On Saturday 27 April European Missionary Fellowship (EMF) celebrated the 49th anniversary of its School of Biblical Studies. The intensive six month course covers all aspects of theology, and is taught by lecturers and pastors working in full time ministry.
About 150 friends attended the two meetings, held at Welwyn Evangelical Church. This year, nine students have taken the course, eight from Europe and one from Nigeria.
The day was one of great rejoicing, as students and others gave testimony of the course’s helpfulness. Gabriel Remeseiro from Spain spoke of how the course had given him a solid base for spiritual growth.
Klára Pap from Transylvania spoke about putting the course into practice, when helping at the holiday Bible club at Welwyn Evangelical Church. A Russian student, Catherine Yarkeeva, shared about a mission being worked on with Andrew King at Highbury Baptist Church.
Testimony was also given by an elder from Transylvania and a pastor from Nigeria. The principal of the school, Jörg Müller, spoke of his encouragement seeing students engaging with theology and maturing in faith.
The meetings closed with a sermon from retired pastor Keith Noldt, from Sydney, Australia. He preached on Romans 15:22-23, on the importance of prayer and missions.
Applications for the next school will be considered over the summer. The course runs from January-July 2014 (details from [email protected]).