With great joy and gratitude on behalf of the branch 73 (Dnipro city) I congratulate the leadership and administration of the Vision University, all teachers and alumni, current and future students on the 20th anniversary of our University.
The branch 73 was opened in Dnepropetrovsk in 2007 on the basis of Dnepropetrovsk Christian Church. The distinctive trait of this branch is uniting for studies ministers of different levels, from different churches, and sometimes from different cities. This creates a real life experience of the New Testament church, which God leads to unity rather than division.
As the Bible says, we boast in the Lord by the fruits and zeal in the ministry of the IDCL students and graduates. These ministers are loyal, reliable, equipped by God; among them are pastors, deacons, senior ministers, ministry leaders, missionaries, volunteers, youth pastors, children's ministers, teachers, coaches, ministers of different levels – 36 graduatestotal!
In addition to these characteristics of following Jesus each of the ministers remains faithful not only in public but manifest themselves in their personal life as loving and giving brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers, husbands and wives, sons and daughters.
In this 2016/2017 academic year 25 students start their 4th year of study at the IDCL, which will complete their quality theological education at the bachelor level. We look forward to new and fulfilling meetings with high-class IDCL teachers and get ready for the joint and individual willing work of study and getting one’s degrees, which lead to the fulfillment of God's purpose - to continue fulfilling the Great Commission in our time.
For me as an IDCL graduate and the branch administrator it was very valuable to see that the proper organization of multifaceted and systematic education at the IDCL along with the conditions of God's order, accountability and discipline, along with the active participation and cooperation of each person allows to build and maintain very lively and open relationships. It rejects religious argument which takes the Scripture out of context and says that "knowledge puffs up".
We are witnesses to the fact that the purpose and the reason for the existence of the Vision University as well as one of the main mottos of this unique training, recorded in Ephesians 4:12: "... to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ" has been successfully brought to life for the last 20 years. All glory to God!
administrator, branch 73