Ministries

ROSTOV-ON-DON (RUSSIA) – Southern regional conference of rehabilitation ministry took place in Rostov-on-Don on October, 26-28. More than 60 participants came from all over southern region of Russia: Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar, Stavropol, cities of Caucasus and Crimea. Special atmosphere of God’s presence was dwelling at every service.

Bishops Alexei Rudenki and Vladimir Khvalov preached and ministered by prayer. As all participants stayed at a recreation complex, many of them were able to talk in person with the senior ministers, who prayed for them, prophesied and ministered to them.

Pavel Pigurski, regional representative of rehabilitation ministry in Omsk area, shared his experience of cooperating with the government and supporting social projects.

Sergei Kostyushkin, coordinator of “Every home for Christ” project in Siberia shared his experience of preaching the Gospel through printed media. Everyone interested were able to participate in an evangelism project and try to create their own booklets.

We express our gratitude to Christ the Savior Church of Rostov-on-Don. The participants of the conference expressed their desire to make the conference annual. It was suggested to begin to train rehabilitation ministers for the southern region.

Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith

 

 

 

CHISINAU (MOLDOVA) - “Micah” International Organization’s Conference took place on April 8 and 9 in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova. The conference was held for churches and social ministries of CIS, for Russian-speaking audience.

IZHEVSK (RUSSIA) - December 1-4, a final session in the city of Izhevsk marked the completion of the unprecedented project for Russian centers of social rehabilitation. During three years (2011 – 2014) directors and workers of the rehabilitation centers were able to go through a training program and improve their skills and level of work of their centers.

KEMEROVO (RUSSIA) – Regional women’s conference named “And she happily faces the future” took place in Kemerovo on November 3 and 4. About 450 women from all over Kuzbass region came to receive a timely word from God. The speakers of the conference were Olga Kaidalova, Oksana Izmadenova, Evgeniya Stolyarova and Marina Khoroschenko.

At a sermon titled “A Christian woman – who is she?” Olga Kaidalova presented an interview with people who shared their suppositions about who a Christian woman is, and then gave a Biblical answer to the question. After the sermon every sister in Christ was sure: a Christian woman is the one belonging to Christ! 


Oksana Izmadenova explored a topic about “A woman in ministry”. What does that mean? Which ministry we can call the most valuable in life? Pastor Oksana made a conclusion: a true ministry is “dressed for a workday”, which means that it doesn’t attract much attention.

Evgeniya Stolyarova preached on “Femininity”. Each one of us is like a garden that needs to be watered. And if the source of the water is God – the garden will be beautiful! 


Marina Khoroschenko shared an important and interesting word about “A woman in the Holy Spirit”. Her key message was the necessity to behold God and the guidance of the Holy Spirit helps us not to be in despair in desperate circumstances.

Besides the timely sermons, the conference is well remembered for many other highlights. Some of the sisters received prophetic gifts. The facilitators conducted a lottery, and the winners received prizes. The youth prepared dances, and all participants joined them in the dance. There were a lot of joy and laughter, the happiness of God’s presence has overflown every participant.



The pastors’ wives gathered at a lunch, and made a decision to continue to develop the women’s ministry in local churches.
The conference was closed by a common prayer, and through it every sister received a prophetic word for herself, a comforting word, an answer or a touch from the Father.

The participants left enthusiastic feedback.

Tatyana Ermicheva: “How wonderful were these days – with great advantage for ourselves, received so many revelations. God, thank You for the blessings!”


Yulia Grigorieva: “Pastor Olga, thank you for the blessed time! Thank you for holding on to God and teaching us that. My family and me have gained something new. May God bless you abundantly!”

Galina Bushueva: “The conference and the living Word is just in time, thank God!”

Svetlana Reshetnikova: “The conference was great, all life aspects were expanded. The atmosphere was snug and homelike. The lottery and the prizes was a surprise. And on the second day angels were meeting us at the entrance to the temple. It was just stunning! The conference was superb!”

The Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith

 

 

 

 

DZERZHINSKY (RUSSIA) – “Called, beloved, kept by God” women’s conference gathered 300 women from Moscow and Moscow area in Dzerzhinsky on October 14. Nicely decorated hall, standing buffet, small gifts, wrapped nicely, created the atmosphere that prepared women’s hearts for accepting the Word. It was a wonderful opportunity for each woman to be Mary, not Martha with her routine responsibilities. Sisters in Christ of different ages, marital status and professions were united. All of them were the same – created of ribs to be helpers, and it was easy to be themselves and talk openly about their own weaknesses, to listen and accept the answers.

Through such unique but equally beautiful in their faithful love for Christ speakers – Lyudmila Panasovets, Elena Khuda and Larissa Grabovenko – God has touched every heart. Practical, protreptic and personal, visually presented word from each of them was inspiring. They captured the audience with their own example, talking about a woman’s call, the beauty of humble and silent spirit, and about the act of faith. And of course the prayer for sisters has become a special blessing and has changed every one. Sisters in Christ who had never sung at a church, started to praise God in unity. Others were willing to remain in God’s presence, stayed in their places in fellowship with God long after the service. God was at work with each one, and was acting differently.

Such events are a need, they allow sisters in Christ to biblically “encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 {to be} sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands…” (Titus 2:4-5). And how wonderful it is to spend a day among women and then return home and see the wisdom of the Creator in a new way, to see that He created this world amazingly, and placed us among men.

New Testament Church, Moscow area, and

City Night Church, Moscow

 

 

BARNAUL (RUSSIA) – On October 20 and 21 in Barnaul a women regional conference “Encounter with God” took place. Women from Light of Revival churches of Christians of Evangelical Faith of Altai region came to the conference. For many of them it was not easy to put aside their jobs, families and works.

Addressing to the women the bishop of the Light of Revival churches Igor Inkin wrote, that the purpose of the event was to “see how our great God changes the heart of every woman, transforming her into His image”. Truly, no one left the place unchanged! The team did its best to provide the most comfortable conditions: the conference took place at a park-hotel outside the city. The participants lived in cozy rooms, ate at a nice restaurant, the hall was beautifully decorated, gifts were prepared for each participant – caring attitude was felt.

During these full days women listened to sermons about the love of the Father, about the power of the cross, received healings of wounds of rejection. Many forgave and received forgiveness, talked about purposes in life and visions in small groups. Pastor Galina Inkina shared about the history of the church, which is the history of their family.

“His face shone because of his speaking with Him” – this verse from the Holy Scripture have become a slogan of the conference. Many participants witnessed that they experienced strong God’s presence and love, received a healing of the soul, and a release of unforgiveness. Here are some of the testimonies:

“It was a real encounter with a real, live, true God! God made me absolutely complete”.

“Praise God for this conference, for all that was going on there. I received forgiveness, freedom and healing of the soul. I won’t live the old way! Special thanks to the team of ministers. Thank you for your ministry”.

“I thank God for this the conference! I received forgiveness and healing of my soul. Everything was on the highest level. It seemed like I was in heaven with God. I express gratitude to the ministers for their faithfulness and obedience to the Holy Spirit. Pastor Galina, thank you for your humbleness and openness. I thank all pastors’ wives. The worship team – thank you”

“God is good! God’s presence and Holy Spirit touch was felt strongly. Before the meeting I’ve made a list of what I would like to receive freedom from, and all sermons were about that. Praise God! Thank you to all ministers! Everything is on the highest level!”

Light of Revival Church Association, Barnaul

 

 

IZHEVSK (RUSSIA) – October, 10 became a special day for 17 people, and their families. On that day they made a covenant with the Lord by water baptism in Philadelphia Church of Izhevsk. The joyful event traditionally was accompanied by songs of praise to God. All 17 entered the baptistery, leaving behind their past life, to make a vow to God to follow Him.

God has prepared a wonderful destiny for everyone. He will never forsake or leave us. He will be with us in joy and sorrow. He will take care of us. We don’t know what happens in the spiritual world during the sacrament, but we know for sure that God rejoices. It is so wonderful that many of those baptized were young people.

After the water baptism pastors prayed for the Holy Spirit baptism for these people. After that all who were present at the event congratulated new church members.

Philadelphia Church of Izhevsk

The Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith

SERBIA – In June, a team of 25 young people from churches of Perm and Kaliningrad went on a missions trip to Serbia. After six months of detailed preparation, prayers and steps of faith, missionaries spent two weeks in service, fellowship, new discoveries and witnessed an unforgettable touch of God on the hearts of people in Serbia and experienced changes in their lives!

ODESSA (UKRAINE) - “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit — fruit that will last — and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.” (John 15:16 NIV )

SMOLENSK (RUSSIA) – “I have manifested Your name to the men” (John 17:6) was the name of the annual youth conference that took place at the Holy Trinity Church of Smolensk on October 27-28. This year it united 100 participants from churches of Smolensk area and guests from Kaluga and Moscow for worshiping God, fellowshipping and edification.

The topicality of reaching the youth with the Gospel gains momentum, the topic is evermore crucial. How to make the work efficient? What is needed for that? How do we become a tool in God’s hands to fulfill the most important mission? Services of the conference provided the answers to these and many other questions.

Speakers were sharing their spiritual experience in the Good News ministry, in raising a church and developing the work with youth. The focus in training people to share personal testimonies was made at looking for the Holy Spirit leadership, close relationships with God and righteous Christian life. During the days of the conference we were able to see the creative works of the participants. We believe that the conference helped many of them to spiritually renovate and change. They received inspiration and power to fulfill Christ’s Great commandment.

Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith

 

 

 

ROSTOV-ON-DON (RUSSIA) – Igor Andrushkevich, pastor of Christ the Savior Сhurch in Rostov-on-Don, is appointed to be responsible for the youth ministry in Rostov area.

For a few years he has been in charge of conducting annual church youth events “Adrenaline” extreme summer hiking trip and “More that you can” Conference.

“We’ve established cooperation with youth ministries in Azov, Veshensakaya, Nikilaevskaya, Krasyukovskaya, – says Igor Andrushkevich. – There’re many churches that belong to the Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith, and we’re open for further cooperation. We plan on conducting meetings with youth ministry leaders – seminars, events – and provide our help to the churches in organizational matters”.

Regional leadership meetings are planned to be conducted every month, and once in three months – in an expanded format.

Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith

ROSTOV-ON-DON (RUSSIA) – The 7th annual youth conference “More than you can”, organized by Christ the Savior Church youth ministry, took place in Rostov-on-Don on October 20-21. Over 200 young men and girls from different churches of Rostov-on-Don and the area took part in the event. Senior pastor of Christ the Savior church, Head of family and marriage department of the Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith bishop Vladimir Khvalov preached at an opening service. He encouraged young people to have close relationships with God, like the Jews did through a vow of a Nazarite, during the Old Testament times. The pastor proclaimed that we need to “love God with all our hearts and be ready to pay the price, to be able to come closer to Him.”

Other speakers of the conference were pastors from Christ the Savior church from Armavir and Taganrog Oleg Seleznev and Alexander Ganin, pastor from Jesus Christ church from Tuapse Maxim Lyubin.
Worship teams from Revival church (Azov), Shield of Faith church, Christian mission church and Christ the Savior church (Rostov) ministered by their talents.

Workshops on youth ministry, evangelistic ministry, gifts of Holy Spirit and worship ministry were conducted at the conference. Round table discussions about the relationships between young men and girls also took place at the conference.

Projects like an “Oxygen” adventure game on evangelism, social project on providing help to the older people and the disabled people, daily united youth prayer for Russia were presented to the participants of the conference.  

“This is our seventh conference, – says pastor Igor Andrushkevich, youth minister from Christ the Savior Church, organizer of the conference. We can see that the youth is encouraged and is looking forward to the next conference. Many were baptized by the Holy Spirit. For me it is an evidence that we’re following God’s direction. We hear such testimonies every year, and they make us happy!”

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Christ the Savior Church
Rostov-on-Don

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PERM (RUSSIA) - Round 3 of Children’s Bible quiz, which all participants looked forward to, was held at the New Testament Church of Perm on June, 4. This time children from churches of Kachkanar, Solikamsk, Tchernushka and Perm took part in the quiz. Children showed profound knowledge of the Bible, answered the most complicated questions (questions for 30 points awaited them this time!), displayed smarts and erudition.
We should note that children eagerly prepared for the round. To quote a verse from the Bible and name the chapter and number of the verse can be challenging even for an adult!

NOVOSIBIRSK (RUSSIA) - Children’s ministry of the Covenant Church of Novosibirsk organizes various events and one of them took place recently: children’s winter camp during winter school break. Children and Sunday School teachers went out of town and spent several days in the recreation center.

OMSK (RUSSIA) - On June 24 to 27, Zhatva Church of Omsk with the help of football coaches from Sweden held a Christian football camp for children and teenagers. If last year 65 children attended the camp, this year 100 boys and girls wanted to participate at this exciting event. Of these kids, 20 have never heard the Good News.

MOSCOW (RUSSIA) – On October 21, the Correspondence Theological Institute celebrated the graduation of a group of acoustically challenged students. Three graduates gained qualification in “Practical theology minister”, others were granted with letters of appreciation and memorable gifts.

During two years brothers and sisters from Russia and Kazakhstan patiently and diligently studied theological subjects. In spite of the challenges, biblical truths gained deep and protreptic meaning for them. The acquired knowledge and skills will equip them for ministry to acoustically challenged people.

Moscow Theological Institute

The Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith

 

RUSSIA - Youth ministry news - Our youth ministry is srtiving to equip and multiply youth leaders and students to reach the younger generation with a life-changing relationship to Jesus Christ. We are using the strategy and training materials of the Reach Out Youth Solutions ministry. Here is our latest news.

MOSCOW (RUSSIA) - On June 12 of 2016 a solemn ceremony of awarding a doctoral degree to six PhD students took place at All-Russian conference of Russian church of Christians of Evangelical Faith. The doctor’s degree was conferred to: Sergei Yastrzhembski, President of Moscow Theological Institute, Aelita Zhidyaeva, Academic Vice-President for Moscow Theological Institute, Igor Ivanenko, Vitaly Nakul and Sergei Zhidyaev – Professors of Moscow Theological Institute and Pastor Alexander Nikolaev.