November 9-11, 2023, the annual pastor’s conference was held in southern Russia, organized by the Krasnodar and Adygea Region Churches. This year the theme of the conference was in keeping with the Russian Baptist theme of the year - “Building-up of the Church.” took place in Maykop.
Over the past two weekends, more than 10 large youth conferences took place in Russia, which brought together about 2,500 people in total.
The Tver UECB Church celebrated its 140th anniversary spanning three days, November 3 - 5, 2023.
From October 23 - 30, 2023, the UECB President, Peter Mitskevich was invited to the Altai Region by Andrei Proshelykin to visit Altai churches, ministers and missionaries.
October 13-15, 2023, UECB VP Viktor Ignatenkov visited the Island of Sakhalin, at the invitation from Regional Pastor Alexei Zanin
A letter from the European Baptist Federation
September 16 - 24, in the UECB Moscow building, the latest training module took place for the Youth Ministers Training Program, conducted by the Youth Department of the Union since 2008.
What is the result of your life? What fruit grows on “your tree?” How many of us dream of having the “career” of Jesus Christ? These questions rang a bell in the heart of everyone who came to the Interchurch Harvest Celebration at UECB “Truth” Church in Nakhabino in the Moscow suburbs.
September 19-22, 2023, the UECB President, Peter Mitskevich visited Uzbekistan.
On September 17, 2023, the UECB VP, Viktor Ignatenkov, visited the city and ministries of Kostroma.
For the past 10 years, the UECB Church of Veliky Novgorod has been hosting unusual scientific and practical conferences under the general title: “The Phenomenon of Russian Protestantism.”
From August 11-13, 2023, the First of it’s kind, a Christian puppet festival was held in the town of Ramenskoye near Moscow. It was attended by: 21 puppet theater teams, teachers, preachers, musicians, technical staff - overall 106 participants from 22 regions and regions of Russia.
From August 25-27, UECB churchs from the Kaluga regions joined to form a regional Christian youth retreat called, “Are we following Christ?!”
At the end of summer, 43 young brothers and sisters gathered from all over the country, in the building of the Russian UECB, to take part in a new project of the Youth Department - the city training camp CityCamp. Throughout the week, they, divided into four groups, received training in such areas of practical ministry as Evangelism, Media, Worship and Event Management, so that after the camp they would be more effectively involved in ministry in their local churches - this was the main focus for growth.
In the city of Faisalabad, in the area of Jaranawala, an attack on Evangelical churches is taking place today. Muslims and police came out against Christians. Muslims destroyed churches and poor Christian houses. Please pray for the Church of Christ in Pakistan, which is experiencing persecution
From July 5 to July 14, a teenager retreat took place at the Country camp for UECB churches of the North-West Federal District “Plussa”.
Peace be with you, dear brothers and sisters!
The 21st Council of Russian UECB Churches took place in Bryansk on the theme “...Thy Kingdom come...” (Matthew 6:10). Such everyday words will not express the true fervor of the hearts of more than 6,000 participants!
The Council of Churches of the UECB of Russia is being held near Bryansk, which brought together about 6,000 Christians from the Bryansk region and other regions of Russia.
The key words for the program of the Russian Day of Prayer, "Such is the will of God that we do good." 1 Peter 2:15
A prayer breakfast brought together the members of the Board of Trustees and the staff of the Moscow Theological Seminary with their families. It began with gratitude that “Until now the Lord has helped us.” (1 Samuel 7:12).
From June 6 to 8, 2023, the Second All-Russian Pastoral Conference for Ministry to the Deaf was held in Ramenskoye near Moscow. The previous conference took place a year ago in Nizhny Novgorod.
Recently, the graduation ceremony was held in the UECB village church of Krasongvardeyskoye, in the Stavropol Territory, for an unusual school, called "School Without Walls.”
From May 27- 28, 2023, the Vice President of the Russian UECB, Viktor Ignatenkov was in the Vladimir and Ivanovo regions, invited by Regional Pastor, Stanislav Petrash.
At the very beginning of May, the UECB Youth ministry team, headed by director Vitaly Zanin, once again went on a music tour of the cities of Russia!
And so, the final chords of the hymn were sung at the music conference "Sing to God", in the hospitable UECB church of Sosnovy Bor, near St. Petersburg. Wonderful works performed by the choir sounded especially great after master classes were held by guest speakers.
On April 28, 2023, a missionary team of ten Christians from different churches in St. Petersburg headed to the city of Izhevsk.
From April 29 to 30, 2023, a conference for children and young teen ministers “You Can” was held in Novosibirsk, with about 100 children and adolescent ministers in attendance.
On April 21, 2023, the Arbitration Court of the city of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region made, without exaggeration, a HISTORICAL DECISION to satisfy the claim filed in 2021 by the UECB Denominational churches of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region" against LLC "24th line » about obtaining the right of passage and passage to the building and land plot on which the House of the Gospel is located. (This article is a follow-up to last years report)
The “First Evangelical Christian Baptist Church of Bryansk” was fined “for illegal missionary activity” through music.
Alexandra Kanatush from Belarus speaks about the UECB Conference "Evangelism through Christian media and media ministry"
The Third Annual Russian Conference of the UECB for media ministers "Gospel through Christian media and media ministry" took place in Golgotha Church of Moscow.
An interchurch gathering for singles took place at the Salvation Church in Nakhabino (Moscow suburbs), on March 8, which is sometimes especially difficult for unmarried sisters. This was another gift from the Lord, and the beautiful marshmallow roses from the brothers made it a real holiday.
February 24-25, 2023, a music seminar was held near the border of Finland, in Vyborg called, “Sing to God”, which brought together music ministers, as well as those who love music and are just starting to take the first steps towards learning and serving God by singing the Word of God.
On February 24-25, 2023, the First Regional Family Conference was held in Yamal.
From February 6 to February 26, 2023, an evangelistic expedition took place from Perm to the lands of the Far North.
February 19 - 24, 2023, the leaders of the Russian Union of Evangelical Christian Baptists: President - Peter Mitskevich, V.P. - Viktor Ignatenkov, Head of Administration - Vladimir Miskevich traveled to Germany on a working visit. The invitation came from the Bible Mission.
On February 5, 2023, the next training module of the Youth Servant Training Program ended, which brought together more than 20 students from all over Russia! The brothers learned throughout the week how to build ministry to the new generation in their congregations.
From January 26 to 29, 2023, the main youth conference of the Russian UECB was held in Moscow, which brought together about 1500 participants from all over Russia from Kamchatka to Kaliningrad, and from other countries.
For the involved and difficult pastoral ministry, it is necessary to clearly know the tasks facing the pastor, to have approaches to solving them, to determine goals and pave the way to achieve them.
We all do many things in life. Every action has a reason and consequence. The outcomes of a person's actions will be judged. Jesus also said: “By their fruits you will know them” (Matt. 7:20), and again: “For we must all appear before the Judgment Seat of Christ, so that each one may receive, according to what he did while living in the body, whether good or bad" (2 Cor. 5:10).
On January 22, 2023, a concert of the choir and soloists, accompanied by the Cathedral Symphony Orchestra of the UECB, was held at Bezhitskaya Church in Bryansk.
On January 19, 2023, the celebration of Jesus Christ’s Baptism was held in the Central Church of St. Petersburg. As in many UECB Churches, new converts were baptized. About 20 people were baptized, of which most were youth.
"When Jesus, having been baptized, prayed, the heavens opened, and the Holy Spirit descended on Him in bodily form like a dove, and there was a voice from heaven, saying: You are my beloved Son; in you I am well pleased!" (Luke 3:21-22).
On January 15, 2023, a celebration service was held for the ordination of new pastors/elders and deacons at the UECB Central Church in Nizhny Novgorod.
We celebrate the Christmas holiday against the backdrop of winter cold and long dark nights. But this does not interfere, but actually contributes to the holiday being bright and amazing in its celebration. The night on which Christ was born was filled with unexpected light emanating from Heaven and the angels of God, who glorified God and proclaimed great joy to all people.
December 31, 2022 to January 6, 2023, the annual Week of Prayer will take place. Here are the topics:
January 26 to 29, 2023, the Generation for Christ (GFC) conference - "Come!" will be held in Moscow.
November 25 to 26, 2022, a children’s conference for ministers and teachers, "Labor of Love" was held in the UECB church Blagovestnik in Tomsk.
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