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Helping people integrate the reality of Christ into the reality of their everyday life.

Realis Christian Center

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About Realis

The Research Education and Light Center, known as REALIS, is an interdisciplinary center that trains Christian leaders and specialists and develops projects for strengthening the Christian witness to contemporary society.

REALIS came into being as a tool for building a communication bridge between the church and society and an answer to the request of several Evangelical national lead­ers from Ukraine and Russia to build a seminary for Christian leader­ship training.

Mission & Vision

Mission: to help people integrate the reality of Christ into the reality of their everyday life.

Vision: to create competent leaders, who having completed our programs, are ready to effectively answer relevant questions of society.

History

1992

A number of apologetic seminars were held in Ukraine and Russia. This initiated the idea for a ministry like REALIS.

1996

Sergiy Tymchenko met with Martin Hirshmuller, the President of "Light in the East" mission. This meeting led to the Kiev Christian Research and Educational Center becoming a part of "Light in the East." The function of the center was to be an umbrella for three projects: an Apologetic Center, a Counseling Center, and a Communication Center. The Sociological Department and informational center (a specialized library) were added later.

 

1997

The German Board of Directors for "Light in the East" decided that the ministry of the Kyiv Christian Research and Educational Center was outside the scope of the ministry of "Light in the East". The result was a partnership with "them. The transition from a division of the mission to a partner of the mission took several years.

 

1998

The Kiev Christian Research and Educational Center became a temporary extension of the Alliance Theological Seminary. The initial offering was a program for the "Leadership Education." This project continued three more years.

 

1999

The Kiev Christian Research and Educational Center acquired its current name REALIS (Research, Education and Light Information Service).

2000

REALIS initiated and was responsible for the organization of a Ukrainian-British conference on bioethics. The nature of this conference was not strictly religious, but REALIS wanted to affect the program and the agenda of the conference. Completion of this goal required registration of REALIS as a charitable foundation whose goal was to spread culture and spirituality in Ukraine. Meanwhile, REALIS continued to function as a department of the "Light in the East."

2002

In June, REALIS' extension program with Alliance received official accreditation from ATS (Association of Theological School in the United States and Canada ) and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools for 10 years. Students, completing this program, received a Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies. By 2011 there were 102 graduates - Christian leaders who now serve in various places of the former Soviet Union as well as in many other
countries of the world.

 

2006
30 students graduated from the Masters Level Program (2002-2006) in Clinical Counseling. The program was organized by REALIS with the help of the Reform Theological Seminary (Orlando, Florida).

 

2011 -2014
REALIS works with Azusa Pacific University (USA) providing education (MA in Global Leadership) for dozens of Christian leaders from Eurasia together with students from Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South Americas.

 

2015 – Present
REALIS, in partnership with the Kyiv National Pedagogical University (NPU), has developed a Masters degree program – “Sociopolitical Ethics and Theology” and “Christian

Counseling and Chaplain Ministry in Crisis Situations”. Among the lecturers are professors from Oxford University, Princeton University, Yale University, Pepperdine University, Denver Seminary, Pittsburgh Seminary, and Alliance Theological Seminary.

Meat the Team

Ph.D from London School of Theology.; M.Div. from Denver Seminary;  B.Eng.–M.Eng. from Moscow Power Engineering Institute

President/Founder

Sergiy Tymchenko

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Master of Theology(MTh) - International Baptist Theological Seminary of EBF, Prague, Czech
Republic

The coordinator of educational programs

Andrey Meleshko

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Donetsk Christian University,
B.A. in Theology  

Librarian

Svitlana Khalanska

 Doctoral student in Psychology from Dragomanov National Pedagogical University (Kyiv); Masters in Clinical Psychology from Interregional Academy of Personal Management (Kyiv); Masters (unaccredited) in Christian Counseling from REALIS Counseling Department

Counselor

Iryna Zbrodska

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Ukrainian Bible Institute Mission of Ukraine for Christ (theology and practical service), РО “Spiritual academic-research center REALIS," Christian psychologist 

 

 

 

Counselor

Anya Bondarchuk

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A graduate of Realis Christian Center in Counseling: addiction, child PTSD, consequences of violence, depression, divorce, anxiety, grief, low self-esteem, family counseling, adolescents, group psychotherapy, supervision; Master's Level Program from REALIS / Reform Theological Seminary

Counselor

Elena Svechnikova

Interregional Academy of Personnel Management, Master of Accounting

and Auditing

Office and Events Manager

Nataliia Yushchenko

Seminar for accountants and leaders working in English language learning centers (certificate); Seminar for leaders of state and municipal enterprises - Center for Advanced Training (Certificate #77); Lugansk, East-Ukrainian State University, Finance and Credits

Finance Administrator

Svitlana Kovalova

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МА, Reformed Theological

Seminary, USA 

Counselor-Supervisor Volunteer

Olena Droschenko

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B.A. in Psychology from Colorado Christian University. M.A. in Biblical studies (New Testament emphasis) from Denver Seminary. His areas of interests in Biblical studies include New Testament Greek, gospel studies, and narrative criticism of the New Testament

Research Studies

Joseph Terracina

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Certificate from Realis Christian Center "Christian Counseling and Chaplaincy", "Integrated Psychological Counseling", Ukrainian Bible Seminary: a degree in Master of Theology, 2nd level "Murray Method" 2005

Counselor

Sergee Sviechnikov

Board of Trustees

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President/Founder

Sergiy Tymchenko

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Pastor of the сhurch "Тemple of Peace", Kyiv.


President of the All-Ukrainian Union of Churches of Evangelical Christian Baptists.

Valeriy Antonyuk

Chairman of the Board of the Association of Missionary Churches of Evangelical
Christians of Ukraine


Pastor of Evangelical Christians Church in Kyiv

Viktor Tantsyura

Head of the Family Service Committee of the All-Ukrainian Union of Evangelical
Baptist Churches

 

Pastor of the Irpine Bible Church

Stanislav Gruntkovsky

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Director Emeritus Peoria Rescue Ministries USA, Peoria Il.

Jerry Trecek

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President of FRIENDSHIP OF INDEPENDENT CHURCHES AND MISSIONS OF
THE EVANGELIST CHRISTIANS OF THE BAPTISTS OF UKRAINE


Pastor of the church in Kyiv

Sergey Debelynsky

Pastor of the “Church of Salvation”, Kyiv

Sergey Shaptala

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Help us grow leaders

Together we can prepare more Christian leaders and counselors who will become agents of hope, healing and change in families, communities and Ukrainian society in general. 

ABOUT US

The Research Education and Light Center, known as REALIS, is an interdisciplinary center that trains Christian leaders and specialists and develops projects for strengthening the Christian witness to contemporary society.

ADDRESS

+380 68 197 3754

Tulpanova St. 59

Vorzel', Kyivs'ka oblast

Ukraine 08296

 

office@realis.org

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