Agata Tolloczko helps organize English clubs, does street evangelism, and is studying to be a missionary.
When did you trust Christ?
I was born in a Catholic family. Our relationship with God was comparable to that of most of Polish families – based on religion and tradition. We were focused on what people thought about us and keeping up appearances, not on God. I understood God as an institution, not as someone real. Thank God that He gave me much an older sister who was interested in the real God and who was searching for Him. She introduced me to Jesus and taught me about Him. During a summer camp I felt real, genuine contact with God and I came to understand my need for Him.
What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?
The defining moments of my Christian walk have been my baptism, learning how to make disciples with a more mature Christian friend, attending systematic Bible study meetings, sharing an apartment with a good Christian friend, and moving to Ukraine to be a student at missionary school in Odessa.
Why do you want to attend the Forum?
Attending the European Leadership Forum will be an unbelievable benefit to my ministry. After I finish missionary school, I would like to start a discipleship ministry among women in Poland related to sharing the Gospel with them, preaching about the identity and value of women in Christ, and helping them become mature Christians. The workshops and Network on discipleship will be of enormous help to me as I prepare for this journey.
What is your ministry?
I help to organize evangelistic English Clubs for students. I do street evangelism. I am also studying in a missionary school and will have a six-month internship with a discipleship ministry. I continue to lead a Bible study small group and I am involved in discipleship.
What are your past leadership roles?
My friend and I led a weekly Bible study group in our apartment for a few years. Moreover, I have started my education at a missionary school in Ukraine and I will be involved in many ministries there.
Why should someone invest in your ministry?
By investing in my training and my ministry individuals will help me with developing individual and group discipleship among women, and in helping me develop a biblically-based approach to use in helping women become disciples of Christ and reaching more women who will be future disciples.