Driton Krasniqi|| forum funded ::
Christian Ministry—Christian Organization
Politics and Society
When did you trust Christ?
I was brought up in a Christian home. During my teenage years I fully committed my life to following Jesus and I was baptized in water.
What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?
I obtained a degree in Biblical Studies from the International Bible Training Institute (UK) and a Master of Theology (MTh) from the University of Wales in Bangor, where I wrote my dissertation on the history of Protestantism in Kosovo since the 18th century. This was a great learning process for me and I have been able to share many of the things I have learned as a pastor and Organisational leader. But probably the most defining moment was when pastors and other leaders in Kosovo voted me to be the leader of the Kosovo Evangelical Alliance. Being in such a position of leadership impacted my Christian walk and helped me to grow as a leader.
Why do you want to attend the Forum?
The Forum has improved my personal growth and helped me to connect with other Christian leaders from Europe and beyond. The evangelical church in my country is small; 95 percent of the population is Muslim, 2 percent is Roman Catholic, and nearly 2 percent more is Eastern Orthodox. To be able to connect with so many godly people from Europe is a breath of fresh air.
What is your ministry?
I am the leader of Scripture Union in the country of Kosovo. Scripture Union is a global movement in over 120 countries around the world actively introducing children, young people, and families to Jesus and helping them to meet God through the Bible and prayer. As the leader for my country, I find ways to share the gospel and provide resources in ways that are appropriate to my own context. I am also a DMin candidate with the School of Antioch in Iowa in the United States.
What are your past leadership roles?
I served as the president of the Kosovo Evangelical Alliance (KPEC) from 2011-2017. I served as pastor of the Fellowship of the Lord’s People Church in Prishtina from 1997-2007. I have been in leadership or advisory roles for several charities, including the Kosovar-Finnish partnership House of Hope Foundation, the international NGO World Vision, and the Kosova Coalition of NGOs for Child Protection (KOMF). As a representative of the Kosova Protestant church, I have also worked at peacemaking and inter-faith dialogue within the religious spectrum of Kosovo.
Why should someone invest in your ministry?
I believe one of distinctives of a leader is that he always wants to grow into a better leader as he leads others. As a leader in the Kosovo evangelical community, I need to learn more from others and hear from other proven leaders on how they have overcome various leadership challenges.