Who are the Students?
- Pastors, lay leaders and Christian workers with little theological education
- Christians being encouraged to serve God in difficult circumstances.
- New believers who have been converted from Islam.
- Non-believers wanting to know more about Jesus Christ.
What plans are there for the future?
All courses are being transferred to the internet. It is hoped that this will be a safer means of study, and also make the material available to a wider audience. In a recent exciting development a number of courses are being translated into the Farsi language, with the purpose of making the material available in countries such as Afghanistan and Iran.
A Testimony from Kazakhstan
Leila is a Kazakh who has come to saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Her family who are Muslims have rejected her, severely criticizing her for becoming a Christian. Her husband has also forbidden her from meeting with other believers. However, she refuses to deny her Saviour testifying that: ‘Deep in my heart I understand that I have found what I had searched for so long – the source of life.’ Soon after her conversion she began to explore her faith through the IBCS. She says, ‘My studies have given me so much. I found answers to my questions and doubts. My trust in God has deepened and I have become more confident in talking to non-believers.’ Leila is just one example of the impact that IBCS is having in Central Asia.