Samara Center for Biblical Training

Samara Center for Biblical Training (SCBT) is a ministry of Transfiguration Church of Samara, Russia. Our goal is spiritual training of current and future church leaders who are convinced of the authority of Scripture and tremble at God’s Word.

SCBT reviews:

«I became much more serious about my personal relationship with God. That prompted me to discipline myself in the Bible reading, prayer, and personal godliness. My attitude towards people in the Church and in the world has also changed. The training has helped me to improve my preaching significantly».

– Vladimir, Nizhny Novgorod

«Believe me, your sermons will change, your Christian life will be transformed and your relationship with God will deepen. Just as my life and sermons have been changed, and my relationship with God grown. God has done this in me (as He can do in you) as a result of going through the training program in Samara».

– Oleg Gorobets, pastor of Revival Church, Samara

«Since ancient times the spiritual work of some believers has been done with the material support of other believers. SCBT has been faithfully serving many churches in various regions for more than 20 years. I am sure that no one has illusions and everyone is well aware of significant expenses that are required to carry out this ministry».

– Konstantin Andreev, pastor of Balashov Bible Church

«Partnership with SCBT became a blessing for the Irkutsk Baptist association! Our brothers received a high level of training in exegesis and exposition of Scripture. The pastoral example of leaders was instrumental to the growth of our brothers in love for God and the Church. It laid a foundation for the ongoing process of training young leaders in the evangelical tradition. Praise God for this ministry»!

– Oleg Sinyakov, pastor of the Baptist church in the village of Khomutovo (Irkutsk region), coordinator of the training ministry in the Irkutsk ECB association

Fruits of SCBT


who care about the church


who proclaim God’s Word


who help people to grow


who plant churches

Each pastor has a holy obligation to raise up the next generation of leaders in his local church.

SCBT helps to accomplish this by providing training programs of various levels; organizing conferences for pastors, preachers, theologians, and young people; writing books, translating and distributing theological, exegetical, and practical literature. And it also provides for the spiritual needs of church leaders from all around the world through the website.

Structure of SCBT

We Serve By:

helping pastors train the next generation of church leaders for the building up of the local church; equipping church leaders with the necessary Bible study skills to preach God’s Word accurately and to guard the church from the influence of false teaching.

SCBT helps church leaders and their people to:


in the knowledge
of the Bible


from other church leaders experience


preaching skills


biblical truths in personal life and public ministry

Importance of Spiritual Training


Our Mission:

To glorify the triune God by training godly pastors, leaders, counselors and evangelists for the strengthening of Christ’s Church in Russia and abroad.

The History of SCBT



Perekopskaya st. 30, Samara, Russia, 443023

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