During the last week of November, the leadership group came together for the time of planning and strategy development. The main goal of the movement that has Billy Graham and John Stott as founders is Connecting influencers and ideas for global mission.
Evghenii represents Moldova in the steering committee. The meeting was held in the suburb of Moscow at Zelenograd Baptist Church.
The group was joined by the global leaders of Lausanne discussing the key networks and focus groups as well as development of the Russian speaking segment of the global movement, since Russian is one of eight official languages of the movement. One of the biggest upcoming events is the Buisness as Mission gathering in June 2019 in Manila. Other topics included evangelism through rehabilitation, persecuted church, theological education, leadership development, role of social media in evangelism, etc.
Below is a short video report on this meeting for the Russian speaking evangelical community.
Discipleship Bible Studies
Since during the summer hundreds of young children get to hear good news, many respond to the message of the Gospel. Throughout the year the church organizes weekly Bible studies. Alinarea church has been actively developing this in connection with the church plant. From January to May there was one group meeting weekly. But since September of 2018 there are now two groups led by Alinarea Bible Church volunteers.
Alinarea from Romanian is traslated as solace, comfort, relief. This church plant is one of four churches in the process of planting as a part of strategic partnership of KBC Ministries and Community Bible Church (San Antonio, TX). Part of the vision of both congregations is planting missional churches. The Moldova partnership is targeting key cities and towns across Moldova with the goal to creatively reach out to the ends of the earth. We are very grateful for this partnership in the Gospel with a huge potential for the kingdom of God.
USA Visit (Scottsdale, AZ & Belton, TX)
During October visit to USA Evghenii had an honor sharing at First Baptist Church Belton, TX. The church is a strategic partner of KBC Ministries in outreach through camps and training of the new leaders for the harvest.
During the first part of the trip in October, Evghenii and Irina took a part in Global Summit of Scottsdale Bible Church. It was wonderful week with the body of SBC. There was an opportunity to connect with friends and partners in ministry as well as make new friendship and connections.
Speaking at Graduation for BMI
Evghenii was invited to speak at the graduation ceremony of the BMI (Bible Mission International) for those who completed the full correspondence course of thirty-five studies originally published by Moody Bible Institute. These classes are vital in training especially those who serve in rural areas. Our ministry have beed using these in prison ministry and an overall church member training.
Church Plant "Imago Dei" Launch
This church plant is one of four churches in the process of planting as a part of strategic partnership of KBC Ministries and Community Bible Church (San Antonio, TX). Part of the vision of both congregations is planting missional churches. The Moldova partnership is targeting key cities and towns across Moldova with the goal to creatively reach out to the ends of the earth. We are very grateful for this partnership in the Gospel with a huge potential for the kingdom of God.
On Saturday before the launch, a group from Kishinev Bible Church was joined by several others in canvasing the area on the main boulevard.
@ "Empower" Camp Conference
As the summer begins, Evghenii had an opportunity to speak at the annual conference/training organized by Mission Eurasia called #Empower. This coference is a platform, used to share new ideas on outreach through camps organized by various organizations across Moldova. The teams of camp leaders came from multiple locations representing over a dozen organizations and missions. The organizers present new games, subjects and trends in teen outreach.
Evghenii spoke about the use of the sum of past experiences for God's glory and how to use them as strengths. Further he spoke about what should be left in the past and how to be creative leaving in building bridges and speaking to the modern teen cultures.
Gazebos and More...
Partnership between KBC Ministries with Crestview Baptist Church is multifaceted. As one of the major efforts there was a construction project. As a result, a construction of three gazebos and new bathrooms was completed.
The team traveled from Midland, TX to join KBC volunteers and staff. In spite of the fact that a week before the team arrived the snow was still on the ground, the effort was carried out and completed.
The first stage was digging the foundations and installing the plumbing system.
As a result of the project the gazebos were constructed. They are key other camp ministry as they provide a room for small group gathering and classes especially during such camps as ESL and Apologetics. The small groups is where most of the spiritual discussion take place in every camp.
KBC Ministries is grateful for the friendship and partnership with Crestview Baptist Church (Midland, TX) that allows the Gospel to be proclaimed with effectiveness and enhances discipleship and training of the ministers for Europe and Asia.
Kishinev Bible Church in partnership with Crestview Baptist Church has organized a conference for women from across the country. For two days the team of speakers and volunteers served the ladies who came from over a dozen churches in the city of Chisinau and across the country. It has been the goal and prayer of KBC to be a blessing to all the Christian community in Moldova. Such discipleship events help us reach the goals of encouragement and discipleship for the churches within the ministry partnerships.
A great team of volunteers has been working for weeks to organize this event and make it very memorable time for the women, many of whom also serve in their home churches. The desire is to send them with a fresh perspective and confidence that God will use them for His glory. Irina was the main coordinator of this event in Moldova.
The speakers came from Crestview Baptist Church. KBC is very grateful to the church for supporting this conference and for sending such wonderful team of speakers to Moldova.
Alta Lynn Gerlach, keynote speaker.
Passover with "Young Life"
The celebration of Easter with YoungLife has a potential to become a good tradition. At the invitation of the ministry director (MBS graduate, class of 2003), Evghenii had an opportunity to share about the meaning of this Biblical festival and present the Gospel message to the dynamic group of young people. The relationship with YoungLife club continues to be a blessing as we see a number of young people respond to the Gospel message.
Evghenii had an opportunity to be one of the keynote speakers at the city-wide conference for men in the capital city of Chisinau. The conference was organized by Voice of Truth church together with several other churches and ministries. The all-day even has brought together 230 men from couple dozen churches from the city and from towns across the country.
The event speakers came from various backgrounds with one goal - to address the issue of disappointment in life. Evghenii spoke on dealing with disappointed in yourself and how God's perspective on us changes everything. When disappointment is caused by things that are beyond our control and choices, it is the value God places on us that can allow us to be men that God intended for us to be.
Pastor Vitali P. has been the main organizing force behind the conference and also concluded the conference by sharing about the true source of strength and how to continually live by being connected to this source.
Valeri G. is a member of the parliament in Moldova and spoke about dealing with disappointment in ministry. Mihai M. from the Christian university shared about times when there is a temptation to be disappointed in God.
The time was filled with fellowship, worship and opportunities to pray with and for each other.
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