From March 16 to March 18, 2021, a three day Council of the Russian Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists was held in Moscow.
The evangelical and cultural community of Russia is going through mournful days, because on March 19, 2021, at the age of 71, Evgeny Goncharenko passed away.
In 2021, on the 21st of every month, the brotherhood of Russian Baptists are praying and fasting for the spiritual awakening of Russia! This month was dedicated to praying for the evangelism of children (Luke 18:16).
On March 6, 2021, a regional women's conference was held in Tver with the theme: "Life today in light of eternity."
On February 27, 2021, a conference for teachers of the Kaluga Region Sunday School was held in the city of Obninsk.
Each month we try to spend few minutes with a busy man with numerous responsibilities, one of which is the serving as the Russian Baptist Union president. Here Peter Mitskevich answers questions and shares his heart for Russia with the English-speaking world.
Here is a short video clip of Soloist Pavel Baransky, the Festival Symphony Orchestra, and Composer and conductor Yevgeny Goncharenko combining to create a wonderful evening of praise. Click below to watch!
We are glad to present a new segment of our "Pastoral Wisdom" video project! This time our questions are answered by Pyotr Walterovich Mitskevich, pastor of the Golgotha Church, Director of the Moscow Theological Seminary, and President of the Russian UECB Denomination.
There has been a lot of controversy lately about the coronavirus vaccine, so the UECB President Peter Mitskevich answered our questions about it.
A testimony from Sergei Naboychenko, Regional UECB Head Pastor of the Kaluga Region and local pastor.
The Youth Department is pleased to announce the launch of a new video series of lessons - the School of Evangelism
Today, more than ever, the church faces the enormous task of connecting generations that are distinguished from each other by worldview, information, agenda, technology and much more. In response to this need, the youth ministry is launching a new format of interviews with older big brother pastors, in order to help the new generation of Christians get to know the older generation better. We want to show how God formed, how He taught, how He influenced them, what decisions they made, and what situations they lived through. By this we will better understand the men we call “elders” in our churches.
Each month we try to a spend few minutes with a busy man with numerous responsibilities, one of which is the serving as the Russian Baptist Union president. Here Peter Mitskevich answers questions and shares his heart for Russia with the English-speaking world.
On January 19, 2021, in the UECB Moscow Central Baptist Church, 15 people entered into a Covenant with the Lord by water baptism. 14 people (10 sisters and 4 brothers) from Central Church and one sister from Novo-Tushenskaya Church. This was a special day for them as they made a promise to God with a good conscience.
On January 15, 2021, in the UECB Church "Transfiguration in Christ" a men’s prayer gathering took place. About 30 people gathered to give thanks, present requests, and praise to the Almighty God.
With uneasy feelings we wave goodbye to the year 2020. All of us went through a year of turmoil and anxiety due to the pandemic. This year, many families lost their loved ones, and some churches were separated from their ministers, who the Lord called home.
“And he said to them: “ Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation” (Mark 16:15).
On December 17, 2020, the third All-Russian Forum “Law. Religion. State.” was organized by the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, the Slavic Legal Center and the Russian Association for the Protection of Religious Freedom (RARS).
On November 26-28, 2020, a Church planters conference was held for the UECB Southern Region. It was led by the UECB Missions Department, with Mission Eurasia. The retreat was attended by 20 leaders who are building new communities in the southern region.
On November 14, 2020, in the village of Inozemtsevo (Stavropol Territory), a regional youth meeting took place on the topic: "The Biblical Image of a Man and a Woman."
Here is the recent installment from an interview with the ever-busy UECB President, Peter Mitskevich. He helps us to understand what’s going on in the Russian Christian world and how people in the west can be praying. Here’s the scoop on the Moscow Theological Seminary.
On the recent graduation at the UECB Training Center for the Tambov/ Lipetsk regions.
Syktyvkar Baptists have offered assistance to the Komi Ministry of Health. According to their website, they said they could donate the church building for coronavirus patients.
The Theological Seminary, a subsidiary of the Moscow Theological Seminary of Evangelical Christians-Baptists, invites you to a family education program.
An Interview with Alexander Belous, the head of the Addiction Rehab Center in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Every month we try to catch up with the UECB President, Peter Mitskevich to understand what’s going on in the Russian Christian world and how people in the west can be praying. Here’s the latest update on some recent major events.
Believers in the Komi Republic attribute their Covid response to the missionary works of Stephen of Perm with the conversion of the Komi-Zyryan tribes from paganism to Christ.
The Moscow Theological Seminary of UECB is announcing the recruitment for professional re-training program "Mission and Evangelism" for the years 2020-2023.
An Ekklesia conference will be held at UECB Central Church of St. Petersburg Sept 24-26th
At the end of September, UECB churches traditionally celebrate the Harvest Day. This colorful and instructive holiday attracts the attention of both believers and non-believers.
From September 11-13, 2020, the Russian UECB President, Peter Mitskevich visited the city and church of Surgut.
September 13, 2020 marked a beautiful day in the life of the Central Baptist Church in Nizhny Novgorod. The celebration service was held to dedicate six men to the office of deacon.
Last month we caught up with President Mitskevich after a long quarantine and slow reopening period. There are many lessons people have learned, so we continue now with another update on how Covid-19 has changed Russian lives, churches and communities, especially as the church celebrates Harvest and evaluation happens.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn, in 1996 at the traditional Christmas readings, spoke about Russian Baptists: “They are our fellow tribesmen, in ordinary life they are ordinary Russian people, - the writer noted. “They truly seek humility, and they preach the Gospel sermon in simple Russian. The Baptists have gained as much success among the Russian population as they had before."
For the tenth year in a row, a Christian day camp for children from non-believing families was held in the UECB church in Novocherkassk city in the Donskoy microdistrict.
On September 12-20, 2020, Moscow will host a new recruitment for the training program for youth leaders!
We haven’t had the opportunity to hear the heart of the Russian Baptist President in a while, with Covid-19 taking a major hit to our lives, work and communities. Today we will reconnect with Him and hear his thoughts on a few matters.
Dmitry Pavlov, pastor & head of Island Rehabilitation Center in the city of Priozersk, St. Petersburg Region).
We are pleased to share with you how the sixth session of the Women’s Education Center in Krasnodar took place under the “Growth” program, on June 26-27, 2020.
The association of UECB churches in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region are preparing documents to sue the owners of the Electro-appliance factory, to gain the right of unhindered access to their rightful dilapidated church building by establishing an easement. As it now stands, the territory is surrounded by a high fence. The four-story church, built in 1911 by Baptists on Vasilevskiy Island (St. Petersburg) will take at least $3 million to restore, which they are ready to collect and begin, but the believers simply cannot get to their building.
During the period of quarantine and self-isolation, a UECB church in Istra has been actively participating in social ministry, helping those who need support in this difficult time, led by pastor Vladislav Vovk. Here is a personal interview with him...
Celebrating the 75th anniversary of Victory over Nazi Germany in World War II
On April 18, 2020, Moscow Central Church held a midnight Easter Eve worship service. As in most Christian churches, this year the service was held without anyone in attendance. Believers watched the live broadcast of the service while at home.
On behalf of the Russian fraternity of Baptist churches (UECB), Easter greetings to YOU! The news of the resurrection of our Lord gives us joy and hope, despite what is happening all around.
We heartily congratulate you with the resurrection of Christ resurrection! Christ is risen! Christ is truly risen!
Peace to you, dear brothers and sisters, members of the brotherhood of the RS ECB!
As new cases of the coronavirus infection are registered in Russia every day, our lead pastors have these words to share.
On March 14, 2020, a pastoral and youth retreat for the ECB churches organized by the Moscow Association of ECB Churches (MOC). It took place in the town of Oparino near Moscow.
The traditional annual brothers conference of the organized Association of Churches of Evangelical Christians-Baptists (UECB) of Primorsky Territory, was held on February 22, 2020 in the city of Artem. The main subject of discussion was questions of practical evangelism in the realities of modern Russian society.
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