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 (1949) is currently the director of the Schuman Centre for European Studies (www.schumancentre.eu), and is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Jeff was raised in New Zealand, graduated with a history degree from the University of Auckland (1972) and worked as a journalist on the New Zealand Herald (1972-3). He was travelling secretary for the Tertiary Student Christian Fellowship (TSCF) – the New Zealand affiliate of IFES.
Since 1975, Jeff has lived in the Netherlands, travelling and speaking in almost every European country over the past four decades. He was the European director for the international mission organisation, Youth With A Mission, 1990-2009 and chaired the pan-European, transdenominational movement, Hope for Europe, with two pan-European congresses in Budapest in 2002 and 2011.
He has published several books and numerous articles, both popular and academic, including Living as people of hope (2003) and Deeply Rooted (2010). He has written a weekly blog since 2001, www.weeklyword.eu. Jeff was chairman of the Board of Regents of the University of the Nations (www.uofn.edu), 2002-2008. He tutors a masters degree programme in European Studies with ForMission College.
He and his Dutch wife Romkje have led numerous ‘heritage tours’ with groups from 8 to 32, including young and old, both in Ireland and Britain as well as on mainland Europe, since 2005. They have three married sons and seven grandchildren.
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
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