Evangelical School of Theology in Wroclaw, Poland (formerly Biblical Theological Seminary) was born of dreams, personal sacrifices, and a firmly held commitment to teach and train men and women to serve Jesus Christ in Poland, Central Europe, and countries to the East. Graduates from EST are serving Christ in a variety of ministries and professions: as pastors and leaders in churches and fellowships, missionaries, leaders and workers with Christian organizations, as faculty members at EST and other
schools, public school teachers, counselors, medical care providers, etc.
God has continued to bless EST with qualified faculty and committed administrative staff, a growing number of students and programs, and increasing interest and involvement with EST by believers and churches both in Poland and around the world. EST offers an inventive, balanced and well-tested curriculum and programs that provide solid preparation for ministry in the church, on the mission field, for advanced studies and to equip men and women for service in Wroclaw, throughout Poland and Europe.
In October 2006, the academic year began with a new management team (rector, chancellor, academic dean, and director of discipleship). Also, in 2006, EST received news that the final papers had been signed by the Polish Ministry of Higher Education and Science allowing EST to operate as a nationally accredited school.
The mission of EST is to “equip Christians for effective ministry to strengthen the evangelical movement in Poland”. New programs and ministry projects were developed over the next few years. In April 2014, EST officially celebrated the public introduction of the Evangelical School of Theology Educational Center which trains and develops Christian leaders and the Christian community in Poland through three main areas: 1) Bachelor of Arts in Theology program, 2) Institute of Church Development (for churches), and 3) Academy of Third Age (for seniors). Other projects are offered to support the main programs and/or strengthen the public awareness of the Center. Included in the other projects are: special speakers, conferences, seminars, lectures, sermons, workshops, research, publications, library resources, concerts, festivals, etc.
People around the world have given generously and sacrificially to impart reality and life to the first interdenominational school of this kind in Poland. They have brought dignity to the study of theology in this country. Dreams have become reality as Poland has moved away from the shadows of the 20th century. God has been faithful to the Polish people and is using EST to participate in providing leaders, missionaries, teachers and trained and educated men and women for ministry in churches, Christian organizations and society in Poland and Europe.