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!”
Christ the Savior Church