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This five month program is designed for Slavic-American young adults. The vision is to teach fundamental biblical knowledge and inspire students take part in missionary work. SMBS was established in 2005 and was a catalyst for all the programs and schools under SMBS Ministries.

This is the longest, most comprehensive full-time program in the United States among Slavic people that unites students from numerous churches, states, and countries.

Our program places heavy emphasis on missionary work, now with a missionary trip during the school semester. We minister to people of different nations, socioeconomic statuses, and age groups locally in Jacksonville as well as different parts of the world.

We teach and equip Christians to be strong, active leaders and to build exemplary families. SMBS curriculum gives students the opportunity to not only gain Scriptural knowledge and grow spiritually but also to develop self-discipline and Christian character. Most importantly our graduates earn ministry experience that is vital in serving people.

Our major focus is to:

  • Teach Biblical foundations
  • Assist in determining calling
  • Provide practical ministry experience
  • Prepare missionaries through intensive training
  • Arrange short and long term missionary trips to various countries
  • Support full-time missionaries and plant churches
  • Conduct camps for young adults and teenagers
  • Serve the local community

Our Mission

We choose to live according to HIS will by focusing on these Biblical principles:

Matt 28:19 “Go and make disciples…”
Mark 16:15 “Go and preach to all nations...”

Therefore, we teach and equip our students with fundamental Biblical principles while developing their ministry skills. We aim to raise strong Christian leaders, so that they may plant churches and serve people of different cultures, social statuses, and age groups: locally as well as globally.

About SMBS Ministries

The Slavic Missionary Bible School is a non-profit, Christian education center designed for the American Slavic community.


Many people wonder how a ministry such as SMBS can sustain itself.