Charlie Hadjiev

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Charlie Hadjiev is originally from Bulgaria. He studied law in Sofia and then theology in England and did a PhD in Old Testament at Oxford. He has worked as a staff worker and General Secretary of the Bulgarian IFES movement and a lecturer at the Bulgarian Evangelical Theological Institute. Currently he lives in Northern Ireland with his family. He is a member of the IFES European regional team and a Lecturer in Old Testament Study and Hebrew at Belfast Bible College.


Jeff Fountain

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Jeff Fountain set up the Schuman Centre for European Studies (www.schumancentre.eu) in 2010 after stepping down as YWAM Europe director after 20 years.

Originally from New Zealand, where he served as travelling secretary for IFES, Jeff has lived in the Netherlands since 1975, and is married to his Dutch wife Romkje. Together they had three sons, three daughters-in-law and seven grandchildren.

Jeff was one of the initiators of Hope for Europe, and organised the HOPE.21 and HOPE.III pan-European congresses in 2002 and 2011.

He has written several books including Living as people of hope, and Deeply Rooted, and has blogged the Weekly Word (www.weeklyword.eu) since 2001.

He and Romkje lead Heritage Tours each summer, in Ireland and Britain one year, and on the continent the next.

Partnering with ForMission College and Newman University, Jeff has initiated an MA in Missional Leadership and European Studies, a recognised three-year part time study programme.


Plus a whole range of seminars!

+ Introduction to Inductive Bible Study

+ Reading the Bible with Muslims

+ Reaching Indian students

+ Why trust the Bible?

+ Seeker Bible studies: why bother?

+ Multicultural Bible study skills

+ When I Can't start with the Bible...

+ Passing the baton: training up others