Timisoara Baptist Bible Institute
2 Timothy 2:2 – The things thou hast heard…commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
September 1994 Frontline Fellowship, in cooperation with several independent minded Romanian pastors, and with the support of many American pastors, opened the Timisoara Baptist Bible Institute. TBBI is a full time, one-year, Bible Institute with intensive Bible study for those preparing for Christian ministry. Courses include Homiletics, Hermeneutics, Old Testament Survey, New Testament Survey, Pastoral Epistles, Prison Epistles, Pastoral Theology, Missions, Evangelism, Romanian Composition and other Bible related subjects. Our primary goal is to train Nationals as pastors, church planters, evangelists and as missionaries. Romanian pastors teach five days a week under the oversight of the administrator of the school.
In addition to the one year program, after graduation, the students have the opportunity five times a year to take Advanced Module Classes taught for one week, twenty-eight hours of study, by visiting American Professors and Pastors. These practical Advanced Modules include subjects that help the graduates become better equipped in their respective ministries. They include Bible Books, doctrinal courses, church planting, the cults and other timely subjects.
God has far exceeded our expectations in what He has already accomplished through TBBI. Many graduates are now serving as pastors of established churches or have started churches in the villages, reaching their own people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. These students love the Lord, have a strong desire to serve their Savior and have a call of God to preach His Word.
TBBI has graduates planting churches all over Romania, in Serbia, Moldova and the Ukraine.
- Know the language
- Know the culture
- Have a burden to preach
- Have a burden to reach their own people with the gospel of Jesus Christ
- Have a strong desire to be better equipped to serve our Lord Jesus Christ
- Have a strong desire to be trained and mentored
- Can live and minister for about twenty five percent of what it takes an American Missionary to do the same job.
TBBI Graduation June 10, 2018
“The Christian Baptist Church in Lugoj housed on Sunday June 10, the graduation service of a new generation of servants of the Lord. In a period of time, when the interest of the young people for theology is less and less, 23 men finished the evening classes at TBBI. For this event were present the American pastors Bill Fortner and Jim Rushing, who had words of thanks to the Romanian Teachers as well as for the graduates. The Gospel was preached by pastor David Nicola and the worship service was led by pastor Ionel Tutac. The choir of the church, conducted by teacher Claudia Cretiu and the graduats led by brother Eugen Goldis sang for the glory of God.
This school started in 1994 by the initiative of the American pastor Don Kyer, through the Association Frontline Fellowship in cooperation with the Baptist Community in Timisoara. The school is primarily addressed to those who would love to study theology, but because of their age or their job cannot apply for a day school institution. In those 24 years of activity a few hundreds of men and women took the classes at TBBI and the number of those who serve now as Baptist pastors, graduates of this Institute is over 100. The teachers who teach at TBBI are: David Nicola, ionel Tutac Ilie Tinco, Gelu Pacurar, Marcel Tepeneu, Marius Birgean, Daniel Tut. Also on a regular basis, American professors teach module courses.
Those who are interested can get more info about the school under www.ibbt.ro.
This year we had 23 graduates all together. 6 who finished their second year of studies- modules, 8 who finished the first intensive course and 9 who finished on semester of intensive studies.