SCHOOL OF MESSIANIC EDUCATION TALMIDIM

Odessa, Ukraine

The doors of SME are always open to Messianic Jewish and Gentile believers who have a revelation and a calling to serve the God of Israel by sharing the Gospel of Yeshua (Jesus) with the Jewish people.

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MESSIANIC JEWISH BIBLE INSTITUTE

Odessa, Ukraine

The doors of MJBI are always open to Messianic Jewish and Gentile believers who have a revelation and a calling to serve the God of Israel by sharing the Gospel of Yeshua (Jesus) with the Jewish people.

ABOUT US

Like Dr. Wayne and Bonnie Wilks, Valentin and Tatyana Sviontek were also sent out by Shady Grove Church in 1996 to assist in the launching of the MJBI. By returning to their native Ukraine, they helped establish the MJBI flagship school in Odessa, a city with a large Jewish population of 100,000 with little knowledge about their Messiah Yeshua.

When MJBI began expanding internationally, the Sviontek's ministry did as well, especially in Asia, Europe, Africa, and Israel. Still they remained the key overseers for the flagship school in Odessa.

In 2003, Val and Tatyana felt led to plant a Messianic congregation in Odessa, Or HaMashiach (Light of Messiah) to help meet the growing needs of the Messianic community. Today Congregation Or HaMashiach has grown to over 400 weekly attendees, most of whom are Jewish, with a vibrant outreach to the city.

Early in 2020, when MJBI transitioned into the Gateway Center for Israel, the responsibility of the MJBI Odessa school was transferred over to Val and Tatyana's care. This successful training center has now been renamed the School of Messianic Leadership (SML). 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

 Those who want to learn more about the Jewish roots of Christianity

Pastors and other interested in creating and building Messianic ministry in their congregations and churches

Current and future leaders in Messianic ministry

 Those who are already part of the Messianic congregation and need to be trained, equipped and empowered

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

 Those who want to learn more about the Jewish roots of Christianity

Pastors and other interested in creating and building Messianic ministry in their congregations and churches

Current and future leaders in Messianic ministry

 Those who are already part of the Messianic congregation and need to be trained, equipped and empowered

INFORMATION

Academic program length


One year of study in Odessa
two weeks of practicum in a local congregation

Academic semester structure


During the one academic years in Odessa, this year is consecutively divided into two semesters. The first semester is from September to December and the second from Februaryto June. The classes are held five days a week from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm

Place of education


75 Bolshaya Arnautskaya Street
Odessa, Ukraine

Cost of education


Education is free but the students are responsible for all of their own living expenses. MJBI tries to help non-resident students with housing as much as possible

TEACHERS

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Raymond L. Gannon

Ray Gannon, Ph.D.

Vice president for academic affairs MJBI

Dr. Ray Gannon, has been involved in Messianic synagogue planting, and Bible college and seminary teaching ministries over the past 40 years. Dr. Gannon holds graduate degrees from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (M.A. and M.Div.), Princeton Theological Seminary (Th.M. in Church History), and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Ph.D. in History), among others. Ray’s dissertation topic was “The Shifting Romance with Israel: American Pentecostal Ideology of Zionism and the Jewish State.”

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Dr. Jeffrey Seif

Dr. Seif leads Sar Shalom Congregation in Plano, Texas. He has been a college/seminary professor for 28 years, serving at several universtities. He Holds the title of Distinuished Professor of Bible and Jewish Studies at The King’s University in Southlake, Texas

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Rabbi Jamie Cowen

Rabbi Cowen was born into a Jewish family in New York City. After salvation, He served as the elected president of the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations (UMJC).

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Greg Stone

Dr. Stone has pastored and taught for many years. He received his MDiv from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri, and his Doctor of Ministry degree from The King’s University.
Dr. Stone is currently the Assistant Pastor over Gateway Church Jewish Ministries in Southlake, Texas

TEACHERS

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Raymond L. Gannon

Ray Gannon, Ph.D.

Vice president for academic affairs MJBI

Dr. Ray Gannon, has been involved in Messianic synagogue planting, and Bible college and seminary teaching ministries over the past 40 years. Dr. Gannon holds graduate degrees from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (M.A. and M.Div.), Princeton Theological Seminary (Th.M. in Church History), and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Ph.D. in History), among others. Ray’s dissertation topic was “The Shifting Romance with Israel: American Pentecostal Ideology of Zionism and the Jewish State.”

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Dr. Jeffrey Seif

Dr. Seif leads Sar Shalom Congregation in Plano, Texas. He has been a college/seminary professor for 28 years, serving at several universtities. He Holds the title of Distinuished Professor of Bible and Jewish Studies at The King’s University in Southlake, Texas

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Rabbi Jamie Cowen

Rabbi Cowen was born into a Jewish family in New York City. After salvation, He served as the elected president of the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations (UMJC) for six years. He has bouth a law degree and a seminary degree, and now lives in Israel with his wife where he works as a lawyer and leader over a small home church

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Greg Stone

Dr. Stone has pastored and taught for many years. He received his MDiv from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri in 1995, and his Doctor of Ministry degree from The King’s University in 2013.
Dr. Stone is currently the Assistant Pastor over Gateway Church Jewish Ministries in Southlake, Texas

STAFF

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Sviontek Valentin

Co-Founder of MJBI
Lead Rabbi of Or HaMashiach (Light of Messiah) Congregation, Odessa
Courses Taught: Homiletics, Ethics and conduct , Nuve’im.
Married to Tatyana. Have three adult sons: Roman, Joshua, and David

valentinsviontek@gmail.com

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Shchepanskiy Oleg

Academic Dean MJBI Odessa
Home Group Ministry Pastor for Or HaMashiach Congregation
Courses Taught: Spiritual Disciplines, Principles of Mentoring
Married to Irina. Have one son: Timothy

dean.ac@mjbitalmidim.com

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Shekhovtsov Valentin

Dean of MJBI Odessa Students
Journalist
Pastor of Prayer & Intersetion, Or HaMashiach Congregation
Courses Taught: History of the Messianic Movement;
Israel, the Church, and the Last Days; Prayer Life of the Leader
Married to Rita. Have two daughters: Eva and Elizabeth

dean.st@mjbitalmidim.com

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Avsadjanashvili Sergey

MJBI Worship Leader
Worship Pastor of Or HaMashiach Congregation
Courses Taught: Messianic Praise and Worship
Married to Anastacia. Have two daughters: Margarita and Sophia

praise@mjbitalmidim.com

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Shermastova Larisa

MJBI Administrator
Ministry, Leader over “Wisdom of the Mother” groap for Or HaMashiach Congregation
Married to Ruslan. Have one daugher: Lisa

admin@mjbitalmidim.com

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Skab Pavel

MJBI School Interpreter and Teacher
Courses Taught: Introduction in Counseling.

mjbi.ukraine2016@gmail.com

ACADEMIC SCHEDULE

The scheduled lecture topics are divided for three blocks:

First block

  1. The Book of Acts and Life of Paul
  2. The Book of Yochanan (Revelation)
  3. Church history, Part 1
  4. World Religions and Cults
  5. The Principles of Mentoring
  6. Introduction to Counseling
  7. Marriage and family from a Jewish Perspective (Internal Freedom)
  8. Jewish Thought
  9. Introduction to Judaism
  10. Leader’s Prayer Life
  11. Messianic Praise and Worship (the history of Jewish Worship)

Second Block

  1. Spiritual Disciplines
  2. Messianic Soteriology (the Comparison between Jewish and Christian salvation Doctrine)
  3. Giants of the Faith and History of Revivals
  4. Epistle to Romans (Rav Shaul’s theology)
  5. Congregational Administration and Organization
  6. Israel, the Church and the Last Days
  7. Prophet Isaiah (past, present and future)
  8. The Overview of Talmud (from a Messianic perspective)
  9. The Torah and its Application
  10. Church History (part 2)
  11. Messianic Apologetics (defending faith)

Third Block

  1. The Torah and Historical Books
  2. Gospels and the Books of Acts (Shlehim)
  3. Bible Doctrine, Part 1
  4. The Principles of Outreach and Missions
  5. Jewish History and Culture, Part 1
  6. Messianic Jewish Life and Practice (Israel and Aliya)
  7. History and Zionism
  8. The Gifts and Manifestations of the Spirit
  9. The Principles of Faith and Vision
  10. Covenant Life in Congregation
  11. Messianic-Jewish Theology, Part 1

CONTACT US

+380632193353

dean.st@mjbitalmidim.com

Ukraine, 65026, Odessa, Yevreiskaya st. 26, PO box 199

CONTACT US

+380632193353

dean.st@mjbitalmidim.com

Ukraine, 65026, Odessa, Yevreiskaya st. 26, PO box 199