Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary (BMTS), our mission partner, is the largest United Methodist seminary in Europe, and serves students from eight countries who study in three languages: Estonian, Russian and English. Their newsletter is titled Prayerchain and the latest edition was published in October, 2020. It begins with a message from Külli Tõniste, Rector. Here’s an excerpt:
The third year students are deciding on their diploma paper or diploma project subjects and choosing advisors. The defence is many months away. In order to do anything important in life, we need to envision the goal, then plan out the steps ahead and seek out help and wise council along the way to get there. That means we must communicate the vision so that others would see what we also see. And be willing to learn what we do not see but others do. This is a lesson and practice for life.
The same is true for the seminary leadership. We must envision the future for the school and be diligent about taking the necessary steps to get there, research and seek council to do our best work and involve others to arrive to the desired goal.
As a school we are working on a big paper called Strategic Development Plan which envisions the life of the seminary 3 years from now. If you have any suggestions, this is a good time to let us know. Please pray for BMTS leaders for God to give us the vision, provide us with wise council, and diligence to carry it out. Solomon wrote: “Where there is no guidance the people fall, But in abundance of counselors there is victory.”(Proverbs 11:14, NASB)