PERM – The new year for the youth of the New Testament Church in Perm began with the LIVENTC Conference, which took place in Perm from January 2 to 5.
ROSTOV-ON-DON – The Ninth Youth Conference “More than you can” again became one of the most awaited events of autumn for many guys and girls.
BARNAUL – On November 1 to 3, an annual youth conference #svetproyouth19 took place in Barnaul. It was the third conference organized by the Light of Revival Church youth ministry, but it has become unique. It united people of different ages and was titled “Unity of Generations”.
SAINT-PETERSBURG – The VI annual Youth Сonference “Empowered. Mission possible” took place in Saint-Petersburg. Ministers from different cities of Russia inspired the participants to carry out their calling.
CRIMEA – Youth Rally of evangelical churches took place in the Crimea. For ten days in August, the village of Vitino near Yevpatoriya became a popular youth venue. For the fourth time, the PASSWORD Christian rally (www.passwordhve.ru) was held here. Starting in 2011, the rally was held in Perm, then in Kaluga. Camping on the Black Sea coast placed 2,137 participants from 162 cities of Russia. The meeting was attended by participants and speakers from Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Australia, Israel, the USA and Norway.
CRIMEA - On August 6 the 10th PASSWORD anniversary youth rally began near Yevpatoriya. It will last until August 15.
ROSTOV-ON-DON – On July 11 to 13, an annual youth tent camp took place at Nikolaevskaya stanitsa at the Don riverside. It’s the fifth year already that the Youth ministry of Rostov-on-Don Christ the Savior church organizes summer holidays for the youth together with the other churches of the region. The event gathered more than 200 people from different churches of Rostov-on-Don and the area. There were guests from Krasnodar region, Volgograd, Moscow, Republic of Adygea and even from Kamchatka.
ASTRAKHAN – ‘One Year for Jesus’ Youth team from Perm – “One Year for Jesus. Youth” – has been visiting with youth of Astrakhan “Christ the Savior” church for seven days. The team came to Astrakhan on April, 3. And right away started to help preparing for “Time to Act” Youth conference.
PSKOV – On February 21 to 23, UPGRADE Youth Conference took place in Pskov. 420 young people from 35 cities and 8 countries gathered together. Those were three amazing days of the Holy Spirit movement. The conference was called “Reach out!” A powerful word of the conference speakers Andrew Gardner and Nikolai Zalutski took away young people’s hearts. Profound worship and prayers touched everyone.
IRKUTSK REGION (RUSSIA) – The regional youth conference “Reaching more” was held on November 23–25, at the Grace in Christ Church of Bratsk and on November 27 at the New Life Church of Irkutsk.
OMSK (RUSSIA), Nov., 2-4 – The "Immersion" Youth Conference was held in Omsk. Boys and girls from eight cities of Russia, representing fifteen churches came to Omsk to immerse themselves in thoughts about their calling and commitment to the cause of God.
SAINT-PETERSBURG, Oct. 19-21 – The fifth “Empowered” Youth Conference took place in the northern capital of Russia. Youth and teenagers visited workshops, received instructions from elder ministers and met a youth team from Finland.
The theme of this year was “The beginning. Genesis”. The conference began with workshops in six directions: “How to begin sharing Good news”, “How to conduct a follow up meeting” “How to start a media ministry” “How to begin singing” “How to build relationships” and “For those who didn’t make up their minds yet”. The workshops were conducted by youth ministers and coordinators of the North-Western association of the Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith and by guests from Finland.
Saturday was devoted to receiving spiritual food and included three services with the bishop of the North-Western association Alexander Tsvetkov, bishop Alexei Rudenki and youth pastor from Tempera (Finland) church Joona Salo participating.
Alexander Tsvetkov was speaking about the need to transform our ways of thinking: “God is the beginning of everything. If Jesus is in your heart, you don’t need to look for the sources in the world. The beginning is in your heart already – just transform what you already have”. Pastor Joona focused on the unity of the church. “We need to stop being afraid of each other and should have more fear of God. We will win if we cling together, following God” – says the minister.
Bishop Rudenki pointed out at the importance of being obedient to God’s Word and used some examples from the Bible: “Esther’s obedience paved her the way to the kingship. David was the youngest in his family, and when the prophet came, nobody even remembered about him. But the most important was that David sincerely loved the Lord, was faithful to Him, and years later has become a king of Israel”.
Together with pastor Joona a team of ministers from Tempera came. The guests led the worship, shared their knowledge and experience at workshops and had a great time of fellowship with teenagers and youth of Saint-Petersburg.
The Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith