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We hope and pray that, through your work at Haus Wittgenstein, many churches will continue to be blessed in Germany and worldwide. And sometimes faith itself resides on a mountain, as is the case at Bibelseminar Bonn. Inthree years after its establishment, Bibelseminar Bonn found its home at Haus Wittgenstein, which crowns the hill of Metternichsberg.
On behalf of the city of Bornheim, I would like to congratulate you on your 20th Anniversary. The extent to which you have integrated yourself in the community life in Roisdorf is reflected most recently, in addition to numerous other examples, through your willingness to jointly host an exhibition on Ernst Friedrich Zwirner, a Cologne Cathedral architect, who founded this historic city.
Haus Wittgenstein also has quite a noteworthy history. The Princess von Lippe-Biesterfeld, the great-grandmother of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, was one of its previous inhabitants. The many events to which you frequently invite the residents of Bornheim also serve to enrich the city. You have an open house every day because your doors are always open for citizens interested in visiting Bibelseminar Bonn or Haus Wittgenstein.
I thank you for this. Best wishes for your anniversary year and for the future! Wolfgang Henseler, Mayor of bornheim 12 13 Introduction This festschrift does not attempt to scientifically document the first twenty years of the history of Bibelseminar Bonn. This task is still before us. Rather, through this brief review, we desire to give our graduates, churches, and supporters insight into the work of BSB.
We thank the providence of our Heavenly Father, who held His hand over our institution, particularly in the years of the crisisand whom we praise that BSB still exists. But we also want to thank the churches and individuals, who through prayer and financial support have made our work possible, and who continue to do so.
It is a great honor for us to have the opportunity to train young people for service in the Kingdom of God.
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It is by no means our goal to merely produce full-time pastors or missionaries. Rather, our school desires to focus on two things: Through the Distance Learning Program, Theological Evening School, and Theological Weekend Program courses, we seek to fulfill our commitment to biblically and theologically equip church volunteers, so that they are able to mightily proclaim the Word of God in their churches. The editors thank all who have contributed to this festschrift. In the articles, there are occasional overlaps or repeats.
This was impossible to completely eliminate because different writers contributed to the festschrift, and each author did not always have the other articles available. Twenty years is a short time, and some might ask whether it is justifiable after only twenty years to produce a festschrift.
Yet because our time moves at an unprecedentedly quick pace, and we so quickly forget what just happened, it seemed good to us to set in writing what we have experienced with God throughout the past years.
Because we are deeply convinced that BSB originated through God s grace and continues to exist on the basis of His providence, He alone deserves the praise: Friedhelm Jung 13 14 1.
How It All Began 1. Klassen On September 5,the doors to a new theological seminary in Bonn opened, and the first students were warmly welcomed. How did the establishment of this Bible seminary come about? More than three years of preparation, prayer, and discussions between churches and individuals were invested before Bibelseminar Bonn BSB could begin its classes with the first 16 students.
Even before the formation of the Bundes Taufgesinnter Gemeinden which was responsible for the establishment of the seminary, men and women discussed the necessity of a theological seminary. Ethnic German immigrants who had previously lived in the Soviet Union returned to Germany with the thought of starting a Bible seminary. Mennonite Bible seminaries had existed there but were closed by the Soviet government, yet they were not forgotten by the Christians.
So, the Christians ethnic German immigrants to Germany brought the idea and wish for a Bible school with them to their historical homeland. Conversations about training and starting a seminary began shortly after they had planted new churches in Germany. Due to the lack of trust toward the proposed director of the seminary, the good plans were not implemented.
Ten years later, brothers who came from churches which were not affiliated with a church union had the idea of helping people in the east. From here, Andrej Rempel founded a Bible seminary in Beloretschensk in southern Russia, which was the beginning of St. LOGOS International as it was later called became an independent organization without complete support from a specific group of 14 15 1.
How It All Began churches. Although the most capable men in the organization contributed much to the formation of Bibelseminar Bonn, there was no direct link between ATA and BSB. At the end of the s, there were about 22, Russian-German Christians 58, with all family members included in Germany in about newly planted churches.
Fifty-five of these churches had formed themselves into four groups. Around these ethnic German immigrants were a hotly debated topic, which was widely discussed in some circles, unfortunately too often in an unqualified manner. The author of this chapter experienced firsthand the historical mass immigration with interest. He remembers well the wagon trains with thousands of refugees from the East who were deported to the Siberian wilderness and the desert of Kazakhstan after the end of the Second World War.
With his own eyes, he watched this brutal repatriation which then seemed to be final. In the west, milder treatment for the repatriates was prayed for. Almost no one believed that a return to Germany would ever be possible. Yet when the first ethnic German immigrants came to West Germany in the mid- s, it was a divine miracle for those who had been praying.
Since that time, the author has regularly compiled statistics about the migrants. The numbers here are from his study, which were gathered for a symposium in At that time, there were approximately 80 The Founding Generation: How It All Began churches that no longer belonged to or had never belonged to a church union.
Many sensed the need for fellowship, exchange, and collaboration. The church leaders were not conclusive about how this collaboration should develop. Nevertheless, churches formed two new unions in The larger ultimately became known as the Bruderschaft der Christengemeinden in Deutschland BCD. The first stone for the foundation of the Bundes Taufgesinnter Gemeinden was laid in Lemgo. Brothers from several churches met together in Nikolai Reimer s apartment to discuss the collaboration.
They decided to begin a cooperation, in which community, unity, and growth would promote the basis of a faith confession which all involved could accept, but the independence of the churches would be preserved.
A part of this involved the autonomy of the local church in internal issues and matters of lifestyle. Preliminary discussions followed until October 14,when seven churches met together in Bonn to officially start the Bund Taufgesinnter Gemeinden.
It is particularly meaningful to note that Bibelseminar Bonn came into being on the basis of a motion made by this board. The basis and mission for a theological seminary were anchored in the statues of the BTG. It is listed in the statutes as Purpose and Mission: This committee developed a dynamic.
Klassen, who were both active in educational institutions. How It All Began The group continued to work on the ongoing idea: Several of these areas should be briefly addressed here. The Necessity of Our Own Seminary Initially, the necessity of having our own seminary should be made plausible for the believers in the Russian-German churches. The Bible seminaries which then existed in Germany were considered to be good by many of the Russian-Germans.
But they had no or a great lack of understanding of the traditions and culture of the Russian-German Christians. Additionally, there was the concern that through the education at another Bible school, an estrangement could arise between the seminary student and their own church. Finally, it was also imperative to guarantee that the Anabaptist theology would be clearly accentuated and that the Russian-Germans would develop their own understanding of Scripture without compromising.
It was very important to the Russian-Germans that the new Bible school would not only train full-time ministers for God s Kingdom, but rather focus particularly on the training of bivocational workers. Curriculum and Purpose of the Training Various alternatives were considered and recognized as possibilities. But finally all of those involved in the discussion agreed to start with their own college program a three-year Bible school education and then at the appropriate time add another two years at the Master s level.
The program of the new seminary should include all classes that are typically offered at biblical-theological schools, but in this case with the emphasis on the Anabaptist aspects. The academic requirements and standards should correspond to the level which makes it possible for students to receive the governmental student aid. The purpose of the education should not be to merely produce full-time theologians; rather, bivocational workers should be trained for their work in children s ministry, youth ministry, preaching, and missions.
Sponsorship and Cooperation During that time, it was important to work on a mutual sponsorship body and funding. LOGOS should be involved. In the end the BTG, which was convinced of the possibility of the full-time seminary by God s grace and His leading, was the sponsor. The idea of partnering with an American seminary came on the horizon later with the hope that they might benefit from the expertise of guest professors with doctoral degrees as well as resources for the seminary.
How It All Began 4. Although the preparation was very time-consuming, some began talking about already opening the seminary in the fall of It was more realistic to consider the fall of The sponsorship was clear. The finances were hoped for.
What is a school without students? Yet the seminary still did not have a name. At the last meeting in the interstate rest stop in Lichtendorf, near Dortmundthe name was discussed as possibly the last point. Let s just call the school Bibelseminar Bonn.
There were no objections. If there were five applicants, it would start in the fall of The applications did not come. Thus, we had another year to visit churches and continue advertising. The Beginning of BSB One year later, on September 5,the time had come to open the doors for the first time to a new biblical training center in Bonn and to warmly welcome the 16 new students.
They had three full-time professors available for 20 hours of lecture each week. Klassen had lecturing responsibilities and additional administrative tasks. Viktor Zierat, as pastor of the church in Bonn, was a counselor and advisor for all of us. Anna Enns, with good English, was our first secretary. We enjoyed a multitude of volunteers, and a good atmosphere prevailed.
In this way, Bibelseminar Bonn was founded as a BTG training center the first theological institution that was founded by the ethnic German immigrants to Germany. It continues to this day as the only fulltime seminary of its kind. At the beginning, BSB grew with about 15 new students each year, later even more. More students, more professors! For him, it was important to find professors with doctoral degrees.
Thereafter, Mennonite brothers from overseas, such as Dr. Hans Kasdorf and Dr. Henry Schmidt, but also increasingly more American Baptists, such as Rev. Jerry Clark and Dr. Bill Wagner, were invited to teach, but whose lectures had to be translated. The author of this article was then the senior among 18 19 1. Klassen Lolita Haid was not present the professors and enjoyed a personal relationship with even the students.
A whole set of the young professors had been his students at Brake. Some had been youth workers in his church in Lage, where he was then the pastor. To put it in a nutshell: We had to search and wait longer for one thing: The First Students With the admission of the 16 students inthe Bible seminary had begun. A few glimpses should be mentioned here. When we count the students and the 3 full-time professors and staff, there are 23 of us. Exactly right to allow us to work intensively with one another.
The student body was as follows: Our students came from various professions with much valuable experience. Most were already serving in their churches. Typically, the students went home on the weekends. In this way, the connection to their families and churches was maintained. Some were actively involved in the ministries of their home churches. Seven of the students completed the one-year program in ; eight studied three years and graduated from the three-year program at Haus Wittgenstein, the new location, in the fall of The names of the first students are listed at the end of the festschrift.
A few more tidbits about the further development of our first students: Twelve of the graduates remained members in their home churches. Thirteen are bivocational workersmothers included. One graduate is a religion teacher; one is employed by a mission organization in Germany; one started as a religion teacher and later worked as a missionary for many years. Two are not German. One moved with the family to Canada. What has changed since then? What is the same today? Codes of conduct have been increasingly incorporated into the expected student life.
How It All Began ministry as missionaries as well as in church growth ministries or in pastoral roles. Some are also serving as long-term missionaries.
Before the graduation of its first students, BSB made three strategic decisions: Klassen 21 22 2. Three Moves in Three Years 2. One person Gerhard Dyck joined in the second semester. Out the first 16 students, 7 completed the one-year program, and 8 graduated from the threeyear program. One person only completed one semester. It was a rather humble start.
BSB had neither its own lecture rooms nor offices for the staff or for a secretary. At the beginning, there was only one class, so one room was sufficient for the lectures. This start would have been unthinkable without the active investment of the church, which Viktor Zierat pastored.
In addition to the first three professors at BSB H. Klasseneight additional professors from within Germany and abroad taught various courses in that first semester. Wagner were among the guest professors during the first semester. In the second semester, M. Volke joined the guest professors. During the first year, it was already apparent that additional rooms would be necessary for the further development of BSB, so the various options were considered in advance.
Building the Kingdom of God was its one concern. So, for this church, it was only a matter of course that they would find additional rooms for the seminary. After a brief planning phase, the church built an additional floor over the groundkeeper s apartment, so that more rooms would be available there in order to offer BSB a good platform for further growth.
In doing so, the church laid another milestone for the good development of the seminary. Without the active support of the church, Pastor Viktor Zierat, the former deacon Andreas Beuth who later completely transitioned to BSB and the later developing mission work ICWand many other helpers, it would not have been possible.
Wilhelm Daiker completed all of the extensive paperwork on the front end. On April 8,the first application was already submitted. Wilhelm Daiker exchanged much correspondence with Mr.
After many details were clarified, such as the curriculum, the qualifications of the professors, the course requirements, etc. This recognition was an important step for BSB because the financial aid offered by the state was a deciding factor for many applicants. Five additional students joined the class during the second semester, so that the second class had 23 students altogether.
Six of these students completed the one-year program while 15 completed the threeyear program 2 did not complete their studies. Actually, the first move was not really a move. For BSB, this expansion was thanks to the investment of the church. Now there was a lecture room available for each of the two classes. Next to an additional small office, there was also a reception area. With the start of the second class of students, there was naturally much more administrative work to do, so BSB hired Anita Epp as the first secretary in With the additional courses offered in the second year and the new first-year students, additional professors were necessary.
In the winter semester ofDr. Egelkraut, and Gerhard Schmidt joined the faculty as guest professors. Kasdorf, Andreas Hildebrandt, 23 24 2. Three Moves in Three Years and Heinrich Derksen became guest professors in the summer semester of The program became more complete. The individual courses were not randomly chosen, but rather planned according to a previously established curriculum.
Thanks to the competent planning of BSB s first academic dean Wilhelm Daiker, the program was comprised of courses which were important for theological as well as biblical studies and for practical application in churches and on the mission field. When one reflects on the early years of BSB s history, one must admit that from the beginning BSB was able to win many competent professors and that most of the courses introduced then still belong to the core curriculum of our current program.
From the beginning, the main focus lay, in addition to the acquisition of biblical knowledge and intellectual development, on discipleship training and preparation for effective ministry in various areas of church and mission work. In order to make effective study possible, a library was established during Bibelseminar Bonn s second year.
Due to the lack of space, bookshelves were built to line one of the walls of the second classroom. Now the first books were on the shelves.
There was not yet a system for borrowing or organizing the available books. But now BSB also had that, which cannot be missing from a Bible school, a small and humble library. Although BSB did not yet look like a Bible school during the first year, much changed during the second year.
At this point, one had the impression that what once began in a humble church basement had become a well-functioning school; yet it was apparent to everyone involved that there was no lecture room available for a third class and that they needed to stay on the lookout for other expansion possibilities. With the planning and first expansion phase just completed, it was already time to focus on the next goal.
Parallel to the normal theological training, the first higher education courses were offered at the seminary level in various churches, which were intended to one day lead to a seminary program. One of the foundational concerns of BSB has always been to reach and train as many bivocational workers as possible. Therefore, the first intensive courses began in In order to offer the possibility of theological training to those who were unable to leave their professions to enroll in a full-time course of study, the Distance Learning Program was also begun this same year.
One might say that from the very beginning, BSB was characterized by innovation, progress, vision, growth, and at the same time, flexibility and openness toward new things. In the summer semester, these students were once again joined by additional students. Altogether BSB now had over 40 students.
It was clear to both the faculty of BSB and to the Office Complex on Heilsbach Street in Bonn-Duisdorf church that the church buildings could no longer house an institution of this size. So we began searching for a new location in a timely manner.
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In the summer ofan office building in Bonn- Duisdorf was finally rented after the purchase of Schloss Boitzenburg, near Berlin, did not materialize. In the new office building in Bonn-Duisdorf, there was plenty of space.
Between the various offices, some of the partitions were taken down in order to create larger lecture rooms. The large office complex offered enough space for offices for faculty and administrational staff, a copy room, kitchen, lounge, storage room, and much more.
Here there was also room available to expand the library. There were not only new bookshelves in the library, but there were also many books which had been donated, in part, by various people and organizations. In order to run the library, Heinrich Walde was employed part-time to systematize and categorize the books, so that the students could quickly find and access them.
Fritzsche advises national and international companies, as well as executives and members of corporate bodies on all aspects of individual and collective labour and employment law, as well as on service agreements, including their representation in court. In addition to advice on all sorts of ongoing employment matters, he has a focus on transactional employment law, in particular on structuring corporate acquisitions and advice on transfers of undertakings.
Fritzsche publishes in law reviews and journals and provides trainings to clients on various employment law related topics. Attorney at Law Dr. After that he completed a postgraduate degree program at the University of Cologne with the main focus on employment law and was awarded with a Master of Business Law LL.
Thereafter, he completed his doctorate with a thesis on an individual labor and employment law topic. During his two-year law internship, he worked in the human resources department of the Deutschlandfunk and in the employment team of two international law firms in Cologne.
An area of emphasis of his practice is the representation of his clients towards the security authorities or in the German social courts during the audit process regarding the social security status of shareholding managing directors. A further focus is on advising companies on day-to-day employment-law matters, the consultancy on litigation relating to termination and drafting contracts of employment and different types of termination agreements.
At the same time, she gained her first practical experience in the HR department of an IT service provider. After her studies, Ms. Vey worked as a research associate for a business law firm specializing in employment law as well as for the Institute for Employment Law and Social Security Law at the University of Bonn. Inshe began her two-year traineeship, which she completed at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Cologne as well as at two medium-sized employment law firms.
Claudia Vey advises and represents national and international companies as well as executives in all matters of individual and collective labour and employment law.
Maren Henseler moved — supported by a soccer scholarship — to the United States, where she pursued her studies and earned a degree at Berry College, GA Bachelor of Arts. After having returned to Germany, she studied law at the universities of Bonn and Toulouse, France, before she accomplished her first state exam in April Subsequently, she wrote her doctoral thesis at the institute of constitutional and administrative law at the University of Cologne, where she worked as a research assitant for the time of her doctoral studies as well as during her legal clerkship.
In earlyDr. Maren Hensler advises and represents national and international companies as well as executives in all matters of individual and collective labour and employment law.