When Bishop Peteris Sprogis first asked me to help establish the Baltic Pastoral Institute I hesitated for a long time.
But as I thought and prayed I came to several conclusions. The size of most churches in Latvia is declining. Latvia`s need for new and healthy churches is very high. The need for adequately trained future pastors and church planters has never been more acute. At BPI we want to provide high quality training that really prepares young men for pastoral ministry in this ever-changing land. This requires a balance of training for the head, heart, hands and feet.