|Busingens «Bible College» what it is and what it does.
|The Church of the Nazarene is a protestant free church that operates in more than 120 countries. Here in Buesingen, it is represented by two important facilities.
First, there is the
European Nazarene College
(known as Bible School). From 1965-2011 this has been the European theological seminary of the protestant free church. Since 2011 there is no residential programme in Buesingen anymore. The preparation of ministers has been decentralized: Students are prepared for ministry in 17 different learning centres throughout Europe. However, Buesingen remains the main office for the college. The facilities are now being used for conferences, seminars and retreats for the denomination and other Christian groups. On the school premises the local (English speaking) International Church of the Nazarene is meeting. This parish is well taken care of by pastor Ludwig Duncker, who is working closely in ecumenical cooperation with the other Christian denominations in Buesingen.
The protestand free churchs second facility was added in the early 1990s. The international administration acquired the old town hall in Buesingen and set up the regional office of the Eurasia Region. The Eurasia Region comprises all of Europe, the States of the former Soviet Union, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent.
A lot of international guests come to Buesingen because of the college and the church administration.
The living, schooling and seminar facilities in the back part of the Bible school premises cant be seen from Buesingens main road.
Today the international church management of the Eurasia Region is located in Buesingens old town hall.