More than 20 million Ukrainians live outside their homeland. 7 million of them are migrant workers in 37 countries on all continents! In addition to that, due to its geographical location, Ukraine is like a magnet for the immigrants from other countries who make up the numerous Russian, Hungarian, Azerbaijani, Chinese, Korean and other Diaspora.
Studies show that those who live in Diaspora are especially opened to the Gospel. At the same time, this ministry requires a special approach and training of missionaries. As an answer to the need, on May 22nd, 2012 Eurasian Diaspora Study Center has been officially founded at the Ukrainian Evangelical Theological Seminary.
The Center’s leadership has a great desire to bring forth the Gospel to the people of different Diaspora.
The Eurasian Diaspora Study Center’s main objectives are: the study of the problems of the Diaspora, the development of special resources and training programs for the missionaries who serve in Diaspora, and the popularization of the Diaspora ministry among the Evangelical Churches of Eurasia.
The Ukrainian Evangelical Theological Seminary will serve as a scientific and research base for the Centre. The Center is headed by Ivan Rusyn (Master of Missiology) and Tatiana Klinchenko (PhD in History). Dr. Ted Yamamori, Dr. Joy Tira, Dr. Hun Kim and Dr. John Stanley will serve as visiting faculty for the Center.
The mission of the Center is a part of the Lausanne Movement mission, as well as the Global Diaspora Network.
For more details, please, contact Mrs. Yana Kovaliv at
You can support the Diaspora Mission Center by making a free offering. For bank details, please, go here.