Christian Ministry—Christian Organization
Children and/or Youth
Zaneta Dvorackova is the Deputy Director for Prison Fellowship Czech Republic.
When did you trust Christ?
When I was a teenager, I met Christians who invited me to attend a youth group. I attended the youth group for two years before I decided to give my life to Jesus. When I was 17, I was baptized and started to serve in the local church.
What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?
When I was deciding which university should I attend, God led me to go to Evangelical Biblical Seminary in Prague. Three years at this seminary were key in my spiritual life and in my direction for life. I studied theology and counseling. Another key moment in my life was when my husband decided to step into ministry as a pastor. Since then we have been serving among many people (kids, youth, adults, older people, and imprisoned people and their families). We have a heart for lost people, and we are praying that God may use us to spread the Gospel and gain people for Him.
Why do you want to attend the Forum?
The European Leadership Forum is a place of encouragement and personal spiritual development. The Forum is unique in its atmosphere and depth and gives you time to recharge. I hope to return to gain new information, inspiration, and encouragement for my future ministry.
What is your ministry?
I am the Deputy Director of Prison Fellowship Czech Republic. I serve families and especially children of incarcerated parents. I coordinate special projects for them, including an Angel Tree program at Christmas, a Day with My Child program during the year, and summer camps for the children of incarcerated parents. All projects are designed to support families, to help strengthen their bonds during incarceration, and to help them survive the time of separation and help with reunion after the incarcerated parent is released. We bring them God’s Word and show them God’s love, which can change their lives.
What are your past leadership roles?
I led a youth group for almost 10 years. I have been the leader of a home group in our church for women.
Why should someone invest in your ministry?
I want to grow in the Lord and to be more useful for His work. I want to improve my leadership skills.