Highly Valued, Highly Acclaimed
Third Millennium Ministries has received hundreds of notes of praise and thanks for our curriculum. Below are a sampling of quotes from those who have used our curriculum and support our work.
- Endorsements from the Field
- Endorsements from the United States
Endorsements from the Field: English back to top
Rev. Greg Hauenstein: President, Miami International Seminary (MINTS)
It is with joy that I thank you and the entire Third Millennium team for the production of excellent masters-level training material that is simply not available anywhere else in the world. MINTS is involved with many types and varieties of curriculum material but none of it can match the consistent quality, sound doctrine, presentation, or interest level that is generated by Third Millennium productions.
I am writing to let you know that MINTS is currently using English Third Millennium video courses in our national training centers in these following locations:
- Malawi, 2 study centers
- Uganda, 3 study centers
- Nigeria, 1 very large seminary
- India, 1 study center
- Ghana, 1 new study center just starting
Additionally, in the near future we anticipate using Third Millennium English language materials in these locations:
- [Far East]
- [Middle East]
- Bahamas and other Caribbean nations
These schools represent nearly 500 ministry students with many more to come. And this is only English! Soon we will be using Third Millennium courses in other languages for some of our other 42 countries and 90 study centers. We feel we couldn't do our ministry effectively without the use of your materials.
Gideon Umukoro: Director of Servant Leadership Institute, Nigeria
Thank you for the gift of the training resources. We are blessed by them and the content has further exposed us to the sound biblical truths of Reformed theology.
This I believe is a tool the Nigerian church has been waiting for. The African church is like a tall tree with shallow roots, and that has made it prey to every wind of doctrine from all over the world. But due to the diligence Dr. Richard Pratt and his faculty have put into preparing the materials, they have been accepted by various streams of leaders we train.
We are grateful for your willingness to give them to us free of charge. The Lord bless you and those who made this possible.
Roberto F. de Fiesta: Pastor and part-time professor at the Presbyterian Theological Seminary, World Mission Seminary, and Manila Baptist School of Theology, Philippines
I really praise and thank the Lord for Third Millennium Ministries. How I wish that this ministry was in existence before I attended seminary in the United States. The pain of being away from my eleven-month-old baby and my wife could have been avoided. I also lost the church I was pastoring because the church leadership thought I was not coming back, and decided to affiliate with one of the fast-growing churches in our country. The wisdom of your ministry is that the minister, missionary or any church worker will not be uprooted from their present ministry, as well their families.
I have several foreign students in two seminaries I'm currently teaching. These foreign students are denominational leaders in their homeland taking Intro to Old Testament in my class, using your DVD lectures Kingdom, Covenants & Canon of the Old Testament. We already watched the first two lectures. I learned so much. I needed to watch it over and over again to be prepared for possible questions, as I served as facilitator in the class. My students were very delighted and kept asking me to let them burn the DVDs so that they can watch it again.
I'm planning to start an Institute for Christian Studies in our church using Third Millennium DVD lectures. My elders agreed that two rooms in the church will be available for use in this project. The church purchased a laptop and a multimedia LCD projector to be used for this very purpose. Next week I will bring all my books to our church to form a mini-library that we may start the class, most probably in October this year, as the Lord will make it possible. I have a burden to help educate pastors in our country. A lot of church conflicts and splits arise among Christian churches in my homeland because of the lack of theological and biblical training among our pastors. That is why I thank God that your ministry is the answer to my vision.
May the Lord bless you and your ministry bountifully!
Dale Hollenbeck: Missionary, Uganda
Email 1 — I began showing your tapes to diploma students. They loved it! They were captivated by the lesson and were diligently taking notes.
Email 2 — I am heavily incorporating your videos into my classes. The students really like the idea.
Bonnie Lou Ndelemeti: Dean of Centre for Christian Mission, Zambia (Bible school, training church leaders)
Email 1 — Thanks for your words of encouragement. We would LOVE the educational materials. DVD's are better for us than videos at this point. The videos "melt" in our hot temps here. We now can play DVD's here. We would love all that you mentioned and will use them in our courses. I would also love to begin collecting resources for our students to use in their churches. Any multiple copies that you could send we will pass on to our students. For them DVD's is better as well as we are encouraging them to obtain computers for research and biblical study. Thanks, Richard, for caring for the global harvest.
Email 2 — I'm really excited about Third Mill's vision to have a master of arts in biblical studies, because we want to use their curriculum to start a masters program and take it all over the continent of Africa.
Dominique Mukurarinda: Student at Reformed Theological College, Kampala, Uganda
I am [in my] last year of a Bachelor of Theology [program]. Last semester, I learned [about the] Prophetic books. The lecturer used [Third Millennium Ministries] video material: He Gave Us Prophets. I appreciate your material. It helped me so much to understand about the Prophets. I liked it so much [that I began researching] to find you. If God wishes, I would like to apply to Reformed Theological Seminary [and attend when I graduate] next year.
Jace Broadhurst: 2004 Professor of Old Testament, Scott Theological College, Kenya
Email 1 — We watched the first hour on the primeval history. I had about a dozen people here — 2 seniors and the rest freshmen. The seniors are both Hebrew honor students and the freshmen just finished a class on Pentateuch with me... Wonderful connections to the New Testament, especially in regard to the focus on Christ... They really loved the connections from historical world through the interpreter (Moses) to our own life... They enjoyed the organization and structure very much — I agree, that is a strong point of his work.
Email 2 — Today's video was on Genesis 4-6: The big thing everyone really appreciates is the devotional/academic mix. The connection to the New Testament and to our own world was just fantastic. They especially enjoy the concentration on the world of Moses — the original meaning as he says, and what I remember as "their world." This idea has really resonated with them lately. I teach what I call the vocalic way of reading — Interpretation is done by looking first at the event, then the author, then the others, and then us. I, E, A, O, U. I have been ramming this A world down their throats, and I can hear it clicking with them when they hear Pratt do the same things with different terminology. Very helpful.
They really liked the lessons with actual moving pictures in them and not just computer graphics. The rock in Cain's hand, the snake slithering in the grass. The snake they really liked, considering Africans HATE snakes and fear them greatly. It made a great impact on them.
Once again, they loved the organization — it just makes great sense and they can follow easily.
Dick Seed: President of the Kigali Anglican Theological College, Rwanda
I am excited about this. I like format in which [the content] is delivered. We can use this in many different ways in many different settings.
Imbumi Makuku: Pastor, Kenya
I want to thank you very much and Third Millennium for the help that you have given to me in ministry here in Nairobi. The cassettes arrived in very good shape and with no problems at the customs. I will use them over and over in reaching our pastors with good materials so that the church in the city here can have an impact.
Endorsements from the Field: Arabic back to top
Dr. Charles Travis: President of Logos Global Network
Here is a picture of me giving the [Third Millennium Ministries] DVD's to Dr. Sameh Sadik at the [Logos Global Network] conference in Alexandria, Egypt. There were 276 registered at the conference and 80 of those were Logos students. Because of the new material Third Millennium provided we will be able to add courses and students. Please pass my thanks on to all the team there. You are doing such an awesome job.
[Name and location omitted for security]: Missionary, North Africa
The national leadership in [North African country] are beginning to use the Arabic Third Millennium materials. In the last two years, the leaders have set up a committee to ascertain what needs the local pastors have, and how they can meet those needs locally rather than having them leave the country for three or four years to train in Europe, North America or the Middle East. They want to keep their people in the country, taught by national leaders. Third Millennium is helping them accomplish that goal.
Dr. Sameh Sadik: Executive Director of Operation Serve International / Oasis Leadership Institute
I want to sincerely thank you for the set of courses you have sent for us with Dr. Travis. I very much appreciate the efforts that went into producing such high quality courses. Our brethren in Egypt are eager to start studying those courses.
Nabil Sara: Pastor at The National Evangelical Baptist Church, Baghdad, Iraq
We saw the [Third Millennium Ministries] videos and we thought they would be useful and a blessing, especially for theology students. Two years ago we started theology studies by extension in our Baptist Church in Baghdad, in addition to five home churches in northern Iraq. I think 150 pieces (videos) will cover our need.
As you mentioned before that you want to cover the needs of the Country, so how we can help you in this matter? I pray that God blesses you. Thank you for your efforts to raise up the [church] here.
Reverend Haitham Jazrawi: Pastor at Kirkuk Evangelical Church, Kirkuk, Iraq
About the VCD's, they were great and very useful theologically. Thank you and I appreciate if you send to me any new product in the Arabic language. God bless your work.
[Name and specific location omitted for security]: MTW Area Director in the Muslim world
Email 1 – Thank you so much for providing the videos, DVD's and literature for use by our church planting teams in Arab countries. You are providing a significant service to the work of church planting through these resources. One of our biggest challenges is in training emerging leadership in churches and equipping men to do church planting. In Arab contexts this is complicated by a number of factors. There are few schools that are available for them for study in their own country. Many, particularly from Muslim backgrounds, cannot be enrolled publicly in existing schools because it is not acceptable for [converted Muslims] to study there. Use of Third Millennium materials enables the gathering of small groups of developing leaders without requiring a lot of additional classroom facilities or teacher work, and fewer security risks. The versatility of the format of the materials (video, DVD etc.) makes it easier to bring them into various countries and copy them into formats suitable for particular local audiences.
We are very appreciative of your commitment to help with biblical education in a variety of languages, and particularly in Arabic for a learning audience that has fewer resources than many. May the Lord continue to use you in this, and we will continue to use you and your materials!
Email 2 – First, the church in the Arabic world is growing, and is making inroads into many traditionally Muslim areas. But the church leaders and pastors in this part of the world are poorly trained. They are hungry for a solid, biblical, theological education.
But there are no quality Christian higher education materials in Arabic. We have no seminary textbooks, no audio courses, no videos, and no curricula from any theological perspective.
Moreover, we have no seminaries, and very few teachers. And in any case, it is not reasonable to build a seminary for people from a Muslim background. Formal classes would attract too much attention, and would make students and teachers targets for violence. This means that for education to take place, it has to be done in small groups, one-on-one, or even by individual study.
These facts present us with a tremendous challenge and a tremendous opportunity. The challenge is to meet the needs of fellow believers, to give them the education they so desperately desire and need. The opportunity is that right now, with modern technology, we can bring seminary-level education to the Arabic world.
The group that I meet with has been discussing these issues for quite some time, and is excited that Third Millennium Ministries has a vision to meet this challenge by producing a complete seminary curriculum in Arabic. In both their experience and mine, we have seen that believers throughout the Arabic world want sound teaching, and that they especially need multimedia materials so that they can use them in small groups and individual study.
Pastor Atef Sami Barnaba.: with Kaser Al-Dobara (church), Cairo, Egypt
I have viewed and shared the material with our people here and they all felt it is well done and appreciated the original material. We are interested in all units which are available in Arabic especially the one about the prophets and those on Paul's teachings.
[Name, organization and specific location omitted for security]: MTW Team Leader, Middle East
I am the team leader of a [name omitted] team in one of the countries in [region omitted]. We will be using the [IIIM] training materials for local believers who want to go deeper in study for service in the growing community here. We would like whatever you have produced in Arabic along with the English versions.
[Name, organization and specific location omitted for security]: missionary, Middle East
I am very encouraged with what I saw. I appreciated the graphics. I felt that they were useful to illustrate and elucidate the material. I was also pleased at the level of the material you are producing. There is a pronounced lack of material on that level here. I feel that your products can be greatly used to help train a more informed and articulate leadership for the church here. The video format is really perfect for Egyptian society (as is the case for most other Middle Eastern societies). I usually find it a challenge to promote books here, but a video as the centerpiece of a class discussion works perfectly. I hope you will continue and produce as much of the material in Arabic as you can. I also hope that some of us here can be helpful to you in getting the material into the hands of church leaders as well as some educated lay leadership (both Muslim and Christian background) who will in turn promote and distribute the materials rapidly.
In terms of the language, I felt the Arabic was well translated. The level of the spoken language was educated but not overly sophisticated. There were some Lebanese (shemi) distinctives apparent in the pronunciation of the numbers particularly... On the whole, I believe that any educated Arab could understand what was being said. Thank you for keeping the presentation in a modern standard Arabic as opposed to any particular dialect. I think that adds status to the presentation and also gives it a broader appeal...
Finally, I am very eager to get copies of the materials you have available. Please tell me how I can do that. I want to begin using them with a couple of groups I am working with. I have heard through a colleague that pastor [name omitted] of the [name omitted] church in [city omitted] has requested copies. Pastor [name omitted] is a good friend and can be an influential advocate of Third Millennium. Please let me know if you see ways I can help be an advocate here in [city omitted]. Thanks for your good work.
Dr. Burt Souryal: Augustine Theological Institute, Malta
I feel very comfortable recommending the Arabic translation. It is very good. We [professor and students] even tried to play the game of guessing the nationality of the reader, to see if it is going to be accepted in all the Arabic speaking countries. They said that he may be Lebanese, Jordanian or from the Gulf. If there was any accent it was very subtle. That makes not only the excellent classic translation desirable but also preferable.
[Name, organization and specific location omitted for security]: missionary, North Africa
We have started our program here in North Africa. The first course is intended to cover Genesis 1–21. The format consists of a mixture of inductive Bible study, lectures, Third Mill curriculum, and discussion. The Genesis study will be done in two long weekends with a month of separation to allow for a research paper. We completed Weekend Number One for both groups and it went much better than expected.
Third Mill materials have been well received. We showed the first three videos of the Genesis series and will show the fourth next weekend.
We also would like to know the schedule for the series that have been started. That will impact our schedule as we hope to incorporate many of the Third Mill tools in our training. The next one we would like to use is Kingdom, Covenants & Canon of the Old Testament... If you have other videos ready for mailing, please advise as soon as they are ready so we can have them hand-carried in when folks are traveling this way.
Please continue to produce high-quality materials in Arabic. They are greatly needed in this part of the world.
Endorsements from the Field: Chinese back to top
[Name omitted for security]
I want to encourage you about how the Lord helps us to distribute your DVDs inside of China. We have organized a ten-person study group to learn from Third Millennium's biblical and theological courses. We also print hard copies of the lesson manuscripts and study guides. Everyone in the group has to complete homework before we meet once a week to discuss what we learned. We really want to maintain a connection with [Third Millennium Ministries] to continue to receive curriculum. Many thanks!
[Name omitted for security]: A house-church pastor, Beijing, China
Your videos brought me to a new horizon to see the grand picture of God redemptive history with new eyes. It also greatly deepens and broadens my daily pastoral ministry and teaching. Praise the Lord!
[Name omitted for security]: A house-church pastor, Beijing, China
We are so excited to see your ministry introduced on the internet. Because we are located in inner China, relatively speaking, in the Hubei Province where transportation and communication are underdeveloped, there is a lack of learning opportunities for Christians. After seeing your ministry, we eagerly hope that our church leaders, especially ministers, can have such opportunities to be better equipped.
Therefore, we ask your support at your earliest convenience. Please send all your available DVD / VCD courses to us!
Field Survey: On the Chinese version of our video lesson Paul and his Theology
The survey was completed by pastors, elders and other church leaders at seminary satellite locations of a developing denomination in China. This denomination reported that their church body has doubled every year for the past three years. For example, in 2003 one congregation had more than 3,000 in attendance. For security, we cannot divulge the name of the denomination.
- Very intuitive, visualization helps me to memorize and learn
- Refreshing views of theology and perspectives
- Overlapping of present age and coming age gives us a blessed hope
- Clarity of picture and words made difficult concepts easy to understand without losing significance
- Position clear and arguments sound
- Helped us receive the illumination of truth and deep thoughts of Paul
- Topic is clearly presented, contrast methods are great
- Your theology is relevant to life
- We need more videos like this in every subject
- I want to have them immediately so that many members of my church body can be blessed also
- The doctrine was taught clearly and comprehensively, it is needed badly where systematic training is lacking
- It would greatly help the theologically confused churches and point the way to church unity from a new angle
- Since the New Testament largely consists of letters from Paul, a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of this portion of Scripture is essential to the church
- Voice of narrator is affectively powerful
IIIM conducts field surveys in order to: improve our video curriculum through authenticating cultural and social diversity; confirm or challenge the need and excellence of our lessons in foreign language; and enhance the training of respective church leaders.
Eduardo Lo: Far East Broadcasting Company, Chino, CA
I truly appreciate [Third Millennium Ministries'] generosity in sharing your training materials with us by making them available for our free use. IIIM and FEBC can surely work closely together for the furtherance of God's Kingdom since we have a common vision of training Christian leaders throughout the world. You have outstanding training materials and we have effective distribution channels.
Moore [Last name and location omitted for security]: A house-church pastor
One of my best friends recommended Third Millennium DVDs to me... As I devoted [myself] to [watching] them, I found God was working in [them]. By sharing the material with other friends, my faith, teaching and leadership grew rapidly. I started a bible study group with [the] other three people by facilitating them with these materials. Amazingly, our group eventually turned into a small church... I praise God [for guiding us]. I also appreciate the efforts Third Millennium [is making]. I believe that more and more young Chinese leaders like me will be well equipped [through] these DVDs without going to seminary. God bless Third Millennium, the donors and His people in China!
Zhang [Last name omitted for security]: Chongqing, China
Dear workers at Third Millennium, Thank the lord I found your website last summer. Since then I have greatly benefited from it. I am your little brother in Chongqing, China. I am a sophomore in high school. I came to the Lord in 2002. Now I use my free time to learn about reformed doctrine and theology. I want to know more the faith and the catechism teachings. I hope to see more Chinese videos on your website. Thank you for your hard labors in this ministry. I pray for you all at Third Mill everyday.
Endorsements from the Field: Russian back to top
Jim and Cathy Amendolia: Jim is an ordained priest with the Anglican Mission in America.
Last September we took Third Millennium Russian and English DVDs on a mission trip to central Russia. We gave the materials to the Works of Faith Bible Institute in Izhevsk, just west of the Siberian border. The Institute was established by the Works of Faith Church in order to sustain the demand for pastors in the surrounding region. The Works of Faith Church itself planted more than 160 churches over the past sixteen years.
The Institute is a one-year intensive training program, and graduates an average of forty pastors annually. This pioneering work has been extremely successful in spreading the gospel throughout the region. Their main focus has been on groups that remain in the transition from communism to an open economy, including many of the ethnic sub-groups such as Armenians and Gypsies.
In order to make theological education available to more students in outlying villages, the Works of Faith Bible Institute has initiated a program to distribute materials such as video and audio tapes. The DVDs provided by Third Millennium Ministries have given the teachers, interpreters and students a fresh look at studying and interpreting the Scriptures. The materials are very portable, and suitable for use with the limited number of laptop computers that can be taken from place to place.
When the Russian version of your series The Primeval History was previewed by one of their lead interpreters, her response was, "Wow, why have we never seen or heard something like this in our own language before now?" She was thrilled that the series helped explain creation and that it established a theological frame for her understanding of the beginnings of redemptive history.
The Russian version of your series He Gave Us Prophets also had a profound influence on the leaders of the Bible Institute. It gave them an understanding of how to interpret the prophets, and of how their messages point to the lordship of God and the coming of Jesus as Redeemer.
Since the interpreters are trained in the English language and have limited access to biblical teaching, we also introduced Third Millennium's English curriculum. These materials will be used to train the interpreters in both English and theology. This training will have a significant effect on their ministry since they provide translation and interpretation for English-speaking teachers who visit the Institute. The DVDs have given the interpreters a valuable reference for recasting English terms and idioms into Russian.
In addition, the Bible Institute will use both the English and Russian versions to train new pastors. They will also circulate them among the senior pastors in the region to further their theological education.
We are confident that these materials are in good hands, and that they will benefit both the present and future church leaders in that region. We hope to return next year and take even more materials for churches and other Bible schools in the surrounding area.
Rod Gorter: Director of the Odessa Presbyterian Seminary, Odessa, Ukraine
In Odessa, Ukraine, our teaching and mentoring have been wonderfully supplemented through the short-term teaching of professors like Dr. Richard Pratt. Our students have listened attentively and responded with enthusiasm to his teaching.
But an ongoing obstacle to the effective training of church leaders is the lack of quality, Reformed materials in the Russian language. This is especially true of seminary-level resources. Quality resources produced in a variety of multimedia formats would greatly extend the influence of biblical teaching to the many church leaders here who are hungry for it.
Vitaly Zhupanenko: Pastor and Assistant of the Ruling Missionary Minister, Rovno, Ukraine
Please do not stop your ministry! Ukraine and its ministers are in great need of it. Thank you very much for the materials. May God bless your ministry. I pray for you every Wednesday.
Andrei Murzin: Ukraine
I've taught Old Testament Survey in two schools using materials from Kingdom, Covenants, and Canon of the Old Testament and He Gave Us Prophets.
One is the Missionary School at the Light in the East ministries in Kiev. Most teachers are Ukrainians, from AMCECU (Association of Missionary Churches of Evangelical Christians in Ukraine). Students are from different places of Ukraine, from all kinds of churches, a couple of them are pastors.
The other school is the Rivne Bible College, in Rivne, Ukraine, a part of the Hope to People ministries. The curriculum is quite serious, teachers both from Ukraine and USA. Some students and graduates are pastors and missionaries to former USSR countries.
Ivan Tukai: Pastor, Sevastopol, Crimea
Thank you very much for the course He Gave Us Prophets. They are plain, easy to understand and use, and most helpful. Thank you all who made it possible.
Alexander Barchuk: Vladivostock, Russia
I have listened to all eight of Dr. Richard Pratt's lectures He Gave Us Prophets. I want to say that it significantly helped me learn this course at the seminary. My understanding of prophecies significantly deepened. Thank you all who support this ministry.
V. Berunitsky: Missionary, Rovno, Ukraine
I want to thank you for everything you do in Christ. We have received the blessing of knowledge and revelation. It is so wonderful and valuable. I ask you to continue to be a blessing for our people and the work of Christ as you are doing it.
Endorsements from the Field: Spanish back to top
Craig Pohl: MTW missionary, Ecuador
Third Millennium's curriculum is being used in Ecuador. Miami International Seminary just taught its first course at a satellite site in Ibarra. They used Third Millennium's Spanish videos on Genesis to kickoff the course. Also, a Mission to the World national partner just asked if he could borrow Dr. Pratt's video on baptism to understand the doctrine better. About four weeks ago I showed Third Millennium's Spanish series on the prophets to a Young Adult group to whom I'm teaching Covenant Theology. I also reviewed the entire English version of Kingdom, Covenants & Canon of the Old Testament, in preparation of teaching an Intro to the Old Testament course. The materials that you are developing and translating with great effort ARE BEING USED!
Fred Jonkman: Missionary with a theological study center, Quito, Ecuador
It was a great visit at Third Millennium and we were excited to get back to Quito to start using the material we were so generously provided with. It was also great just to see the work that goes into the production of the material Third Millennium has developed and is developing. As you know, we were able to take with us all the Spanish and English material in DVD format. We have begun to use it.
I started to teach in our adult Sunday School on the topic of the Covenant of Grace with the purpose of teaching on why we baptize our children. I ended it about a month ago with showing the DVD ¿Por Qué Bautizamos a Nuestros Hijos? It was great... a great finale, which so succinctly confirmed all that I taught, but had the added benefit of the graphics (plus Richard can teach much better than I). Since then, we have had various couples of our church talk about it and are now asking if they can have their children baptized. We also have many in our church requesting a copy of this DVD. We have decided that this DVD is a "must see" for all who go through our new membership course.
We also have wanted to use the DVDs La Historia Primigenia and El Nos Dio Profetas as curriculum for the MINTS courses that we have started here.
Thank you for providing these excellent tools and be sure to pass on to everyone there that it is being blessed. Thank you for your generosity and willingness to help us out here. We look forward to seeing a lot more material in Spanish soon. I am convinced that this material will be blessed throughout the world.
Frank Matthews: MTW Missionary, Peru
We just sent three IIIM video sets to a mountain town this weekend to add to their resources. We are continuing to work on getting good, reformed teaching to the pastors and leaders here in Peru. One of my main projects for the coming year will be developing a whole packet of resources that we will be able to give to church leaders and planters here in Peru in the future.
We will be in prayer for you guys. Know that you guys are valuable to us and the work we have here. Thanks for all you are doing.
Rev. David Correa: Professor of Old Testament, Seminario Teológico Presbiteriano "San Pablo," Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
Your multimedia materials have added a new dimension to my classes at San Pablo Theological Seminary. It is so much easier to teach now, and I also have more time to go deeper into some issues. It is fantastic to have solid Reformed teaching available to the Latin-American Church.
Moises Zapata: National Presbyterian Church of Mexico
As Chairman of the Christian Education Department of the National Presbyterian Church of Mexico, I am recommending ¿Por Qué Bautizamos a Nuestros Hijos? (Why Do We Baptize Our Children?) to all of the Mexican pastors I talk to and to the Hispanic Pastors in the USA. If Third Millennium Ministries persists in the endeavor to produce Spanish versions of their video tapes, I can see each local church using them to instruct the people of God.
Pbro. Ricardo Santana Rivas: Maestría en Divinidad, Seminario Teológico Presbiteriano "San Pablo," Merida, Yucatan, Mexico; President of the Association of Theological Seminaries of Latin America.
Dr. Pratt has taught at San Pablo Presbyterian Theological Seminary ... We need his materials in Spanish so we can use them in México. Multimedia can help us prepare many leaders for the church in Latin America.
Endorsements from the Field: Specific Titles back to top
The Heart of Paul's Theology
The Heart of Paul's Theology brought me to a new horizon to see the grand picture of God redemptive history with new eyes. It also greatly deepens and broadens my daily pastoral ministry and teaching. Praise the Lord!
— A house church pastor, Beijing, China
Kingdom, Covenants & Canon of the Old Testament
In my travels to China, I have found that Christians are zealous for the Word of God but lack an understanding of its overarching message. This hinders the growth and health of the churches and believers in alarming ways. I cannot image the great impact on the believers if they would be equipped and transformed by this highly applicable survey course.
— Dr. Biao Chen, Chinese pastor
Building Your Theology
This is one of best lectures of its kind, in terms of its excellent content, mature approach, and penetrating insights into theological issues. It revolutionized my thinking, actions and emotions as a pastor and teacher. I would whole heartily recommend it as the first choice to any one who wants to study theology responsibly, wisely and practically. It will benefit the body of Christ throughout the world.
— Dr. Biao Chen, Chinese pastor
The Primeval History
Dr. Pratt's videos are a refreshingly new, but solidly exegetical analysis of Genesis. They help us understand its historical context, and place its teachings appropriately in the plan of redemption. They are professionally produced and interesting to watch. We believe these videos will be a very valuable contribution to the students taking our course on this fundamental book of the Bible.
— Richard B. Ramsay, Instructor, FLET
I just watched the first video in the Genesis series, which was a great help to me. Please send more videos as soon as possible.
— A house church pastor, Beijing, China
In response to the Genesis videos in Spanish, I have a dream. The situation here, as I see it, is that Argentina is not a self-propagating church because it has a yawning chasm where theological education ought to be. I just finished teaching my first course in Spanish, teaching the WSC. I had young men who rode on a train for an hour to be taught something with some meat in it. It is my dream and heartfelt desire to teach in such a way that people will actually want to learn and willingly lay down their lives to live for Christ. I am thrilled that you want to help me do that.
— Charles Creech, Missionary in Argentina
He Gave Us Prophets
I cannot express how moved [our students] were by the quality of the material in He Gave Us Prophets along with its helpfulness for understanding prophets at large. We are truly rejoicing on this side of the ocean.
— Bonnie Lou Doland, Centre for Christian Mission, Zambia
I don't know how I can explain the way you have unveiled my mind to understand the prophets and to have new interest to study them. As I watched the video series on He Gave Us Prophets my life was filled with joy to have the knowledge of the Word of God.
— James Kalenga Mwamsa, Student in Ndola, Zambia
Endorsements from the United States back to top
Dr. Steve Brown: President, KeyLife Network
Third Millennium is one of the most exciting and innovative ministries in America. It is an affordable, radical, creative multimedia resource for educating the people of God and for equipping church leaders to face the challenges of the new millennium.
Joni Eareckson Tada: Founder, Joni and Friends
I appreciate the scholastic, meansured, and biblical approach. Thank you for all that you are doing to advance the gospel around the world!
Rev. Dan Faber: Minister of Missions, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Montgomery, AL
Third Millennium Ministries' digital seminary curriculum answers a major missiological problem in the international church today. International pastors need quality Biblical theology, but they need it in context of their culture, in their language and in their land. Third Mill puts the same biblical theological content one would study at a state-side seminary in the hands of the local international church, so their pastors can study while continuing to shepherd their flocks. Third Millennium Ministries enables students and professors around the world to have true biblical seminary training through digital courses while remaining in their own country, culturally relevant, and in their own language.
I am always in contact with national pastors and local seminary professors who are clamoring for solid biblical training material that is transferable to their particular culture. That's what the pastors want: "God's Word and a systematic way to understand it." I have personally seen Third Mill seminary curriculum used in two communist countries, several Middle Eastern closed countries, and a half dozen other places that are open but void of solid training curriculum. When I travel around the world to equip pastors, I always take a Bible and a packet of Third Millennium DVDs. That is another thing I love about Third Millennium Ministries and Dr. Richard Pratt: they give this seminary material away free to churches overseas!
Reaching the world for Christ will happen best through national pastors who are solidly trained in their own language and in their own culture "as they go." That's what Third Millennium Ministries is all about, "giving" the international Christian community the tools to train their own pastors, evangelist and teachers.
Dax Gibson: Seminary student
I watched Building Your Theology and Kingdom Covenants & Canon of the Old Testament and sincerely want to express my thanks for your hard work and labor in putting these together. As a busy seminary student, I managed to find time to watch these for personal edification (not required for class) and have profited tremendously from the content. I was amazed at how helpful these have been in addressing the broader themes of theological development. It simply put so much of what I was doing in seminary in a proper framework. The DVD format was helpful for me. Large concepts and big themes were brought down to a level that I could both understand and remember. I can honestly say that it has been one of the wisest investments that I have made in developing my theology. You get a lot of "bang for your buck" so to speak. I have recommended to others that they get a hold of and take advantage of these resources. I even mentioned to a professor that Building Your Theology should be watched as an introduction to theological studies at our seminary. Thanks so much for what you are doing and keep it coming!
Rev. Sandy Willson: Sr. Pastor, Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis, TN
Richard Pratt and Third Millennium Ministries are blessing many people in a unique way around the world. We enthusiastically support their ministry.
Rev. Tom Cheely: Sr. Associate Pastor of Missions, Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, AL
Third Millennium course work needs to be completed quickly. The people of the world can not wait for us to decide whether we will support this vision which the Lord has given. Leaders are needed. Training is the issue. Third Mill is poised to be the instrument that God uses to overcome the gap. Sponsor a new course! Cover the translation cost. Let's not wait for the fourth millennium.
Dick Mayue: Senior Vice-President and Dean, The Master's Seminary, Sun Valley, CA; Senior Vice-President and Provost, The Master's College, Sun Valley, CA; Professor of Theology and Pastoral Ministries
We believe that this approach will be helpful to advance Christ's kingdom cause.
Dr. Bryan Chappell: President and Professor of Practical Theology, Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, MO
Third Millennium comprises the best of theological training and mission motivation. As I consider the goal of providing theological training for church leaders regardless of their location or limitations, I simply want to cheer. This is the heart of the Gospel on grand display.
Rev. John P. Sartelle: Sr. Pastor, Independent Presbyterian Church, Memphis, TN (at time of quote)
The Lord has used Richard Pratt and Third Millennium Ministries to invade inaccessible areas of the world with systematic, detailed teaching of God's Word that is both faithful and superbly done. The way their materials can be adapted to different languages means that there is a virtual explosion in the numbers of people who are exposed to sound, gospel instruction. This is an exceptional ministry.