Donat, Vlada & Eliska
Pehlrimov, Czech Republic
Biblical Theological Seminary
The Biblical Theological Seminary (BTS) in Pehlrimov, Czech Republic, was founded in 2007 and is directed by Vlada Donat, who saw that there were fewer pastors than pulpits (36) in his home country.
Compounding this was the fact that many of the current pastors were about to retire, leaving pulpits empty and hopes of planting new churches dismal. He also saw that potential pastors were leaving the Czech because the Czech seminaries embraced liberal theology.
Since 2007 the seminary has seen graduates fill pulpits, become full-time church workers, plant churches, and be involved in ministries throughout the Czech. The seminary has recently added distance learning, has begun youth group meetings in a local coffee house, and has conducted English training for children.
God is growing BTS to be used in building His Kingdom in the Czech Republic! Vlada's prayer is that the Lord will bring people to Himself through these training opportunities and outreaches.
Vlada and his wife, Eliska, have two young children and covet your prayers. Outreach groups from the United States have helped in construction as well as teaching English and sports in local schools.