Zdenek Blazek|| needs forum funding ::

Zdenek Blazek|| needs forum funding ::

Country:
Czech Republic
Occupation:
Christian Ministry—Christian Organization
Forum Network:
Bible Teachers and Preachers
Ministry Focus:
University Students
Zdenek Blazek is Regional Director for Integrity Life, an organization that ministers to and disciple’s university students in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
When did you trust Christ?
I accepted Christ in November of 1995.
What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?
At a conference for students, I received full assurance of my salvation in Christ and decided to commit my life entirely to Him—no matter the cost. I began sharing the gospel with my roommates and served in student ministry. This was a difficult time because I lost many friends, as well as my job. Later, my team began organizing lectures and projects for students around the country. I began working with the Integrity Life ministry in 1999 with the ability to teach and serve others through the national and international ministry.
Why do you want to attend the Forum?
The European Leadership Forum gives a wonderful opportunity to gain refreshing ideas, and receive important resources, such as training manuals and books. I have been able to meet people who work in similar ministries. The Forum enables me to meet strong and gifted Christian leaders and plan steps for changing Central Europe for Christ.
What is your ministry?
I am a Regional Director for Integrity Life. Our ministry is focused on university students. Our main goal is sharing the gospel in every university town in Czech Republic and Slovakia (and, we hope, across more of Europe in the future). In the last few years, we have started a new ministry with university alumni. This is a church planting movement with young professionals and their families. Integrity Life’s ministry is very organic and we can see the fruits. We are seeing newly born Christians and making new disciples every year.
What are your past leadership roles?
Before I was involved with Integrity Life I led Bible studies and helped organize lectures for students on apologetic topics.
Why should someone invest in your ministry?
Most university students in the Czech Republic—90% of students—have no background in Christianity. Some are interested in spiritual things. They claim they are atheists, but they are still looking. Only 5%-10% of students say they believe in God, but they have no personal relationship with Him. Only 3%-5% say they know Christians who are trustworthy. 95% do not know any trustworthy Christians. This is my context. Our ministry is growing now. Many students are like me—people who were saved from an atheistic background. After being saved, they serve in churches and work as Christians in businesses. Investing in students here has the potential to change the Czech Republic forever.
Iosif Mititelu|| needs forum funding ::

Iosif Mititelu|| needs forum funding ::

Country:
Romania

Occupation:
Business

Forum Network:
Bible Teachers and Preachers

Ministry Focus:
Children and/or Youth, Worship

Iosif Mititelu is a youth leader and worship leader.

When did you trust Christ?

I made the decision to follow Jesus in the summer of 2010 while attending a Christian camp. It was there that I understood that it was not enough for me to go to church on Sunday or to have grown up in a Christian family. I needed to have a personal relationship with Jesus and to received God’s free gift of salvation through Christ’s death on the cross. That night, I prayed for God to forgive me of my sins so that I could be a disciple of Jesus and serve Him and my generation with all that I have.

What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?

After graduating high school, I attended a Bible school where I was constantly surrounded by other Christians and was able to study the Bible in depth. I did not have a good financial situation, but God surprised me and helped to pay my bills and provided me with food. I even had enough money to be able to travel to a small church in a village near the city to support my brothers and sisters on Sunday. Through these experiences I learned to be dependent by God. By His grace this was a firm foundation for my life as a Christian.

Why do you want to attend the Forum?

I am relatively young. I need to grow as a leader, as a servant, and as a helper. The Forum for me is a gift from God. The Forum has encouraged me to keep going with mentoring and with personal discipleship. Through the Forum I have also made new friends from Albania, Egypt, and Cyprus.

What is your ministry?

I am a worship leader and youth leader. I organize youth meetings and Bible study meetings. I also help to lead a summer outreach camp.

What are your past leadership roles?

My current roles are my first leadership roles.

Why should someone invest in your ministry?

Serving God and serving people is the most noble thing. In this culture of consumption, we are investing less and less in things that last. Investing in young leaders is an investment in the kingdom of Heaven.

Diana Vaskeliene|| needs forum funding ::

Diana Vaskeliene|| needs forum funding ::

Country:
Lithuania

Occupation:
Christian Ministry—Pastoring/Church Planting

Forum Network:
Bible Teachers and Preachers

Ministry Focus:
Pastoring and/or Bible Teaching

Diana Vaskeliene is an assistant pastor and the leader of small group leaders.

When did you trust Christ?

I became a Christian in the autumn of 1991. One of my university friends started talking to me about Jesus. She brought me some books about the Christian faith and I started reading them. I also started reading the Bible and finally decided to give my heart to Jesus. I did that while praying at home. Then I began to attend the church The Word of Faith and a home group.

What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?

I am happy I had good friends who were also my home group leaders. They impacted my faith most. Later I had to decide to stay in our church when our previous pastor was made redundant.

Why do you want to attend the Forum?

I hope to get more knowledge and practice in the field of pastoring and leadership. I need more training in mentoring, I need skills for that. I would like to have my own mentor

What is your ministry?

I am the assistant pastor in our church. I am mainly responsible for the home groups in our church. I am also a preacher. I am a member of the board of our church.

What are your past leadership roles?

First I was a teacher in the Bible school for children in our church. Then I was the leader of a home group. After that I became a leader for other leaders of several home groups.

Why should someone invest in your ministry?

I will do my best to invest my new knowledge and practice in other ministers and lay people in our church.

Nick Lica|| needs forum funding ::

Nick Lica|| needs forum funding ::

Country:
Czech Republic

Occupation:
Christian Ministry—Pastoring/Church Planting

Forum Network:
Bible Teachers and Preachers

Ministry Focus:
Pastoring and/or Bible Teaching

Nick Lica is the pastor of a Baptist church in Czech Republic.

When did you trust Christ?

I was raised in a Christian family and attended church all of my life growing up. I read the Bible from my first class in school. My mother influenced me spiritually and impacted my life. I developed my relationship with Jesus through my adolescence, and when I was 18 years old I confessed Jesus as my Lord and Savior and was baptized. My only wish in life was to serve God.

What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?

Some of the defining moments in my life include: three years of Bible college in Olomouc, where my faith in God was formed for ministry; 10 years of theological study at TCM Haus Edelweiss Austria; personal Bible study; and relationships with mentors and friends.

Why do you want to attend the Forum?

I want to attend the Forum to be encouraged, to develop my skills and experience, to learn practical ways to revitalize churches, and to receive practical tools.

What is your ministry?

I am a pastor of Karlovy Vary Baptist Church. We are a very small church, so I am responsible for many tasks, including preaching, teaching, and pastoral counseling. My passion for ministry is to see the church grow both spiritually and numerically.

What are your past leadership roles?

I was the pastor of a Baptist church in Vikyrovice for 11 years. I have been the pastor of my current church since 2010.

Why should someone invest in your ministry?

I am a pastor who loves the church. I want to see it grow. I have been involved in full-time ministry since 1999. I hope to lead my church and other churches through the revitalization process.


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