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STI – Theological Institute of Finland

(STI Suomen teologinen instituutti)


  • teaches Theology,
  • is engaged in Theological research,
  • is founded on the Bible as the Word of God and on the Confession of the Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • supports students of theology in their studies and spiritual life,
  • was founded in 1987 by seven organisations of the different Finnish revival movements and is financed mainly by voluntary contributions.

Why STI?

  • The church needs workers who believe in the Bible,
  • The education offered by the state administered universities does not lay a reliable foundation for work in the kingdom of God, it might even demolish the faith in the Word of God and in the validity of Christ’s atonement
  • There is a need for an alternative tuition, founded on the Bible and the confession of the church

To this end STI

  • Employes a small staff
  • Arranges lectures, seminars and courses, often with outside lecturers,
  • Offers students opportunities for short time mission work,
  • Maintains a library at the disposal of students of theology,
  • Publishes theological periodicals,
  • Offers students of theology in Helsinki a spiritual oasis.

International connections

TIF has connections to institutions in other countries:

  • Sweden:
    • Johannelunds Teologiska Institut
    • Foersamlingsfakulteten, Gothenburg
  • Norway:
    Det Teologiska Menighetsfakultetet
    • Fjellhaug Internasjonale Hoegskole
  • Denmark:
    • Dansk Bibel-Institut
    • Menighetsfakultetet
  • Germany:
    • Albrecht-Bengel-Haus

Our whereabouts:

  • Address: STI, Kaisaniemenkatu 13 A, 00100 Helsinki, Finland.
  • Phone: 358 9 668 9550
  • e-mail: sti@sti.fi
  • Donations. Bank: 
    • Danske Bank FI74 8000 0011 564245
    • Nordea FI66 1555 3000 1169 14
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