Andy Fleming

Kiev, Ukraine

Andy Fleming has been living his childhood dream of being a missionary and has spent almost forty years working with the International Churches of Christ. Andy is also a Canadian and has deep roots in the Churches of Christ (acapella). Andy met Tammy (a New Yorker) in Boston and married on the mission field in Stockholm in 1987. They have served in Scandinavia, the UK, Los Angeles, the former Soviet Union, and now in Ukraine. From 1991 to 1999 they oversaw the planting of 24 new congregations in the former Soviet Union. Currently the Moscow and Kiev congregations are about 1500 members each. Andy currently serves on the ICOC Teachers’ Service Team and the Church Health and Growth Task Force. Andy has been instrumental in doing research helping the ICOC evaluate past mistakes, as well as reconsider how the ICOC can seek a healthier future. Andy has a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry from Abilene Christian University, completed a MDiv equivalency program, and is now pursuing a DMin in Missional Leadership. Tammy is a certified Advanced Grief Recovery Method® Specialist and has been instrumental in bringing the program to the Russian speaking world.

ABOUT THE CLASS:
The Need for Divine Revelation

As a result of human limitations, we can only know what truth is because God chooses to reveal it to us, and without divine revelation, knowledge of the truth remains hidden, or at best, uncertain. “He [God] gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him” (Dan 2:21b-22). Beginning with the prophet Moses, God established a systematic preservation of his revealed word in written form, and from that point forward the Israelites became those who had “been entrusted with the very words of God” (Rom 3:2). At some point in our human development, each one of us ponders the questions of ultimate meaning of life and being (i.e., questions of origin, guilt, anxiety, significance, and death). Since these questions of ultimate meaning have their origin in the human heart (or soul) and not simply in the mind, the search for answers requires something more than just the exercise of our human intellect. Ultimately the search for God and the search for truth are one and the same and pursuing these personal questions should lead us to a personal answer! "Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long." (Ps 25:4)

Thursday, February 24th

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

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