Christian Ministry—Pastoring/Church Planting
Ministry Administration and Service
Dragan Radanovic is a church elder and worship leader.
When did you trust Christ?
A friend of mine witnessed to me. After a few years I came to a dead end in my life. My relationship with my parents and others, studying… everything was just falling apart. I also drank a lot at the time. So I prayed and in just three days my situation completely changed. There were so many coincidences that I knew it must have been God. So I gave my life to Him. That was in February 1990.
What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?
Some of these moments in my life include being discipled in my local church in 1990; being part of a musical evangelistic band in Skopje, Macedonia in from 1993-1995; getting married in 1996; the birth of my first child is 1999; studying at the seminary while working from 2000-2004; entering full-time ministry as an assistant pastor from 2005-2009; burnout and leaving the ministry in 2009; the birth of our second child is born in 2010; and re-entering full-time ministry as a church planter in 2012.
Why do you want to attend the Forum?
The Forum has been a real blessing to me because it helps me to effectively apply knowledge in our ever-changing context. It also helps me to think outside of my personal box in order that God’s kingdom may expand in my heart, my family, my church, and my country.
What is your ministry?
The vision of our church is based on Biblical preaching, team leadership, transparency and accountability of everyone, especially the leaders, investing in all church members (especially potential leaders), serving the needs of our neighbors as a community church, and contextualizing the Gospel without compromising it. We also put a heavy emphasis on Christian counselling and pastoral care. I am trying to support and facilitate this vision.
What are your past leadership roles?
From 2001-2004, I was a student pastor at Novi Sad Theological Seminary. From 2005-2009, I was an assistant pastor at Christ the Saviour Church in Novi Sad, Serbia.
Why should someone invest in your ministry?
We feel the call to serve those in the need according to the calling we have. We see our church as a seedbed. We don’t want to keep our experiences, knowledge and gifts for ourselves. We want to train others who will train others.