanoke, Virginia. A graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Daniel brings more than a decade of major gift fundraising experience to the […]

UBTS Women’s Program is Flourishing!

With women comprising more than 60% of church congregations in Ukraine, UBTS recognized the importance of providing them with specialized Biblical studies and training. In addition to the Women’s Ministry BA degree program, the School of Mentoring and Coaching certificate program prepares students to help others reach their potential as they serve in churches and […]

Live Sound Musical Movement Sponsors Songwriting Competition

The Live Sound Musical Movement is an initiative of the UBTS Department of Worship & Music. The program recently sponsored a Christian songwriting contest that received 130 entries from 45 locations. The winning song writer, Vitaliy Linevych, says, “God gave me the song … the Lord uses it to humble my heart and to remind […]

New Classrooms Ready – Just in Time!

It would have been nearly impossible for UBTS to meet the social distancing requirements for in-person classes if the new Academic Building had not been available. Praise God for His perfect timing! UBTS first envisioned expanding its academic facilities in 2016. God led them to the current location for a new campus and inspired a […]

Learning & Fellowship in the Pandemic

For the Spring 2020 semester, all UBTS students attended classes online. No in-person instruction was allowed. While this format allowed more time for virtual mentoring, the loss of personal contact with the UBTS faculty, mentors, classmates and friends was acutely felt. With the return of in-person classes in the Fall semester – conducted in “bubble” […]

Progress on the New Academic Building Continues

Amazing! That’s the word UBTS supporters are using to describe the progress that’s been made in recent months on the new academic building. Improvements to date include: • Addition of two floors and a full basement to the original two-story building • Restored and expanded interior rooms • Utility upgrades • Replacement of all windows and […]

UBTS Prepares for In-Person Classes

The Ukrainian government has instituted a Color-Code Program for cities and regions to indicate specific protocols for Covid-19 prevention. Codes vary from Red (most restrictive), to Orange, Yellow, and Green (least restrictive). The government monitors infection rates and implements more restrictive measures if the infection rate rises in a specific city or region. Approximately 70% […]