Education—Childhood and Adolescent
Petr Lupton is involved in men’s ministry, pre-marital counselling, and leading a small group.
When did you trust Christ?
I accepted Jesus in the summer of 2004 at English Camp. I was 15 years old and it was my first contact with Christians. I was deeply touched by the testimonies of the team leaders from the Czech Republic and the USA. I dedicated myself to Christ at camp and was baptized 9 months later.
What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?
The most defining moment of my walk with Christ is probably my decision to study theology. Throughout my studies I saw myself grow closer to Christ in incredible ways. I was constantly amazed by my theological studies and was blessed to have the opportunity to learn so much about God and his love. Another moment was when I volunteered at the Ashburnham Christian Conference Center in England for a summer. It was a valuable growing experience for me to be challenged and mentored by others who share my passion for Christ. My pastor and mentor have also played significant roles in my walk with Christ and have been a continuous encouragement with my faith.
Why do you want to attend the Forum?
The Forum is a great place for me to learn how to be more effective in my ministry. I am starting to work with men and also my and I are doing pre-marital counselling for couples, and I would like to learn more about these area, so that I can help others.
What is your ministry?
I work with men, especially in the area of moral purity. My ministry is based on the book The Purity War by Jim Cecy, who is also my mentor. I meet with men on regular basis in small groups or one-on-one meetings and I try to help them in their struggles with purity. I also organize seminars on the topics of moral purity, similar to what Jim Cecy does. Besides that, I have been responsible for teaching a small group that is hoping to plant a church in the future.
What are your past leadership roles?
Previously I was a theology student. I also helped with youth group, leading Bible classes, visiting rehabilitation centers for the elderly, and visiting rehabilitation centers for those who have been imprisoned. In addition, I preached in various churches and was involved in a leadership team for an English Camp.
Why should someone invest in your ministry?
My vision is to someday train other people in theology and how to use it in their lives, especially in the Czech Republic. It is the second most atheistic country in Europe so there is also great potential for the gospel to be spread. Being able to connect with Christian leaders from other countries will provide me with “fresh” perspectives on leadership. It would be a great opportunity to gain wisdom and knowledge of leaders from all over the world in order to help me in my ministry in the Czech Republic.